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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Fall 2020


Andrew Meis

Cornell Affiliations:

Architecture, Art and Planning


Opportunity Description

AAP's program in New York City (AAP NYC) offers AAP students a unique opportunity to live and study in one of the most vital urban centers in the world for one semester. Enriched by field trips and social and professional networking opportunities, the undergraduate and graduate student semester in New York City plays a key role in a Cornell education.

AAP NYC offers a full roster of classes enriched by New York City's unique artistic, historical, and cultural resources and by AAP's extensive alumni network of noted metropolitan professionals, who frequently teach and serve as guest critics and mentors.

Study at AAP NYC is an option for bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of regional planning (M.R.P.), and master of landscape (M.L.A.) students, and mandatory for professional master of architecture (M.Arch.) and post-professional master of science in advanced architectural design (M.S. AAD) students.

Urban Workshop and Urban Design Studio

The semester at AAP NYC offers master of regional planning (M.R.P.) and master of landscape architecture (M.L.A.) students the opportunity to explore planning issues in the dynamic urban context of New York City, and to apply their learning and ideas to specific projects and sites. Academically, the semester is composed of an urban design studio, an urban planning workshop, a professional colloquium, and an elective. The AAP NYC planning program is offered in the fall, for students in their second year of graduate study.

Students may opt for a two-day per week internship from a wide range of options available in New York City.