In this issue:

A Sampling Of Masters' Work In Architecture

A Mini-Review of the Thesis Review

Nineteen students received the Master of Architecture in February after an unusually elaborate thesis review held here in November. (Because of the structure of the program, most MArch students graduate from MIT in February.)

In a departure fr...

Relating To Robots

An Exhibit of Drawings and Videos at the Compton Gallery

Embodiments, an exhibition of work by Finnish-born performance and video artist Pia Lindman, was on view at the MIT Museum’s Compton Gallery from mid-April through June. The show included drawings, videos and a new perfo...

Waclaw Zalewski: Shaping Structures

Now Showing at the Wolk Gallery

April 21 - September 15, 2006

Opening Reception April 20 at 5:30PM

Waclaw Zalewski, Professor Emeritus of Structural Design at MIT, is recognized as one of the most innovative and influential structural designers p...

Rebuilding New Orleans

Research and Action After Katrina

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, faculty and students from the School of Architecture + Planning have initiated a number of efforts to help resolve the problems there and to mitigate similar destruction from future disasters.

At the request of Ox...

The Media Laboratory: Augmenting Human Capabilites With Digital Technologies

Augmenting Human Capabilities with Digital Technologies

People are sometimes surprised to learn that the world-famous Media Laboratory is a part of MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. What, they sometimes ask, does the Media Lab have to do with architecture and planning? Or with r...

New Design Tool May Reveal Ancient Secrets

Method Can Model a 3-D Structure in a Matter of Minutes

A team of MIT architects, engineers and computer scientists has developed a new computer tool for modeling three-dimensional structures that could be used to unlock the structural secrets of ancient cathedrals.

The method, kn...

Shaping Structures, Shaping The Future

Two Exhibits at the School’s Wolk Gallery

Two exhibits were mounted at the school’s Wolk Gallery this spring, exploring different aspects of the built environment, including how internal forces can shape built structures and how digital technologies can redefine not only the design p...

Frank Moss Appointed New Head Of Media Laboratory

Alumnus/Executive/Entrepreneur was CEO of Tivoli Systems

Frank Moss, a well-known entrepreneur and high-tech executive, has been named the new director of the Media Laboratory, a pioneering research lab within the School of Architecture + Planning known worldwide for redefining life in...

Revealing The Investment Value Of Commercial Real Estate

New Performance Index Provides Information Never Before Made Available

MIT’s Center for Real Estate has developed an investment performance index that uses modern econometrics to track the value of commercial real estate, providing investment researchers with more comprehensive and accur...