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2020 End of Year Show

Columbia GSAPP opens annual End of Year Show on May 16, 2020
as an extensive online presentation of student work from across the school
Eoys update 6
Animation by Estudio Herrara with student work by CJ Wang ’20 MSAAD; Lena Pfeiffer ’20 MArch; Gustavo Lopez Mendoza ’22 MArch; Tung Nguyen ’21 MArch and Angela Sun ’21 MArch; Lucy Navarro ’20 MArch and Gauri Bahuguna ’20 MArch; Danwei Pan ’20 MSAUD, Kuan-I Wu ’20 MSAUD, Tian Hao ’20 MSAUD, and Zixuan Zhang ’20 MSAUD; and Feibai An ’20 MSAAD and Xueqi Hu ’20 MSAAD
16 May 2020

The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) marks the end of each academic year by celebrating the work of its students from across the academic programs at the annual End of Year Show. As the unprecedented Spring 2020 semester comes to a close, Columbia GSAPP is proud to continue this tradition with a more expansive and accessible representation of student work than ever before.

Launching on Saturday, May 16 at 3pm, the exhibition website provides access to nearly 3,000 images and documents representing projects by students in the Master of Architecture; Advanced Architectural Design; Architecture and Urban Design; Urban Planning; Historic Preservation; Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices; and Real Estate Development programs.

In the exhibition introduction, Dean Amale Andraos writes:

“The unfolding global pandemic has upended the conventions of both student life and pedagogy at the school. Working under unimaginable constraints and through a spectrum of emotions, faculty and students have explored new forms of collaboration and tested new modes of communication—in the process, unwittingly overhauling preconceived ideas of what architectural education can do and what a school of architecture can be.”

“More broadly, the pandemic has unsettled our worldviews, fundamentally transforming how we understand our bodies, borders, and the entanglement of social, political, and economic networks. Many students tackled these issues head-on in their academic work this Spring, engaging design and spatial thinking to scrutinize the infrastructures, inequities, and technologies that continuously reshape the world. The ethos that permeates student projects and the profound sense of community that energized this semester reveal an emerging generation of designers and thinkers—deeply empathetic and with a revised global outlook—who are poised to steer radical new directions for the built environment.”


The End of Year Show showcases a large selection of research, analysis, and design projects created during the course of the year with a particular focus on work from Spring 2020. Online for the first time, the exhibition’s digital platform includes drawings and renderings, animations and films, web-based projects, thesis abstracts and development case studies, award-winning design portfolios, and a series of conversations between the first- and second-year students of the MSCCCP program.

The 2020 End of Year Show is organized by GSAPP Exhibitions in collaboration with academic program directors, faculty, students, and GSAPP Communications. The graphic identity is by Estudio Herrera, with website design and development by Linked by Air.

More information about Columbia GSAPP’s academic programs.