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 benjamin mike kolodesh 1

The Carless Suburb

In an effort to reduce sprawl, I selected the Franklin Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia as a site to redevelop a mixed-use and mixed income community. In order to transition demand from away from the suburbs and back to areas of mid-density, the goal of the new development is to feel suburban while having urban connectivity. Another goal is to rebuild communities of mid-density that are underutilized but have access to infrastructure, transportation and other community necessities. This led to an urban plan that de-emphasized the car.