Architecture

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture, established in 1865, is the oldest architecture department in the United States and is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the U.S.

It is a place where the individual creativity of a student can be cultivated and nurtured in a framework that is humanistically, socially, and environmentally responsible.

The Department offers degree programs in the areas of Architectural Design, Building Technology, Design Technology, History, Theory and Criticism and the Visual Arts. Other opportunities for study within the department are also available through the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.

Notable strengths of the department that cut across the discipline groups are our devoted teaching, the grounding of architecture in both social and material issues, interdisciplinarity, and the remarkable internationalism of faculty, students, teaching and research.

Department of Architecture links

Visit the MIT Department of Architecture home page at:
http://architecture.mit.edu/

Review the MIT Department of Architecture curriculum at:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/curriculum/index.htm#4


Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 4.001JCityScope: New OrleansSpring 2007
 4.101Experiencing Architecture StudioSpring 2003
 4.104Architectural Design: IntentionsSpring 2004
 4.104Architecture Studio: IntentionsSpring 2005
 4.125Architecture Studio: Building in LandscapesFall 2002
 4.125AArchitecture Studio: Building in LandscapesFall 2005
 4.125BArchitecture Studio: Building in LandscapesFall 2005
 4.170Ecuador WorkshopFall 2006
 4.171Ecuador WorkshopFall 2006
 4.183Sustainable Design and Technology Research WorkshopSpring 2004
 4.191Introduction to Integrated DesignFall 2006
 4.206Introduction to Design ComputingSpring 2004
 4.211JThe Once and Future CitySpring 2006
 4.243JMedia Technology and City Design and DevelopmentSpring 2002
 4.250JIntroduction to Urban Design and DevelopmentSpring 2006
 4.296Furniture MakingSpring 2005
 4.301Introduction to the Visual ArtsSpring 2007
 4.302BSAD Foundations in the Visual ArtsFall 2003
 4.322Introduction to SculptureFall 2003
 4.341Introduction to PhotographyFall 2002
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4.341Introduction to Photography and Related MediaFall 2007
 4.351Introduction to VideoSpring 2004
 4.366Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal NarrativeSpring 2004
 4.401Introduction to Building TechnologySpring 2006
 4.411Building Technology LaboratorySpring 2004
 4.42JFundamentals of Energy in BuildingsFall 2003
 4.440Basic Structural TheorySpring 2003
 4.493Emergent Materials IISpring 2005
 4.500Introduction to Design ComputingSpring 2006
 4.501Architectural Construction and ComputationFall 2005
 4.520Computational Design I: Theory and ApplicationsFall 2005
 4.521Computational Design I: Theory and ApplicationsFall 2005
 4.602Modern Art and Mass CultureSpring 2004
 4.608JTopics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and CinemaSpring 2003
 4.614Religious Architecture and Islamic CulturesFall 2002
 4.615The Architecture of CairoSpring 2002
 4.65120th Century ArtFall 2002
 4.A21Stories Without Words: Photographing the First YearFall 2006
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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 4.107MArch Portfolio SeminarFall 2003
 4.123Architectural Design, Level I: Perceptions and ProcessesFall 2003
 4.131Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass HouseFall 2003
 4.131BArchitectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff MuseumFall 2003
 4.132Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba StudioSpring 2004
 4.143Immaterial Limits: Process and DurationFall 2002
 4.144Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans StudioSpring 2006
 4.155BArchitectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MITFall 2004
 4.163JUrban Design Studio: ProvidenceSpring 2005
 4.163JUrban DesignFall 2003
 4.166Beijing Urban Design StudioSummer 2006
 4.170Ecuador WorkshopFall 2006
 4.171The Space Between WorkshopFall 2004
 4.171Ecuador WorkshopFall 2006
 4.173Digital Mock-Up WorkshopSpring 2004
 4.175Case Studies in City FormFall 2005
 4.181Architectural Design Workshop - Rethinking Office DevelopmentSpring 2003
 4.181Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative OfficesFall 2002
 4.183Sustainable Design and Technology Research WorkshopSpring 2004
 4.184Architectural Design Workshop: Collage - Method and FormSpring 2004
 4.184Architectural Design Workshops: Computational Design for HousingSpring 2002
 4.185JBeijing Urban Design StudioSummer 2004
 4.195Special Problems in Architectural DesignSpring 2005
 4.196Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba StudioSpring 2004
 4.212Design FabricationSpring 2003
 4.213JAdvanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City DesignFall 2005
 4.215JSensing Place: Photography as InquirySpring 2006
 4.215JSites in Sight: Photography as InquiryFall 2003
 4.220Urban Housing: Paris, London, New YorkFall 2004
 4.235JUrban Design PoliticsSpring 2003
 4.240JUrban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the CityFall 2004
 4.241JTheory of City FormSpring 2004
 4.252JIntroduction to Urban Design and DevelopmentFall 2006
 4.255JSite and Urban Systems PlanningSpring 2006
 4.257JProperty Rights in TransitionSpring 2005
 4.273Introduction to Design InquiryFall 2001
 4.273Introduction to Design InquiryFall 2004
 4.285Research Topics in Architecture: Citizen-Centered Design of Open Governance SystemsFall 2002
 4.285Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and DevelopmentSpring 2001
 4.296Furniture MakingSpring 2005
 4.297Special Problems in Architecture StudiesFall 2000
 4.303Dialogue in Art, Architecture, and UrbanismFall 2003
 4.303The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in DialogueFall 2006
 4.343Photography and Related MediaFall 2002
 4.367Studio Seminar in Public ArtSpring 2006
 4.370Interrogative Design WorkshopFall 2005
 4.406Ecologies of ConstructionSpring 2007
 4.430DaylightingFall 2006
 4.441Building Technologies II: Building Structural Systems ISpring 2003
 4.442Building Technologies III: Building Structural Systems IIFall 2002
 4.448Analysis of Historic StructuresFall 2004
 4.461Building Technology I: Materials and ConstructionFall 2004
 4.462Building Technologies II: Building Structural Systems ISpring 2003
 4.463Building Technologies III: Building Structural Systems IIFall 2002
 4.463Building Technology III: Building Structural SystemsFall 2004
 4.491Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi WorkshopFall 2004
 4.493Natural Light in DesignJanuary (IAP) 2006
 4.493Emergent Materials IISpring 2005
 4.510Digital Design FabricationFall 2005
 4.511Digital Mock-Up WorkshopSpring 2006
 4.520Computational Design I: Theory and ApplicationsFall 2005
 4.521Computational Design I: Theory and ApplicationsFall 2005
 4.580Inquiry into Computation and DesignFall 2006
 4.607Thinking About Architecture: In History and At PresentFall 2002
 4.608JTopics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and CinemaSpring 2003
 4.638Drawings & Numbers: Five Centuries of Digital DesignFall 2002
 4.645Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the PresentFall 2004
 4.661Theory and Method in the Study of Architecture and ArtFall 2002
 4.665Contemporary Architecture and Critical DebateSpring 2002
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