AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
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
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 williamsvanable esparza ashley sp21 05 collage

Towards Space is the Place

This project reimagines the remains of the Schulze Baking Plant into a visualization of re-colonization. Playing on the notion of the “artist colony” and all the implications of the phrase, this design draws from the legacy of the Black artists and thinkers of the South Side and reclaims space to foster renewed occurrences of study and shared forms of knowledge by concentrating intellectual, political, and creative pursuits. Rather than looking at the building’s history and considering its preservation as such, I approached the design from a perspective of territorial reclamation, fortification, and excess. An architecture of thickness adds permanence and weight to the structure while artist studios, residences, music rooms, and spaces for performances and gatherings full out the building’s activities.