AAP NYC: Open House New York 2017

the exterior and interior of AAP NYC located in an historic building in New York City

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Open House New York (OHNY) provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York City and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. OHNY celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York City as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn.

For the second year, the AAP NYC will participate in OHNY. Located at 26 Broadway overlooking lower Manhattan and New York Harbor, the AAP NYC studio occupies more than 11,000 square feet on the 20th floor of the historic Standard Oil Building. Once the address of Alexander Hamilton's lower Manhattan home, 26 Broadway became a symbol of extravagant wealth in the early 20th century as the headquarters of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company.

Now the New York City home of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), the 20th floor features gallery space, a multiuse room for lectures and public events, and expanded studio and classroom areas. AAP NYC is a critical component of our students' education, offering myriad opportunities for immersive experiences in learning, research, engagement, and problem-solving — including tackling complex urban design issues in a major metropolitan center.

Prospective graduate and undergraduate students interested in the fields of architecture, art, and city and regional planning will not only see the physical space they may occupy as students, but will also have the unique opportunity to meet with current students, alumni, and representatives from their department of interest, as well as the director of admissions. The planned programming throughout the day is as follows, however, anyone is welcome to stop by at any time throughout the event.

  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Undergraduate admissions information session
  • 12–1 p.m. Architecture department programming
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m. Graduate admissions information session
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. City and regional planning department programming
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. Undergraduate admissions information session
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. Art department programming

For questions about AAP NYC's participation in OHNY, please call (212) 497-7595.

For questions about AAP admissions, please call (607) 255-4376 or email aap_admissions@cornell.edu.

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