Accelerating Innovation: DesignX at MITArchA

October 23rd, 2018


  Larisa Ovalles, Research Associate, presenting PrepHubs at the MITArchA event

Larisa Ovalles, Research Associate, presenting PrepHubs at the MITArchA event

 Gilad Rosenzweig MCP ’13, Executive Director of DesignX, Larisa Ovalles SM 16’ Research Associate at the  Urban Risk Lab , Stephanie Lee M.Arch ’19 from  Spaceus  and Arlene Ducao SM ’13 from  Multimer .

Gilad Rosenzweig MCP ’13, Executive Director of DesignX, Larisa Ovalles SM 16’ Research Associate at the Urban Risk Lab, Stephanie Lee M.Arch ’19 from Spaceus and Arlene Ducao SM ’13 from Multimer.

Larisa Ovalles presented the PrepHub project as part of DesignX, a platform for accelerating innovation in design, urbanism, and the built environment at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning. It works to develop and launch new products, services, and technologies by combining MIT’s creative energy with the talents and experience of industry and the public sector.

Executive Director of DesignX, Gilad Rosenzweig, started the talk and was followed by presentations by other designX ventures, including Spaceus and Multimer.

PrepHubs are a new kind of public space infrastructure, designed to embed community scale preparedness into cities.

The event was hosted by ARUP and organized by the MITArchA and MIT Club of New York. For more information about the event, visit the MITArchA page.