CCCP Resources

CCCP students are able to draw on the remarkable faculty, research, publication, public programming, and exhibition resources at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The Avery Library is one of the premier architectural libraries in the world and the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery has been forging an important paradigm of archive-based exhibitions under the school’s “Living Archive” project. Other primary resources include the Department of Publications, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Studio-X, and the many Labs and Experimental Units associated with the school that are working in fields as diverse as experimental publication, spatial information design, responsive systems, infrastructure and poverty action, landscape, networks, memory, and more. Students are expected to take advantage of the extensive programs of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, exhibitions, and other events that form a key part of the curriculum at the school. The program also includes occasional visiting workshops led by leading practitioners in the fields of the publication, criticism, and exhibition of architecture, urbanism, and landscape. Other schools also have extensive public programs.

In addition to course offerings at the GSAPP, students are able to cross-register in classes in other parts of the university including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts, the School of Journalism, and the School of International and Public Affairs, subject to approval by the professor. There are, for instance, many opportunities for collaborative exchange with the M.A. in Modern Art: Curatorial Studies Program of the Department of Art History and Archaeology.

Beyond this, New York City offers unequalled resources for the study of, and engagement with, architecture, museums, galleries, research institutes, and the urban environment, including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Van Alen Institute, Artists Space, the New Museum, Max Protetch Gallery, Common Room, Ludlow 38, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, The Architects Newspaper, and other museums, galleries, and publishing houses. The GSAPP also has close relations with a national and international network of affiliated museums, galleries and publications including the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MACBA, ACTAR Editorial, Domus, Abitare, and others.


A number of competitive assistantships are available to CCCP students, including positions working with the Directors of Exhibitions, Print Publications, Special Events, and Online Communications, as detailed below. CCCP Students are also eligible to apply for other GSAPP Assistantships, such as those for Architectural History I & II and the Audio-Visual Department. These positions are typically advertised by the Dean’s office in May, with applications due in June. As such, they cannot be guaranteed in advance as part of an admissions offer. There are also other paid opportunities to work on the program’s website and other related activities. In addition, CCCP students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistantships offered periodically through the Barnard and Columbia colleges undergraduate architecture program.


The CCCP program does not require but does strongly recommend that students undertake internships during their course of study, either in New York during the academic semester or globally during the Summer and Winter breaks. Relevant Internships are offered by MoMA, the CCA, the Van Alen Institute and Van Alen Books, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts, SFMOMA, MACBA, Studio-X, and other institutions and we are working to expand these opportunities. Students have also been accepted into Columbia University Libraries’ Graduate Student Internship Program and other university initiatives. See individual student pages for information on internships to date. The program director is also working to expand these opportunities.

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