PLATE Publication

Architectural pedagogy can be a shifty character, one that takes on many guises. But fundamental to architectural pedagogy at Cornell is the rigorous development of critical thought that privileges the exploration of architectural concepts as informed by the concerns of space, structure, material, history, theory, ecology, culture, and context, as well as the representational processes and tactics and emerging technologies that inform their trajectories.

PLATE is a department publication of student work edited by architecture Professor Andrea Simitch, the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Visiting Critic Dillon Pranger (M.Arch. '15). On the one hand, it is conceived as a demonstration of a Cornell pedagogy. On the other, as giving presence to the multiple voices who develop those pedagogies into a collection of unique manifestations and atmospheres. Intentionally, PLATE is not intended as an overall nor comprehensive record of work but as a sense of a design studio's engagement with an adaptation of a more general set of pedagogical concerns.

Explore a selection of our spring 2020 PLATE publications below. To order hard copies, please, contact Cornell Print Services (607-255-2524 or and ask for "Spring 2020 PLATE [Specific Title Here]"

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