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AAP Material Practices Facilities
The fabrication shop is located on the first floor of Rand Hall, convenient to studios on the floor above. In addition to standard wood and metal working equipment, the shop's digital fabrication equipment includes three laser cutters, two CNC mills, and two 3D printers.
During shop hours there are always several fully trained staff members on duty to assure safety and to provide guidance with projects. Students at all levels of the program make extensive use of the shop and are carefully trained before being allowed to use any of the equipment. This training, combined with the constant vigilance and supervision of the staff, has ensured an impressive safety record.
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IT Services and Support
AAP IT Services and the architecture department strongly recommend purchasing a laptop with your core software early in your first semester. If you need assistance or have any questions our service counter is located on the second floor of the Sibley Dome and is open from 8 a.m. until midnight.
Multimedia Equipment Rental
The Equipment Cage provides a wide selection of multimedia devices for the support of the AAP student projects and exhibitions including: Digital SLRs, HD video cameras, tripods, audio recorders, projectors, screens, backdrops, light kits and more. Any of these devices may be checked out for a period of time. A dedicated documentation room is also available on a sign-out basis. The equipment inventory is continually updated in order to stay state of the art. The Equipment Cage is located at the front desk of the Fine Arts Library on the third floor of Rand Hall.
The East Sibley Hallway hosts architecture-specific exhibitions throughout the year. The hallway exhibits are coordinated directly through the architecture department. Architecture students interested in holding exhibitions in John Hartell Gallery or Milstein Hall Gallery must submit a proposal for review by a faculty committee. Additionally, there are eight LCD screens located throughout the college for digital exhibitions.
The Cornell Journal of Architecture
Approximately every two years students have the opportunity to work with managing faculty to produce an issue of the Cornell Journal of Architecture, gaining invaluable experience in researching, writing, and producing an architectural publication.
Mathematics: From the Ideal to the Uncertain
Issue 9 of the Cornell Journal of Architecture explores our discipline's obsession with mathematics, and its effect on our thinking and making. Oscillating between two extremes: the Ideal, mathematics understood as order, proportion, symmetry, beauty; and the Uncertain, mathematics understood as probability, fuzziness, recursion, games, and randomness, issue 9 highlights the contemporary web of interactions between the two disciplines and speculates on their inevitably entwined futures.
Contributors: Mario Carpo, James Siena, Bernard Cache, Val Warke, Jenny Sabin, Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt, Arch Mackenzie, Michael Young, Jerry Wells and Arthur Ovaska, Shohei Shigematsu, Mark Morris, Tom Fecht, Francois Roche, and others.
Fellowships and Professional Growth
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