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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Assistant/Associate Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Development with Emphasis on the Environment
The Department of Architecture invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor whose research revolves around environmental, climate, and sustainability issues as they pertain to the histories of architecture and urban development. The position will begin July 1, 2024.
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Design Teaching Fellowship, Department of Architecture
The Department of Architecture is launching a search for two to four Design Teaching Fellowship positions for instruction and research/creative practice, to begin on August 12, 2024.
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Department Chairperson, Department of Architecture
The Department of Architecture invites applications for the Department Chairperson, a tenured/tenure-track faculty position beginning on July 1, 2024.
Monday, January 29, 2024
Fellowships and Funding Opportunities
View a selection of externally and internally sponsored fellowships available to undergraduate and graduate students in architecture.
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
L.P. Kwee Studios at Milstein Hall
A Different Way of Thinking
Unbuild Better: a Collegetown Case Study in Deconstruction
Monday, February 19, 2024
Mabel O. Wilson: Absence, Presence, and the Incomplete Archive
A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell Mabel O. Wilson shares insights into her new and recent work with Associate Professor of Architecture Sean Anderson in advance of her weeklong visit to campus this spring and keynote lecture on March 7.
Monday, February 19, 2024
Art Exhibition to Explore Freedom of Expression Theme
The Cornell Chronicle previews the March exhibition at AAP which will showcase 15 projects in dialogue with the universitywide theme year created by more than 20 student, faculty, and alumni artists and collaborators across the university. Media range from video, drawing, and painting to fabric, 3D-printed objects, music, and performance.
A Black Woman's Rise in Architecture Shows How Far Is Left to Go
The New York Times: The article offers insights from Kimberly Dowdell (B.Arch. '06), who becomes president of the American Institute of Architects next month, as well as from Architecture Assistant Professor Peter Robinson (B.Arch. '98).
Monday, November 13, 2023
Leading Educators: Q&A with Milton Curry
The Architect's Newspaper: Curry, Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement and architecture faculty at AAP, shares his thoughts on architectural education and goals for the future.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Cornell's Jenny Sabin Awarded the 2023 Rippmann Memorial Prize by DigitalFUTURES
Bustler: Sabin was recognized for standing "at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of responsive material structures and ecological spatial interventions for diverse audiences."
Friday, September 15, 2023
How Might Buildings and Their Integrated Materials Systems Behave Like Organisms?
ArchDaily: A conversation with Architecture Professor Jenny Sabin exploring the critical link between research and practice and her interdisciplinary approach that fosters collaboration with both scientists and engineers.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023
Facade Scanner: A Scalable Workflow for Building Geometry and Window-to-Wall Ratio Capture for Urban Building Energy Modeling
A team of B.Arch. researchers from Architecture Associate Professor Timur Dogan's Environmental Systems Lab presented this work at the IBPSA International Conference Building Simulation 2023 in Shanghai.
Monday, August 14, 2023
Throwing Shade: Model Maps NYC Street Trees' Cooling Benefits
Under the project direction of Associate Director Alexander Kobald, Tree Folio NYC: Equitable and Effective Urban Shade models the city's trees and simulates how local conditions influence their shading benefits, the Cornell Chronicle reports. The project was developed with students and funding from the Design Across Scales Lab, led by AAP Dean J. Meejin Yoon (B.Arch. '95), and the Urban Tech Hub, part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech.
Monday, January 8, 2024
A Circular Built Environment in the Digital Age
Architecture Assistant Professor Felix Heisel and former Circular Construction Lab researcher Joseph McGranahan co-authored an included chapter covering digital tools for circularity evaluation in this open-access publication.
February 19–March 8, 2024
Veronica Paulon: Urban Ink
Traverse the streets of Rotterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Nicosia, Florence, Vigo, and Antwerp through work that showcases the spirit of these metropolises through their iconic architectural styles.
March 4–29, 2024
CCA Freedom of Expression Exhibition at Cornell AAP
Contributing to the university's 2023–24 theme, view a showcase of projects by students and faculty exploring the importance of artistic free expression.
March 7–8, 2024
Reimagine Buildings: One Planet, 24 Hours
Architecture Assistant Professor Felix Heisel will speak at 8 p.m. on March 7 as part of the circularity hour of the programming.
March 7–8, 2024
Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium: Labor Un:Imagined
Hear from scholars whose research delves into the experiences, actors, and technologies of construction labor and, in so doing, pushes against the over-imagination and under-representation of building workers in architectural histories.