In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia University has transitioned all courses to online instruction through the Summer 2020 semester. As a result, Columbia GSAPP’s Introduction to Architecture program will be held as scheduled from July 6 through August 7, but in an online format.
This format will further expand the expertise the School has gathered in the transition to remote learning during the Spring 2020 semester. The Introduction to Architecture program will build on the successes of GSAPP’s online design studios and leadership in visual studies, representation, and technology to create new opportunities for students participating from their home locations. The School’s community of faculty and students remains as strong as ever, and the vibrancy of our exchange of ideas and knowledge is captured in the GSAPP Family initiatives accessible online. These include special online lectures offered by faculty, open courses made accessible to all students across the programs, thematic selections of past lectures and conferences from the rich media archive, recommended readings from the publications team, and more.
The 5-week course schedule maintains the original structure allowing students to work with GSAPP instructors to develop their design skills in an online studio, as well as participate in virtual workshops, lectures, studio reviews, and “desk crits” to learn about visualization, technology, history/ theory as well as the practice of architecture.