AAP NYC: Classes

B.Arch. Classes

ARCH 3308 Special Topics in the Theory of Architecture IThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Theory of Architecture. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage . 3 credits
ARCH 4101 Design VIIAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation. 6 credits
ARCH 4102 Design VIIIAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options including, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation. 6 credits
ARCH 4509 Special Topics in Visual Representation IThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Visual Representation. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage . 3 credits
ARCH 5101 Design IXAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation. 3 credits
ARCH 5201 Professional PracticeExamination of organizational and management theories and practices for delivering professional design services. Includes a historic overview of the profession and a review of the architect's responsibilities from the pre-contract phase through cost estimating and specifications to construction. Application of computer technology in preparing specifications.Examination of organizational and management theories and practices for delivering professional design services. Includes a historic overview of the profession and a review of the architect's responsibilities from the pre-contract phase through cost estimating and specifications to construction. Application of computer technology in preparing specifications. 3 credits
ARCH 5204 Professional TrainingTheme directed experience of internship host firms. 1 credit

M.Arch. Classes

ARCH 5114 Core Design Studios IV: Integrative Design PracticesFocus on the development of architectural ideas in constructed, material form. The studio explores emergent topics and constructive methods in contemporary architectural practice. Design study includes the creation of a comprehensive set of representations that describes an architectural project in detail. Students work in collaborative groups and in consultation with advisors drawn from professional practice to develop a project that engages a complex range of topical areas, including: structural and environmental systems, building envelope systems, materiality and construction, life-safety planning, and sustainability. 6 credits
ARCH 5201 Professional PracticeExamination of organizational and management theories and practices for delivering professional design services. Includes a historic overview of the profession and a review of the architect's responsibilities from the pre-contract phase through cost estimating and specifications to construction. Application of computer technology in preparing specifications.Examination of organizational and management theories and practices for delivering professional design services. Includes a historic overview of the profession and a review of the architect's responsibilities from the pre-contract phase through cost estimating and specifications to construction. Application of computer technology in preparing specifications. 3 credits
ARCH 5615 Building Technology II: Structural ElementsConcepts and procedures for design, manufacturing, and construction in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and new materials supplemented by examples and case studies. Taught concurrently with the integrative design studio, this course will also include field trips to construction sites, recently completed buildings, and/or fabrication shops/labs, in order to understand and design the integration of elements in both contemporary and emerging construction and fabrication. 3 credits
ARCH 5616 Environmental Systems II: Building DynamicsThis course examines the design and analysis of the building envelope, with a focus on the material and energetic transformations taking place at the boundary between architecture and environment. Topics include: comfort, building thermodynamics, envelope assemblies, thermal modeling, active and passive control systems, daylighting and architectural acoustics. 3 credits
ARCH 6509 Special Topics in Visual Representation IIThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Visual Representation. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage . 3 credits
ARCH 6308 Special Topics in Architectural HistoryThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of History of Architecture and Urbanism. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage . 4 credits

B.F.A. Classes

ART 3003 New York City StudioThis class will concentrate on the development, through research and material experimentation, of a studio practice informed by historical and social context.  Different research and production methodologies will be encouraged to develop a practice that is critical, self-sustaining, and flexible. Students will be encouraged to engage the intellectual and artistic resources available in New York City that relate to the development of their work. Required course for B.F.A. students participating in AAP NYC. 4 credits
ART 3103 New York City SeminarThis seminar involves readings, discussion, writing, trips to museums and galleries, artists' studios, other field trips, and presentations by leading critics and scholars who present and examine issues of contemporary art in one of the world-class art centers. The seminar is developed to conceptually connect to the studio and art/architecture history course in which students are enrolled. 4 credits
ART 3805 Art History: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Metropolitan StudiesThis course introduces students to the key concepts in art and urbanism in the 19th-21st centuries, ranging from politics to social changes, technology to representation, as major factors and issues that have been influencing in the past and still continue to shape a contemporary Metropolis. Focusing on representation of the city in different media and multi-disciplinary approach to urban theory, with New York as a case study, the class will be structured around several field trips, weekly lectures followed by film excerpts screenings, individual student presentations, and discussions of the assigned readings. 4 credits
ART 3903 NYC Professional PracticeThis course will investigate the existing formats, guidelines and limitations that artists negotiate within the context of art practice. This will be accomplished through image presentations, selected readings, discussions, field trips, and visiting lecturers. The guest visitors may include a selection of: artist(s), gallery director, non-profit director or curator, museum curator, art critic, art lawyer, art fabricator, grant spokesperson, and others. Throughout the course, students will be engaging in various forms of statement writing as well as presentations on their work. Student's work may be discussed as it is relative to the presentations, and writing assignments. This course requires a separate internship component and will serve as a platform for discussion of the internship experience. 4 credits

M.R.P. and M.L.A. Classes

CRP 5172 NYC Workshop: Land Use, Environmental Planning, and DesignLand Use and Environmental Planning workshop courses focus on the forces and actions that directly affect the physical character, transformation, rehabilitation, and preservation of natural landscapes, cities, and regions. Participants provide technical assistance to communities, and have the opportunity to work with communities in resolving critical planning issues. Topics may include development of land use and natural conservation plans, community redevelopment plans, design and analysis of public spaces, and strategies for making communities more environmentally and economically sustainable.  
CRP 5173 Integrated Urbanism as a Platform for Engagement 1–4 credits
CRP 5174 NYC Colloquium: Professional PracticeThis course examines the critical work of selected Cornell alumni from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, specifically from the Department of City and Regional Planning and also from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The course explores the career trajectories development of alumni, and in some cases, their transitions into other professions as attorneys, educators, advocates, real estate developers, organizational consultants, etc. 2 credits
(M.R.P. only) CRP 8920 Masters Thesis, Project, or Research Paper Variable credits