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Historic Preservation
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

Thursday, October 28

  • 9:00AM: M.S. Historic Preservation Curriculum Overview

Thursday, October 21

  • 1:00PM: Preservation Lecture: Lecture by Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

Monday, October 18

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

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

Watch the recording of Jorge Otero-Pailos’ course “Modern American Architecture” presented on March 30, 2020.
Preservation Technology Laboratory

This laboratory, fully renovated facility in 2019, enables cutting-edge research in preservation digital technology, materials science, and aesthetics.

Visit the Laboratory’s page to learn more.

rAAdio Episode 001: Dematerialization of the Body – Jorge Otero-Pailos

This Fall, M.S.AAD students launched rAADio, a podcast investigation on entanglements of architecture. The first episode features an interview with Professor Jorge Otero-Pailos, Director of the MSHP and PhD in Historic Preservation programs, conducted by Ali El-Sinbawy ‘22 MSAAD. Also in this episode, Pabla Amigo ‘22 MSAAD and Gabriela Junqueira Franco '22 MSAAD try to understand the implications of the dematerialization of bodies with our final resting places. Does the state of being alive only relate to the physical body? Can our bodies metamorphose into other forms?

Follow rAADio on Instagram at @gsapp_raadio.

Student Work

Visit the online 2021 End of Year Show to see student work from the Historic Preservation studios and 2021 MSHP graduate theses.

You can also browse the digital archive and read summaries of M.S.HP theses here.

Studio Reports
Many of the Historic Preservation studios produce a comprehensive report at the culmination of each semester. Browse the most recently published reports below and or a more comprehensive archive here.
Columbia GSAPP Lecture and Event Series
The Dean’s lecture and event series invites guests from across the world to deliver talks and participate in discussions with the GSAPP community. Below is a selection of events featuring Historic Preservation program faculty members.

2021 Fitch Colloquium The Art of Preservation
Engaging and Amplifying Underrepresented Heritage

February 19, 2021

View the event page
Career Services and Programming

Career Services for the Historic Preservation Program encourages students to take advantage of an open-door policy; they’re met on an individual basis to discuss their interests, goals, and career trajectory. Services available include:

  • Individualized resume and cover letter support
  • 24/7 access to job and internship postings through Engage, GSAPP’s online job/internship portal
  • Weekly program newsletter featuring professional opportunities including but not limited to job/internship listings, design and preservation competition opportunities, professional conference information, calls for papers, and scholarship opportunities
  • Access to GSAPP’s annual career fairs
  • Professional headshots
  • Mentorship through Preservation Alumni
  • Annual series career programming which includes Alumni Speed Networking, Recent Graduate Career Panel, Portfolio Review Workshop, Salary Negotiation Workshop, Job and Internship Basics presentation, and Faculty Lunch-and-Learn presentations
  • Access to online career resources
GSAPP Conversations: Historic Preservation Podcast

See the complete archive of ongoing podcasts on the GSAPP Conversations page.

Preservation Lecture Series
This series of talks organized by the Historic Preservation Program invites a wide range of international scholars to Columbia GSAPP. Below is a selection of highlights from the Spring 2021 Preservation Lecture Series.

Spring 2021 Preservation Lecture Series
Matija Strlič
April 8, 2021
Abstract is the annual print publication of faculty-selected student work from Columbia University GSAPP, produced through the Office of Dean Amale Andraos.


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