Architecture

Architecture at Barnard and Columbia

The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production.

Architecture at Barnard and Columbia

The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production.

Architecture at Barnard and Columbia

The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production.

Architecture at Barnard and Columbia

The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production.

Alum Joshua Foster (CC'16) Co-Founds Mint MAG

Joshua Foster (CC'16) is currently an Architectural Designer at KFA Architecture where he passionately works on both affordable and market-rate housing projects throughout Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his work as a designer, Joshua is on the board of the Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), a speaker on the topics of Architecture and Community Impact Entrepreneurship, and an entrepreneur who has co-founded multiple community-focused ventures, including MintMAG. 

Learn more about Josh's career path in this interview by VoyageLA Magazine and read the latest issue of Mint MAG here. 

 

5 Questions with Shannon Hui (BC'22)

The architecture and psychology major shares her vision for a New York City landmark as a finalist in the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge Competition.

Read About B+C | A in The Eye

"The metal double doors click open. I step into 116B Lewisohn Hall, down the main aisle, where rows of desks are housed in an entirely white room: white-painted exposed brick walls, white plaster ceilings, and white linoleum floors. Inside, students and a professor critique one student’s architectural model. Huddled together, they squint, furrow their brows, and tilt their heads to the left and to the right. The way they all lean into the discussion draws me in and makes me want to join.

“The desk,” Professor Karen Fairbanks, chair of Barnard and Columbia’s Architecture Department, explains to me in a later interview, “is the beginning of our relationship with our students.” Having taught at Columbia and Barnard for over 21 years, Fairbanks has watched and worked with hundreds of students who, hunched over their desk spaces, toil over models and develop their minds as architects."

Dancing with Design