Boston as a Lab

Boston as a Lab

ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LAST FALL, a group of first-year architecture students stood in the middle of Summer Street in Downtown Crossing, pencils and paper in hand, sketching their surroundings while trying to find the horizon line in the distance. As the students worked, Robert Trumbour, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Design, and...

Honor Roll

Honor Roll

FACULTY Associate Professor of Architecture Robert Cowherd has been named to the board of directors for the Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC). The group was created after a $1 million grant delivered by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. Aimed at expanding the consciousness and reach of global...

Boston as a Lab

Boston as a Lab

ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LAST FALL, a group of first-year architecture students stood in the middle of Summer Street in Downtown Crossing, pencils and paper in hand, sketching their surroundings while trying to find the horizon line in the distance. As the students worked, Robert Trumbour, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Design, and...

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

When Victor Zhu ’15 started to design a studio stool for an industrial design assignment last fall, inspiration came from an unlikely source. “In terms of form and color, I chose industrial assembly robots as the basis of my inspiration,” explains Zhu. Favorite artists, including Scott Robertson and Thomas Pringle, also provided creative spark. With...

We Remember: Ted Hood, BC ’50

We Remember: Ted Hood, BC ’50

Frederick Emmart “Ted” Hood, BC ’50, renowned sailmaker and founder of Hood Sail, died on June 28, 2013. He was 86. Hood was known as unique in seafaring circles for his ability to excel not only as a sailor, but also as a designer and builder of both yachts and sails. His company, Hood Sailmakers, was the world’s largest manufacturer of sails during the...