Student organizations at Columbia GSAPP support our community and enhance the academic experience.
All groups must be advised by a Columbia GSAPP Program Office and/or the GSAPP Student Affairs Office (email@example.com). The administration is available to support student groups, process event approvals, and forward communications. Please reference the Student Organization Handbook for general information and resources.
The open resource Why Publish? Reframing the Stakes of Student Publications records and archives part one of a GSAPP Publications-hosted workshop that was held on July 26, 2022. Part two, Sharing Proposals, will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 12pm-2pm in Room 115, Avery Hall. Visit the event page to learn more.
Black Student Alliance at GSAPP
GSAPP National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
Queer Students of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (QSAPP)
Asia Real Estate Club
Design Driven Development
Global Real Estate Club
International Real Estate Investment Club
Markets & Coffee Club
MSRED Industrial Development Club
Real Estate Alternatives Club
Real Estate Portfolio Management Club
Real Estate Private Equity Club
Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse Club
Women in Real Estate Development
The Columbia MSRED Industrial Development Club seeks to promote interest and engagement in the development and financing of different types of industrial assets, such as warehouses and distribution centers, airports, and renewable energy.
The club will support education on this sector of development by inviting speakers from different parts of the industrial design and development process, facilitating site visits, and promoting networking opportunities. The club hopes to inspire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of this very important type of development!
Faculty Advisor: Mark A. Wigley
The purpose of the real estate alternative investing club is to highlight, learn about and discuss real estate opportunities that are not traditional investment properties.
Some examples of alternative real estate investments include:
Alternative real estate investments can be a good option for investors who are looking for higher returns or diversification benefits. However, it is important to do your research and understand the risks involved before investing in any alternative real estate investment.
The Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse Club explores diverse approaches to repositioning and adaptive reuse within the real estate sector, encompassing historical and contemporary perspectives.
By inviting industry-leading guest speakers, organizing insightful site visits, facilitating thoughtful panel discussions, and conducting case studies, the Club aims to expose members to the intricacies of an investment strategy at the forefront of industry innovation and creativity. Additionally, the Club seeks to foster a deep comprehension of how this strategic approach can generate immense value amidst changing times and dynamic economic environments.
During these trips, participants will be encouraged to produce photos, videos, audio recordings, sketches, or other creative outputs. In this way, we hope to produce a dialogue between different perspectives via the curation of an end-of-semester exhibition, website, or zine. In the academic setting, we, as GSAPP students, intimately interact with the built environment, but are limited by the outputs and projects required by our classes. We hope this student organization can be a space that transcends academic disciplinary boundaries and encourages creative dialogue amongst students from different backgrounds.
Events will include but not limited to lectures by female leaders, site tours and social gatherings. While the group is geared towards female students, our events are opened to the entire MSRED community so everyone can benefit from our supportive environment or knowledgeable speakers.