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Dec 15, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Brandon Clifford has gone to Rome to look for ghosts. An assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, Clifford is in the Eternal City on a yearlong residency at the American Academy, one of approximately 30 American scholars to be awarded the Founders Rome Prize fellowship for 2017-18. His project, “Ghosts of Rome,” continues his innovative research into how ancient knowledge can engage with current technologies.

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Dec 11, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Fall 2017 Studio and Thesis Reviews

Monday, December 11
4.151 Architecture Design Core 1 Studio
Liam O’Brien (coordinator), Jennifer Leung, Rachely Rotem
Long Lounge/7-429 + adjacent pin-up space
1:00 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, December 12
4.154 Architecture Option Studios
1-6 PM 

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Keller Gallery, Room 7...  
Nov 21, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Projected Architectures
Keller Gallery, Room 7-408
November 27 - December 16, 2017
Open 12 - 9 PM, Monday through Saturday  

Nov 13, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

A multidisciplinary team of MIT students and postdocs wins an international competition focused on building sustainably on Mars.

How will people live on Mars? An MIT team developed a design concept addressing this question as part of Mars City Design 2017, an international competition focused on sustainable cities on Mars to be built in the next century.

Nov 13, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.


The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that 10 faculty members have been recognized with promotions.

In addition, five new professors have joined the school in the Department of Architecture, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. Their research ranges from architectural history to disaster resilience to the design of prosthetics.


Nov 03, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

For 2017-2018, Caroline A Jones received a National Humanities Fellowship, One of 34 scholars in the humanities selected for fellowships, Jones was chosen from 630 applicants.

Oct 30, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

On November 2 to 4, 2017, the Department of Architecture will be the local host for the 2017 ACADIA Conference. Preceded by a three-day hackathon and workshops earlier in the week, this year’s event is themed Disciplines and Disruption.

Oct 27, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Two projects led by MIT faculty—a greenhouse in Massachusetts heralded as a “virtuosity of integration” and a plan to weave together working and living in a neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia—were recognized in this year’s LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

Oct 27, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Responding to the theme of “Imminent Commons,” a diverse contingent of MIT faculty, researchers, and alumni from the School of Architecture and Planning are participating in the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, which is being held from Sept. 2 through Nov. 5. 

Oct 06, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

The book, “Public Space? Lost and Found,” published by the MIT Press, is co-edited by Urbonas, who is also director of MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT); Ann Lui, an assistant professor at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Lucas Freeman, a writer in residence at ACT. 

“Art teaches us how to disrupt, in order to create a new public space,” Urbonas says. “The point of art is not scaling up answers, but to tackle painful questions, to provoke and mobilize humanity to find the answers themselves, or to create a space of possibility where the truth can be found.”

Oct 05, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Fifty years after its founding, the vision of CAVS and founder György Kepes lives on in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Oct 02, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has again been ranked among the top five in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.

In ratings of specific skills areas, MIT’s graduate architecture program ranked second in research.

Sep 14, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

DESIGN EARTH, the design practice of Assistant Professor Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, is among four design firms selected as winners of the 2017 Design Biennial Boston, which seeks to support emerging architects, landscape architects, and designers from the New England area and provide a platform to test their ideas in the public realm.

Sep 14, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

As Hurricane Irma bears down on the U.S., the MIT Urban Risk Lab has launched a free, open-source platform that will help residents and government officials track flooding in Broward County, Florida. The platform,, is being piloted to enable both residents and emergency managers to obtain better information on flooding conditions in near-real time.

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Aug 28, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Graduate orientation includes Institute-wide events organized by the Graduate Student Council (GSC) as well as events that are specifically for Architecture students.  Incoming graduate students are encouraged to attend the GSC events that can be found here.

Monday, August 28. 

Aug 24, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

ACT is proud to announce the receipt of an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Futurity Island project.

Aug 24, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Six from MIT, including History, Theory and Criticism PhD candidates Jesse Feiman and Albert José-Antonio López, will spend the 2017-2018 academic year conducting research abroad.

Three SA+P graduate students and three recent MIT alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct independent research projects overseas during the coming academic year. In addition, a graduate student alumnus was named a Fulbright Finalist but declined the award.

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Aug 22, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

This fall, the Department of Architecture will host a series of online information sessions to enable more prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT. There will not be an on-site open house this fall. Please note that visiting campus does not affect admissions and we will host an open house for accepted students in Spring 2018.

Jul 24, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Graduate student Alpha Arsano wants to bring natural ventilation to the forefront of modern architecture.

Alpha Arsano is standing next to the MIT Chapel’s marble altar, admiring the view through the domed skylight above. Outside, water surrounds the cylindrical red-brick structure like a shallow moat. Inside the chapel, the brick walls ripple like waves. Tiny windows line the walls and face downward so guests can see slivers of the moat. When sunlight reflects off the water at a certain angle, it shines into the chapel and dances onto the walls.

Jul 17, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Module would serve as a commercially owned space station, featuring a luxury hotel as the primary anchor tenant and NASA as a temporary co-anchor tenant.