Giving Day 2017
Giving Day is March 14
You came to Cornell as an aspiring architect, artist, or planner and you left as part of the AAP family. Wherever your path has taken you since your time in Sibley, Milstein, Rand, or Tjaden halls, or The Foundry, we hope that you will support AAP on Cornell's annual Giving Day and show that the smallest college on campus can have the biggest impact.
Below is a sampling of the many activities supported by AAP alumni and friends:
Architecture travel studios
The Department of Architecture's option studios expose students to a range of built environments that help expand the foundation of their knowledge. Giving students the opportunity to connect their classroom experiences to the reality of the site of inquiry is an integral part of the department's approach.
"It's an amazing opportunity to travel to Colombia and visit architects who will be working on the same projects that we are practicing in our studio work," says Amy Wood (B. Arch. '18), who will be participating in Visiting Critic Julian Palacio's option studio trip to Bogotá this semester. "It's a chance to see the real factors and conditions that will influence our design, and that have influenced the actual architects who have done the work — something not many architecture students get to do."
Art Field Trips
Travel outside of campus immerses undergraduate and graduate art students in centers of creativity, broadening their experiences while expanding their visions.
The annual M.F.A. trip, for example, has "proven to be highly impactful both in terms of the ways it inspires and informs individual studio practices as well as the degree to which it allows for insight into the global nature of today's art world," says Carl Ostendarp, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Art.
CRP Field Trips
For students in the Department of City and Regional Planning, there is no substitute for experiential learning — trips into the field are the best way to truly appreciate the complexity of the built environment.
Dillon Robertson (M.R.P. '18), who participated in a CRP field trip to Boston last fall, says, "The opportunity to interact with accomplished planners has given me a more varied perspective and has confirmed for me the type of planner I would like to one day become."