You Will Never Understand

by Joshua Cooper (Undergraduate Architecture)

Faculty: Adam Elstein, Michele Gorman, and Jeffrey Hogrefe (HMS)


Creating an Implementation Plan for UPROSE’s Proposed Green Resilient Industrial District (GRID) for Sunset Park, Brooklyn

by Aeli Gonzalez Gladstein, Alexandra Belyaev, Allegra Miccio, April Hurley, Browne Sebright, Gopinath GM, Jacqueline Ting, Kinjal Mor, and Mariah Chinchilla (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment)

Faculty: Courtney Knapp, Juan Camilo Osorio, Leonel Lima Ponce, and Ronald Shiffman

Southside Williamsburg: Final Project

by Nana Acheampong, Shanni Agagi, Brianna Buford, Brit Byrd, Yuri Chang, Alex Dewitt, Margaret Gaby, Matthew Ladd and Ethan Schwimmer (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment)

Faculty: Mercedes Narciso, Juan Camilo Osorio, and Ayse Yonder


Brooklyn Plastic

By Valeria Cedillos and Victoria Tsukerman (Graduate Architecture and Urban Design)   

Faculty: Ferda Kolatan (Co Teacher: Emilija Landsbergis)


“Bui Doi”, or Dust of Life

by Khue Trinh (Graduate Architecture and Urban Design)

Faculty: Peter Macapia


Riker’s Rehabilitation

By Emely Balaguera (Undergraduate Architecture)

Faculty: Meredith TenHoor and Jason Lee


Walking to Circularity: Refugee Response Plan Using Circular Economy Principles to Improve Temporal Shelters for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

by Veronica Paloma Muriel Urbina (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment)

Faculty: Ira Stern and Leonel Ponce



Reclaim, Regrow, Revive

by Emily Cassidy and Emma LeLesle (Undergraduate Architecture)

Faculty: Eva Perez de Vega, Gonzalo Carbajo, and Daniela Fabricius (HMS)


Salt Marsh: A Post-Natural Landscape on Governors Island  

by Mara Lookabaugh (Graduate Architecture and Urban Design)

Faculty: Karel Klein (Co Teacher: Sandra Nataf)

Building Equity through Managed Retreat: A Case Study on Edgemere, Queens 

by Erica Therese Nava Asinas (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment)

Faculty: Gita Nandan, John Shapiro, and Ronald Shiffman


Altered Carbon: Urban Hybrids

by Donghan Kang and Nikhil Sanghvi (Graduate Architecture and Urban Design)   

Faculty: Ferda Kolatan (Co Teacher: Emilija Landsbergis)


Still as Life

by Selen Baş and Doğa Kızıltuğ (Undergraduate Architecture)

Faculty: Tulay Atak, Ostap Rudakevych and Timothy Simonds (HMS)


Social Justice and Climate Crisis Student Awards Distinguished Judges

Sharon Sutton

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is an activist educator and public scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of the city-making professions and in the populations they serve, and also advocates for participatory planning and design processes in disenfranchised communities. Dr. Sutton’s scholarship explores America’s continuing struggle for racial justice. Her funding has come from the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Hewlett Foundation, among others. Her latest book, When Ivory Towers Were Black: A Story about Race in America’s Cities and Universities, portrays what was undoubtedly the nation’s most audacious effort to recruit African American and Latino students to Columbia University’s School of Architecture (now known as GSAPP).

Joel Sanders

Principal at JSA, Joel Sanders is a Professor of Architecture at Yale University. An active member of the design community, he serves on committees and panels on behalf of the American Academy in Rome, MacDowell Colony, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League, and the GSA Peer Review. Joel is also a co-chair of Van Alen Institute’s Program Leadership Council. He is the editor of STUD: Architectures of Masculinity and Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture—his writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces have on the designed environment. JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions and the permanent collections of MoMA, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Design Awards, three New York State AIA Design Awards, three Interior Design Best of Year Awards, two ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards, and Design Citations from Progressive Architecture.

Timothy Morton

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has collaborated with Björk, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Walshe, Jeff Bridges, Sabrina Scott, Olafur Eliasson, and Pharrell Williams. He co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a 2018 film about global warming with Jeff Bridges. He is the author of Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (Verso, 2017), Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), eight other books and 200 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. His work has been translated into 10 languages.

Andrés Jaque

Andrés Jaque, Phd Architect (ETSAM), is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP, where he directs the Master of Science program in Advanced Architectural Design. Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice based in New York and Madrid, Spain, and has been teaching advanced design studios at Columbia GSAPP since 2013. His architectural work includes ‘Plasencia Clergy House’, ‘House in Never Never Land’, ‘TUPPER HOME’, ‘ESCARAVOX’ or ‘COSMO, MoMA PS1’. The Office for Political Innovation has been awarded with the SILVER LION to the Best Research Project at the 14th Venice Biennale, the Dionisio Hernández Gil Award, London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Selection, Mies van der Rohe Award (finalist) and Architectural Record’s Designers of the Year Selection.