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
Arch cadena jameschurchill sp23  12

The Bronx In-Between

My intervention is on the 238th step street in the Bronx to reconfigure and reconsider an important interstitial space in a New York neighborhood.

The “In-between” – phases that exist on a multi-planar level down to the atomic scale and offer up unique and exciting spatial conditions in the urban fabric of delirious New York. Through administrative or topographical chance, such space collides with normative grid and lot patterns, existing as carved-off remnants of industrial or residential land. The fractal landscape of the West Bronx is an exemplar of this boundary condition in New York where the city bisected geography with paved stairs to connect neighborhoods and improve pedestrian circulation. As the poorest of the five boroughs, many of these transit corridors exist in a state of disrepair, unfunded and damaged from years of neglect and increasing social disharmony. How do we rethink urban damage and utilitarian thoroughfares? How do we reconfigure the space for visual spectacle and meditation, while also improving the street wall relationship to create a vibrant bedrock for the community?