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Walking Tour: MIT

June 29, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $15 ($12 BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space); preregistration required
Where: Meet your guide at the steps of 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Walking Tour: MIT

Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot for a close encounter with the architecture and public art of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This walk traces MIT's evolving campus. From the 1950s through the 1970s, MIT attracted such internationally known designers as Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, IM Pei FAIA, and Eduardo Catalano. Today, the school is in a multiyear process of revitalizing its campus with the completion of projects by Gehry Partners with Cannon Design; Steven Holl Architects with Perry Dean Rogers & Partners; Fumihiko Maki with Leers Weinzapfel Associates; and Charles Correa with Goody Clancy, among others.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston by Foot.

Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

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Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Image: MIT Media Lab, designed Fumihiko Maki with Leers Weinzapfel Associates. Photo: Anton Grassl | ESTO.


The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.