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)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Dean Yoon Awarded 2022 World Cultural Council Leonardo da Vinci Award
J. Meejin Yoon, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts recognizing her extraordinary accomplishments as a leading architect and educator.
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.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
In Houston, Work Gets Underway on a Two-Story Home that Pairs Traditional Wood Framing with 3D-Printed Components
The Architect's Newspaper reports that Architecture faculty Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic's HANNAH studio has begun construction work on the first 3D-printed multistory structure in the United States.
Friday, September 2, 2022
The Architectural League of New York speaks with Architecture Assistant Professor Farzin Lotfi-Jam about his collaborative model of practice and the motivations behind it.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
El Croquis: Pezo von Ellrichshausen
The prestigious architectural journal El Croquis has dedicated an issue to Pezo von Ellrichshausen, the art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by AAP Architecture faculty Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen.
Monday, August 15, 2022
2022 Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant Recipients
Visiting Associate Professor Anna Dietzsch has been named among the awardees of the $10,000 grants, which she will apply towards work in partnership with Braiding the Sacred, a network of Indigenous communities in New York.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Design in the Age of Digital Twins: A Conversation With Graphics Pioneer Donald Greenberg
Greenberg shares his enthusiasm for his "next big project" — creating new tools for an architecture design course at Cornell based on today's capabilities for building realistic 3D worlds and digital twins.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Llhuros Symposium 2022
Register to attend this virtual event marking the 50th anniversary of Norman Daly's The Civilization of Llhuros, a multimedia work of archeological fiction. Current and former AAP faculty, students, and staff will take part.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Bryan Young: Figure-Cast-Frame
Learn more about the cutting-edge research and work of Young Projects' founder Bryan Young.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Gary Bates: Deep Range
Attend a lecture featuring Gensler Visiting Critic Gary Bates, cofounder of SPACEGROUP.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Brinda Somaya: Building in India | A Shared Desire for Dignity
Attend a talk presented by architect and urban conservationist Brinda Somaya.