Friday, August 15Farewell to the Old Okura: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing...
For the latest edition of The Deans List: Amelia Taylor-Hochberg interviewed Mark Wigley, former Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.Reflecting on the service-model of architecture he suggested "There will be the financial equivalent of...
A source from Columbia University has shared with Archinect that Mark Wigley, the Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will step down from his position at the end of the academic year. Wigley has been a formidable presence as dean for nearly...
I think it is a compliment that our very best architects make people seem stupid. — Mark Wigley introducing Jacques Herzog at Columbia GSAPP
“It’s just such an awful building that the only reason to keep it would be as a monument to stupidity,” said Mark Wigley, the dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. — nytimes.com
So the summer is here and it's been raining all week in NYC. I'm off to DC for the weekend!
As I promised, photos from the GSAPP 2011 End-of-the-Year Show. Are you excited?
I am particularly proud of all the work everyone at our school produced. Architecture is alive and kicking. — Columbia University GSAPP (Anthony)
Place: Living Room Studio
Time: 12:18 PM
Photos from the final! — Columbia University GSAPP (Anthony)
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