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    Students in 4.500 begin their journey by considering the experience they want to design for their chairs. For example, second-year student Wonu Abiodun (right) envisioned a unique lounging chair inspired by yoga poses. Also pictured: Marco Arias (top left) and Brenda Hernandez. (Photos courtesy of the students.)

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    Row houses in Amsterdam

    Studying Amsterdam, MIT researchers found the optimal system for reusing construction materials has many local storage “hubs” that keep materials within a few miles of where they will be needed. The findings could help policymakers and urban planners develop circular economies of reused materials. (Image: iStock)

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    Art-Tek Tulltorja (translated from Albanian as “Art-Tech Brick Factory”) is imagined as a dynamic, environmentally forward hub where creative industries, artists, performers, musicians, and tech entrepreneurs converge. By helping close Pristina’s education and opportunity gap, Art-Tek Tulltorja will incubate the next generation of artistic and technological advances in Kosovo. (Image courtesy Rafi Segal A+U)

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    PhD student Lavender Tessmer has devoted herself to several projects throughout grad school, but all share a common thread: an emphasis on fiber development and textile programming. “At MIT, my interest in textiles really exploded and became the center of everything,” she says. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

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    Kwesi Afrifa, a senior majoring in urban planning and computer science, wants to create cultural hubs that are inviting to everyone.

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    The prevalence of remote work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed urban transportation patterns in the U.S., according to new study led by MIT researchers. Image: iStock

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    The MIT Self Assembly Lab and the high-tech fashion company Ministry of Supply debuted their 4D Knit Dress at the latter's store in Boston, complete with a robotic arm working its way around a dress as customers watched. (Image courtesy of MIT Self Assembly Lab)

Welcome to the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. At SA+P, a potent mix of disciplines and departments fuels innovation and energizes our drive for meaningful progress. Whether our community is designing systems or cities, objects or structures, policies or technologies, we are committed to working every day, at MIT and around the globe, in service to a better world.


SA+P Advanced Degree Ceremony
May 30 at 11:00 am
Kresge Auditorium

Upcoming Events


April 25  | Department of Architecture Spring 2024 Lectures
Anne Lacaton and Arine Aprahamian on "The Existing: The new material"
In-person and streamed on YouTube. Complete spring lecture series.
More information.
10-250 Huntington Hall
6:00 pm (ET)

April 26  | MIT Mobility Forum Spring 2024
Weekly seminar series showcasing the groundbreaking transportation research taking place across the Institute. Lectures are online and open to all. Lecture list for semester. 
Topic: Transit Tech — Payment and benefits innovation. Speakers: Ruth Miller, Avi Shavit, Lilly Shoup, Anson Stewart
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

April 29  | Department of Architecture Spring 2024 Lectures
Andrés Burbano: book presentation, Different Engines Media Technologies from Latin America
In-person and streamed on YouTube. Complete spring lecture series.
More information.
6:00 pm (ET)

May 14  | Department of Urban Studies and Planning: Minerals for Sustainable Infrastructure 
A conversation with DUSP doctoral alumnus Saleem H. Ali about his new book Soil to Foil (Columbia University Press), which he has dedicated to his doctoral mentor Lawrence Susskind.
12:30 pm (ET)

May 30  | SA+P Advanced Degree Ceremony
More information.
Kresge Auditorium
11:00 am-12:30 pm

June 17-18  | MIT World Real Estate Forum
Registration and information.


Through May 6  | unboxed city: critical explorations of ai and cities
Exhibition exploring generative AI's potential role, biases, and limitations in shaping cities. 
More information.
East Lobby, MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Through May 24 | ACT at the 2nd Diriyah Biennale: "After Rain"
ACT faculty and alumni participating include: Azra Akšamija, Ute Meta Bauer, Joan Jonas, Alida Farid, Marjetica Potrc.
More information.
Riyadh, Egypt

Through Spring 2024 | Objects of AI
An exhibition featuring student work from MIT Architecture studios taught by lecturer Marcelo Coelho.
More information.
MIT Architecture Department Office Hallway Gallery (7-337)

Through Spring 2024 | Stull & Lee: Black Architectural Vision for an Infrastructural City
This exhibition builds the origin story and the city-shaping legacy of the Black-led architecture firm Stull & Lee. Curated by Gabriel Cira '08 (Architecture), James Heard MArchS '22, and Julian Phillips.
More information.
The Designery at YouthBuild Boston

Through June 9, 2024 | Rafi Segal: Architecture Dialogues
Through sketches, drawings, models, and video projections, the exhibition promises a thought-provoking design exploration of emergent forms of domesticity that challenge conventional notions of private and collective space.
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Villa Tugendhut
Brno, Czech Republic

June 17-18  | MIT World Real Estate Forum
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SA+P Wellness Program for Spring Semester 2024
Yoga with Ashley Norwood
Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 pm. Hybrid: 9-450 or online.  | Connect via Zoom here

Virtual exhibitions and activities
ACT lecture archive | Connect here
Department of Architecture lecture channel | Connect here