Virtual Architecture Graduate Open House for Prospective Students, Fall 2020

A modern glass building cantilevered over a road with a metal stair tower attached

Exterior view of Milstein and Sibley halls. photo / provided

Please join us for our virtual fall 2020 open house. The virtual segments will include program overviews, highlights of our areas of expertise, and Q&A sessions with program directors. Our Fall Open House webpage will be posted ahead of the sessions allowing you to hear from some of our current students and alums and review our studios, design labs, material fabrication shop and facilities, as well as other College and University facilities. 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, chair of the Department of Architecture, and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
  • Caroline O'Donnell, director of M.Arch. program, Edgar A. Tafel Professor
  • Jeremy Foster, director of graduate studies
  • Lily Chi, director of M.S. AAD program
  • Jenny Sabin, director of M.S. MDC program, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture

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


Schedule for Monday, November 16, 2020 

Please register here by November 12th if you would like to participate.  

Zoom links for this event and a webpage featuring our architecture graduate programs will be made available to those who register before the event.


10:00 a.m. 

Welcome Presentation with Chair & Directors                   

  • Andrea Simitch, Caroline O’Donnell, Jeremy Foster, Lily Chi, Jenny Sabin


10:30 a.m.

Professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch.)
Introduction by Caroline O’Donnell, director, followed by Q&A session 

Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD)
Introduction by the director, Lily Chi, followed by Q&A session 

Master of Science, Matter Design Computation (M.S. MDC)
Introduction by the director, Jenny Sabin, followed by Q&A session

History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD)
Introduction by the director of graduate studies, Jeremy Foster, and chair of the HAUD program committee, Esra Akcan, followed by Q&A session

For general questions regarding architecture graduate programs and funding, please email Cindy Bowman, Graduate Programs Coordinator:

Related Links:

Architecture Graduate Programs
Architecture Graduate Admissions

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