Office of Communications

The AAP Office of Communications establishes and stewards the college brand, visual identity, editorial style and voice, and produces materials that advance the college's mission and goals using print and electronic platforms. The communications team is responsible for the Cornell AAP website, the bi-weekly newsletter, and various other printed and electronic information.

The communications office assists college departments and units with their communications needs through editorial support, photography, graphic design consultation, web content management system training, social media training and support, and other capacity building.

Brand Guidelines and Downloadable Logos

Members of the AAP community can download college, department, and unit logos, and access fonts, color palettes, and photo tips from the AAP Brand Guidelines webpage.

Editorial Style Guide

AAP uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. The full guide can be accessed online from anywhere on campus. The communications office distributes a shorter, college-specific Editorial Style Guide. For citation creation, we recommend Citefast; and for grammar and spell-check in the web interface, we recommend installing the Grammarly extension.

Share News

AAP alumni, faculty, staff, and students can share news of conference presentations, exhibitions or installations, book or article publications, or press coverage by sending an email to Submissions will be considered for feature stories, in the media news summaries, and or social media.

Faculty Media Outreach Requests

AAP faculty who have notable upcoming research, exhibitions, publications, or other projects can request a media outreach plan by sending an email to

Strategic Project Requests

AAP's Office of Communications works with all college units and departments to assist in the creation of internal and external-facing projects such as:

  • Printed and digital student recruitment materials
  • Website optimization projects (microsites, resources for a specific audience, etc.)
  • Stewardship reports for named donors

To initiate a project, please complete send an email to

Website Content Management System Training

New employees who will be contributing content to the Cornell AAP website will be contacted to set up a training session.

Social Media

AAP is on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. All accounts can be accessed from the footer of the website.

In addition to visiting the website, Cornell AAP has multiple ways to connect you with the latest student, faculty, and alumni news, events, and work.

Join Us on Social Media

Facebook for college news and events and shared news from community members. To share with us, post directly to or tag @Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in your posts.

Flickr for professional photos of lectures, critiques, reviews, and college life from AAP's photographer Bill Staffeld.

Instagram for photos and videos provided by students, faculty, staff, and friends. Follow @CornellAAP and use #CornellAAP in your posts.

LinkedIn for the most recent college and alumni news; invite AAP into your network and tell us what you do and where you work.

Twitter for news and event reminders with links to live coverage. Follow @CornellAAP and include our handle in your posts.

Subscribe to E-Newsletter

During the academic year AAP sends out a bi-weekly e-newsletter about upcoming lectures, exhibitions, and other events.

Connect With Our Student Blogs

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