PLAN 74

In this issue:

SA+P’s Lead Role in a New Institute Initiative

The School of Architecture + Planning is one of three schools at MIT taking the lead in a new initiative to address the environmental impact of the world's ever-growing demand for transportation.

With two-thirds of the world's petr...

An Exhibit on the Work of Félix Candela

An exhibition devoted to the work of Spanish-born architect and structural engineer Félix Candela (1910-1997) is on display at the MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, through September 27.

Recognized as one of the great structural artis...

Students Will Travel to Mexico, Syria and Switzerland

Two recent graduates of MIT and ten current students have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to study abroad for the 2009-2010 academic year.? This year's tally of 12 Fulbright winners is MIT's highest on record, eclipsing the nine...

A Touring Show of MIT’s Earliest Starchitects

For three months this summer and fall, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has hosted a touring show on the art and craft of the brothers Charles and Henry Greene, two of MIT’s earliest students of architecture. The exhibit closes October 18.

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SA+P’s Third Solo Faculty Show at the Biennale

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s installation at the Polish Pavilion in this year’s Venice Biennale – which has been getting enthusiastic reviews for its simplicity and emotional power – marks the third time a member of SA+P’s visual arts faculty has b...

Alumnus Profile: Michael Sherman (MCP/SMArchS’93)

Alumnus Michael Sherman is director of policy research for the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) in Washington DC, the federal government's planning agency for federal land and buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR).

In the recent past, as chief of staff, Sherman had a bi...

Fast Company Spotlights Neri Oxman and Saul Griffith

In a recent issue, Fast Company magazine named two people from SA+P to its inaugural list of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ – ‘a snapshot of the range and depth of creativity across our business landscape...

SA+P’s Growing Role in MIT’s Energy Initiative

Nearly a third of 13 new projects recently funded by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) are being led by faculty in the School of Architecture + Planning. Established as a top priority by President Susan Hockfield in September 2006, MIT...

The MIT Museum Mounts Six Simultaneous Exhibits

Several concurrent exhibits at the MIT Museum in the spring and summer featured work by members of the SA+P community. These were in addition to Lecturer Andrea Frank’s continuing photo exhibit, Ports and Ships, in the MIT Mu...

Planning Alum Focused on Urban Revitalization

Brent Ryan has been appointed Assistant Professor in Urban Design and Public Policy.

Since 2007, Ryan has been Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, coordinating and teaching a core...

MSRED Students Tour US Development Sites

In a nine-day intensive this spring, eight candidates for the MS in Real Estate Development (MSRED) visited three major US cities to meet with representatives from 35 real estate companies, in the process gaining an inside look at real estate's mi...

Interdisciplinary Proposal Awarded Top Prize of $50K

A redevelopment plan drafted by an interdisciplinary team from the School of Architecture + Planning has been chosen as the winning scheme in the seventh annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition of the Urban Land Instit...

Associate Director, Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Michael Mittelman has been appointed associate director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), succeeding Larissa Harris who joined the Queens Museum of Art in New York as curator last fall.

Mittelman is the found...

SixthSense Integrates Information with Reality

The Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group is developing a device that can virtually turn the entire world into your personal computer. For his central role in developing it, graduate student Pranav Mistry (SM'08) has been named one of 35 top...

Giving Back, Year after Year: Norma Satten (MCP ‘45)

Norma Satten (MCP ‘45) has given to the School of Architecture + Planning every year for more than thirty years. This incredible achievement manifests a deep and constant loyalty to a grateful school. ‘I’m giving back for what I received,’ she says. ‘I did my graduate work at MIT in city planning...

First, Second and Third Place Honors, As Well As Honorable Mention

In a virtual sweep this spring, ten students from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning were members of winning teams that captured first, second and third place honors, as well as honorable mention, in the 2009 A...

Ford Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning

It is with great regret that we report the death of our longtime friend and colleague Bernard J. Frieden, Ford Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning, on September 9, 2009. He was seventy-nine years old.

A member of...

Daring to Look and The Granite Garden Honored

Anne Whiston Spirn’s recent book Daring to Look (University of Chicago Press, 2008) has won the 2009 Great Places Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association, for advancing critical understanding...

Assistant Professor of Architecture

William O’Brien Jr. has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture. He joins the faculty this fall.

Since the fall of 2007, O’Brien has been teaching advanced design studios, theory seminars and visual communication...