Architecture Graduate Open House for Admitted Students, Spring 2017

Milstein and Sibley halls

Exterior view of Milstein and Sibley halls. photo / provided

Please join us for our spring 2017 open house for admitted students. The day will include program overviews, highlights of our areas of expertise, Q&A sessions with faculty and current students, as well as an opportunity to sit in on our studios and tour our material fabrication shop and facilities. Our faculty and current graduate students make themselves available throughout the day. We hope that you will be able to attend this in-depth introduction to graduate studies at Cornell.

Faculty presenters

Schedule

9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Milstein Hall dome

9:30 a.m.

Welcome Presentation and Faculty Introductions
Milstein Hall dome

Mark Cruvellier, Caroline O'Donnell, Jenny Sabin, Esra Akcan, Timur Dogan, Andrea Simitch, and Val Warke

10:15 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.):
Q&A Sessions with Faculty and Students

Milstein Hall dome

Caroline O'Donnell, Timur Dogan, Jeremy Foster, Martin Miller, Julian Palacio, Andrea Simitch, and Sasa Zivkovic with Chris Battaglia (M.Arch.'17 and teaching associate) and current M.Arch. students

Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.II):
Material Practices Facilities Tour

Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas.
First floor, Rand Hall

Chris Oliver, shop technician; and Kurt Brosnan, shop technician and digital fabrication specialist

History of Architecture and Urban Development
Guided AAP College and Campus Tour

Tour with current Ph.D. students in the HAUD program.
Leaving from Milstein Hall dome

11:15 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.):
Material Practices Facilities Tour

Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas.
First floor, Rand Hall

Chris Oliver, shop technician; and Kurt Brosnan, shop technician and digital fabrication specialist

Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.II):
Q & A Sessions with Faculty and Students

Milstein Hall dome

Jenny Sabin, Esra Akcan, Tao Dufour, Timur Dogan, Val Warke, and Sasa Zivkovic with Chris Battaglia, Jingyang Liu (M.Arch.II '16, M.S. '19 and teaching assistant) and current M.Arch.II students

12:15 p.m.

Lunch
Lunch with current M.Arch., M.Arch.II, and Ph.D. students.
Milstein Hall dome

1 p.m.

Studio and Design Research Lab visits for M.Arch. and M.Arch.II programs
Led by Caroline O'Donnell.
Leaving from Milstein Hall dome

Studios:

  • M.Arch. First-year Core Design Studio 2
    Andrea Simitch and Dasha Khapalova
  • AAP NYC Studio with Director via Live Video Stream
    Robert Balder with current M.Arch. students
  • Option Studio: Designing on the Limit
    Paulo David and João Almeida
  • Option Studio: Timber Villa ‐ Architectural Research in Robotic Building Construction
    Sasa Zivkovic with Chris Battaglia
  • Option Studio: Types and Pipes
    Mona Mahall
  • Option Studio: Building Better Cities
    Timur Dogan
  • Option Studio: Site-specific, Small-scale Interventions
    Mark Cruvellier with Dagur Eggertsson and Sami Rintala
  • Option Studio: Contemporary Stressed Membrane and Tensioned Fabric Structures: Exploring the State of the Art
    Kent Hubbell
  • Option Studio: Digital Ceramics: Clay Tectonics
    Jenny Sabin with Jingyang Liu
  • Option Studio: Weavers – An Artisans' Colony in Downtown Bogotá
    Julian Palacio

Design Research Labs:

  • Robotic Building Construction Lab
    Sasa Zivkovic
  • Timur Dogan's sustainable design research
    Timur Dogan
  • Sabin Design Lab
    Jenny Sabin

History of Architecture and Urban Development (Ph.D.)
Q&A sessions with Esra Akcan and current Ph.D. students and candidates.
Fine Arts Library Conference Room, Rand Hall

3:30 p.m.

Guided AAP College and Campus Tour
AAP College highlights include Bibliowicz Family Gallery, the Fine Arts Library, John Hartell Gallery, and the East Sibley Exhibition Hallway. Also included are the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (I. M. Pei, architect), and the Suspension Bridge. Tour with current M.Arch. and M.Arch.II students.
Leaving from the Green Dragon cafe

5–7 p.m

Reception
Wine and cheese with architecture faculty and current graduate students.
The Lynch Conference Room (sixth floor), Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

7 p.m.

Pizza at The Nines
A chance to meet current M.Arch., M.Arch.II, and Ph.D. students in a relaxed, informal setting; dinner provided.
311 College Ave., Collegetown

Exhibitions throughout the day:

  • Milstein Hall dome: M.Arch. and M.Arch.II Student Work Showcase
  • East Sibley Exhibition Hallway: Architecture without Borders
  • John Hartell Gallery: Jade Doskow: Lost Utopias
  • Bibliowicz Family Gallery: TBA

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