Columbia Books on Architecture and the City aims to expand the ground of architectural discourse. Bringing together designers, scholars, planners, artists, theorists, and curators, often working outside of the expected formats of their fields, we focus on books that ask urgent questions about what architecture is and what it does. We hope to amplify new voices while reflecting on those who’ve shaped the field in vital ways, and to publish books that think deeply on the implications—whether political, ecological, cultural, or disciplinary—of architecture in its broadest sense.

The imprint’s commitment to print is paired with experiments in digital and hybrid publishing methods. Our monthly journal of critical essays on architecture, the Avery Review, can be found at; our experiment in email-based discourse, Avery Shorts, can be found at; and our online reader can be found at For questions and proposals, please contact cbac(at)

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Director of Publications:

James Graham

Assistant Director:

Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt

Managing Editor:

Jesse Connuck


Office of Publications
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1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10027

+1 (212) 851-5895

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Columbia University Press

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New York NY 10023

Other titles in collaboration with:

Lars Müller Publishers
Princeton Architectural Press

Please send book proposals and manuscript submissions to: cbac(at)