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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. Please register online to receive a detailed agenda, links to live webinars, and to join select courses.

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


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Open Courses

You will be able to join select courses and midterm reviews by advance registration. Details will be posted shortly.

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.

Student Work

Visit the online 2020 End of Year Show to see student work from the Historic Preservation studios and 2020 MSHP graduate theses.

You can also browse the digital archive, read summaries of M.S.HP theses here, and scroll through the Historic Preservation program spreads of Abstract 2019, Columbia GSAPP’s annual publication of student work.

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.

2019 Fitch Colloquium: Record/Replay
February 15, 2019

Watch the full conference here.

Alumna Kate Reggev (‘15 M.Arch, MSHP) introduces the Preservation Alumni organization.

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 Fall 2019 Preservation Lecture Series.

Teresa Stoppani

Unorthodox: Architecture as Paradigm

September 26, 2019

Learn more about the event here.