Architecture, Planning, & Design

Interested in pursuing a future in Architecture, Planning, & Design? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Architecture, Planning, & Design


Are you creative and do you frequently consider how others experience their environment? Architecture, urban planning and design careers require these qualities. While each field needs different technical skills, all three of these career interests require innovation, communication, attention to detail, and deep consideration of how others experience the world.

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Architects work on the design and construction of buildings and other structures and elements. Their work incorporates design principles, computational tools, urbanism approaches, and sustainability goals. Depending on the focus of your studies, an architecture degree can prepare you to work as a designer, engineer, artist, historian, or curator in addition to a traditional architect.


Designers plan products and services to meet the end-users needs. Your love of design can be applied to careers such as product design, UX/UI design, or game design.

Urban Planners

Urban Planners create plans and programs for land use. Those pursuing careers in urban planning might choose to specialize in historic preservation, transportation, housing and community development, economic development, sustainability, urban design, or international development.  

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“As the youngest of four girls, Rosalie Phillips ’21 looked up to her sisters, and everywhere they went, she went. As early as fifth grade, …

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MIT Morningside Academy for Design

On March 14th 2022, MIT President Reif announced the creation of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design, which according to MIT News, will be a “a major interdisciplinary center that will build on the Institute’s leadership in design-focused education and …

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Twitter’s new font and Last of Us 2: an accessibility lesson to be learned | The UX Collective

One hot discussion on Twitter these days (especially in the design/tech parts of it) is Twitter itself. All the buzz is about Twitter’s new look. The update includes:

New font — Chirp;
Higher contrast (new high contrast/less blue colours, as …

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9 Companies That Let Your Creative Side Run Wild

If you’re looking to join a company that lets you be yourself and cultivates creativity, here are nine great organizations you need to check out. They all prioritize the free flow of ideas and allow your creative side to run wild.

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Featured Resources


This website sources product design, UX/UI design and design research internship opportunities. MIT CAPD has not vetted these positions, so use your best judgement. If you are …

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List of Engineering & Mechanical Design Firms

Are you exploring a career in engineering or mechanical design? Check out this list of firms sourced by Cad Crowd

Paid Summer Internships @ MIT Connected Startups

If you’re still looking for a summer internship, check out this  list of  internship postings sourced by Tim Miano, Executive …