Making has always been at the heart of an MIT education. The Institute’s motto, “mens et manus” (mind and hand), reflects this educational ideal, which harnesses creativity, intellect, and craftsmanship for practical application. Today, MIT is embracing the mission of making with more fervor than ever.

Architecture student Daniel Landez ’21 works on a set design in W97, the new Theater Arts Building. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Setting the Scene

Student designers learn about architecture, engineering—and themselves

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