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Urban Design
Open House

Please see the main 2023 Open House for Prospective Students webpage for additional events and resources.

MS in Architecture and Urban Design Curriculum Presentation
David Smiley, MSAUD Associate Director. October 2023

In-Person Open House

Monday, 16 October 2023

  • 9:00AM – 11:00AM
    Check-in, Breakfast, GSAPP Fair
    Low Library Faculty Room

  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    Campus and Building Visits with Avery Library Tours
    Tours leave from Low Library

  • 12:00PM – 1:30PM
    Lunch with Faculty and Student Representatives
    East Gallery, Buell Hall

  • 1:30PM – 2:00PM
    Welcome and School Overview by Dean Andrés Jaque
    East Gallery, Buell Hall

  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM
    MSAUD Curriculum Overview by Program Associate Director David Smiley
    Fayerweather 206

  • 3:30PM – 4:30PM
    Career Services Office Hours
    Fayerweather 209

  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM
    CBAC Publications Presentation
    Fayerweather 209

  • 5:00PM – 6:30PM
    Snack Break and Student Q&A
    Avery 100

  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    Lecture by GSAPP faculty member Marc Tsurumaki
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

  • 8:30PM – 10:00PM
    Student Social
    Avery 100

Student Work

Visit the online 2023 End of Year Show to see student work from the Urban Design Studios, as well as portfolios from 2023 MSAUD graduates.

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

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, recorded in March 2021.

Urban Design Lecture Series
This series brings together leading practitioners to speak about today’s most pressing issues in the field of urban design.

Javier Vergara Petrescu

Urban Design Through Prototyping in Latin America: Civic Innovation, Tactics, and Strategies

July 28, 2021

Learn more here

Urban Design Publications
Many of the Urban Design studios produce readers that offer a glimpse into the participants’ design process as well as the resulting research.

Emanuel Admassu
Abstract is the annual print publication of faculty-selected student work from Columbia University GSAPP, produced through the Office of the Dean.

GSAPP Conversations Podcasts: Urban Design Sessions


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