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October 22, 2014

Spitzer School Graduate programs

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York
Spitzer School of Architecture Gallery Atrium. Image courtesy of The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York.

City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture—NYC’s only public architecture school—offers a rich learning environment built on CCNY’s long traditions of academic excellence and affordability. Graduate programs serve students from diverse academic backgrounds who are committed to social engagement and multidisciplinary collaboration. Meet the program directors and learn more at these upcoming events.

Spitzer School Graduate info session
Presentations by faculty directors geared toward candidates deciding among programs or specifically interested in Urban Design.
Tuesday, October 28, 5:30pm
CUNY Welcome Center
217 E 42nd Street
New York

Master of Landscape Architecture info panel
Panel discussion and Q&A with MLA faculty director and other faculty, students, and alumni.
Monday, November 3, 6:30pm
Optional studio visit beforehand
Spitzer School, CCNY
141 Convent Avenue
New York

Master of Architecture info panel
Panel discussion and Q&A with MArch faculty director and other faculty, students, and alumni.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7pm
Optional studio visit beforehand
Spitzer School, CCNY
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY

Details and RSVP here.

Daytime visits available on selected dates by advance reservation; contact [email protected].

 

Application deadlines for fall 2015
Master of Urban Design (MUP): January 1, 2015
Master of Architecture I and II: January 15, 2015
Master of Landscape Architecture I and II: January 30, 2015

 

With a balanced approach to theory and practice and an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, the Graduate program in Architecture seeks to produce well-rounded citizen-architects capable of the most progressive thought and grounded in a socially and environmentally responsible world-view. In this context, the courses in technology, history/theory, and design train students to see building systems as an extension of the complex urban landscapes within which they are embedded. The three-year accredited program prepares students for the rapidly evolving design challenges facing the architect in the 21st century.

CCNY Master of Landscape Architecture students explore design, planning, and policy-making to promote civic engagement in complex urban landscape systems, and to advocate for social and environmental equity in response to globalizing economic forces and diminishing natural resources. The MLA I program (three years, fully accredited) prepares students to meet the challenges of future city design within the dynamic environmental scenario of climate change and the exploding growth of metropolitan areas around the nation and the globe. The MLA II program seeks students who have an accredited undergraduate degree in landscape architecture, several years of professional practice, and a thesis proposal.

The Urban Design program investigates the form and meaning of the city of the future.  At the core of the curriculum is the design studio taught by Program Director Michael Sorkin, which intensely engages a sequence of problems ranging from abstract studies, to work on a large New York City site, to a project in an interestingly stressed city abroad, visited during the semester break. Three additional courses are required each semester and these are chosen from the remarkable and wide-ranging urban offerings and distinguished faculty at the School of Architecture, the Graduate Planning Program at Hunter College, and the CUNY Graduate Center.  Each spring, we present the Lewis Mumford Lecture and seminar, inaugurated by Jane Jacobs in 2004. The program—which is completed in two semesters (fall and spring)—is intended for students with professional degrees in architecture or landscape. The mood is frankly visionary, and we are deeply committed to the practices of urban and planetary amelioration.

 

 

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