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.

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  • A series of squares with different things on them, patterns, designs, a person sitting on a bench.

    From Ordinary to Extraordinary

  • Metal trees as part of an architectural model.

    L.P. Kwee Studios at Milstein Hall

  • A series of contour lines on a brown wooden flat surface.

    A Different Way of Thinking

  • Houses in a city being deconstructed.

    Unbuild Better: a Collegetown Case Study in Deconstruction


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