Approximately 10 students per semester have been taken into the mainstream of faculty research activities. A limited number of students participate for pay. A larger number of students receive academic credit. Funds are made available for materials, supplies, and travel in support of student-initiated projects that are part of an ongoing research project.
The Department of Architecture may have research opportunities that are not listed here. Particularly, the design faculty are often engaged in research in support of their design practice. Given the nature of this work, opportunities may arise during the year that this document cannot anticipate. We encourage students to contact individual faculty with specific proposals, and to check with the departmental UROP coordinator to learn of any new opportunities.
For a complete listing of Architecture faculty please see the Course 4 faculty listings on the Department of Architecture homepage: http://architecture.mit.edu/people.php?type=faculty
Faculty Research Descriptions
- Prof. Leon Glicksman, 5-418F, x3-2233, email@example.com
- Comfort, air circulation in rooms, sustainable buildings, natural ventilation, sustainability web site for designers, building envelope systems.
- Dr. Reinhard Goethert, N52-357A, x3-2402, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tools and techniques in upgrading communities in Third World countries; strategies in repairing mass housing projects; water and sanitation; growth scenarios for urban areas.
- Kent Larson, Architect, NE18-4FL, x3-8799, email@example.com
- Homes of the future; digital design; shape grammars, industrialized buildings; computer graphic visualization, radiosity; architectural history.
- Prof. Leslie Norford, 5-418D, x3-8797, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Building controls and expert systems, building energy monitoring, ventilation systems and airflow monitoring, technology development for housing in East Europe and the Soviet Union, nonintrusive electric load monitoring.
- Prof. Larry Sass, N51-336, x2-2023, email@example.com,
- Rapid prototyping for architectural design; physical modeling of assemblies; acrylic houses; rapid prototyping of structural elements. Also see the Digital Design Fabrication Group's website for information on current projects.
- Prof. John Ochsendorf, 5-418, x3-4087, firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Structural analysis of ancient monuments; technical history of construction; interactive structural design tools; environmental impact of construction.