Stories

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.


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

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.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Billie Faircloth to Join AAP's Department of Architecture and Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

Hired as part of the provost's Sustainability Radical Collaboration initiative, Faircloth's synergistic appointment will span teaching and scholarship at Cornell AAP and cross-cutting, knowledge-to-impact research and engagement opportunities at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Community-Engaged Research Gets Boost from New Grants

Architecture Lecturer Hanna Tulis is part of a team that received funding from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to support undergraduate participation in faculty- and staff-led research. Their project includes the design of a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center, the Cornell Chronicle reports.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Film Set in Schwartz Center: A Pop-up Laboratory for Building Worlds

Sid Martis (B.Arch. '25) shares thoughts about learning valuable skills in Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts Jason Simms's production design course by painting and dressing the film set for a short film titled "Remembering Colin Stall," emphasizing the actualization process in creating occupiable spaces.


Monday, April 1, 2024

Democracy Problems: Jae Shin and Damon Rich on HECTOR's Design Practice

Visiting AAP NYC architecture faculty Shin and Rich of the Newark, New Jersey-based firm HECTOR share thoughts on democratizing urban design and how they have learned from the US tradition of popular education.


Monday, April 1, 2024

AAP Announces New Annual Strauch Early Career Fellow Appointment

Thanks to the generosity of decades-long alumni supporters Hans (B.Arch. '80) and Roger Strauch ('78), the college continues to increase the accessibility of academic careers to emerging scholars and practitioners in the disciplines of architecture, art, and planning.


Friday, March 29, 2024

Admitted Class of 2028 Personifies Cornell's Founding Principles

The 5,139 admitted students will bring with them a variety of lived experiences that will enrich the vitality and innovation of Cornell’s intellectual community, the Cornell Chronicle reports.


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Peek Inside the Galleries at AAP's Freedom of Expression Show

Cornellians highlights the thought-provoking works that have been on display in AAP's galleries during the month of March for the Cornell Council for the Arts' exhibition.


Monday, March 25, 2024

Announcing: Playing Place — Board Games, Popular Culture, Space edited by Chad Randl and D. Medina Lasansky

A love of board games combined with an interest in exploring their larger cultural implications inspired this collection of insightful essays by contributors drawn from across Cornell's campus, alumni, and beyond.


Monday, March 18, 2024

Architecture Students Set to Spread Wings on Dragon Day

The Cornell Chronicle previews the annual Dragon Day parade, which this year is expected to feature a grunge-inspired dragon designed by first-year architecture students.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Announcing: Art and Architecture of Migration and Discrimination by Esra Akcan and Iftikhar Dadi

Following their co-taught Mellon seminar, Cornell faculty Akcan and Dadi announce the release of their edited volume of essays on the art and architecture of partitions, migrations, arrivals, experiences, and global conditions from the 20th century to the present.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Art Exhibition Explores Freedom of Expression Theme

In support of the Freedom of Expression Theme Year, the Cornell Council for the Arts curated an exhibition showcasing works by students, faculty, and alumni artists and collaborators from across the university.


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.


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