Category Archives: GSAPP

Avery / GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection in Artstor

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Avery is thrilled to announce the completion of our two-year collaborative project with the GSAPP Visual Resources Collection  (VRC) and Artstor to present the Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection in the Artstor Digital Library. Launched to coincide with the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year, Phase 2 adds another 10,000 images to the collection, bringing the total to more than 20,000 images representing 2000 projects in 60 countries that are now available for architectural research and instruction around the world. With an overall project focus on 20th century modernism, Phase 2 is particularly notable for the addition of nearly 100 projects by the master architect Le Corbusier, 100 projects in South America, and over 125 in Japan.

The Avery/GSAPP Plans & Sections project involved the efforts of Avery librarians and staff, GSAPP VRC curators, and more than 25 GSAPP students working together across many of the GSAPP programs — including M.Arch, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Urban Planning – and contributing their diverse language, imaging and technology skills and their deep interest in the history of architecture.

For additional background on the collaboration, please see this ACSA article from January 2016.

Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection

Artstor blog

GSAPP Press Release

Credit line: Jeannert, Pierre & Le Corbusier. Villas Weissenhof-Seidlung (Stuttgart, Germany) 1927 Artstor: Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC

Avery Library Welcomes New Dean of GSAPP

Amale_Andraos1Announcing the appointment of Associate Professor Amale Andraos as the new Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University President, Lee Bollinger, writes “An inspiring teacher, a respected colleague, and a pioneering practitioner whose innovative commissions in cities around the world have earned widespread admiration, Amale is a new leader among a rising generation of creative architects and designers of our physical environment.”

Amale joined Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2011. Amale Andraos received her M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and her B.Arch. from McGill University. She began her teaching career at the American University of Beirut and has held faculty posts at Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-founder with her husband, GSAPP alumnus Dan Wood, of the New York-based firm WORKac.  Their long list of projects ranges from a master plan for rebuilding downtown Beirut to the design of the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn.

Avery Library congratulates Dean Andraos on her appointment and looks forward to working with her on furthering the educational objectives of the School.

Architect’s Newspaper article

 

The Lantern Wall at Avery Library

In 1881, William Robert Ware founded the Architecture Program at Columbia University, bringing with him an extensive collection of lantern slides, the foundation of the image archive at the school. These glass plate photographs depict a wide range of locations and represented the most technologically advanced method of image representation at the time. The lantern slide as a medium vastly expanded the scope of architectural education, providing a new means to view works that were formerly known only through drawings and textual descriptions. Eventually, the detail-rich format of the lantern slide was surpassed by the 35mm slide for its color and economy, and more recently by the digital image for its immediacy and flexibility. But the slides themselves remain as a testament to the evolving history of architectural education, the technology of image-making, and our architectural heritage.

Juxtaposed to Avery Library’s digital scanning lab, the installation continues the themes of the GSAPP exhibition “Framed Transformations: The Lantern Slide in Architecture Education” (Fall 2010). That project explored the technology and pedagogy behind lantern slides and other forms of image representation.

The Lantern Wall project was designed and installed by the GSAPP Slide & Video Library curatorial team:
    Exhibition Design: Michael Bosbous, Zach Edelson, Damon Lau, Caroline Lebar, Luisa Mendez, Tiffany Rattray, Anton Yupangco
    Fabrication and Installation:  Geof Bell, Damon Lau, Caroline Lebar, Tiffany Rattray, Anton Yupangco
   
Slide Library Curatorial Staff: Luisa Mendez, Curator 2011-2012; Caroline Lebar, Curator 2012-2013; Damon Lau, Senior Assistant Curator; Tiffany Rattray, Assistant Curator
   
Slide Library Staff:  Rand Abdul Jabbar, Lina Ayala, Geof Bell, Michael Bosbous, Zach Edelson, Albert Lopez,  Ismaelly Pena, Maya Porath, Katie Stokien, Anton Yupangco

Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100!!!

Saturday November 10, 2012

November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century. Designed by the legendary architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White, Avery Hall is home to the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the renowned Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Together, the School and the Library support a culture of innovation and discovery of the ever dynamic fields of architectural practice and research. GSAPP and Avery Library will host a symposium, exhibition and celebratory reception to honor Avery Hall’s storied history with remarks by faculty, scholars and staff who’ve participated in the life of the building throughout its hundred-year history. 

Event website

Columbia Libraries Press Release

Columbia University Press Release

GSAPP faculty receive awards at the 65th SAH Annual Conference

Avery Library congratulates Columbia University GSAPP professors for winning awards presented on April 19 at the SAH conference!!

Professor Andrew Scott Dolkart received the Antoinette Forrester Downing Award for outstanding publication devoted to historical issues in the preservation field for his book:
The Row House Reborn, Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

 

 

 

 

Gwendolyn Wright, GSAPP Professor and co-host of PBS'/History Detectives/, was inducted as 2012 Society of Architectural Historians Fellow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full listing of the SAH 2012 awards and fellowships.

Andrew Dolkart Speaks Tonight

Andrew S. Dolkart, Director, Columbia GSAPP Historic Preservation Program, and James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, will be speaking tonight on "The Acropolis of New York: Creating Morningside Heights" at Riverside Church, room 9T from 6:30-8pm.

Sponsored by MHHDC (Morningside Heights Historic District Committee) and Riverside Church,  he will also be signing books.