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CULTURUNNERS at The Armory Show

In March, a project co-authored by Azra Aksamija, Assistant Professor in SA+P’s Art, Culture and Technology Program – and including a number of artists and alumni from SA+P – was presented at the Armory Show 2015 in New York City, a leading international art fair and one of the city’s most important annual arts events.   

Nine Win Grants from William J. Mitchell ++ Fund

The winners of the inaugural cycle of the William J. Mitchell ++ Fund have been announced, chosen from more than 20 applications. 

The fund, established by friends and colleagues of SA+P’s former dean (1992 – 2003), was created to support student travel and research projects that embody Mitchell’s spirit of creativity, playfulness and rigor, particularly those that connect different disciplines in novel ways.  Awards of $500 - $2000 are limited to students in SA+P but teams may include students from other MIT schools or from outside the Institute.

Ed Boyden Awarded Andrew Carnegie Prize

In April, Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the Media Lab and the McGovern Institute, was awarded the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint venture of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.  Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its centennial celebration, the prize recognizes trailblaz

Shaping the Built World

The buildings around us, where we dwell, work, shop, learn, and play, have a profound effect on our lives, our society, and our economy. And graduates of the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) master’s program are having a profound effect on how those buildings are developed.

Building Discourse

A collection of nearly fifty faculty members’ research and design projects were on display in SA+P’s Wolk Gallery this winter, bringing into full view the extraordinary range of work that contributes to the ongoing discourse in the architecture department.

New Stamp Honors MIT’s First Black Graduate

In February, the US Postal Service inducted MIT architecture alumnus Robert Robinson Taylor into its Black Heritage Series, issuing a new postage stamp in his honor. A member of the Class of 1892, Taylor was MIT’s first African-American graduate and is believed to be the country’s first academically trained black architect.

Hong Named Director of New Real Estate Lab

Yu-Hung Hong (MCP’89, PhD’95, Urban Studies and Planning) has been named the founding Director of the new Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab.  Housed in SA+P’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate, the Lab was established in January as part of a $118M gift from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee ’62, SM ’64; it is one of the largest gifts in MIT’s history. 

DUSPx: The LA Connection

In January, 40 DUSP alumni from the Los Angeles area convened at the Japanese American National Museum downtown to share their work and to renew and update connections with their classmates and colleagues. 

New Certificate Program in Real Estate

This summer, MIT Professional Education, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Real Estate, is offering its first Professional Certificate in real estate.

Female Faces in Sustainable Places

A multimedia exhibit focusing on the impressive role of women policymakers and social entrepreneurs in Malaysia is on view in SA+P’s Wolk Gallery through the end of the summer. 

The exhibition is part of a five-year partnership between MIT and the Universiti Teknologi of Malaysia (UTM) to study development efforts in Malaysia and to create materials to enhance and extend the teaching of sustainable city development in universities across the global South.