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2023 Open House
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The 2023 Open House for Prospective Students took place in October, 2023.

The in-person event is held on Monday, October 16, 2023 with campus and building tours; meetings with the Dean, Program Directors, faculty, and students; open courses and studio reviews; lectures; receptions; and more.
Please register online to attend.

Additional online events including program-specific curriculum presentations are held throughout the week from Tuesday, October 17. Register for upcoming sessions below, and view recordings of past sessions.

Master of Architecture Curriculum Presentation
Mario Gooden, M.Arch Program Director, with Architecture Faculty, October 2023

Admissions Events

Virtual Tour
If you are unable to visit in person, please explore the interactive 3-D model of GSAPP’s buildings and facilities on the Virtual Visit page.

In-Person Open House

Monday, 16 October 2023

  • 9:00AM – 11:00AM
    Check-in, Breakfast, GSAPP Fair
    Low Library Faculty Room

  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    Campus and Building Visits with Avery Library Tours
    Tours leave from Low Library

  • 10:00AM – 11:00AM
    MSHP Curriculum Overview with Program Director Jorge Otero-Pailos
    Preservation Lab (Schermerhorn Hall Extn. 655)

  • 12:00PM – 1:30PM
    Lunch with Faculty and Student Representatives
    East Gallery, Buell Hall

  • 1:30PM – 2:00PM
    Welcome and School Overview by Dean Andrés Jaque
    East Gallery, Buell Hall

  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM
    MArch Curriculum Overview by Program Director Mario Gooden
    Wood Auditorium
    MSAAD Curriculum Overview by Dean and Program Director Andrés Jaque
    Avery 114
    MSRED Curriculum Overview by Program Director Patrice Derrington
    Fayerweather 209
    MSCCCP Curriculum Overview by Program Co-Directors Felicity D. Scott and Mark Wasiuta
    Fayerweather 203
    MSUP Curriculum Overview by Program Director Weiping Wu
    Faculty Room / Low Library

  • 3:00PM – 3:30PM
    Preservation Technology Lab tour with Mika Tal
    Preservation Lab (Schermerhorn Hall Extn. 655)

  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM
    MSAUD Curriculum Overview by Program Associate Director David Smiley
    Fayerweather 206
    MSCDP Curriculum Overview by Program Director Laura Kurgan
    Avery 114

  • 3:30PM – 4:30PM
    Career Services Office Hours
    Fayerweather 209

  • 3:45PM – 4:15PM
    MSHP Tour of Avery Library Special Collections
    Avery Library

  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM
    CBAC Publications Presentation
    Fayerweather 209

  • 5:00PM – 6:30PM
    Snack Break and Student Q&A
    Avery 100

  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    Lecture by GSAPP faculty member Marc Tsurumaki
    Wood Auditorium, Avery 113

  • 8:30PM – 10:00PM
    Student Social
    Avery 100

Public Programs

Lectures are live-streamed and archived on the GSAPP YouTube Channel
See the Event Calendar for programming throughout the year, and browse past events on the Media Archive.
Discover Campus and Explore Morningside Heights

Columbia GSAPP collaborated with Untapped New York – co-founded by Alumni Board Member Michelle Young (‘12 M.S.UP) – to create a mini-series of podcast episodes designed to explore the architectural and historic highlights of the University and related New York City neighborhoods.

In the first episode, they discuss five spots including Columbia’s Alma Mater sculpture, the Guastavino Dome at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Church’s Labyrinth, Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb, and the meeting of 125th and 129th Streets.

In the second installment, Michelle Young and Justin Rivers explore neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan where many of GSAPP’s students choose to live. They head from Morningside Heights to Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, and Inwood. Along the way, they point out culinary and cultural highlights of each neighborhood, including NYC’s largest slice at Koronet Pizza in Morningside Heights, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights, and the many parks and views of Washington Heights. We also hear from Columbia affiliated residents of Harlem and Washington Heights who tell us about why they love their neighborhoods.