Cornell AAP NYC Studio / Standard Oil Building
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Standard Oil Building: Carrere & Hastings, 1920; Expansion, Shreve, Lamb & Blake, 1928; Cornell AAP Renovation: Gensler, 2015

Once the address of Alexander Hamilton's Lower Manhattan home, 26 Broadway became a symbol of extravagant wealth in the early 20th century as the headquarters of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Located on the 20th floor of this historic building, overlooking lower Manhattan and New York Harbor (Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, etc.), the Cornell AAP NYC studio occupies more than 11,000 square feet. The NYC home of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) features gallery space, a multi-use room for lectures and public events, and expanded studio and classroom areas. AAP NYC is a critical component of our students' educations, offering myriad opportunities for immersive experiences in learning, research, engagement and problem-solving—including tackling complex urban design issues in a major metropolitan center.

Prospective graduate and undergraduate students interested in the fields of architecture, art, and city and regional planning will not only see the physical space they may occupy as students, but will also have the unique opportunity to meet with current students, alumni, and representatives from their department of interest, as well as the Director of Admissions during planned programming throughout the day.

While visitors are welcome at any time to tour the studio, we have created the following schedule for ease of planning purposes:
11am—Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
12pm—Department Presentation (Architecture)
1:30pm—Graduate Admissions Information Session
2:30pm—Department Presentation (City & Regional Planning)
3:30pm—Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
4:30pm—Department Presentation (Art)

Saturday Tour Info: OpenDialogue tours with representatives from Gensler's design team be available throughout the day to discuss the interior design of the new studio and how if supports Cornell's educational mission.


Image Credit: Ken Lund via Flickr (exterior); Robert Balder (interior)