Avery Hall & Global Facilities

Avery Hall

1172 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027

A space with over a century of history, Avery Hall is the epicenter of the GSAPP. It is home to Avery Library, classrooms, event spaces, and innovative studio space. The School’s intensity and density fosters ongoing dialogue, exchange and collaborations with a sense of openness and great collegiality. Bringing the sense of experimentation to rethinking the mythical heart of architectural education – the studio space – we have transformed the traditional model of single generic and segregated desks towards a new relationship between individual and collective which gives more space to the collective and carve one shared large scale model making, storage and especially meeting table for each studio of 12. This new spatial configuration is creating collaboration and conversations where students are increasingly learning from one another, breaking the physical barriers to engage in a more shared and rich creative process.

Buell Hall

The oldest building on Columbia’s campus, Buell Hall is a vestige of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum which preceded Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. Buell Hall is home to the Arthur Ross Architectural Gallery and Columbia University's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.

Fayerweather Hall

Fayerweather Hall hosts studio spaces for three GSAPP programs – Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development, and Urban Planning. These studio spaces function as classrooms, laboratories, and collaborative meeting facilities. Also housed in Fayerweather are technology resources for the GSAPP community including on-site IT assistance, computer labs, and the Visual Resource Collection.

Schermerhorn Hall

Schermerhorn Hall is home to pioneering laboratory spaces for GSAPP, including the Conservation Lab and Spatial Information Design Lab. Additionally, The Fabrication Shop contains digital and manual prototyping, model-making and woodworking equipment, and there is an adjacent space for casting and welding. 


NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator, is a shared workspace and professional development program designed to support creative practitioners working in the areas of art, technology, and design. Launched by by the New Museum in September 2014, the incubator is a not-for-profit platform that furthers the New Museum’s ongoing commitment to new art and new ideas, including having GSAPP as its anchor tenant. The New INC/GSAPP partnership will incubate recent graduates, nurturing creative entrepreneurship as well as hosting events and research initiatives from the school, such as the Embodied Energy Initiative.

Amman Lab at the Columbia Global Center

5 Moh'd Al Sa'd Al-Batayneh Street

King Hussein Park

P.O. Box 144706

Amman, Jordan 11814

Studio-X Amman, with studio workshop, seminar room, offices and exhibition space, opened within the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East in March 2009 and has acted as the site for student workshops, public lectures, seminars and exhibitions investigating a wide range of issues in urban planning, historic preservation, and advanced architectural design in Jordan and the region.

Studio-X Beijing

A103, 46 Fangjia Hutong,

Andingmen Inner Street,

Dongcheng District

Beijing, China, 100007

GSAPP will expand regionally to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and other cities, by joining forces with other institutions and schools of architecture and by engaging Columbia University’s broad network of alumni. As a new regional model, and as a result of increasing and productive collaborations with Columbia’s Global Centers, Studio-X Beijing is now hosted in the Columbia Global Centers East Asia central offices, and programs will be developed in close partnership with Columbia faculty. As the director of Asia Megacities Lab, Jeffrey Johnson will build on the Studio-X Beijing platform developed over the past five years, and will lead GSAPP’s initiatives across Asia.

Studio-X Mumbai

Kitab Mahal

192, D N Road

Fort Mumbai, India 400 001

Studio-X Mumbai opened its doors to the public in February 2011 with “Architecture of Consequence,” an international traveling exhibition about the role of architecture in social innovation and sustainability. The space has quickly become a major hub of vibrant debate. Located on the fourth floor of the Kitab Mahal building near the Victoria Terminus railway station in historic downtown Mumbai, Studio-X Mumbai explores the built environment by hosting a variety of events that address issues such as contemporary architectural practice, sociology, public art, and the impact of technology on the city. It is the most democratic of public spaces for citizens who are eager to engage with issues related to the future of cities.

Paris Lab / Reid Hall

Reid Hall
4, rue de Chevreuse
75006 Paris, France

During the spring term, NY/Paris students live and study in Paris— their studio and classes held at Reid Hall, located n the Center of the Montparnasse District. Reid Hall is owned and administered by Columbia University, and is located on the rue de Chevreuse near the Luxembourg Gardens. The building is open every day and available for student use until midnight. The original building was constructed in the early eighteenth century. It now has a 4,000 volume library, classrooms, studio space, reading rooms, administrative offices, and an interior courtyard garden.

Studio-X Rio de Janeiro

Praça Tiradentes, 48

Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil 20060-070

Since March 2011, Studio-X Rio has occupied a three-story building at Praça Tiradentes, a square in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown area. Bringing together professionals, academics, decision makers, students, and the general public, this space is a platform to confront our most pressing urban challenges. We are interested in how cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary, and cross-continental exchanges can affect and inform each other when facing the ongoing urban transformations of the city, the country, and Latin America.

Tokyo Lab

3-15-4 Shibaura, Minato-ku

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Lab is a hub for architectural activity located at Shibaura House, a space designed by Kazuyo Sejima in a lively neighborhood of the city. Since 2011, it has hosted creative events with local and international architects, coders and hackers, as well as numerous parties and gatherings.

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