Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Department of Architecture has many Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) projects, ranging from research in building technology (indoor air quality, building energy analysis, thermal comfort, ventilation systems, etc.) to computer graphics (visualization, image synthesis, computer-aided design, etc.) to architecture and art (public art projects, creating electronic media, museum installations, etc.) 

The Course 4 UROP coordinator is Prof. Larry Sass. For more information, contact the UROP Office at MIT. Tips on how to secure opportunities can be found on this site. Many students find success by inquiring directly with faculty in the Department that they are interested in working with.

Architecture UROP Faculty:

Prof. Caitlin Muller (Structural Design)

Prof. Les Norford (Energy Studies, Controls, and Ventilation)
Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling

Prof. Christoph Reinhart (Lighting)

Prof. Larry Sass  (3D Printing)

Prof. Skylar Tibbits  (Self-Assembly)