Columbia GSAPP Receives Historic Donation to Advance the Study of Housing Design
Columbia GSAPP is pleased to announce a donation exceeding $2 million from the IDC Foundation to support faculty leadership and interdisciplinary research. The gift will help to launch a new interdisciplinary research initiative, the Columbia GSAPP Housing Lab, and to fund the IDC Foundation Professorship of Housing Design, the first endowed professorship dedicated to the Architecture program at Columbia GSAPP. Associate Professor Hilary Sample has been appointed as the inaugural IDC Foundation Professor of Housing Design. Additional support from the IDC Foundation will be directed to financial aid and student travel, furthering the School’s commitment to shaping a more equitable, sustainable, and creative world by engaging students from diverse and global perspectives.