To architecture students, President Aoun underscores shifts in education toward being personalized, robot-​​proof

During a pre­sen­ta­tion to an archi­tec­ture class on Monday, Pres­i­dent Aoun dis­cussed every­thing from how higher edu­ca­tion has changed in the past decade to the vision that brought the soon-​​to-​​be-​​completed Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex to life. Here are some high­lights from the conversation.

3Qs: How ‘nomadic architecture’ will shape Rio’s Olympic legacy

Two venues at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—the 12,000-seat Future Arena and the 15,000-seat Aquatic Stadium—will be dis­man­tled and rebuilt into entirely new build­ings fol­lowing the games. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor David Fannon, an archi­tect and building sci­en­tist, to explain how Rio’s reliance on “nomadic archi­tec­ture” might ben­efit Brazil in the decades to come.

Light shines on underpass makeover

A new tem­po­rary light instal­la­tion designed by School of Archi­tec­ture fac­ulty is part of a state trans­porta­tion project to trans­form a for­gotten piece of land under I-​​93 into a multi-​​modal link between two Boston communities.

Students have development ideas for Dudley Square

Archi­tec­ture stu­dents tasked with imag­ining new housing oppor­tu­ni­ties for an unused parcel in Boston’s Dudley Square say mixed-​​use devel­op­ment would bring in new res­i­dents without hurting the existing community.

The art of entrepreneurship

Four stu­dents and alumni received Entre­pre­neurial Spirit Awards from the Col­lege of Arts, Media, and Design for chan­neling their cre­ativity and lead­er­ship skills through film, the­ater, music, and architecture.