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The 2022 Open House for Prospective Students took place beginning October 17, 2022.

The In-person event was held on Monday, October 17, 2022 with campus and building tours; meetings with the Dean, Program Directors, faculty, and students; open courses and studio reviews; lectures; receptions; and more.

Additional online events including program-specific curriculum presentations were held from Tuesday, October 18 through Monday, October 24. Recordings of the online sessions can be found on each program’s Open House page linked below or on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.

Fall 2022 Open House
Master of Architecture Curriculum Presentation

In-Person Open House

All visitors must meet the University’s vaccination requirement in order to join in-person events by registering in advance and completing the Admissions Visitor health attestation form.

You may also download a Campus Map with self-guided walking tour.


Monday, 17 October 2022

  • 9:00AM – 11:00AM Check-in, Breakfast, Admissions Q&A ongoing
    Low Library Faculty Room

  • 9:30AM – 11:00AM Campus and Building Tours

  • 11:30AM
    Welcome by Dean Andrés Jaque
    Low Library Faculty Room

  • 12:00PM
    M.Arch Curriculum presentation with Interim Program Director Mario Gooden and Faculty
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

  • 12:00PM
    MSAAD Curriculum presentation by Dean and Program Director Andrés Jaque
    Low Library Faculty Room

  • 12:30PM
    MSAUD Curriculum presentation by Program Director Kate Orff
    and Assistant Director David Smiley
    Fayerweather 206

  • 1:00PM
    MSUP Curriculum presentation by Program Director Weiping Wu
    followed by MSUP student meeting
    Fayerweather 209

  • 1:00PM
    Urban Design Midterm Review
    Fayerweather 203

  • 1:15PM
    MSRED Guest Lecture: Genghis Hadi
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

  • 1:30PM
    Architecture and Historic Preservation Midterm Reviews
    Throughout Avery Hall

  • 2:00PM
    MSRED Curriculum presentation by Program Director Patrice Derrington
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

    MSCDP Curriculum presentation by Program Director Laura Kurgan
    Buell Hall 300 N

  • 4:00PM
    MSCCCP Curriculum presentation by Program Co-Director Mark Wasiuta
    Buell Hall 300 N

  • 5:00PM
    Reception
    100 Level Avery

  • 6:30PM
    Lecture by Assistant Professor Emanuel Admassu, Co-founder of AD—WO
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

  • 8:30PM
    Student Social hosted by GSAPP Student Organizations
    100 Level Avery

Online Open House Sessions

Monday, October 17

  • 6:30PM
    Open House Lecture by Emanuel Admassu
    Emanuel Admassu ’12 MSAAD ’13 AAR, is Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and founding partner of AD—WO (watch live stream on YouTube)
    view recording

Tuesday, October 18

  • 10:00AM
    MSRED Curriculum Presentation by Program Director Patrice Derrington
    view recording

  • 1:15PM
    Lectures in Planning Series: Michelle Daigle
    event details

  • 3:00PM
    Life at GSAPP: learn about Avery Library, Career Services, and more

  • 7:00PM
    MSUP Curriculum Presentation by Program Director Weiping Wu
    view recording


Wednesday, October 19

  • 9:30AM
    PhD in Urban Planning Info Session

  • 10:00AM
    MSCDP Curriculum Presentation by Program Director Laura Kurgan
    view recording

  • 10:00AM 
    MSAUD Curriculum Presentation by Program Director Kate Orff
    view recording

  • 11:00AM
    M.ARCH Curriculum Presentation by Interim Program Director Mario Gooden and Architecture Faculty Panel Q&A
    view recording

  • 6:30PM
    Student Life: meet the leadership of GSAPP’s student organizations


Thursday, October 20

  • 11:00AM
    MSAAD Curriculum Presentation by Dean and Program Director Andrés Jaque
    view recording


Friday, October 21

  • 2:00PM
    Financial Planning and Admissions Q&A


Monday, October 24


Thursday, October 27


Monday, October 31

  • 10:00AM
    PhD in Architecture Info Session


Thursday, November 17

Upcoming Admissions Events

Avery Library Overview
Public Services Librarian Jenny Davis introduces Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library on October 18, 2022 on the occasion of the Columbia GSAPP Prospective Student Open House.

If you are unable to visit in person, please explore the interactive 3-D model of GSAPP’s buildings and facilities on the Virtual Visit page.

Fall 2022 Lectures

Lectures are live-streamed and archived on the GSAPP YouTube Channel
See the Event Calendar for programming throughout the year.
Discover Campus and Explore Morningside Heights

Columbia GSAPP collaborated with Untapped New York – co-founded by Alumni Board Member Michelle Young (‘12 M.S.UP) – to create a mini-series of podcast episodes designed to explore the architectural and historic highlights of the University and related New York City neighborhoods.

In the first episode, they discuss five spots including Columbia’s Alma Mater sculpture, the Guastavino Dome at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Church’s Labyrinth, Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb, and the meeting of 125th and 129th Streets.

In the second installment, Michelle Young and Justin Rivers explore neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan where many of GSAPP’s students choose to live. They head from Morningside Heights to Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, and Inwood. Along the way, they point out culinary and cultural highlights of each neighborhood, including NYC’s largest slice at Koronet Pizza in Morningside Heights, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights, and the many parks and views of Washington Heights. We also hear from Columbia affiliated residents of Harlem and Washington Heights who tell us about why they love their neighborhoods.