Architecture Graduate Open House for Prospective Students, Fall 2019

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 2019 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
  • Timur Dogan, assistant professor, interim director of M.Arch. program
  • Lily Chi, associate professor, coordinator of M.S. AAD program
  • Jenny Sabin, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture, director of M.S. MDC program

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, Timur Dogan, Lily Chi, Jenny Sabin, Mark Cruvellier, Tao DuFour, Samia Henni, and Leslie Lok

10:15 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Introduction by the director followed by Q&A session with faculty and current students
Milstein Hall dome

  • Timur Dogan, Jeremy Foster, Dasha Khapalova, Leslie Lok, Martin Miller, 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
Rand Hall and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall

  • MPF staff; 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 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
Rand Hall and Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall

  • MPF staff; 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 the director followed by Q&A session with faculty and current students
Milstein Hall dome

  • Lily Chi, Jeremy Foster, Aleksandr Mergold, Jenny Sabin, and current M.S. AAD and M.S. MDC students

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

  • Aleksandr Mergold, John Zissovici, Jordan Berta (M.Arch. '16), Alexandre Mecattaf (M.Arch. '19), Dillon Pranger (M.Arch. '18)

History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD): Q&A Sessions with HAUD Faculty and Students
261B East Sibley Hall

  • Manuel Shvartzburg Carrió and current Ph.D. students and candidates

2 p.m.

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

  • M.Arch. First-Year Core Design Studio One
    David Costanza and Dasha Khapalova
  • M.Arch. Second-Year Core Design Studio Three
    Martin Miller and Rachel Dickey
  • M.Arch. Third-Year Core Design Studio Five: Expanded Practices
    Lily Chi and Jeremy Foster
  • Independent Design Thesis Studio
    John Zissovici
  • Option Studio: Coevolutionary Archetypes
    Naomi Frangos
  • Option Studio: Landscapes of Extraction: Climate Change and the Urban Infrastructure of Oil in Trinidad and Tobago
    Tao DuFour
  • Option Studio: Sand Castles
    Mauricio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen
  • Option Studio: (Co)Exist
    Chad Oppenheim and Beat Huesler with Tom McKeogh

3:30 p.m.

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

  • Robotic Building Construction Lab
    Leslie Lok and Alex Terry (M.Arch. '19)
  • Timur Dogan's sustainable design research with architecture and engineering students
    Timur Dogan and Allison Bernett (M.Arch. '20), Daniel Park (B.Arch. '20), and Patrick Kastner '22
  • Sabin Design Lab
    Jenny Sabin and Yao Lu (M.S. MDC '20)

4 p.m.

Guided AAP College and Campus Tours for All Programs
AAP college highlights include Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Mui Ho Fine Arts Library (Wolfgang Tschapeller (M.Arch. '87), architect), 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

5 p.m.

Lecture: Raymond Jungles
Plant Passion
Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium

6:30 p.m.

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

Exhibitions throughout the Day

Getting to Ithaca

By plane: Tompkins County is served by American, 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