May 16, 2020 - Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - 2020 End of Year Show
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May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

2020 End of Year Show. Graphic identity: Estudio Herrera. Website design and development: Linked by Air. Featured student work by CJ Wang ’20 MSAAD; Lena Pfeiffer ’20 MArch; Gustavo Lopez Mendoza ’22 MArch; Tung Nguyen ’21 MArch and Angela Sun ’21 MArch; Lucy Navarro ’20 MArch and Gauri Bahuguna ’20 MArch; Danwei Pan ’20 MSAUD, Kuan-I Wu ’20 MSAUD, Tian Hao ’20 MSAUD, and Zixuan Zhang ’20 MSAUD; and Feibai An ’20 MSAAD and Xueqi Hu ’20 MSAAD.

2020 End of Year Show

Online launch: May 16

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10027
United States

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For the past three decades Columbia GSAPP has concluded each academic year with its End of Year Show, an exhibition that celebrates and showcases student work from across the school’s degree programs: Architecture; Urban Design; Urban Planning; Historic Preservation; Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices; and Real Estate Development. GSAPP is proud to continue this tradition, following an incomparable Spring semester.

The unfolding global pandemic has upended the conventions of both student life and pedagogy at the school. Working under unimaginable constraints and through a spectrum of emotions, faculty and students have explored new forms of collaboration and tested new modes of communication—in the process, unwittingly overhauling preconceived ideas of what architectural education can do and what a school of architecture can be. More broadly, the pandemic has unsettled our worldviews, fundamentally transforming how we understand our bodies, borders, and the entanglement of social, political, and economic networks. Many students tackled these issues head-on in their academic work this Spring, engaging design and spatial thinking to scrutinize the infrastructures, inequities, and technologies that continuously reshape the world. The ethos that permeates student projects and the profound sense of community that energized this semester reveal an emerging generation of designers and thinkers—deeply empathetic and with a revised global outlook—who are poised to steer radical new directions for the built environment.

Focused primarily on work from the Spring, the 2020 End of Year Show documents this singular moment for GSAPP. Online for the first time, the exhibition departs from its traditional format of installations throughout Avery and Fayerweather Halls—cherished, communal spaces of the school that are instead invoked in the organization of this digital platform. We are pleased to share this expansive selection of work by GSAPP’s students with our community of alumni, colleagues, and friends. 

–Dean Amale Andraos, May 2020

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