Environments

Columbia GSAPP’s environments form a network of spaces, operating on three scales: that of the buildings on Columbia’s Morningside campus, New York City at large, and across the world through the Studio-X Global Network and extensive travel opportunities including studio trips and summer workshops.

Columbia Campus

Morningside campus is the main campus of Columbia University
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Avery Hall
Avery Hall is the epicenter of Columbia GSAPP, home to Avery Library, classrooms, event spaces, and newly renovated studio space. The School’s intensity and density fosters ongoing dialogue, exchange and collaborations with a sense of openness and collegiality.
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Avery Library
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is the world’s leading architecture library, located in Avery Hall, and houses the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the most comprehensive periodical index in the field.
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Buell Hall
The oldest building on Columbia’s campus, Buell Hall is home to the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
Fayerweather Hall
Fayerweather Hall
Fayerweather Hall hosts studio spaces for the Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development and Urban Planning Programs. These studio spaces function as classrooms, laboratories, and collaborative meeting facilities. Also housed in Fayerweather are technology resources for the GSAPP community including on-site IT assistance, audio-visual equipment, computer labs and the Visual Resources Collection (VRC).
Schermerhorn Hall
Schermerhorn Hall
Schermerhorn Hall is home to the Conservation Lab and Fabrication Lab, which host digital and manual prototyping, model-making and woodworking equipment, as well as an adjacent space for casting and welding.

New York City

Columbia University is located in New York, NY: the city so nice, they named it twice.
The GSAPP Incubator provides a collaborative environment for exploring new ideas and developing innovative projects that encompass culture, technology and the city. Located at the New Museum's NEW INC incubator, the co-working space encourages discovery and an open exchange among a diverse group of participants.

Earth

Columbia GSAPP is on planet Earth, the 3rd rock from the sun.
Studio-X Amman is a regional platform for experimental design and research run by Columbia GSAPP and the Columbia Global Centers | Amman. Through workshops, lectures, screenings, and field visits, Studio-X Amman brings together Columbia GSAPP students and faculty with practitioners, researchers, and students from the Arab World to critically reflect on the role of architectural education and practice in areas of conflict.
Studio-X Beijing is an active research platform dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experimental thinking about the future of cities. Its scope extends regionally to include Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and other cities throughout China and East Asia.
Studio-X Istanbul is an urban laboratory that aims to identify the current and future issues facing the city and seeks to generate innovative forms of thinking for their solutions. It opened in November 2013 and develops free events that foster discussion on the built environment and research projects that generate new forms of sharing the urban public space.
Studio-X Johannesburg further deepens Columbia's longstanding relationship with South Africa and fosters new collaborations across the African continent. It is a creative research platform that explores alternative imaginaries of the city, focusing on the future of global connection.
Studio-X Mumbai explores the built environment by hosting a variety of events that address issues such as contemporary architectural practice, sociology, public art, and the impact of technology on the city.
Since March 2011, Studio-X Rio occupies a three-storey building at Praça Tiradentes, a square in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown area. The space brings together professionals, academics, decision makers, students, and the general public to confront the city's most pressing urban challenges.