Architecture

In Columbia Magazine, architect Renzo Piano writes about the master plan for the Manhattanville campus, a 21st century vision that embraces the arts, interdisciplinary research and the community.

Oyster ecosystem

Associate Professor Kate Orff’s Oyster-tecture is a plan to bring oysters, which filter water and form reefs that can buffer against storm surges, back to New York Harbor. The project, expected to be completed by 2019, will create bays to host finfish, shellfish and lobsters while reducing erosion. It will also serve as an environmental education site. Courtesy of Kate Orff

As cities worldwide attempt to redefine the relationship between urban ecology and design in response to a changing climate, landscape architect Kate Orff is approaching her work as a synthesis of art, science, nature, climate and community.
Leone Batista Alberti
Among the 600,000 volumes in Avery, is Leon Batista Alberti’s "De re aedificatoria." Published in 1485, it is the oldest printed book on architecture in the West.
Iraq ancient design

Rashid Agha house, Erbil Citadel, late Ottoman period, 19th century. Photo courtesy of Zainab Bahrani

Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, is leading a project that focuses on heritage destruction in th

Map of Aleppo

New data released by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT) shows a stark pattern of destruction when overlaid on the zones of territory control in Aleppo: damaged sites identified by UNOSAT lie primarily within or just outside the outlines of the besieged areas in eastern Aleppo, confirming that this portion of the city has been systematically bombed and shelled for the duration of the war. View full interactive map.

John Reddick

Photo courtesy of Apollo Theater Education Program

John Reddick is one of 18 northern Manhattan residents selected by the University to pursue research projects and develop their skills at Columbia.
National Museum of African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History & Culture - Photo by Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

To write the book about the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, Mabel O.

One World Trade Center under construction, at 200 feet above street level (in addition to 60 feet below grade), March 2010. Courtesy of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In "Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan," Lynne Sagalyn recounts the efforts to symbolize American resilience, project American power and memorialize the human losses of that day.

Renzo Piano, principal and founder of Renzo Piano Building Workshop describes the inspiration for the design of the campus.

 

These are some of the projects underway at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s GSAPP Incubator that supports recent alumni seeking to develop innovative architectural and design projects.

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