Drawing, Designing, Thinking: 150 Years of Teaching Architecture at MIT

Through August 25, 2019

To mark its 150th anniversary, the MIT Museum, in collaboration with the MIT Department of Architecture, presented a dynamic exhibition exploring architecture, education, and design through the lens of student work.  

From its founding, the Department has embraced the task of rethinking the future of architecture in a rapidly changing world. This exhibition explored the Department’s approach over the course of its history of transforming the discipline to meet new challenges, including the evolution of the design studio, the emergence of interdisciplinary thinking, and the development of a culture of architectural research.  

The exhibition also looked at how the department continues its commitment to the advancement of knowledge through innovation, research, and scholarship.


This exhibition is made possible through the support and collaboration of our colleagues in the MIT Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, and the MIT Libraries.

Additional support is provided by the generous donors to the 2018 McDermott Award Gala, hosted by the Council for the Arts at MIT.