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Master of Architecture Virtual Open House

This page features virtual resources that will allow you to learn more about the program’s curriculum and connect with faculty and current students.

If you have any additional questions about the event or application process, please contact arch_admissions@columbia.edu

Fall 2021 Prospective Student Open House: M.Arch Overview
Dean Amale Andraos with Faculty Lola Ben-Alon, Amina Blacksher, Erica Goetz, Mario Gooden, Ziad Jamaleddine, Andrés Jaque, Laura Kurgan, Reinhold Martin, Anna Puigjaner, Hilary Sample, and Galia Solomonoff on the occasion of the Master of Architecture Prospective Student Open House on Monday, October 18, 2021

Monday, October 18

  • 10:00AM: Dean’s Welcome and Student-led Virtual Tour
    With Dean Amale Andraos

  • 11:00AM: Master of Architecture Curriculum Overview
    With Dean Amale Andraos and M.Arch Faculty Panel

  • 3:00PM: Introduction to the Avery Library
    With Hannah Bennett, Director, and Ph.D. student Charlette Caldwell

  • 6:30PM: Lecture by MAIO with Anna Puigjaner, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Coordinator of the Core I Studios of the M.Arch program more info

Tuesday, October 19

  • 4:00PM: Meet the Students
Core Architecture Studios Overview
Sequence Director Hilary Sample discusses the Master of Architecture Core Curriculum with Core I Coordinator Anna Puigjaner and Core II Coordinator Erica Goetz.
Core I Broadway Stories
The animation pans across a drawing of New York City’s Broadway stretching the length of Manhattan Island collectively authored by first-year MArch students during the Fall 2020 Core I studio. You can also view the entire drawing here.

Student Work

Visit the online 2021 End of Year Show to see student work from the Core and Advanced Studios, as well as graduate portfolios from each 2021 MArch graduate.

You can also browse the digital archive for work associated by studio and instructor.

Public Works Curricular Initiative
Sponsored by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture as a part of their project Power: Infrastructure in America, Public Works for a Green New Deal assembled a series of courses from across programs at GSAPP during the fall 2019 semester to consider the social, technical, and political contours of the ambitious—but still largely undefined—proposal known as the Green New Deal (GND). Visit our Public Works page to view the resulting student work.
Career Services at Columbia GSAPP

Career Services at Columbia GSAPP strives to keep students in touch with the professional world beyond Avery Hall and professionals aware of our excellent students. Career Services organizes events throughout the year including career fairs, workshops, alumni networking events, and panel discussions.

Watch an interview with Karen Cover, Assistant Director of Career Services, by Josh Jordan, Director of the Making Studio and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP below. Their conversation was recorded in March 2021.

Columbia GSAPP Lecture and Event Series
The Dean’s lecture and event series invites guests to deliver talks and participate in discussions with the GSAPP community. Below is a selection of events featuring Architecture program faculty members.

Mabel O. Wilson ’91 M.Arch
Mabel O. Wilson ’91 M.Arch is the Nancy and George Rupp Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the Global Africa Lab at GSAPP, Professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies, and Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University.
March 29, 2021
View the event page here.
Graphics Project

Graphics Project is an annual series of lectures, discussions, and portfolio reviews organized at Columbia GSAPP exploring the role of graphic design within the field of architecture.

The 2021 edition of the Graphics Project workshop featured:

  • A presentation by Michael McDowell ‘20 M.Arch, winner of the Evans Simpson ’88 M.ARCH Prize for Excellence in Design. View McDowell’s portfolio.
  • A presentation by Andrew Keung '20 M.Arch, winner of the Charles McKim Prize for Excellence in Design/Saul Kaplan Traveling Fellowship. View Keung’s portfolio.
  • Studio in my Bedroom, Camera in my Pocket, a lecture by Joshua Jordan, Director of the GSAPP Making Studio. This smartphone photography workshop is a sequel to Jordan’s earlier workshop titled Model-journalism: Making and Photography for DSLR Cameras.
Abstract is the annual print publication of faculty-selected student work from Columbia University GSAPP, produced through the Office of Dean Amale Andraos.
GSAPP Conversations

In this ongoing series of podcasts, Dean Amale Andraos speaks with members of the School’s faculty about their work and teaching. See the complete archive of ongoing podcasts on the GSAPP Conversations page.

Get to Know the Campus and Explore Morningside Heights

This Spring, Untapped New York – co-founded by Alumni Board Member Michelle Young (‘12 MS UP) – collaborated with Columbia GSAPP to create a mini-series of podcast episodes designed to welcome incoming students to the GSAPP family.

Throughout the series, we explore architecturally interesting and historic New York City neighborhoods that house Columbia University’s campus and surrounding communities.

Also check out their Spring 2019 feature “Welcome to Manhattanville” in Columbia Magazine.

You can also find a self-guided audio walking tour of Columbia University’s historic campus by Professor and Historic Preservationist Andrew Dolkart (‘77 MS HP) here.


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