Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Founded in 1861 and originally located in Boston, MIT moved to its current site in Cambridge in 1916. Today approximately 10,000 students attend MIT in its mile-long campus along the Charles River. Notable sites include the MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium (designed by Eero Saarinen), the Baker House Dormitory (designed by Alvar Aalto), the Dreyfus, Weisner and Landau Buildings (by I.M. Pei), the Stata Center (Frank O. Gehry) and Simmons Hall (Steven Holl).