Now over 150 years old, the United States’ first architecture school, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, has become one of the world’s top-rated universities and a prominent commissioner of avant-garde buildings.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was only four years old in 1865 when it offered its first architecture course – the first formal architectural curriculum in the United States and the first architecture programme in the world to operate within a university.
It was 1868 when the first courses were taught, which were based largely on the teachings of the École des Beaux-Arts. A graduate of the famed Paris school, Eugene Letang, was recruited to lead the programme’s design.
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