Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
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The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City, also known simply as GSAPP, is regarded as one of the most important and prestigious architecture schools in the world. It is also home to the well regarded Masters of Science in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development.
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) has evolved over more than a century. It was transformed from a department within the Columbia School of Mines into a formal School of Architecture by William Robert Ware in 1881 -- making it one of the first such professional programs in the country. While the number of specialized programs being offered by the school has multiplied over the years, architecture remains the intellectual core of the school, providing the central focus for more than half of the students and faculty, in addition to conferring a unique identity onto each of the other affiliated programs. All programs share a commitment to both professional training and research. The curriculum and philosophy stress the necessity of analyzing and challenging the underlying history, premises, and future directions of the design professions, even as students are prepared to become accomplished practitioners in their respective fields of specialization.
Among the school's resources is the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the United States' largest architectural library and home to some of the first books published on architecture, as well as the origin of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
Recent deans of the school have included architect James Stewart Polshek, noted architectural theorist and deconstructivist architect Bernard Tschumi and Mark Wigley. The current dean is Amale Andraos.
- Max Abramovitz (1931) – 1961 Rome Prize; designed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the United Nations complex, and the Assembly Hall
- David Aldrich, artist and architect
- Erik Andersson – Swedish architect
- Grosvenor Atterbury (1884) – worked for Columbia campus architects McKim, Mead & White; designed Forest Hills Gardens
- Richard F. Bach (1909) - curator of industrial arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Turpin Bannister (M.S. 1928) – was one of the leading American architectural historians of his generation
- Donn Barber (post-graduate architectural courses) – architect
- William A. Boring – was an American architect; noted for, among other work, codesigning the Immigration Station at Ellis Island in New York harbor
- Temple Hoyne Buell – designed over 300 buildings in Colorado; designed the first ever shopping mall
- Paul Byard (M.S.) – a lawyer and an architect
- Rosario Candela (B.A. 1915) – was an Italian American architect; achieved renown through his apartment building designs in New York City
- Eric Cantor (M.S. 1989) - Congressman from Virginia and United States House Majority Leader
- Brad Cloepfil – architect, educator
- Angela Co (MA, 2005) – 2011 Rome Prize
- Jonas Coersmeier – award-winning architect and designer; a finalist and first runner-up in the World Trade Center Memorial Competition
- Lonn Combs (MsAAD, 2001) – 2011 Rome Prize
- William Adams Delano (1896) – architect, was a partner with Chester Holmes Aldrich in the firm of Delano & Aldrich
- Andrew Dolkart (M.S. 1977) – authority on the preservation of historically significant architecture
- Alden B. Dow (B.A. 1931) – architect; known for his prolific architectural design
- Boris Dramov (M.Arch. 1970) – architect, urban designer, and President of ROMA Design Group
- Peter Eisenman (1960) - designed the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, amongst other work
- Doug Farr (M.Arch. 1970) - architect and urban planner
- Romaldo (Aldo) Giurgola (M.Arch) - Italian-American-Australian academic architect, professor, and author.
- Nabil Gholam - a Lebanese architect; founder of one of few international award-winning young architecture firms in the Middle East region
- Philip L. Goodwin (1912) - co-designed the original Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Ferdinand Gottlieb (1953) - designed the original Rizzoli Bookstore
- Eric Gugler (1911) - designed the West Wing of the White House
- Frances Halsband (M.S.) – architect; she has served on juries for design awards and chaired the 1999 American Institute of Architects Committee on Design
- Michael Hansmeyer (M.S.) – post-modern architect; utilizes algorithmic architecture techniques, generative art mentalities, and CAD software to generate complex structures
- Arthur Loomis Harmon (1902) - co-designed Empire State Building; most famous as design partner of the firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
- James Monroe Hewlett (1890) - muralist
- Mitchell Joachim (M. Arch. 1997) – acknowledged as an innovator in ecological design, architecture, and urban design
- Rockwell Kent (1902) - painter
- Robert Kohn (1890) - designed Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, the world's largest synagogue
- Joseph Kosinski (1999) - directed Tron: Legacy; best known for his computer graphics and computer generated imagery work
- Sylvia Lavin – a leading figure in contemporary architectural history, theory, and criticism
- Henry C. Pelton (1889) - co-designed Riverside Church in New York
- Campion A. Platt (B.S. Arch) - architect; included in Architectural Digest (2010) as one of Top 100 Architects and Designers in the world
- John Russell Pope (1894) - Rome Prize; designed the National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
- Antoine Predock (B. Arch.) – architect, Rome Prize (1985); AIA Gold Medal (2006), National Design Award (2007)
- Wallace A. Rayfield (B. Arch. 1899) – was the second formally educated practicing African American architect in the United States
- Charles Renfro (1994) - principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (first architects to win a MacArthur Prize "genius grant")
- James Rossant (1928 - 2009) – architect; best known for his master plan of Reston, Virginia, Lower Manhattan Plan, and UN-sponsored master plan for Dodoma, Tanzania
- Friedrich St. Florian (M. Arch. 1961) – Austrian-American architect; Rome Prize; National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Sy Schulman (1954) - civil engineer and urban planner, Mayor of White Plains (1993-1997)
- Ricardo Scofidio (1960) - founder, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, first architects to win a MacArthur Prize "genius grant"; Royal Institute of British Architects
- SHoP Architects (each of the six founding partners has a M.Arch. from GSAPP) - 2009 National Design Award for Architecture Design; firm's work in permanent collection, Museum of Modern Art
- David Serero (M.S. Arch) – French architect; Rome Prize
- Norma Merrick Sklarek (M.Arch 1950) – was an African American architect who accomplished many firsts for black women in architecture
- Galia Solomonoff (M.Arch 1994) - architect, founder of Solomonoff Architecture Studio
- Laurinda Hope Spear (M.S. Arch 1975) – architect and landscape architect; Rome Prize; one of the founders of Arquitectonica
- Gustave E. Steinback (B.S. 1900) – architect; particularly known as designer of Roman Catholic schools and churches
- Sharon Sutton (M.Arch 1983) – professor, architecture and urban design; first African American woman to become a full professor in accredited architectural degree program
- Alexander Tzannes (M.S. Arch & Urban Design) – an Australian architect; founder of high-profile, multi-award winning architectural practice Tzannes Associates
- Franklin B. Ware (B.S. Arch) – was an American architect, best known for serving as the State architect of New York (1907–1912)
- Jan V. White (1952) - communication designer, educator and writer
- Dan Wood (B.S. Arch) - Founder and principal of Work Architecture Company
- Lynch Eisinger Design (1994)
Includes present as well as past faculty associated with the school.
- Charles Abrams
- Stan Allen - Dean of Princeton School of Architecture
- Barry Bergdoll - Chief Architecture Curator of the MOMA
- William A. Boring
- Peter Cook Member of Archigram
- Harvey Wiley Corbett
- Mark Cousins - Director of the History/ Theory Department at the AA London
- Manuel de Landa (adjunct)
- Neil Denari
- Andrew Dolkart - James Marston Fitch Professor of Historic Preservation
- James Marston Fitch
- Kenneth Frampton
- Frank Gehry
- Romaldo Giurgola
- Percival Goodman
- Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin
- Wallace Harrison
- Thomas Hastings
- Juan Herreros Guerra
- Steven Holl
- Henry Hornbostel
- Jefferey Inaba
- Bjarke Ingels
- Andrés Jaque
- Gerhard Kallmann
- Ada Karmi-Melamede
- Austin W. Lord - Dean 1912-15
- Greg Lynn
- Peter Marcuse
- Reinhold Martin
- Charles Follen McKim
- Michael McKinnell
- Mary McLeod
- Joan Ockman
- Greg Pasquarelli
- James Stewart Polshek - designed the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas
- Hani Rashid - Asymptote
- David Reinfurt
- Jaquelin T. Robertson
- Michael Rock - Founder of 2 x 4
- Linda Roy
- Felicity Scott
- Paul Segal
- Chirstopher Sharples
- Galia Solomonoff - architect of Dia:Beacon museum and founding creative director of Solomonoff Architecture Studio
- Michael Sorkin
- Robert A.M. Stern - Dean of Yale School of Architecture
- Marc Tsurumaki
- Bernard Tschumi - designed Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia's student center
- Raymond Unwin
- William Robert Ware - designed numerous Venetian Gothic buildings for Harvard University
- Michael D. Web - member of Archigram
- Enrique Walker
- Mark Wigley - Directed the exhibition "Deconstructivist Architecture" at MoMA with Philip Johnson
- Mabel Wilson
- Gwendolyn Wright
For a comprehensive list of individuals associated with Columbia University as a whole, see the List of Columbia University people.
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