Baker House , located at 362 Memorial Drive, is a co-ed dormitory at MIT designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1947- 1948 and built in 1949. Its distinctive design has an undulating shape which allows most rooms a view of the Charles River, and gives many of the rooms a wedge layout. The dining hall features a 'moon garden' roof that is also very distinctive. Aalto also designed furniture for the rooms. Baker House was renovated by MIT for its fiftieth anniversary, modernizing the plumbing, telecommunications, and electrical systems and removing some of the interior changes made over the years that were not in Aalto's original design. 

Baker's dining halls are open to all MIT students every evening. In the summer of 2009, Baker House alumni held a reunion to celebrate Baker's 60th Anniversary.

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