City College of New York
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is deeply committed to creating a just, sustainable, and imaginative future for a rapidly urbanizing planet. Through innovative research and interdisciplinary collaboration, the degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Sustainability in the Urban Environment seek to educate a diverse student body to become engaged professionals, both reflecting and enriching the complex communities of local and global environments. The School acts in the spirit of the City College of New York's historic Ephebic Oath: "To transmit the city, not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us."http://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/
Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York (CCNY) has been true to its legacy of access, opportunity, and transformation. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and boldly visionary as the city itself. CCNY advances knowledge and critical thinking, and fosters research, creativity, and innovation across academic, artistic, and professional disciplines. As a public institution with public purpose, CCNY produces citizens who make an impact on the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York, the nation, and the world.
City College currently enrolls 16,000 students and is comprised of five Schools: Architecture, Biomedical Education, Civic and Global Leadership, Education, Engineering, and three Divisions: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, Humanities and the Arts, and Science. Of these students, 81% are seeking bachelor's degrees and 19% are in masters and doctoral programs.
The College stands at the intersection of its historic past and promise for a vibrant future. Building on its strong foundation of unleashing potential, a City College education integrates knowledge with experience to nurture scholars, professionals, and leaders who are ready to meet the challenges of our contemporary society.
Our mission is to prepare students to design for the betterment of our shared global community. At the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, the only public school of architecture in New York City, our professional B.Arch. and M.Arch. programs are shaped by the diversity of our students, the inventive research of our faculty, and by multidisciplinary collaborations. We prepare students to become engaged designers and to apply an expansive set of skills to address pressing social, cultural, environmental, and professional challenges. With a rigorous foundation in the core competencies of building design, history, theory, and technologies, and with an emphasis on agile thinking, the Architecture programs aim to educate the next generation of innovators redefining the role of the architect in the twenty-first century.
- Building Technologies
- Community Design
- Cross-Cultural Contexts
- Digital Fabrication
- Ecological Design
- History, Theory, Criticism