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Urban Design
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 studio reviews.

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


Monday, October 26, 2020

  • 10:00am Publication of Online Resources

    • Welcome and School Overview by Dean Amale Andraos
    • Conversations between Dean Andraos and Faculty
    • Presentations of Research Centers and Facilities
  • 11:00am
    Live Student-led Virtual Tours

  • 1:00pm
    Live MSAUD Curriculum Overview by Program Director Kate Orff

  • 2:00pm
    Live Meet the Students Q&A

  • 6:00pm
    Live Lecture by L.E.FT Architects with Assistant Professor Ziad Jamaleddine

(All times are Eastern Daylight Time)

Curriculum Overview

Spring 2020 Faculty and Student Q&A
David Smiley, Adjunct Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Urban Design program discusses the MSAUD program with students and alumni
Student Work

Visit the online 2020 End of Year Show to see student work from the Urban Design Studios, as well as final portfolios from each 2020 MSAUD graduate.

You can also browse the digital archive for work associated by studio and instructor, or scroll through the MSAAD program spreads of Abstract 2019, Columbia GSAPP’s annual publication of student work.

Urban Studio Studio II: The Climate Crisis—Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley

Working in the Hudson Valley, the Fall Urban Design Studio operates at the regional scale and asks students to enter the discourse of urbanization beyond cities to engage unevenly dispersed socio-spatial ecosystems at multiple scales. View the resulting video-based student research here.

This studio was organized as part of the curricular initiative Public Works for a Green New Deal sponsored by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture as a part of their project Power: Infrastructure in America. The initiative 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 the Public Works page to learn more.

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.

Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Managing Director; Johanna Lovecchio, Associate Director; and Grga Basic; Associate Research Scholar give an overview of the current CRCL work.
GSAPP Conversations Podcasts: Urban Design Sessions

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

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.

Learn more here.