Grad Info Sessions
Urban Design Program Open Studio
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
3:30 - Spitzer School Tour
4:00-6:00 - Open Studio
6:30 - Sciame Lecture Series: Byron Stigge
Urban Energy and Carbon Planning – Reports from the Field: Philippines, Burundi, Afghanistan, and New York City
Open Studio for architecture and landscape architecture graduates interested in our two-semester Graduate Urban Design Program directed by Distinguished Professor Michael Sorkin. Tour the Spitzer School of Architecture, meet current Urban Design students and view their works in progress, and speak informally with Prof. Sorkin.
The graduate program in Urban Design, led by Distinguished Professor Michael Sorkin, is focused on creating new, equitable, beautiful, and sustainable forms and technologies for the city and urban life. Committed to both experiment and amelioration, the two-semester program focuses each year on a New York City site and, after a research visit, on design of a city in a demanding environment abroad. At the core of the curriculum is the design studio taught by the program director.
Believing that there is no grand, unified discourse of the urban, the program offers wide opportunities to engage the unparalleled resources of City University and the City of New York, providing a rich variety of critical perspectives on urbanism.
Applicants to the Urban Design program should hold a professional degree in either architecture or landscape architecture. Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and on demonstration of a high level of design ability.