Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Accelerating Innovation: DesignX @ MIT

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join the MIT Club of New York and MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) for a talk by Gilad Rosenzweig MCP ‘13, Executive Director of designX at MIT.

designX is a platform for accelerating innovation in design, urbanism, and the built environment at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning. It works to develop and launch new products, services, and technologies by combining MIT’s creative energy with the talents and experience of industry and the public sector.

The program helps students, faculty, staff, researchers and alumni grow their ventures at any stage of development and foster collaborations across SA+P and MIT.  As an entrepreneurship center, designX is unique in its diversity of offerings and its approach to design innovation, combining business development principles and imaginative future thought with design and planning knowledge. It involves academic courses, the exploration of new ideas, and data-informed research.

The event will include a talk by Executive Director Gilad Rosenzweig MCP ’13, as well as three exciting presentations by New York and Boston based startups that went through designX: Spaceus, Multimer, and PrepHub.

EVENT NOTES:

Registration fees for this event will be used to cover: travel expenses, catering, and bar service for the event itself.

Registration will close on Sunday October 21, at midnight.

EVENT DETAILS:

Location / Arup, 77 Water St, New York, NY 10005
Date / Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

6:00 PM / Doors open / check-in / reception
6:30 PM / Talk begins
8:00 PM / Event Ends

EVENT PRICING:

MITCNY/MITArchA Patrons |  Free. Patrons can register 3 guests at the member price of $25 (Club of New York Patrons will receive a code via email)
MITCNY/MITArchA Member | $25. Members can register up to 3 guests at $25
Non-Member Alumni | $40. Non-members can register up to 3 guests at $40

EVENT CONTACTS
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu
Kenneth Namkung / namkung@alum.mit.edu

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

150 Years of Architecture at MIT: San Francisco Reception

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Course IV is coming to San Francisco to celebrate 150 years of leadership in architecture! Join fellow alumni on October 16th, 2018 for a reception at the Olympic Club City in San Francisco's Union Square. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at the followed by presentations from faculty, students, and alumni. A series of speakers including Andrew Scott, Interim Department Head, will share an update on the state of the Department, research by students and faculty, and will discuss the Department's ambitions for the future of design education at MIT.

This reception is organized by Pamela Tang, MArch '83, '85, MITArchA VP of Programs and San Francisco Area Representative, and Paul Pettigrew, MArch '88, Coordinator of Undergraduate Initiatives & Manager of Special Projects at the Department of Architecture. 

This promises to be an exciting evening and we look forward to connecting with you all!

Event Location
Olympic Club City
524 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm

Event Program
7 - 8 PM / Cocktail Reception
8 - 10 PM / Presentation by Andrew Scott, Faculty, and Current Students

Event Pricing
MITArchA/MIT Club of Northern CA Patrons: Free
(MITCNC Patrons will receive a registration code via email)
MITArchA/MIT Club of Northern CA Members and Guests: $25
Non-Member MIT Alumni and Guests: $35

Event Contacts
Pamela Tang / pamelagtang@gmail.com
Paul Pettigrew / paulpett@mit.edu

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Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

150 Years of MIT Architecture: Washington DC

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150 years ago, MIT inaugurated the first professional program in architecture in the US and since then its alumni have been at the forefront of the profession, including the first woman and the first African American to graduate with a professional degree in architecture. Sophia Hayden and Robert Robinson Taylor were pioneers of the profession and the spirit of excellence continues as MIT ranks highest in the world for architecture. Join us in honoring MIT architecture with another stellar and pioneering alumna, Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO Gensler. 

Generously Hosted by
Diane Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB
Visiting Committee, Department of Architecture, MIT 

Diane Hoskins Biography:
Diane is Chair of the Gensler Board of Directors and one of two Gensler Co-CEOs, whose collaborative leadership model sets itself apart in the marketplace as a leading global design firm. For her innovative leadership, she and Co-CEO Andy Cohen rank on Business Insider’s elite “Creators” list, a who’s who of the world’s 100 top creative visionaries. A hands-on leader, Diane oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, some 5,000+ people networked across 44 offices, serving clients in 120+ countries. Diane is focused on Gensler’s global talent strategies, performance and organizational development to ensure that we serve our clients with the world’s top talent. She is Vice Chair of Gensler’s Board of Directors and the catalyst for Gensler’s Research program, for which Diane is committed to delivering value to clients through strategies and innovations like Gensler’s Workplace Performance Index® (WPI). A Registered Architect, she graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Diane received an Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women and is both a Regent of the American Architectural Foundation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Her insights have appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post and The Economist; and she was a featured speaker at Bloomberg Businessweek’s CEO Conference. In her role as Co-CEO, Diane is one of the key contributors to what is acknowledged, by its peers, to be the most admired and largest architecture firm in the world, pioneering project types and design innovation strategies for the next century

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION
October 4, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gensler
2020 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

EVENT PRICING
MITArchA / MIT Club of Washington DC Members: FREE
Non-Members + Guests / $15.00

EVENT CONTACTS
Mina Marefat / minamarefat@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fractal Worlds @ ARTECHOUSE

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Come and experience the convergence of art, science and technology at the ARTECHOUSE presenting the first immersive art exhibition that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world.

Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis is a visual journey through mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns. Incorporating projection and virtual reality elements, the exhibition transports viewers to another dimension.

Julius Horsthuis, whose previous work has been featured in the Academy Award winning “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) and VFX-breakthrough film “Koning van Katoren” (2012), considers his art - “a journey of discovery”, as he uncovers to the eye of the viewer the immensely unique fractal reality. Using fractals to create sci-fi type worlds is something of an outlier when it comes to visual art or motion graphics.

"The worlds I create aren’t designed – they don’t come from imagination or experience. The shapes hide in the fractal formulas. They exist in a mathematical reality, and all I do is explore those worlds and make them reveal themselves", Julius Horsthuis. 

Horsthuis uses math and infinite geometric patterns to create mind-bending images and films that take our imagination on a journey. In a fractal reality, Horsthuis is much like a director or photographer in which he is operating in a world that already exists and it is up to him to search for the right fractal angle. 

The solo exhibition includes 20 mins immersive experience projected over ARTECHOUSE's state of the art 270 degree projection walls as well as 8 (eight) different VR experiences for visitors to explore.

ARTECHOUSE Tickets are $15. Sign up NOW to purchase your tickets, and not later than September 21st so your name can be added to the entry list. Please note that, due to having an on-site bar serving alcoholic beverage from 5:30 onward, all attendees must be 21 or over.

DATE & LOCATION
Date: 9/29/2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:
ARTECHOUSE
1238 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024

Metro: Nearest to Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza. The closest metro stop is Smithsonian (Orange Line, Independence Ave & 12th St. exit). ARTECHOUSE is a 5-10 minute walk about 2 blocks south of this stop

Parking: There is a garage on D Street that costs $10 flat, as well as limited street parking on D and 12th Streets.

EVENT PRICING:
$15.00 | All Guests

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

150 Years of MIT Architecture: Detroit Design Tour

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MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) and MITSEM (MIT Club of Southeast Michigan invite you to join MIT SA+P (Course 4) Alumni Tour Guides Robert Ziegelman, AIA, MArch ’59; Constance Bodurow, Assoc. AIA, AICP, CUD, SMArchS ’91; Noah Resnick, RA, SMArchS, ’04, for a design oriented tour of downtown Detroit architecture to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the MIT SA+P and Detroit Month of Design 2018.

The tour will begin at Rivard (Cullen) Plaza followed by a tour of downtown. The event will conclude with a stop at an Eastern Market restaurant for refreshments. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate apparel. If the weather is extremely inclement, the tour will be rescheduled. We encourage participants to stay downtown for the evening, have dinner, and attend other events, such as Light up Livernois (https://designcore.org/month-of-design/schedule/). Register today!

Route Map - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2247886069

EVENT SCHEDULE:
START: Cullen Plaza - Constance: Introduction and overview 
STOP 1: RenCen - Bob
STOP 2: Deco Core – Constance
STOP 3: Capital Park - Noah
STOP 4: Skillman Library - Noah
STOP 5: DTE - Bob
STOP 6: Lafayette Park/Mies Townhouses - Neil McEachern
STOP 7: Refreshments/Eastern Market 
END: Cullen Plaza

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: 9/29/2018
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Rivard (Cullen) Plaza
1340 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48207

EVENT PRICING:
MITArchA / MITSEM Members: $10
MIT10 / Current MIT students: Free
Non-Member Alumni and Guests: $15

EVENT NOTES:
We will meet up by the Carousel.
Parking is free.

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

MITArcha Dinner @ Sulmona

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Join the MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) board for a first-day-of-fall dinner at Sulmona to celebrate the completion of our third year. The evening at Sulmona will offer a four course Italian meal. Please register early as space is limited.

EVENT CONTACTS
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

EVENT DATE AND TIME
September 22, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION
Sulmona
608 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

EVENT PRICING
$55.00 | All Guests

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Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

MITArchA Annual Meeting

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EVENT DESCRIPTION
MITArchA will again hold its Annual Meeting in the Stella Room at the MIT Department of Architecture. Join board members for a reflection of the last years accomplishments and bring ideas for the next year. Lunch will be served.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: 9/22/2018
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Stella Room (7-337) MIT Department of Architecture

EVENT PRICING
$10.00 / Alumni and Guests

EVENT CONTACTS
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

N51 Night

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MIT alumni are invited to join current architecture students, faculty and department administrators for a casual happy hour in the N51 Woodshop yard. Come feel like a student again. Drinks and light refreshments served.

Event Location
N51 Woodshop Yard
Village Street, behind the MIT Museum - 275 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Event Date/Time
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Pricing:
Free / Current MIT Students
$10 / MITArchA/MIT Club of Boston Members
$15  / Non-Members 

Event Contacts
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu
Paul Pettigrew / paulpett@mit.edu

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Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

MIT Visit to National Academy of Sciences + Movie & Scavenger Hunt

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Come join the MIT Club of Washington DC and MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) for a unique event on July 19, 2018. We will tour the National Academy of Sciences, and then view a screening of the original Westworld, a 1973 American sci-fi/western written by Michael Crichton. The National Academy of Sciences building was designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, whose business partner, Ralph Adams Cram, headed the Department of Architecture at MIT for seven years.

We will meet at 7:30 PM at the Einstein Statue in front of 2101 Constitution Avenue NW and go to the main lobby to tour the National Academy of Sciences. We will view the exhibitions (one of which is by the MIT Media Lab), snap some photos at the Westworld selfie station, and explore other hands-on activities related to AI and robotics.

At 8:30pm, we will head outside to the NAS West lawn for the film. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and we'll see you there! 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

7:00pm - 9:00pm / Food trucks at 22nd and Constitution, NW (Captain Cookie & the Milkman and Stella*s PopKern)

7:30pm - 8:30pm / Tour and activities inside the National Academy of Sciences. Meet at the Einstein statue in front.

8:30pm - 10:30pm / Westworld screening on the NAS West Lawn

NOTES:

This event is presented by: LabX, The Science and Entertainment Exchange, and Cultural Programs, all programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

To request ASL interpretation, please email labx@nas.edu by July 5, 2018.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this event.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE JULY 16.

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

150 Years of Architecture at MIT: NYC After Party

  • Rooftop93 / Wyndham Garden Chinatown (map)
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EVENT DESCRIPTION
We have reserved space on the roof terrace at Rooftop93, at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown, starting at 10:30pm after the reception, a short walk from the main event. If you’re interested in joining fellow alumni for a nightcap after the event please RSVP here. The event is free and MITArchA will sponsor appetizers and snacks. Guests will be responsible for their own drinks. Space is limited, please RSVP today.

DATE/TIME/LOCATION
June 22, 2018 / 10:30 PM to 12 midnight
Rooftop93
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
93 Bowery - 18th floor,
New York, NY 10002

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

150 Years of Architecture at MIT: NYC Reception and Presentation (SOLD OUT)

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Course IV is coming to New York to celebrate 150 years of leadership in architecture! Join fellow alumni on June 22nd, 2018 for a reception at the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This event is jointly hosted by MITArchA (the MIT Architecture Alumni Affinity Group) and the MIT Club of New York and will overlap with the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception at the Sky Room of the New Museum, followed by presentations from faculty, students, and alumni. A series of speakers including J. Meejin Yoon, Professor and Department Head, will share: an update on the state of the Department, research by students and faculty, and will discuss the Department's ambitions for the future of design education at MIT.

This reception is organized by Kenneth Namkung, MArch '03, New York-Area Representative for MITArchA, and Paul Pettigrew, MArch '88, Coordinator of Undergraduate Initiatives & Manager of Special Projects at the Department of Architecture.

This promises to be an exciting evening and we look forward to connecting with you all.

DATE/TIME/LOCATION
Friday June 22, 2018
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
Sky Room/Marcia Tucker Hall
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 pm.

PROGRAM
7:00-8:00 PM  / Cocktail Reception
8:00-10:00 PM / Presentation by J. Meejin Yoon, Faculty, and Current Students

PRICING

MITArchA / MIT Club of New York Patrons*: Free
Patrons can register up to three guests at $25

MITArchA / MIT Club of New York Members: $25
MITArchA or Club Members can register up to three guests at $25

MIT Alumni and Guests $35
Non-member alumni can register up to three guests at $35

*Patron Members of the MIT Club of New York will receive a promotional code via email to register for free.

EVENT CONTACTS
Kenneth Namkung (namkung@alum.mit.edu)
Paul Pettigrew (paulpett@mit.edu)
Jacob Kain (kain@alum.mit.edu)

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Frank Lloyd Wright's Urbanism: From DC To Baghdad With Mina Marefat D.Phil '88

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This program will begin with drinks and a full dinner.

Frank Lloyd Wright remains America’s most famous architect.  Although his urban design ideas were not as well known, they were equally transformative. Mina Marefat will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s profound engagement with urbanism as he envisioned uncommon solutions to modern challenges in the city using his exquisite renderings, sketches and handwritten notes. From his remarkable Crystal Heights, a city-within-the city of Washington DC, an enchanted crystalline landscape he called an “Arabian Nights Entertainment” to his unbuilt “Isle of Edena” in Baghdad, Iraq encompassing a garden paradise that included an opera house, museums, an amphitheater and university campus, Frank Lloyd Wright’s urbanism uniquely relates East and West in reciprocated influence, shared memory and imagined possibility. The design and program of Crystal Heights and of Baghdad distilled all of Wright’s theories and ideas about urban design and architecture each in an innovative hitherto unprecedented aesthetic. Both projects were groundbreaking as large-scale architectural complexes and as innovative urban design concepts and the story of their demise reflects the political climate of their respective countries and of the profession.

Mina Marefat is a registered architect, urban designer, and an architectural historian practicing in Washington as principal of Design Research, an architectural/urban design and research/education firm where she consults on urban revitalization, cultural projects, disaster mitigation and sustainable design. She was a Fulbright fellow in Paris, an SSRC fellow, an NEH fellow and a Rockefeller Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center for Scholarly Studies at the Library of Congress. She conducts and publishes original research on modern architecture and urbanism including on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Alvar Aalto. She served as the curatorial advisor to the Guggenheim Museum.

EVENT PRICING
$45 / MITArchA Members
$45 / MIT Club of Washington DC Members

EVENT CONTACTS
Mina Marefat / minamarefat@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION
4/26/2018 / 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Tour of Joya Studio with B. Alex Miller MArch ’04

The MIT Club of New York and MITArchA (the MIT Architecture Affinity Group) invite you to join us on a tour of Joya Studio (https://joyastudio.com/), a Brooklyn-based fragrance design studio founded by Frederick Bouchardy. Joya designs and produces distinctive scented artifacts with an ethos of balance and beauty: simple, locally-sourced raw materials, sustainable packaging and design, ethical production practices.

Joya Studio’s flagship retail space, located next to their production facility in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, was designed by Taylor and Miller (http://www.taylorandmiller.com/) led by partners B.Alex Miller M.Arch ‘04 and Jeffrey Taylor, M.Arch ‘04. Their studio is known for design work that is whimsical and rigorous, with a special emphasis on fabrication, materiality, and detail.

EVENT PRICING
MITArchA Members: $15 | Members may invite 1 guest at $15
Non-member Alumni: $30 | Alumni may invite 1 guest at $30
Registration will close April 23, 2018, at midnight.

EVENT CONTACTS
Kenneth Namkung | Email: namkung@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain | kain@alum.mit.edu 

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

150 Years of Architecture at MIT, 2018-2019: Hong Kong Kick-Off

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the MIT Department of Architecture. Over the course of 2018 and 2019 the MIT Architecture community will celebrate this milestone around the world. The first event will take place in Hong Kong on January 25, and is organized together with MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) Hong Kong, the MIT Club of Hong Kong and the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. Department Head J. Meejin Yoon, Associate Head Andrew Scott, Associate Professor Miho Mazereeuw, and Administrative Officer Andreea O’Connell will join us in Hong Kong to reconnect with alumni, share current research by students and faculty, and discuss the department’s ambitions for the 150th anniversary of architectural education at MIT. We look forward to reconnecting with you all!

The 150th anniversary of architecture at MIT marks the founding of one of the world’s leading schools of architecture, but above all, it marks the beginning of an experiment in education. Its mission has been defined broadly since its founding, when in 1865, MIT President William Barton Rogers asked architect William Robert Ware to establish a course in architecture at the recently established institute. Looking toward the future, Ware sought to create a program that could serve as a new pedagogical model for preparing architects for practice in a rapidly growing urban, modern, and industrial nation. As Ware remarked in his “Outline of a Course on Architectural Education,” delivered as an address to the Society of Arts of MIT: “It is the aim of this School to do what it can, in its day and generation, to insure that the Architecture of the future shall be worthy of the future.” To prepare for his task, Ware visited architecture, design, and trade schools across Europe to observe different models of education. Upon his return, he created a program that aimed to synthesize professional, artistic, and humanistic pedagogies. The first course was offered in the fall of 1868, the beginning of an experiment that we carry on to this day.

As the oldest architecture program in the nation, this anniversary also marks the occasion of 150 years of formal architectural education in the United States. If our systems and processes of education have remained somewhat unchanged, this provides a platform to think about the past, present and future of architecture at MIT and around the world.

We hope you join us in learning, understanding, celebrating, and discussing our concerns and hopes for architectural education.

Event tickets are $10 for alumni and $15 for guests.

Learn more about the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node here.

EVENT PRICING:
MITArchA and MIT Club of Hong Kong Members: $10
MIT Alumni/Guests: $15

EVENT SCHEDULE:
6:30-7:30 / Cocktail Reception
7:30-10:00 / Presentation & Dinner

EVENT CONTACTS:
Sean Kwok / typhoon@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

MITArchA Detroit Holiday Gathering

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Join MITArchA Regional Rep Constance Bodurow ('91) for some holiday cheer with fellow MIT Alumni. Constance will also present an update on MITArchA activities, and solicit alumni input for  the MIT SA+P 150th anniversary in 2018!

Event tickets are free for students, $5 for MITArchA dues paid members, $10 for alumni and $15 for guests. 

EVENT PRICING:

MITArchA Members: $5
MIT Alumni: $10
Non-Members/Guests: $15 

EVENT CONTACTS:

Constance Bodurow / cbodurow@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Persian Cuisine Luncheon with Ali Farnejad (NEW LOCATION)

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

This event is open to members of the Harvard Club and MIT Architecture Alumni, MIT Club, AMITA and all MIT Alumni and guests. The fee is $40. Register on the Registration button above by 12/2.
 
NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE

The location for the Persian Luncheon has changed and will now take place at the Hilton Garden Inn. The menu will remain the same, the chef for the event will be Ali Farnejad, award winning owner of the famous Orchid Catering. Mina Marefat will discuss the history of Persian Cuisine.

CHANGE OF VENUE
Same time 12:00-2:00 pm

NEW LOCATION:
Hilton Garden Inn
The Bethesda Chevy Chase Room
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814, USA

This Persian buffet lunch promises a very stunning variety of culinary delights. The menu is a phantasmagoria of Persian food, all made with fresh, organic ingredients according to traditions that date back over two thousand years. Guests will enjoy a buffet meal for both carnivores and vegetarians and a glass of house wine.

APPETIZERS
Shirazi Salad (tomato, cucumber and herbs vinaigrette)
MastoKhiyar (Homemade yogurt and cucumbers with fresh mint and nuts)
Sabzi Khordan  (A colorful array of fresh herbs, radish, feta cheese, and walnuts)
 
MAIN DISHES (SERVED WITH RICE)
Fesenjan  (pomegranates and walnut stew)
Bademjan  (vegetarian tomato based eggplant dish)  
Joojeh Kabab (Persian chicken kabab)
Gowjeh & kadoo (Persian vegetable kabab)
 
Berenj  Saffron white rice
Tahdig  Crunchy fried rice (the soul of Persian meals)
 
DESSERTS
Sholeh Zard Persian Saffron rice pudding 

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni/Student Fall Happy Hour

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

MITArchA and the MIT Architecture Student Council will again co-sponsor a joint Alumni/Student Happy Hour in the Long Lounge. Open to all students, alumni, faculty and administrators, this is a great opportunity for the MIT architecture community to connect. Come make new friends and connect with colleagues from years past. Refreshments and light fare served.

EVENT DETAILS:

MITArchA Members: $10
Non-Members/Guests: $15 

EVENT CONTACT:

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

A Conversation with Architect and Educator J. Meejin Yoon

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Georgetown University and MITArchA (the MIT Architecture Alumni Affinity Group) invite you to a conversation with J. Meejin Yoon: architect, educator, and Head of MIT's Department of Architecture.

J. Meejin Yoon, AIA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is a Korean-American architect and designer and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yoon is a registered architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP. Awarded the 2016 ACADIA Teaching Award, the 2013 Irwin Sizer award for Most Significant Improvement (and Innovation) to Education at MIT, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, the Rome Prize in Design in 2005, and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998. Yoon’s academic and professional work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. She is the co-author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009), and Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2008). Yoon received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University in 1997.

EVENT PRICING:

Georgetown University Students: Free
MIT Alumni and Guests: $10
Harvard Alumni and Guests: $10

EVENT CONTACTS:

Mina Marefat / minamarefat@alum.mit.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

MITArchA @ ABX 2017

  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (map)
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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join your fellow MIT alumni for a reception at ABX | Greenbuild in Boston. Come watch the livestream of President Clinton's address to the conference in the company of alumni who are leaders the field of sustainable design practices. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

EVENT DETAILS:

MITArchA Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Course IV Alumni Winter Social

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The MIT Club of New York and MITArchA (the MIT Architecture Alumni Affinity Group) are proud to present a happy hour event for Course IV alumni in the New York City area. Hot on the heels of the social event held this last spring, This will be an opportunity to connect, socialize, and learn about the great work that our community is doing in the city.

We will have brief introductions by board members of both the MIT Club of New York and MITArchA. Attendees will  have be able to give short presentations of their work, Pecha Kucha-style. Please register early so we can coordinate this! 

While this event is primarily geared towards Course IV alumni, this event is open to all members of the MIT community who are interested in the built environment. 

EVENT PRICING:

Club Patrons: Free | Patrons can register three guests at $15.
Club Members: $10 | Club Members can register three guests at $15 each.
Non-Members: $15

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Exclusive Private Tour & Tasting at the Spencer Trappist Brewery, Spencer, MA

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Opened in 2014, Spencer Brewery is one of ten breweries run and operated by Trappist monks, and is the first of its kind outside Europe.
 
The tour of the award winning, state-of-the-art facilities will be led by a member of St. Joseph's Abbey and the brewery's architect, Li Lian Tan, M.Arch '00. A beer sampling in their tasting room will follow the tour.
 
Spencer Brewery is closed to the public but we have managed to secure a one-time private tour that will coincide with peak foliage season.  This will be a great event and we hope that you will join us!

EVENT DETAILS:

St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, MA
Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 pm: Tour Starts
3:30 pm: Tasting
5:00 pm: Event concludes

EVENT PRICING:

MITArchA/MIT Club of Boston Members: $20
Non-Members/Guests: $30

EVENT CONTACTS:

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Sep
16
11:15 AM11:15

MITArchA Annual Meeting

  • Stella Room (7-338) at MIT Department of Architecture (map)
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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us for our Annual Meeting in the Stella Room (7-338.) Hear reports on what we have achieved over the last year as an organization and get a preview of upcoming events for the next fiscal year.

EVENT PRICING:

MITArchA Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
Current Students: Free

EVENT CONTACTS

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Sep
13
7:30 AM07:30

Accelerating Innovation: DesignX@MIT

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Come meet DesignX, MIT’s newest startup accelerator, for breakfast. Learn how the School of Architecture + Planning is speeding up innovation in the built environment!

We’ll kick off the morning with a presentation from three SA+P and DesignX leaders: Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the School of Architecture + Planning; Dennis Frenchman, Associate Dean of SA+P and Class of 1922 Professor of Urban Design and Planning; and Gilad Rosenzweig, Executive Director of DesignX. They’ll provide an overview of DesignX and and will dive into its structure, operational model, and success.

Five startups currently under development within DesignX banner will then present: Bitsence, which utilizes data analytics and remote sensing sensors to help building owners understand how their spaces are utilized; Placeful, which combines design, computation, and development to reveal untapped opportunities in our cities; Nesterly, a community-driven digital marketplace for homeowners to rent spare rooms to young people at affordable rates in exchange for help with mutually determined tasks; Hosta, which turns pictures and videos of living spaces into a 3D platform that simplifies the home renovation process; and Learning Beautiful, which creates new analog learning materials that teach computer science concepts without computers.

This event is co-hosted with the MIT Club of New York, and will be held at the New York office of Gensler (a DesignX sponsor).

EVENT DETAILS

Location: Gensler, 1700 Broadway #400, New York, NY 10019
Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 7:30am–9:30am

7:30 AM doors open / check-in
8:00 AM opening remarks + introductions
8:15 AM leadership panel remarks
8:30 AM team presentations
8:45 AM moderated Q&A
9:30 AM close

EVENT PRICING

Patrons | Free. Patrons can register 3 guests at the member price of $20
Club Members | $20. Members can register up to 3 guests at $20
Non-member Alumni | $30. Non-members can register up to 3 guests at $30

Registration closes Monday, September 11, at midnight.

EVENT CONTACTS

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu
Kenneth Namkung / namkung@alum.mit.edu

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Innovation + Technology: a Talk by Marcel Botha, SMArchS ‘06

 

DESCRIPTION

Marcel Botha SMArchS '06 will speak to local alumni about the work of his company, 10xBeta, a product management and specialty engineering firm with expertise in consumer, industrial, and medical products. By leveraging a global network of designers, engineers and manufacturers, 10XBeta has been involved in a wide range of venture-backed and self-funded products. 10xBeta has developed hundreds of consumer products and has helped launch over 17 companies.

10XBeta follows a modified product management process that combines design simplicity and knowledge of commercialization processes that is uniquely applicable to situations in which innovation, speed-to-market, and project economics are critical. Marcel Botha leads product engagement and draws on the extensive expertise of his network to design, engineer, and manufacture products.

Recent projects include: FOOTPRINTLESS, a sneaker prototype created from CO2 recovered from energy production, BEATBOT, a programmable self-driving robot designed to motivate athletes, and JEFFSOLVES MEDTECH, an immersive medical innovation program developed in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.

EVENT PRICING:

MITArchA Patrons and Up: Free
MITArchA Members: $10 / Members can register up to three guests at $15 each
Non-Member MIT Alumni / $15

EVENT CONTACTS

Colette Thompson / 718.222.3339 / nyclubadmin@alum.mit.edu
Kenneth Namkung / 646.284.3382 / namkung@alum.mit.edu

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May
26
5:00 PM17:00

AFFILIATE EVENT / Thresholds NYC Launch Event: Sound, Space, Simulation with WOJR

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Qubit New Music presents "Sound, Space, Simulation", a two-day event highlighting complex relationships between architecture and music. Both days of the event will be held at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and will feature a selection of craft beer from Lagunitas Brewery, who has generously offered to sponsor the occasion.

The first event, Myth (May 26th from 5 - 10pm) explores the role of the mythic in contemporary music, architecture, and design. Myth will feature a visual exhibition from Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture., sculptures from the Boston-Based design firm WOJR, and music by David Bird performed by: Laura Cocks, Meaghan Burke, and andPlay.

Learn more about the event here: link.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Friday May 26th, 2017
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10001

EVENT SCHEDULE:

5:00 PM to 7:00PM / Visual Exhibition from Thresholds
8:00 PM / Music for Instruments and Spatialized Electronics. Music by David Bird performed by Laura Cocks, Meaghan Burke, and andPlay.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $15

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

MITArchA Alumni Achievement Award: Jeffrey Heller '64, M.Arch '67

 Image: Todd Johnson, San Francisco Business Times

Image: Todd Johnson, San Francisco Business Times

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us on Thursday May 18, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST for the Inaugural MITArchA Alumni Achievement Award event, where we will honor Jeffrey Heller ’64, M.Arch ‘67, FAIA. John Chisholm '75 '76, MIT Corporation Trustee and Past President of MITAA and MITCNC, will be presenting the award to Mr. Heller. The event will be held at the Olympic Club in downtown San Francisco. Mr. Heller will give a talk, followed by the ceremony, a reception, and an optional dinner. The event will be livestreamed so we invite alumni from around the country and world to gather together in real time to participate in celebrating the MIT Department of Architecture.

The global recognition of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning with first place ranking in “Architecture/Built Environment” three years in a row by OS World University Rankings is reason for all MIT alumni to celebrate, and impetus for alumni to leverage our network to build a stronger future and a better world together.

Building on the momentum of the school’s success, the time has come for us to celebrate who we are by honoring one of our very own: Jeffrey Heller, the first recipient of MITArchA’s Alumni Achievement Award.

Jeffrey Heller ’64, M.Arch ‘67, FAIA, is president and founder of Heller Manus Architects, leaders in sustainable buildings and urban planning. Heller Manus is known for major mixed use developments in the U.S. and more than a dozen cities in China. He is Partner-in-Charge of the first LEED Gold high-rise office buildings in both San Francisco and Shanghai, and the very first LEED Platinum ND master plan. You can read his biography here.

Mr. Heller will speak about his latest interests, his work, and of course, MIT. In addition to leading projects in sustainable architecture and urban design in the US and China, Jeffrey serves on a variety of boards and organizations in both countries that promote green urban planning and building strategies.  He has had the privilege of addressing climate change at both the policy level and in the realization of city plans and projects.  As he reminisces his time as a student at MIT in the sixties and reflects on his fifty-year career, Jeffrey will share his insight into the long and complex journey that has shaped his role and success as an international leader in the profession.

There will be a short Q&A, followed by a catered reception, and we will invite alumni to text in their questions. The event is free for MIT alumni (register here). If you wish to stay for the buffet dinner with Mr. Heller at the Olympic Club, please select "Lecture plus Dinner" under the Event Registration Fee, for $105 per person. Please register by May 6th!

We wish to thank alumna and MITArchA Vice-President, Pamela Tang (Chang Sing) ‘83 for spearheading this initiative and for her generous sponsorship of the event.

EVENT INFORMATION

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Olympic Club in downtown San Francisco
Dress code: Business Casual (no blue jeans or denim please)
Ceremony and Reception in Hall of Fame: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Optional: Dinner at the Olympic Club Main Dining Room: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Select) 

EVENT PRICING

Ceremony and Reception: Free for MIT alumni but registration is required.
Dinner (optional) is charged to participants at cost - $105 per person

EVENT CONTACTS

Pamela Tang / 415-516-8438 / pamelagtang@gmail.com
Jacob Kain / 414-248-5196 / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

ORLAIANDO: AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

 MITArchA members at AIA Atlanta 2015 / Photo: MITArchA

MITArchA members at AIA Atlanta 2015 / Photo: MITArchA

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The MIT Department of Architecture and MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) invite you to join a casual gathering around the annual AIA Convention in Orlando. Registration to the AIA Convention is not required. Light refreshments will be served. 

The event will take place in the Rainbow Spring Room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center.

EVENT PRICING:

MITArchA Members / $10

EVENT CONTACTS

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu / 414-248-5196
Pamela Tang / pamelagtang@gmail.com

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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Tour of the National Gallery of Art (SOLD OUT)

 Image:  FHKE  via Flickr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Image: FHKE via Flickr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for a tour of the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Come meet and make new friends and enjoy a presentation of the history of the National Gallery of Art by Mina Marefat, PhD '88, MIT ArchA VP of Communication.

Designed by distinguished MIT architecture alum I.M.Pei '40 in the late 1970s, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art has withstood the test of time. During its recent renovation the new galleries added more than 12,000 square feet of space carved very cleverly inside the existing footprint with a new spectacular terrace that overlooks the city.

This is the first of a series of tours of iconic architecture in Washington spearheaded by MITArchA revealing connections to MIT Architecture Alumni and offering an opportunity to bring together DC area MIT Alums to mix and mingle with the very active MIT Club of Washington DC and BAMIT.

The tour will be guided by architect and historian Mina Marefat, PhD, MITArchA VP of Communication, who has done extensive research and teaches on the history of Washington architecture and has spent three years at the NGA Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts.

Event tickets are $10 for alumni and $15 for guests.

PROGRAM

1:00 pm:
Meet at main entrance of East Wing/Welcome remarks

1:30 pm:
Presentation and tour by Mina on history of the National Gallery and walk through the newly renovated galleries.

3:00 pm:
Meet at the Concourse Café, reserve tables for group, cash snack and drink bar

4:00 pm:
Event Concludes

CONTACTS

Mina Marefat / minamarefat@alum.mit.edu

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

MITArchA@ACSA Detroit

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) invites attendees of the 105th ACSA Annual Meeting in Detroit and all regional Midwest MIT alumni to a casual luncheon at Lawrence Technological University’s new Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT).

This is an opportunity for MIT Architecture Alumni involved in architectural education to connect with one another, join MITArchA, and visit LTU’s campus in Midtown Detroit (http://detroit.design/).

The program will include brief remarks from host school Lawrence Tech’s College of Architecture + Design Dean Karl Daubmann (SMArchS ’99), immediate past president of the ACSA Marilys Nepomechie (MArch ’83), and MITArchA president Jacob Kain (MArch ’00). 

Event tickets are $10 for alumni and $15 for guests. Lunch will be provided, and transportation to and from the Westin Book Cadillac is being arranged for the short trip to DCDT.

PROGRAM:

12:45 pm:
Shuttle leaves Westin Book Cadillac for DCDT

1:00 pm:
Arrive at DCDT, lunch served

1:15 pm:
Welcome by Lawrence Tech’s College of Architecture + Design Dean Karl Daubmann (SMArchS ’99), with brief remarks by immediate past president of the ACSA Marilys Nepomechie (MArch ’83), and MITArchA president Jacob Kain (MArch ’00)

2:00 pm:
Discussion, Mix & Mingle

2:45 pm:
Shuttle leaves DCDT for Westin Book Cadillac

3:00 pm:
Event Concludes

CONTACTS

Constance Bodurow / cbodurow@ltu.edu
Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

SA+P Block Party - Cambridge

Event Description:

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Event Pricing:
Club Patrons: Free | Patrons can register three guests at $XX.
Club Members: $XX | Club Members can register three guests at $XX each.
Non-Members: $XX

Registration Link

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