photo: graduation line-up in Spitzer School Gallery


Spitzer School Class of 2017

The Spitzer School congratulates the class of 2017! On June 2, nearly 100 graduates were awarded degrees of Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Urban Planning. Continuing students winning awards and scholarships were also recognized at a separate award ceremony on June 1. Awardees received prestigious recognition from WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, AIA New York State, the Castagna Foundation, the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the City College of New York Architecture Alumni Association, and many other gracious donors. Downloads: Commencement Program 2017 Award Ceremony Program 2017  

cover: PLOT Volume 6


PLOT Volume 6: Cloud

Featuring curated submissions by students, faculty, artists, and practitioners, Volume 6 explores the theme of CLOUD. The content is developed by the second-year MLA student editorial board in collaboration with faculty advisor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson and designer Isaac Gertman. Contributions to this issue examine the ephemeral phenomenon of the CLOUD, a speculation on that mass of shifting liquid masquerading as a solid. Cover art: Sarah Sze, Blueprint for a Landscape, 2017 - tilework for the 96th Street Station of the new Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan.

photo: City LABscape prototype.


Spitzer Students Win $25K Innovation Prize

B Arch seniors Wei Ying Zhang and Jorge Burgos together with sophomore Sabrina Cohn from the Grove School of Engineering are on the road to launching a start-up thanks to winning the Zahn Entrepreneur Competition in the Standard Chartered Women + Tech4NYC category. Their product, City LABscape, offers hands-on indoor agriculture-based STEM education. The competition win comes with $25,000 in funding as well as expertise and other resources that will help them reach more students, as they plan to pilot their program with more middle schools in the area. This summer, they will also test their prototype with families who homeschool their children. The Zahn Innovation Center is a startup incubator located at City College offering co-working space and an array of resources including: annual competitions, a startup bootcamp, mentorship and pro-bono services, networking opportunities, and rapid prototyping facilities. Its Standard Chartered Women + Tech4NYC track, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, encourages women-led technology ventures to create solutions to issues specific to New York City. Additional coverage: Forbes Next City