University Senate                                                          Proposed: February 1, 2008

 

Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN M.S. IN CRITICAL, CURATORIAL

 

AND CONCEPTUAL PRACTICES IN ARCHITECTURE (GSAPP)

 

 

WHEREAS                architectural production is multifaceted and careers often extend beyond traditional modes of professional practice and academic scholarship, and

 

WHEREAS                there is a demand within the architectural community for informed critics and curators, and for publications and rigorous research, and

 

WHEREAS                there is a demand by those with a background in architecture who wish to advance their critical, scholarly and research skills to pursue careers as diverse as architectural critics, historians, theorists, journalists, editors, publishers, curators, teachers and research-based practitioners, as well as those wishing to pursue doctorates in architectural history and theory, and

 

WHEREAS                Columbia has a unique potential to respond to these demands, and

 

WHEREAS                the proposed two-year program does not duplicate any existing program at Columbia, and

 

WHEREAS                the proposed program has the support of the Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Provost, and

                                                           

WHEREAS                the Education Committee of the Senate has favorably reviewed the proposal,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED       that  the University Senate approve the proposed program and forward it to the Trustees for appropriate action with the proviso that the Education Committee will review the program in five years.

 

                                                                                    Proponent                                           

 

                                                                                    Education Committee