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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
SA+P Class of 2024!

Upcoming Events


June 17-18  | MIT World Real Estate Forum
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Through June 15 | Roots of Resilience: Reclaiming Ukrainian City and Identity
An exhibition showcasing a small city in Ukraine that was heavily damaged and occupied by Russian forces in 2022. Viewers will explore how resilience shapes urban life in frontline communities and how people can breathe life into the city.
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Gallery 9 (105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)

Through September 1 | 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.
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The Designery at YouthBuild Boston

June 17-18  | MIT World Real Estate Forum
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SA+P Wellness Program for Summer
Yoga with Ashley Norwood (through June 2024)
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