The CROSS STUDIO, previously called +STUDIO, is an opportunity to develop collaborative and cross disciplinary ideas/partnerships in a studio context in the Department of Architecture at MIT. A CROSS STUDIO can include collaborators in other discipline groups, departments or even outside of MIT.

We are opening the application process for the 2020 Spring Semester and the CROSS STUDIO will be offered within the Option Studio sequence. As already mentioned, the applications may be proposed by an MIT Department of Architecture studio faculty in collaboration with: 1) a faculty member in a different discipline group within the department, or 2) a faculty member in a different department at MIT or, 3) a collaborator outside of MIT.

The department will support a select number of CROSS STUDIOS, most likely 2 for the 2020 Spring semester, and provide supplementary funding, approximately $15-18K towards additional studio support for studio travel, materials, or honoraria for visitors, as well as accommodate replacement teaching if necessary for collaborators. As a design studio offered to MArch students, an Option Studio is a 21 unit class that meets two afternoons per week (Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday as determined by the instructors).

To propose a CROSS STUDIO, please complete the attached form with the required information and submit to Andreea O’Connell ( and copy Patricia Driscoll ( The deadline for consideration during the 2020 Spring semester is August 15, 2019.

Determinations will be made within 10 days of application deadline.