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College of Architecture, Art & Planning

The Arts Moving Forward

The arts are in ascendancy at Cornell. The academy is embracing the arts as important areas of knowledge as students seek to become adept at working with ideas that are increasingly native to vision and space rather than text and symbol. Advanced technologies are migrating beyond their disciplinary home turf, with digital visualization, fabrication and modeling technologies now essentially standard fare in art and architecture studios. And the studio model itself — the great gift by the arts to the academy — is now accepted as a model for the hard sciences as they begin to grapple with non-linear, iterative problems.

Without a doubt, it is an exhilarating time to be a student of the arts. The complex, motivating questions of our time cannot be tackled only by linear thinking and scientific positivism. We need to learn to see anew, and it is the arts that literally demand that we come to our senses.

– Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
   (Remarks from speech in Manhattan)

Strategic Vision

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning continues to be recognized as a leader in its disciplines as it strengthens its programs through stewardship and innovation.

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Initiatives

Faculty: 

AAP must strive to renew the strength of its faculty in each department as more retirements of senior faculty loom ahead.  Bringing the next generation of the fields’ great teachers and designers to our faculty is key for the college to retain its reputation as an international home of excellence.

Students:

The college must continue to allow the best and brightest students from all walks of life the opportunity to study at AAP. The college is committed to further strengthening its aid for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to enable them to join the ranks of the next generation of great architects, planners, and artists.

AAP NYC:

AAP is committed to further strengthening its studio program in New York City.  AAP NYC allows students from all three departments the chance to put their theories and learning to the test in a dense urban environment.  The college seeks to strengthen the program to allow all students to study in New York City at least one semester of their time at Cornell.

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News

Farver was teaching a professional practice course to B.F.A. students at AAP NYC this semester, and recently began …
The 2015–16 Rome Prizes winners include three AAP alumni: Jeffrey Cody (Ph.D. CRP '89), Javier Galindo (M.Arch. '11), and …
Gabrielle Giffords (M.R.P. '96) and her husband, Mark Kelly, will be the speakers at Cornell's Senior Convocation May 23, …
CRP's Neema Kudva wins campus-wide award that underscores the importance of undergraduate advising.
Architecture's Caroline O'Donnell has published her first book, which explores architecture's relationship with site and …
Austin + Mergold, the firm of Assistant Professor Aleksandr Mergold (B.Arch. '00) and Jason Austin (B.Arch. '00), is …
"Transformative Research Practice: Architectural Affordances and Crisis" appears in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of …
Regional Science Association International fellows are granted to regional scientists with outstanding research …
AAP NYC now has a new home at 26 Broadway, a historic landmark overlooking lower Manhattan.
Association's inaugural RAW EXPO featured more than 50 student-designed projects from seven of Cornell's colleges.
Morris offers an in-depth critique of the Stockwell Street building in the new volume of the architectural journal "Log."
The multidisciplinary planning and community design group received an Outstanding Planning Student Organization award for …
Kushan Dave (M.R.P. '15) and Nicolas Grefenstette (M.R.P. / M.L.A. '16) won a €1,000 prize for creating a spatial tasking …
Young Alumni Spotlight, a semester-long exhibit, is an effort of the recently formed Young Alumni Council.
Young Alumni Spotlight, a semester-long exhibit, is an effort of the recently formed Young Alumni Council.
Young Alumni Spotlight, a semester-long exhibit, is an effort of the recently formed Young Alumni Council.
A project by three B.Arch. students was the only project from an American school to receive an award.
CRP's Jennifer Minner is part of a team that received a $500K USDA grant to examine if rural towns benefit from selling …
A collaborative art installation created by Kimsooja for the CCA's inaugural biennial will be the focus of an upcoming PBS …
A model by Daniel Toretsky (B.Arch. '16) and Allison Wills (B.Arch. '16) is being featured in a high profile exhibit at …
The New York City–based artist often works in the space between photography and sculpture.
Mergold will produce an atlas of maps and drawings of Central New York depicting current conditions of land use and its …
A recent series of lectures and article publications explore the Internationale Bauausstellung Berlin (IBA Berlin).
According to CRP's Michael Manville, the only way to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and global warming, is for …
Architecture's Aleksandr Mergold and his firm Austin + Mergold were invited participants of the 24th Biennial of Design in …
Students spent several days touring Southeast Asia cities and exploring contemporary conditions found in the region's …
Book presents, as an object, Ostendarp's two-tone wall murals that have been used as backdrops in exhibitions of his and …
Cornell graduate students win the Better Philadelphia Challenge in the 2015 Ed Bacon Competition.
A new book by Michael Tomlan, CRP, draws on a wide range of research and scholarship from the past 50 years to explore …
A recent grant enables W. Stanley Taft to continue work on a project commemorating the 19th century unification of Italy …
Symposium explores the ancient phenomenon of spolia and its relevance to efforts to forge more sustainable and resilient …
Professor Jonathan Ochshorn, architecture, recently published an article in the International Journal of Design Education 7.
A recent report by CRP's Kieran Donaghy and Yuri Mansury finds that Cornell's expenditures have helped Tompkins County …
More than 30 students spent a day in late October touring the historical legacy and changing urban landscape of the city …
Cornell's B.Arch. program ranked number one in DesignIntelligence's annual survey for the best architecture and design …
This year's annual CRP field trip took M.R.P. and M.A. HPP students to Detroit for a glimpse of the myriad planning and …
Morris's chapter focuses on the post-war phase of curricular reform, and the creation of unique identities of individual …
Architecture's Jenny Sabin and Kunlé Adeyemi are among the 10 people that comprise Metropolis magazine's New Talent 2014 …
Max Taffet (M.R.P. '14) was recently awarded the 2014 ACSP Edward McClure Award for Best Masters Student Paper.
The book features essays on aspects of the Renaissance that remain resonant throughout popular culture, new media, and …

AAP Contacts

Development Communications

Timothy Mahar

Assistant Dean

tjm239@cornell.edu

Aaron Goldweber

Director

asg43@cornell.edu