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BEng Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes

Catalog id : 4.125B
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG

0 Months
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 Tuition fee

24070 USD
24070 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Record Examination

Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and an appropriate Subject Test. page 4 of this booklet for information on the department to which you intend to apply. The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US. The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Test of English as a Foreign Language                

 Students whose native language is not English may take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 577 (233 for computer-based; 90 for internet-based) is required for visa certification. Many departments have higher score requirements.

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Course Modules

Ses # Topics Key Dates
1 Explanation of Semester Work and Assignment 1: "Performance Place" Assignment 1 out
2 Field Visit to Quarry
3 Talk by Joslin and Wampler / Work / Crits / Interviews
4 Review of Assignment 1: "Performance Place", and David Whitney Talk: "Structures"
5 Give Out Assignment 2: "Homeless Shelter Place" for Teams of 5 or 6 each Assignment 2 out
6 Work / Crits
7 Work / Crits (cont.)
8 Talk by Len Thomas, Director of Cambridge Multi Service Center
9 Construction
10 Review of Assignment 2: "A Place for the Homeless" with Celebration in Great Court Assignment 3 out
11 "Individual Place" Research History of Small Houses

Start Building Site Model

First Design Pass

Site Visit

Talk by Chris Dewart on Model Making in Shop
12 Talk by Joslin and Wampler / Work / Crits
13 Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright House and may be Walter Gropius House, Picnic Lunch
14 Talk by Jen Seely: "Drawing Plans, Sections and Elevations"
15 Work / Crits (cont.)
16 Review of Assignment 3 Assignment 4 out
17 Work / Crits (cont.)
18 Work / Crits (cont.)
19 Midterm Review, Celebration and Exhibition of the "Individual Place" Project
20 Assignment 5 Explained: Coming Together Place Assignment 5 out
21 First Pass and Site Visit
22 Review of Assignment 5 Assignment 6 out
23 First Design Pass with Sketch Model and Sketch Drawings
24 Talk by Anglea Watson: "Sketching while Designing"
25 Talk by Les Norford: "Ventilation / Sustainability / Light / Shade"
26 Review of Assignment 6 Assignment 7 out
27 Work / Crits (cont.)
28 Work / Crits (cont.)
29 Review of Assignment 7 Assignment 8 out
30 Work / Crits (cont.)
31 Work / Crits (cont.)
32 Talk by Rebecca Lurther: "Presentation and Portfolios"
33 Review of Assignment 8 Assignment 9 out
34 Work / Crits (cont.)
35 Review of Assignment 9 Final assignment out
36 Work / Crits (cont.)
37 Work / Crits (cont.)
38 Pinup of Work in Progress
39 Work / Crits (cont.)
40 Last Studio
41 Final Review

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How to Apply

Application form including $75.00 application fee to be paid by credit card.
GRE scores   Have your official scores sent from ETS directly to MIT. The institution code is 3514 and our department code is 2703. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, in order for your application to be reviewed.

For non-native English speakers, either the IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL score is required. Have your official scores sent from either IELTS or ETS directly to MIT. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, and you must meet the minimum score requirement, in order for your application to be reviewed.

Three letters of recommendation Enter the evaluators’ contact information in this section.  is in your best interest to send the emails out as soon as possible; do not wait to submit the application before sending the emails.  You can later return to this page to see which letters have been submitted.

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