STOA

STOA provides a range of hardware and software expertise, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Department of Architecture's technology infrastructure.  STOA is available to advise members of the Architecture community on equipment and application purchasing, platform and application support, and access to computing and technology resources. 

 

Environment

STOA maintains an environment in which technology is easily accessible to serve required coursework, independent study and research. It manages a complex computer network supporting Macintosh, Windows and Linux operating systems.

 

Software

Software provided includes Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, CAD, modeling, rendering, animation, video editing, multimedia, image processing, geographic information systems (GIS) and statistics. Where software licenses allow, software is available for installation on student-owned computers without charge.

 

Hardware

  • color and black-and-white laser printers,
  • wide-format plotters
  • scanners (flatbed, slide and wide-format)
  • digital cameras
  • portable projectors
  • podcast production equipment
  • video equipment

 

Support

Please reach out to STOA at stoa@mit.edu should you need assistance.

 

 

Contacting STOA

If you are unable to find answers to your questions on this website, please email the team at stoa@mit.edu.  We use a system called Service Now that automatically generates a ticket in our support queue, and that is the best way to ensure timely follow-up.  You will receive an automatic reply from the system confirming your support request, and you can use the link in the response to track your request.  Please note that you must write to stoa@mit.edu from your MIT email account, otherwise it may not be received.

 

Hours of Operation

STOA is available and online between 9AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday. 

 

The Team

Although we each have areas of special interest and expertise, we are happy to assist with any issue.

 

Name Title Core Responsibilities
Matthew Harrington Director of Technology Technology consultation and facilitation, collaboration platforms, endpoint management and support, and technology operations and infrastructure.
Eduardo Gonzalez Desktop Support Technician Assists faculty, staff and students get up and running with computer and printing. Performs maintenance of computers, printers and other systems around the Department.

Oliver Herman

System Administrator Implementing infrastructure, asset management, system maintenance and end-user support.

 

 

 

Departmental Web Tools

 

STOA facilitates access to several web-based tools to help users improve their computing experience at MIT. These are breifly described below with links.

 

Room Reservation

To reserve rooms and study spaces in the Department of Architecture ahead of time, click here.

 

Office Hours Reservation

To book office hours with Department of Architecture faculty, click here.

 

 

Leaving MIT

 

The IS&T Knowledge Base provides valuable information and timelines regarding your digital identities and accounts when you leave MIT, which can be found here.

For students, there is a Leaving MIT Course that covers the key steps to disengaging from MIT accounts, software, and services.

 

Leaving the Department of Architecture

Department specific information coming soon.