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City Works X: 2014-2017

I am pleased to present City Works X, the tenth volume of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s compilation of student work drawn from the Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Design, Master of Urban Design, and Master of Sustainability in the Urban Environment programs. For its tenth volume, City Works has been conceived of anew.

The student work showcased on the pages that follow is exemplary instead of exhaustive. The excellence of the projects demonstrates the hard work of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff. The featured work is also a direct result of the school’s new curriculum, including a new core studio sequence for BArch students and advanced studios shared by upper BArch and MArch students. These curricular changes were led by the faculty in order to emphasize new directions in architectural education, trends in the profession, community engagement, and a trajectory for evidence-based design and speculation. Finally, these curricular initiatives have created the opportunity for new sponsored design studios, a recent initiative begun in the spring 2017 and fall 2018 semesters. In these semesters, the architecture firm CentraRuddy has sponsored studios for second-year MArch students focusing on housing on Staten Island’s north shore. I take enormous pride in sharing the wide spectrum of work that follows.

Gordon Gebert
Interim Dean, Spitzer School of Architecture