Department of Architecture
Architecture at Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) is about creative and critical design practices that make lasting impact — balancing rigorous research and scholarship, responsibility for our natural and built environments, and reimagining the world at every scale to build a just and sustainable future for all.
At Cornell Architecture we see design as a process of creative experimentation and iterative analysis, ensuring non-judgmental, holistic, and open-ended inquiry enabled by independent, critical thinking and bold thought leadership. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to support interdisciplinary collaboration and provide an integrated foundation in global history, theory, structures, environmental systems, building technologies, visual representation, ensuring that our students are equipped with actionable knowledge and the agency to enact change.
Student Work Above:
Left: "Swaying Udders" by Christopher Yi, (M.Arch. '20); Top Right: "CREOLE: A Spatial Language of Cultural Preservation, Transition, and Production" by Cornelius Tulloch (B.Arch. '21); Bottom Right: "Loop Column" by Justin Foo (B.Arch. '18) and Xinyu Yi (M.Arch '16).
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
L.P. Kwee Studios at Milstein Hall
A Different Way of Thinking
Unbuild Better: a Collegetown Case Study in Deconstruction
Alex Torres (B.Arch. '23)
Andrew Boghossian (B.Arch. '23)
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Yoon Reappointed Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Dean J. Meejin Yoon has been appointed to a second five-year term as Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
At 88, Greenberg Still on Cutting Edge with New Course
Architecture Professor Don Greenberg has launched a new course that teaches architecture and computer science students to apply emerging digital visualization tools and software in design work, reports the Cornell Chronicle.
Friday, November 11, 2022
In His Own World: Casey Cadwallader's Mugler Takes Shape
Fashion designer Casey Cadwallader (B.Arch. '02) tells Women's Wear Daily that his architecture degree helps guide his current practice — being conscious of waste, contours of the body, and using design as a means to manipulate the eye.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
The Noun Crisis: Defining an Architect
Arch Daily explores career paths open to trained architects, with comments from AAP NYC Visiting Lecturer Erin Pellegrino and Jake Rudin (both B.Arch. '14), whose consulting firm and new book examine ways to leverage a design education.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Building Better - Less - Different: Circular Construction and Circular Economy
The forthcoming book coauthored by Architecture Assistant Professor Felix Heisel explores concepts, methods, and examples of circularity in construction and the economy.
Friday, September 30, 2022
AAP's Ecological Action Lab Highlights Plastic and Water Waste with Tallinn Architecture Biennale Sculpture
Friendship WC (Water Chandelier) shines a light on the dual dilemma of global water scarcity and the relentless growth of plastic pollution.
Monday, September 19, 2022
First Two-Story, 3D-Printed Concrete Home in the U.S. is Under Construction in Houston
Houston Chronicle reports that construction has begun on the first 3D-printed multistory structure in the United States, designed and planned by Architecture faculty Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic.
November 14–26, 2022
Structural Systems Class Models, Fall 2022
View an exhibition of work by Architecture Professor Mark Cruvellier's students examining the 3D structural systems that are used in buildings.
Monday, November 21, 2022
Partitions of Europe and Healing Spaces of Expulsion
Hear the ECS Faber Lecture delivered by Architecture Professor Esra Akcan at Princeton University exploring architecture's role in the right-to-heal.
Monday, November 21, 2022
Bruno Ceschel: Communitarian Photography
Attend a lecture featuring writer, curator, and publisher Bruno Ceschel, founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Roundtable – Space and Heritage: On the Generativity of Environing Worlds
A discussion on the theme of a special upcoming issue of the journal Future Anterior, guest edited by Architecture Assistant Professor Tao DuFour, who is currently Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.