COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

USD 10,000 - USD 90,947 loan size
up to 20 years loan term

Courses supported

MS in Real Estate Development
MS in Urban Planning

About the school

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is a leading institute in the United States offering education in Architecture, Urbanism, Preservation, and Real Estate Development. It offers various academic programmes focusing on the built environment at multiple scales and through various critical methodologies. Some postgraduate programmes include Master of Architecture, M.S. Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices, M.S. Urban Planning, and M.S. Computational Design Practices, among others.

Location of the school

The college is located in New York City, New York. This city has Times Square, towering skyscrapers, famous districts, and vibrant energy.

Life at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Students have access to many facilities in the institute that enrich their lives outside the classroom. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is one of the leading architecture libraries in the world. The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery produces original exhibitions that explore new architectural practices, research, and ideas. The Making Studio combines 3D printing, fabrication, multi-modal making, robotics, rapid prototyping, and other techniques for large-scale mock-ups and experimentation. The Preservation Technology Lab fosters cutting-edge research to preserve digital technology, materials science, and aesthetics. The Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture advances the interdisciplinary study of American urbanism, architecture, and landscape. All such centers promote experiential learning for students and equip them with practical skills.

Additional benefits of studying at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Students can be a part of organizations that cater to academic and other interests. These organisations serve as a platform for students to network with their peers, make friends, and improve their skills. The Design Driven Development Club brings passionate individuals together to foster a holistic, design-centric approach to real estate development. GreenSAPP’s club allows students across GSAPP to have discussions, events, and site visits. These are related to green-built environment, net zero, climate adaptation, environmental conservation, green building, and community engagement. The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a student-run organisation that aims to provide information, progressive programmes, and resources on issues related to architectural education. The National Organisation of Minority Architects Association comprises architects, designers, and allied professionals involved in creating a more diverse and inclusive design industry.

Admissions criteria

Generally, students can follow these guidelines for application:

  • Online application fee payment
  • All students can submit scholarship applications alongside their application to their choice of programme
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement in approximately 500 words
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official transcripts upon receiving a confirmation letter from the respective department
  • Proof of proficiency in English for students whose primary language is not English (acceptable tests include TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo depending on the programme)
  • Resume/CV

Please consult the school’s necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

Students at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation can avail of career services offered by the institute. This arm hosts several events ranging from career fairs, workshops, alumni networking events, and panel discussions. Students can also visit Career Service offers for a personal session and take guidance on their resume or cover letter, job search strategy, and interview skills. The college website also has an online portal where they post paid internships and job listings.

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New York, NY campus

City

New York

City Population

8.8 million

Region

Northeastern United States

Climate

Humid subtropical climate

Nearest Airport

LaGuardia Airport

Time Zone

EDT from March-November and EST from November-March

Admissions criteria

Generally, students can follow these guidelines for application:

  • Online application fee payment
  • All students can submit scholarship applications alongside their application to their choice of programme
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement in approximately 500 words
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official transcripts upon receiving a confirmation letter from the respective department
  • Proof of proficiency in English for students whose primary language is not English (acceptable tests include TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo depending on the programme)
  • Resume/CV

Please consult the school’s necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

Students at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation can avail of career services offered by the institute. This arm hosts several events ranging from career fairs, workshops, alumni networking events, and panel discussions. Students can also visit Career Service offers for a personal session and take guidance on their resume or cover letter, job search strategy, and interview skills. The college website also has an online portal where they post paid internships and job listings.

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Last updated: 09 Nov 2023

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