MIT is still identified with its stately Classical Revival buildings facing Boston and Mass. Ave, but the campus holds a remarkable collection of modern and contemporary architecture including some icons of modern design.
This ~2.5 mi. loop through the campus and nearby neighborhoods includes projects by Saarinen, Aalto, Gehry, Pei, Maki, Holl, Correa, Behnisch, Mori, and Maya Lin, as well as several notable outdoor sculptures.
This tour is arranged as an out-and-back walk, starting and ending in Kendall Square. From Whitaker College, you'll follow the axis of the campus centered on the Infinite Corridor all the way to Simmons Hall approximately a mile to the west. Return roughly via Vassar St. and finish up with MIT's newest buildings along Main St. in Kendall Square. Public spaces in MIT's academic buildings are generally open to visitors; offices, labs, and residential buildings are off-limits.