MIT, home to world-renowned faculties of architecture, has long been a champion for design and has led the effort in transforming the urban environment around Kendall Square in recent years. This walk, hosted by Wen Wen (CC 2012) will visit various buildings on campus that were considered pioneers of their times, including the Green Building by I.M.Pei, an influential figure who recently celebrated his centennial birthday, Stata Center by Frank Gehry, whose "notoriety" transcended generations, and the recently completed Novartis Research Center, which put Vietnam Memorial architect Maya Lin and MIT on the map once again. Kendall Square area have witness great transformation, and the walk will explore how buildings from the 1970s to today responded to and continue to influence its urban context.
The walk will meet outside of the Kendall Square T stop and conclude on Mass Ave, with drinks to follow.
If there is inclement weather the event will be rescheduled with no less than 24 hours notice to another date. The exact meeting instructions will be sent on on Friday June 9th.