The Architecture Department had its annual Urban Architecture trip to New York City on Saturday, September 2nd, for the current Architecture Graduate students and Undergraduate seniors. The trip routinely alternates between New York and Boston each year and has been held every fall for the past 7 years. The purpose of the trip is to both examine interesting urban architecture as well as to celebrate the new academic year.
This year, the students started the day exploring the contemporary architecture of the World Trade Center Memorial, PATH station, and Battery Park city. Afterward, the students stopped at Chelsea Market for lunch. Then, the group hiked the Highline Park and overlooked the new Zaha Hadid building, and the construction of the massive Hudson Yards development. Finally, the students visited the Cloisters Museum in Hudson Heights, where they examined midlevel art and architecture set in a park overlooking the Hudson River. The day ended with a sleepy bus ride home. Most of the group ate dinner in the Architecture Department Crit Room and talked about their adventures of the day. Professor Seth Holmes, the Architecture Graduate Program Director, remarked that, “all in all, it was a great architectural adventure.”
Ariane Bamberg, Jan-Hendrik Höhnk, Alexis Hoff, and Maik Wedig were the Graduate students that traveled to NYC on Saturday. The Undergraduate seniors that attended the trip were Alvi Aliaj, Justin Barros, Richard Briggs, Damian Collins, Justin Hernandez, and Daniel Sadowniczyk. The faculty that led and organized the event are Professor Seth Holmes and Professor Ted Sawruk. The Manager of Graduate programs, Laurie Granstrand, also attended the trip.