Architecture Graduate Open House for Prospective Students, Fall 2016

Exterior view of Milstein and Sibley halls

Exterior view of Milstein and Sibley halls.

Please join us for our fall 2016 open house. The day will include program overviews and Q&A sessions with faculty and current students, as well as an opportunity to sit in on our studios and tour the facilities. We hope that you will be able to attend this in-depth introduction to graduate studies at Cornell architecture.

Schedule

9 a.m.

Continental breakfast
Milstein Hall dome

9:30 a.m.

Welcome Presentation and Faculty Introductions
Milstein Hall dome

  • Kent Kleinman, dean of AAP; Mark Cruvellier, professor and department chair; Caroline O'Donnell, assistant professor and M.Arch. program director; Jenny Sabin, assistant professor, director of graduate studies and M.Arch.II program director; Timur Dogan, assistant professor; Andrea Simitch, associate professor; Val Warke, associate professor; and Mary Woods, professor

10:15 a.m.

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

First floor, Rand Hall; and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall

  • Caroline O'Donnell, assistant professor and M.Arch. program director; Mark Cruvellier, professor and department chair; Timur Dogan, assistant professor; Tao DuFour, visiting assistant professor; Jeremy Foster, associate professor; Martin Miller, visiting critic; Mark Morris, associate professor of practice; Jenny Sabin, assistant professor, director of graduate studies, and M.Arch.II program director; Andrea Simitch, associate professor; and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor
  • Mwanzaa Brown (M.Arch. '19); Anamika Goyal (M.Arch. '17), teaching assistant; Eleanor Krause (M.Arch. '20), student representative; Travis Nissen (M.Arch. '18); Karen Wang (M.Arch. '18); and Maggie Zou (M.Arch. '17), student representative and teaching assistant

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

First floor, Rand Hall; and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall
Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas with Chris Oliver, Rand technician; overview of admissions requirements, the online application, and deadlines with Maureen Carroll, director of admissions.

11:15 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.):
Material Practices Facilities Tour and Admissions Workshop
First floor, Rand Hall; and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall
Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas with Chris Oliver, Rand technician; overview of admissions requirements, the online application, and deadlines with Maureen Carroll, director of admissions.

Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.II):
Q&A Session with Faculty and Current Students
Milstein Hall dome

  • Jenny Sabin, assistant professor, director of graduate studies, and M.Arch.II program director; Luben Dimcheff, assistant professor; Timur Dogan, assistant professor; Werner Goehner, professor; Andrea Simitch, associate professor; Val Warke, associate professor; and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor
  • Marwan Omar (M.Arch.II '17), teaching assistant; Xue Yang (M.Arch.II '17), teaching assistant; and Il-Sang Yoon (M.Arch.II '17), student representative

12:15 p.m.

Lunch
Milstein Hall dome
Lunch with current M.Arch. and M.Arch.II graduate students.

1 p.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.II)
Portfolio Workshop

L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall
Guidance and examples of portfolios provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own portfolio for review.

  • Luben Dimcheff, assistant professor; Tao DuFour, visiting assistant professor; Aleksandr Mergold, assistant professor; Martin Miller, visiting critic; and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor
  • Dillon Pranger (M.Arch. '15), teaching associate; and Danny Salamoun (M.Arch. '14), teaching associate

Optional Tours of Design Research
Leaving from Milstein Hall dome
Overview of the Sabin Design Lab (1 p.m.), Timur Dogan’s sustainable design research (1:15 p.m.), and Sasa Zivkovic’s Robotic Building Construction Lab (1:30 p.m.).

  • Jenny Sabin, assistant professor, director of graduate studies, and M.Arch.II program director; Timur Dogan, assistant professor; and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor

2 p.m.

Studio Visits for M.Arch. and M.Arch.II programs
L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall; and Frances Shloss Studio, third floor, East Sibley Hall
Led by Jenny Sabin, assistant professor, director of graduate studies, and M.Arch.II program director.

  • M.Arch. First-year Core Design Studio 1, Caroline O'Donnell, assistant professor; and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor
  • M.Arch. Second-year Core Design Studio 3, Jenny Sabin, assistant professor; and Martin Miller, visiting critic
  • M.Arch. Third-year Core Design Studio 5: Expanded Practices, Jeremy Foster, associate professor; and Julian Palacio, visiting critic (studio field trip to Colombia)
  • Option Studio: Slow Building, Rubén Alcolea, visiting professor (studio field trip to Getaria, Spain)
  • Option Studio: Havana After Nature, Tao DuFour, visiting assistant professor (studio field trip to Cuba)
  • Option Studio: Fabric Urbanism, Leslie Lok, visiting critic (studio field trip to Hangzhou, China)
  • Option Studio: Dark Rooms, Mona Mahall, visiting assistant professor
  • Option Studio: Design Plan 3.0, Aleksandr Mergold, assistant professor
  • Option Studio: Architectural Aquarelle, Mark Morris, associate professor of practice
  • Option Studio: Eco-Towers in Extreme Climates, Jerry Wells, professor; Mustafa Abadan, visiting critic
  • Option Studio: Hybrid Infrastructures, Rychiee Espinosa, visiting critic
  • Independent Design Thesis Studio, Caroline O'Donnell, assistant professor and M.Arch. program director

3:30 p.m.

Guided AAP college and campus tours for all programs
Begins at L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall
AAP college highlights include Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Fine Arts Library, John Hartell Gallery, and East Sibley Exhibition Hallway. Also included are the Arts Quad, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (I. M. Pei, architect) and the Suspension Bridge.

  • Tour guides: Chris Battaglia (M.Arch. '17), teaching assistant; Samuel Capps (M.Arch '19); Shaohua Dong (M.Arch.II '17), teaching assistant; Brian Havener (M.Arch. '18); Justin Hazelwood (M.Arch. '18); Hyojin Lee (M.Arch.II '17); Caroline Niederpruem (M.Arch. '18); and Konstantinos Petrakos (M.Arch.II '17), teaching assistant.

5–6:30 p.m.

Reception
Milstein Hall dome
Wine and cheese with architecture faculty and current graduate students.

6:30 p.m.

Thumbnail: X and launch of the Cornell Journal of Architecture 10: "Spirits" 
Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
Thumbnail is a student-led activity and an open forum for the exchange of creative spirit, based on the model of PechaKucha.

The Cornell Journal of Architecture (CJoA) is a critical journal of architecture and urbanism produced by faculty and student editors in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. Established in 1981, CJoA is the locus of critical discussions emanating from the study of architecture at Cornell. 

Exhibitions throughout the day:

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