Architecture Graduate Open House for Prospective Students, Fall 2018

Exterior view of Sibley and Milstein halls

Milstein and Sibley halls house the Department of Architecture at Cornell AAP. photo / Brad Feinknopf

Please join us for our fall 2018 open house. The day will include program overviews, highlights of our areas of expertise, Q&A sessions with faculty and current students, as well as an opportunity to sit in on our studios and design labs, tour our material fabrication shop and facilities, and take part in a portfolio workshop. Our faculty and current graduate students make themselves available throughout the day and at the closing reception. We hope that you will be able to attend this in-depth introduction to graduate studies at Cornell.

Department Chair and Program Directors

  • Andrea Simitch, professor, chair of the Department of Architecture, and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
  • Lily Chi, associate professor, interim director of M.Arch. program
  • Jenny Sabin, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture, director of graduate studies

A full list of architecture faculty members is available in the Faculty Directory.

Schedule

9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Milstein Hall dome

9:15 a.m.

Welcome Presentation with Faculty
Milstein Hall dome

  • Andrea Simitch, Lily Chi, Jenny Sabin, Esra Akcan, Mark Cruvellier, Timur Dogan, and Aleksandr Mergold

10:15 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.):
Introduction by Director Followed by Q&A Session with Faculty and Current Students
Milstein Hall dome

  • Lily Chi, Tao DuFour, Leslie Lok, Martin Miller, Sasa Zivkovic, and current teaching associates and M.Arch. students

Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD); and Master of Science, Matter Design Computation (M.S. MDC):
Material Practices Facilities (MPF) Tour and Admissions Workshop

Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas; overview of admissions requirements, the online application, equivalency, and deadlines
The Foundry; and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall

  • MPF staff with a current M.S. AAD student; Maureen Carroll, director of admissions; and Stephanie Resue, assistant director of admissions

History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD):
Guided AAP College and Campus Tour

Led by current Ph.D. students and candidates in the HAUD program
Leaving from Milstein Hall dome

11:15 a.m

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.):
Material Practices Facilities (MPF) Tour and Admissions Workshop

Tour of the digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and work areas; overview of admissions requirements, the online application, equivalency, and deadlines
The Foundry; and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall

  • MPF staff with a current M.Arch. student; Maureen Carroll, director of admissions; and Stephanie Resue, assistant director of admissions

Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD); and Master of Science, Matter Design Computation (M.S. MDC):
Introduction by Director Followed by Q&A Session with Faculty and Current Students

Milstein Hall dome

  • Timur Dogan, Jeremy Foster, Jenny Sabin, and current M.S. AAD and M.S. MDC students and a senior lab associate

12:15 p.m.

Lunch
Lunch with current M.Arch., M.S. AAD, M.S. MDC, and Ph.D. students and candidates
Milstein Hall dome

1 p.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD); and Master of Science, Matter Design Computation (M.S. MDC):
Portfolio Workshop

Guidance and examples of portfolios will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own portfolio for review.
L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall

  • Luben Dimcheff, Tao DuFour, Dasha Khapalova, Aleksandr Mergold, John Zissovici, Sasa Zivkovic, Brian Havener (M.Arch. '17), and Warisara Sudswong (M.Arch. '16)

History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD):
Q&A Sessions with HAUD Faculty and Students

261B East Sibley Hall

  • Esra Akcan, Samia Henni, and current Ph.D. students and candidates

2 p.m.

Studio Visits for M.Arch. and M.S. programs
Led by Lily Chi and Jenny Sabin
Leaving from L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall

  • M.Arch. First-Year Core Design Studio One
    Aleksandr Mergold and Sasa Zivkovic
  • M.Arch. Second-Year Core Design Studio Three
    Martin Miller and Andreas Tjeldflaat
  • M.Arch. Third-Year Core Design Studio Five: Expanded Practices
    Lily Chi and Sarosh Anklesaria
  • Option Studio: Trojan Horses: Smuggling Cognizance Through Genre
    Val Warke
  • Option Studio: The Sectional City: Urban Housing Fabric for Chongqing
    Leslie Lok
  • Option Studio: Catskill Re-Charge: Infrastructure, Heritage, & Adaptive Transformation
    Jeremy Foster
  • Independent Design Thesis Studio
    Sasa Zivkovic

3:30 p.m.

Optional Tours of Design Research
Leaving from L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall

  • Robotic Building Construction Lab
    Sasa Zivkovic and Brian Havener (M.Arch. '17)
  • Timur Dogan's sustainable design research with architecture and engineering students
    Timur Dogan and Daniel Park (B.Arch. '20), Eesha Khanna '19, and Patrick Kastner '22
  • Sabin Design Lab
    Jenny Sabin and David Rosenwasser (B.Arch. '18)

4 p.m.

Guided AAP College and Campus Tours for All Programs
AAP college highlights include Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Fine Arts Library, John Hartell Gallery, and East Sibley Exhibition Hallway. Also included are the Arts Quad, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (I. M. Pei, architect) and the Suspension Bridge. Led by current M.Arch. and M.S. AAD students.
Leaving from L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall

4:45 p.m.

Structural Systems Class Models, Fall 2018
An exhibition opening celebrating the student models built during Professor Mark Cruvellier's Structural Systems class
John Hartell Gallery

5:15—7 p.m.

Reception
Wine and cheese with architecture faculty and current graduate students
Milstein Hall dome

Exhibitions throughout the Day

  • Milstein Hall dome
  • East Sibley Exhibition Hallway
  • John Hartell Gallery
  • Bibliowicz Family Gallery

Getting to Ithaca

By plane: Tompkins County is served by US Airways, Delta, and United flights to and from major cities throughout the country. The Syracuse International Airport is an hour and a quarter drive from Ithaca.

By bus or train: Cornell's Campus to Campus bus services runs from New York City to Ithaca. Ithaca is served by the Greyhound, Trailways, and ShortLine bus systems. Visitors can reach the campus from the bus depot by taxi or the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) bus service (many buses make campus stops). The nearest Amtrak connection point is Syracuse.

By car from the New England area: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87/90) west to exit 25A. Interstate 88 southwest to Bainbridge, Route 206 west to Whitney Point, and Route 79 west to Ithaca.

By car from New York City: Take either the Holland or Lincoln tunnel to Interstate 280 West to Interstate 80 West to Interstate 380 North to Interstate 81 North to the Whitney Point exit. Follow Route 79 to Ithaca. Or you can take the George Washington Bridge to Interstate 80 West and follow the directions above.

By car from the west: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) east to exit 42 (Geneva) and Route 96 south to Ithaca; or take the New York State Thruway east to exit 41 (Waterloo) and Route 89 south to Ithaca.

Transportation Contact Information

Airport and airlines

Local and long-distance bus service

Taxi and limousine service

  • Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030 or (800) 273-9197
  • Blue Light Cab Company (607) 277-2227
  • Cayuga Taxi (607) 272-3333