New group forms for MIT Architecture Alumni

A new group has formed to offer opportunities for alumni of MIT architecture to connect and re-connect with each other, current students, and the Department of Architecture, as well as the School of Architecture and Planning and the Institute at large.

The MIT Architecture Alumni group—or MITArchA, pronounced "mit-ARK-ah", for short—was proposed and formed by alumni of the school, led by Jacob Kain MArch ’00. Official approval by the Alumni Association is pending, with a formal vote schedule for Sept. 24, 2015.

Two events will help launch MITArchA later this month:

1. Alumni/Student Happy Hour, Friday, Sept. 25
To celebrate the formation of the group and to kick-off what is expected to be regular gatherings, MITArchA will co-sponsor with the Architecture Student Council a Fall Alumni/Student Happy Hour on Friday 9/25, starting at 6pm in the Long Lounge, Room 7-429 on the west side of the 77 Mass Ave Dome. Cost is $10.
2. Inaugural MITArchA Annual Meeting, Saturday, Sept. 26
On Saturday 9/26, MITArchA will hold its first annual meeting in the Stella Room 7-338 from 12:15-1:30, to discuss the nature of the group and brainstorm its possibilities. All alumni are welcome. Pamela Tang M.Arch '83, SMCE '85 has generously offered to cover the costs of the lunch. Professor James Wescoat, AR Associate Department Head, will also join the lunch. Note that this luncheon is concurrent with other events for MIT Alumni Leadership Weekend.
Register for both events
Visit this link to register for the Happy Hour and/or the Annual Meeting:

"We look forward to building a stronger alumni network for members of the MIT Architecture community. I encourage anyone with questions or ideas to reach out to let us know how we can make MITArchA strong, productive, and enjoyable for all," says Kain.

For additional information, to express interest in the group, or should you have any comments please contact Jacob E. Kain, President ( or any board member.

MITArchA Board of Directors
Jacob E. Kain
M.Arch '00

Kim Vermeer 
BSAD '82

John Stewart Roberts
TreasurerBSAD '75, M.Arch '78

Pamela G. Tang
VP of Programs
M.Arch '83, SMCE '85

Melissa Marsh
VP of MembershipM.Arch '04

Mina Marefat
VP of Communications
D. Phil '88

Matt Chua
VP of M10ers
M.Arch '08

Marilys R. Nepomechie
Southeast US Representative
M.Arch '83