Giving to SA+P
If you want to make the world a better place,
you have to think about the world as a place.
On May 6, 2016, MIT launched an ambitious campaign to harness the exceptional talents of our community of faculty, students, and alumni to confront and solve humanity’s pressing global challenges.
Entitled The MIT Campaign for a Better World, this ambitious effort seeks to raise $5 billion that will enable the people of MIT to achieve our highest aspirations for the future. And the School of Architecture and Planning and our partners around the world will play a critical role in addressing important problems and designing creative, inventive, and meaningful solutions.
The Human Landscape: An invitation from SA+P Dean Hashim Sarkis
If you want to make the world a better place, you have to think about the world as a place.
At the MIT School of Architecture + Planning, we believe that humanity’s toughest problems occupy the same ground as their solutions: the space between people and their environment. This is our territory. From the day MIT opened its doors and introduced Course 4 as the nation’s first academic program in architecture, our faculty, students, and alumni have explored the human landscape to discover—and deliver—better futures.
“MIT’s greatest invention may be itself—an unusual concentration of unusual talent, restlessly reinventing itself on a mission to make a better world.”
-- MIT President L. Rafael Reif
Our strength arises from the faculty and students who form the community of SA+P: architects, designers, planners, artists, scientists, engineers, historians, and others. Together with our alumni, they form a potent community of problem seekers and solvers, drawn from every continent and working around the world to imagine a better tomorrow.
In order to accelerate their efforts, we seek to strengthen our core with:
- Support for SA+P faculty and students, including graduate fellowships, to attract and nurture top talent, and professorships, to recruit and retain exceptional faculty.
- Facilities to allow them to do their best work, including a hub of studios, fab facilities, classrooms, galleries, and community spaces equipped for our distinctive approach to teaching, learning, making, and doing
- Resources to focus their talents on important problems, including school priorities in design, art, and urbanism.
Our faculty, researchers, and students are also contributing every day across the Institute and around the world to MIT’s priorities for inventing new and better futures for human health, the health of the planet, innovation and entrepreneurship, and education.
Join us in building a better world
At MIT and SA+P, we have always known that the challenges are too big and the outcomes too important to go it alone.
Our community has been relentlessly collaborative since MIT was founded. The MIT knack for—and commitment to—solving problems with others runs through our history, animates our teaching and research today, and inspires us to welcome allies and partners in our work.
To join us in building a better world, please contact Barbara Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-253-8896.