Architecture professor Kevin Pratt dies at 43

Assistant professor of architecture Kevin B. Pratt, noted for his expertise in sustainable design and his enthusiasm and energy as a teacher and colleague, died Feb. 19 of natural causes. He was 43.

Eight fashion design students win national award

Eight undergraduates each earned $5,000 awards for their distinguished work in fashion design and business in the national YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund competition.

New tool could improve nursing unit design

Design professor Rana Zadeh has created a new spatial design tool to improve the layout of hospital nursing units to make nurses’ work more efficient and minimize distractions.

Milstein Hall receives top architecture honor

Milstein Hall has received an Institute Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects. It was one of 11 buildings in the United States and Canada to receive the award this year.

Faculty member's pavilion design wins MoMA competition

"Party Wall," designed by architect Caroline O'Donnell with the help of students, uses sustainable materials donated by an Ithaca skateboard company.

Students design, build sustainable house in Nicaragua

About 50 students involved with the Cornell University Sustainable Design group are working to research, design and build an affordable sustainable model home in Nicaragua.


Digitized 'readers' shed light on 1970s activism

Emeritus Professor Pierre Clavel has digitized documents detailing the work of 1970s urban planning activists in several American cities.

$1.4M Mellon grant will support urbanism seminars

A $1.4 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund a Cornell pilot program of seminars in architecture, urbanism and the humanities. Six semesters of seminars will begin in spring 2014.

Leo Villareal's 'Cosmos' to glow at Johnson Museum

Artist Leo Villareal's light installation at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art will give viewers a constantly changing experience from vantage points on campus and the city of Ithaca. (Oct. 18, 2012)