Monday, October 2, 2023

(Re)Design Education: Toward Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive Futures

"Junior Architects: Building Disciplinary Transformation Through Education," this semester's Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium takes a deep look at achieving enduring diversity in design education and practice through a re-evaluation of the student experience.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Gaining Ground, Looking Forward: Fall 2023 Semester Highlights at AAP

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) kicks off the semester energized by the addition of new leadership and faculty, advances across the departments, and exciting opportunities presented by innovative courses, cross-disciplinary initiatives, and special events.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Throwing Shade: Model Maps NYC Street Trees' Cooling Benefits

Under the project direction of Associate Director Alexander Kobald, Tree Folio NYC: Equitable and Effective Urban Shade models the city's trees and simulates how local conditions influence their shading benefits, the Cornell Chronicle reports. The project was developed with students and funding from the Design Across Scales Lab, led by AAP Dean J. Meejin Yoon (B.Arch. '95), and the Urban Tech Hub, part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

New Leadership and Faculty Join AAP

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning announces new leadership and faculty ahead of the fall 2023 semester.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Hankering for a High-End Chair? Two Recent Grads Have the Goods

Cornellians profiles David Rosenwasser and Jeremy Bilotti (both B.Arch. '18), who together run Rarify—an online high-end furniture business with a growing presence on social media.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Cornell AAP Faculty and Alumni Respond to the Venice Architecture Biennale's Call to Reflect and Reimagine

Exploring themes of decolonization and decarbonization, the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by architect and scholar Lesley Lokko, centers the work of Africa and the African diaspora.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Multi-College Scholars Think Deeply About Cities

The College of Arts & Sciences reports on two cross-disciplinary graduate courses taught this year as part of Cornell's Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities program.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Embodied Power at the River's Edge: Reimagining Indian Point

How do you solve a problem like a massive decommissioned nuclear power plant only 35 miles north of New York City with no clear future use? This semester, an architecture option studio at the Cornell Gensler Family AAP NYC Center is tackling this very question, imagining an evolution for the facility rather than a demolition.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Reinventing and Reconnecting Waterfront Communities

Read about architect Jay Valgora (B.Arch. '85) in the AAP Alumni Archive.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Improving Education by Design

Learn more about architect Jon H. Alvarez's (B.Arch. '77) expansive career and his appreciation for his Cornell education in the AAP Alumni Archive.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Research In Action: Planning With, Not For, Informal Settlement Communities

Urban sustainability expert Charity Mumbi Mwangi is a programs officer at Slum Dwellers International–Kenya, part of a community-led international network focused on improving the lives of people living in informal settlements. This semester, Mwangi is in residence with the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities as a Visiting Scholar, sharing knowledge and building on a growing partnership between the two organizations working toward urban change.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Shapeshifters: Can Buildings Behave Like Organisms?

The Cornell Chronicle reports researchers, including Architecture faculty Jenny Sabin and Sasa Zivkovic, will use a $3 million NSF grant to reimagine the convergence of architecture and biology.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Tatiana Bilbao: Architecture as a Primary Form of Care

This year's L. Michael Goldsmith Lecture returns to New York City on April 19 and will be given by Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao. In advance of the event, Bilbao shares insight into her approach to design and the priorities that drive her practice.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Real Time: A Symposium on the Architecture of Packets, Pixels, and Neurons

From realtime visualization in video games to realtime urban monitoring, advances in computer, communication, and media technologies offer exciting new possibilities while raising urgent questions. Hear artists, designers, and scholars explore them.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Dragon Day "Moving Mural" Hides a Secret

The Cornell Chronicle previews plans for this year's dragon, designed and built by first-year architecture students and paraded around the Arts Quad the day before spring break.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Dragon! Dragon! Dragon! Joyful Jamboree Is a Big Red Rite of Spring

Cornellians reviews the history of this rite of passage for first-year architecture students in advance of this year's March festivities.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Panel Explores Architectural Innovations in Rural China

An article shared via the Cornell Chronicle highlights Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium opening events hosted by the Cornell China Center in Beijing earlier this March.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Curators Q&A | Constantinos Doxiadis's Informational Modernism: The Machine at the Heart of Man

Cocurated and designed by Architecture Assistant Professor Farzin Lotfi-Jam, take a short, behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the exhibition.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Campus Rallies to Support Syria, Turkey Earthquake Survivors

The Cornell Chronicle covers support and relief efforts organized on campus, including Architecture Prof. Esra Akcan's planned remarks at a vigil to be held on February 20.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Innovation at the Fringe: The Transformative Design and Architecture of the Rural-Urban

The first of two Preston Thomas Memorial Symposia this spring brings leading architects, designers, urban theorists, and researchers together across continents to discuss innovations generated at the intersection of the urban and the rural.

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