Monday, July 15, 2024

SPROUT Awards Support 6 Novel Research Collaborations

SPROUT Awards enable collaborators like Assistant Professor of Architecture Sasa Zivkovic and Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and inaugural Design Tech faculty Itai Cohen to pursue innovative and impactful research at the intersections of multiple fields.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Hip Hop Has Already Transformed Culture. Now, It's Changing Architecture, Too

AAP alumn Sekou Cooke (B.Arch. '99) is featured in an article that pulls back the curtain on some of the most original voices working in architecture today.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Virtual, Mixed Realities Converge in New Driving Simulator

Portobello, a new driving simulator developed by a research team led by Design Tech Associate Professor Wendy Ju, blends virtual and mixed realities, enabling drivers and passengers to see virtual objects overlaid in the real world.

Monday, July 1, 2024

From 'Scholarship Kid' to President, Kotlikoff Meets The Moment

Michael I. Kotlikoff assumes the role of Cornell's interim president following the retirement of Cornell’s 14th president, Martha E. Pollack. He will serve until 2026.

Friday, June 21, 2024

World-Renowned Architect, Theorist, and Educator

Learn more about the life and practice of prominent architect and educator Peter Eisenman (B.Arch. '54) in the AAP Alumni Archive.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

New Trustees to Join Cornell Board in July

Douglas Eisenberg (B.S. URS '93), who also currently serves as cochair of the AAP Advisory Council, is among seven new trustees elected to four-year terms beginning July 1.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Study Finds Racial Bias in Traffic Stops by Chicago Police

CRP Assistant Professor Wenfei Xu coauthored "The Racial Composition of Road Users, Traffic Citations, and Police Stops," a study that maps the racial composition of roads using mobile phone GPS data.

Friday, May 31, 2024

Empower the Next Generation of Creative Leaders

Hear from students first-hand as they share the life-changing impact scholarship funds can have on expanding access and supporting the creative capacities of each and every AAP student.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Jose Castillo Named Next Chair of AAP's Department of Architecture

A celebrated architect and urban planner with a deep investment in research and teaching, Castillo joins Cornell this summer, with an eye toward fostering new forms of practice, leadership, and engagement in the field to meet the challenges of a more connected and complex world.

Monday, May 20, 2024

A Place to Call Home

Housing is a basic human need that many struggle to afford because of limited incomes and increasing costs. This semester at Cornell in Rome, students and instructors across several classes explored different approaches to addressing the issue on display in Italy.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Renovations to Revitalize Sibley Dome as Vital Hub for AAP

Featuring a 100-seat "hanging" auditorium, a collaborative commons area, and flexible studios and spaces for the Department of Design Tech and the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities, the adaptive reuse project celebrates the 1902 building's historic elements while giving it new life within the college.

Monday, April 29, 2024

An Endless Conversation: The Art and Practice of Mendi + Keith Obadike

Cornell faculty and husband-and-wife creative team Mendi and Keith Obadike have worked for decades across music, text, and visual art to explore complex histories and social tensions. The resulting pieces invite the audience into a conversation with both the artists and their material.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Community Engagement Awards Honor Exceptional People, Projects 

The second annual Community Engagement Awards, held at Cornell and hosted by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, celebrated partnerships like those between the Finger Lakes ReUse and the Circularity, Reuse, and Zero Waste Development (CR0WD) partner network, which includes the labs of AAP faculty Jennifer Minner and Felix Heisel. David Ni (B.Arch. '24) was one of three recipients of this year's Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards and among the 15 faculty and five students to receive awards at the event.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Designing with an Eye Toward the Past, Present, and Future

Learn more about the long career, building designs, and master plans of award-winning architect and educator Alan Chimacoff ('63, B.Arch. '64) in the AAP Alumni Archive.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Workbook Tackles Injustice – and Carbon – in Built Environment

CRP faculty Jocelyn Poe and Jennifer Minner, along with Architecture faculty Felix Heisel, are among several coauthors who recently published Embodying Justice in the Built Environment: Circularity in Practice. The guide and workbook seek to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities center justice principles while implementing strategies related to materials resource management, new construction, and alternatives to demolition.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Architectural-Art Installation Takes Center Stage at Coachella

Architecture faculty Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic of HANNAH designed and built Monarchs: A House in Six Parts, a towering, 3D-printed, robotically fabricated architectural art installation for this year's Coachella music festival in the California desert.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Robinson-Appel Award Recipients Serve Diverse Local Populations

David Ni (B.Arch. '24) received a Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award to honor his significant involvement in community engagement. The $2,500 award goes toward projects that improve the lives of diverse local populations, including adopted and foster children, refugee students, and immigrants.

Friday, April 19, 2024

In Practice with Najeh Abduljalil (B.S. URS '25)

CRP student Najeh Abduljalil shares insights into the work and impact of Cornell University Research-To-Action Youth (CURTA-Y), the student-run organization and participatory research initiative. CURTA-Y unites Cornell undergraduates with Binghamton-area high school students to work toward transformative change in their communities. CRP Associate Professor Jenni Minner, who leads the Just Places Lab, is a mentor and advisor.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Faculty Awarded for Creative, Innovative Community Engagement

Thirteen Cornell faculty members, including Architecture Assistant Professor Suzanne Lettieri and Associate Professor of Apparel Design in the College of Human Ecology (CHE) and inaugural Design Tech faculty Heeju Park, have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Solar Energy Can Uplift Rural Ethiopians, But Is Hard to Come By

Yujin Lee (Ph.D. RS), author of the study "Upholding Household Agency in Climate Mitigation and Socio-technical Energy Transition in Ethiopia," traveled to Ethiopia finding that people were very open to solar energy but quality solar panels are hard to come by – covered by the Cornell Chronicle.

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