Shapeshifters: Can buildings behave like organisms?

With a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cornell researchers are creating a new approach to architecture by learning how plants and animals form internal structures.

Tatiana Bilbao: architecture as a primary form of care

This year's L. Michael Goldsmith Lecture returns to New York City on April 19 and will be given by Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao. In advance of the event, Bilbao shares insight into her approach to design and the priorities that drive her practice.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 carved portrait to adorn NYS Capitol

For the first time in 125 years, the face of a celebrated New Yorker – Ruth Bader Ginsburg – will be permanently commemorated at the New York State Capitol’s Great Western Staircase.

Real time: a symposium on the architecture of packets, pixels, and neurons

From realtime visualization in video games to realtime urban monitoring, advances in computer, communication, and media technologies offer exciting new possibilities while raising urgent questions for architecture, planning, and digital studies. The second Preston Thomas Memorial Symposium at Cornell AAP this spring invites artists, designers, and scholars to explore them.

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Dragon Day ‘moving mural’ hides a secret

During the annual parade on March 31, first-year architecture students plan to unveil a sustainably constructed dragon “skinned” in colorful fabric that will be removed as part of a finale reveal.

Enrollment now open for Summer Session 2023

Students from Cornell and other universities are invited to enroll now for Cornell’s Summer Session, which will feature on-campus, online and off-campus courses. Students can earn up to 15 credits taking regular Cornell courses.

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Panel explores architectural innovations in rural China

The Cornell China Center in Beijing kicked off the 2023 Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium with a panel of Chinese architects whose work repurposes local materials and cultural practices for new architectural methods.

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Fashion show returns to Barton Hall on March 11

“In Retrospective Forethought” – looking backward and ahead – is the theme for the 39th annual CFC Spring Runway Show, March 11 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The show will cap “Cornell Fashion Week,” which begins March 4.

Innovation at the fringe: the transformative design and architecture of the rural-urban

The first of two Preston Thomas Memorial Symposia this spring brings leading architects, designers, urban theorists, and researchers together across continents to discuss innovations generated at the intersection of the urban and the rural.

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