AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6

Robert Heintges

Robert Heintges is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught since 1993. For over a decade he has taught the popular course “Advanced Curtain Wall,” which is offered in the last semester of the M.Arch program. Robert Heintges is the founder and senior partner of Heintges & Associates, an international building envelope and curtain wall consulting firm with a portfolio of hundreds of projects undertaken in collaboration with many of the world’s leading design architects. With over 40 years of experience, Heintges is an internationally recognized authority on this specialty aspect of architecture, and has contributed his extensive knowledge on curtain wall design and practice, and environmentally responsible envelope design to numerous publications and organizations. In addition to Columbia, he has also lectured at many universities including his alma mater, Rice University.

Heintges & Associates’ current and recent projects include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC (David Adjaye); the WTC Transportation Hub, NYC (Santiago Calatrava); the new Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC (Diller Scofidio + Renfro); the Oceanwide Center Towers, San Francisco (Lord Norman Foster); Reflections at Keppel Bay Towers and Villas, Singapore (Daniel Libeskind); 4 World Trade Center, NYC (Fumihiko Maki); Columbia University Northwest Corner Building, NYC (Rafael Moneo); Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY (Thomas Phifer); the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (Renzo Piano); 220 Central Park South, NYC (Robert A. M. Stern); MoMA, NYC (Yoshio Taniguchi); Barnard College Diana Center, NYC (Weiss/Manfredi Architects).

The firm’s portfolio also includes work with 1100: Architect, Allied Works, Jun Aoki, Cooper Robertson, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man, Ennead Architects, FXFOWLE, Studio Gang, Gensler, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Ada Karmi-Melamede, KPF, Thomas Leeser, Richard Meier, Mitchell/Giurgola, I. M. Pei & Partners, Pei Cobb Freed, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Reiser + Umemoto, Rogers Partners, SHoP, Snøhetta, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, Tsao & McKown, SOM, Bing Thom, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, and many other well-known architects.

In 2009, Mr. Heintges was inducted by the American Institute of Architects into the College of Fellows, in recognition of his contributions to the profession and teaching of Architecture.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4634‑1 Fall 2021
Advanced Curtain Wall
Bst vos ryanhansen fa21 01 advancedcurtainwall 13
Bst vos daniellenir fa21 01 advancedcurtainwall page 03
Pages from bst vos yuchenqiu fa21 01 advancedcurtainwall cover
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A4634‑1 Spring 2020
Advanced Curtain Wall
Pages from bst heintges yanniwang sp20 sm
Pages from bst heintges williamanderson sp20 sm
Pages from bst heintges qingyingwang sp20 sm
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos Syllabus
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A4634‑1 Spring 2019
Advanced Curtain Wall
Detail Axonometric Drawing by Joanne Chen
Elevation and Axonometric Drawing by Kevin Sani
Wall Detail Drawing by Kevin Sani
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos Syllabus
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points