The AV Office

GSAPP AV Team: Kevin T. Allen, Annie Berman, Aiste Jankauskaite
Contact: (212)854-1842/ av@arch.columbia.edu

The AV Office facilitates many audio-visual needs at GSAPP. It supports and maintains classroom technology such as projectors, televisions and computers as well as portable classroom presentation equipment. It also maintains an inventory of media equipment for student use, including digital video cameras, digital still cameras, audio recorders and gps devices.

Regular Hours & Locations

*The schedule is subject to change.
Monday 8:30-8:30pm
Tuesday 8:30-8:30pm
Wednesday 8:30-8:30pm
Thursday 8:30-8:30pm
Friday 8:30-8:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Reserving Equipment

*All reservations must be made at least one business day in advance.
During your time here you will likely need to take advantage of our  AV facilities, whether it is for a laptop and projector for a studio review, a video camera for making a file, or a still camera for taking pictures of a model. In order to do this you need to fill out an AV Equipment Request Form.

You need to fill out the requested information (drop-off and pick-up times and dates, studio professor's name, room you will use the equipment in, etc.) and any specifics you might want in order to reserve the equipment.


This ensures equipment availability, tracks equipments usage, and ensures staff coverage of the office. If you are having a review in one of the auditoriums you should also submit an AV reservation if you would like an AV staff member to assist in the setup and explain the usage of the equipment.

Please, be considerate and understand the AV request system. We have a limited amount of equipment and if you reserve something you should pick it up within 30 minutes of your reserved time. This is very important as the AV office has multiple demands that often pull them from the office in 203 Fayerweather. Also, please coordinate with your classmates! Talk amongst your studio and figure out who is making the reservation. If you, a classmate and a professor all reserve a laptop/projector bundle for the same review it is difficult to figure out who actually needs something and what equipment will actually be available.

You absolutely need to make a reservation to get equipment. We do not give out equipment to students without reservations, no exceptions. If your professor has scheduled a last minute review that requires AV equipment and a reservation was not made, the professor must pick up the equipment in person. Students sent to pick up equipment on his/her behalf will be turned away.


The AV Office has the following equipment:

Digital Video Cameras
Digital Still Cameras
GPS Devices
Video Projectors
Audio Recording Devices
USB Remote Controls
Lighting Kits
The AV Office does NOT have:
Blank DV Tapes
Blank DVD, CDR Media
Office Supplies - e.g. Tape
Staplers, Pens
Answers to anything IT related

Important Information

  • - Equipment should be picked up at the AV Office (203 Fayerweather).
  • - Equipment will not be checked out to students without a reservation.
  • - AV Requests must be submitted by 7:30PM, one business day before your reservation.
  • - Requests made after 7:30pm will not be processed until the next business day. The AV Office is not open Saturdays or Sundays. Requests for Mondays should be made by Friday.
  • - Your reservation in not confirmed until you receive an email from the AV Department.
  • - If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please email us directly at: av@arch.columbia.edu
  • - Camera, audio and GPS equipment is checked out for a 48-hour period only unless it is checked out on either a Thursday or Friday, in which case it is due the following Monday.
  • - Laptops and projectors are checked out for in-class use only. They may not be kept overnight or be taken off-site.
  • - A limited number of USB remotes, laser pointers and Apple laptop adaptors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply drop by the AV Office to pick up this equipment. No reservation is necessary.
  • - The following rooms have a built-in computer and projector. Please do not request laptops or projectors for these rooms: 113, 114, 115 & Ware Lounge
  • - The following rooms have projectors installed in them. You may use your own laptop or request one from the AV Office. Please do not request a projector for these rooms: Fayerweather 200S, 202. Avery 113, 114, 115, 300, 408, 412, 504, 505. Buell 200S, 300, 300N.
  • - If equipment is not returned in a timely manner, your student account will be disabled. You will not be able to login to GSAPP computers nor access your work on the network. Please return equipment on time.
To reserve equipment please fill out the AV Equipment Request Form.

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