5. Avery SPOT installed at Columbia Campus

Avery SPOT 2, Colombia campus
The Avery SPOT is designed and built by Columbia GSAPP students for the Spring 2021 seminar The Outside Project led by Professor Laurie Hawkinson and Associate Professor of Profession

The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) is pleased to present the outdoor pavilion Avery SPOT. The temporary pavilion structure was erected by students in the plaza between Avery, Fayerweather, and Schermerhorn Halls on Columbia University’s Morningside Heights Campus.

The pavilion is being used for GSAPP events and celebrates the reunion of students and faculty on campus during the April 29 and May 1, 2021 Columbia GSAPP commencement activities. The canopy uses a rain chain to divert water from the platform and prevent water buildup and additional weight. The platform program features social distancing circles organized in three colored arrangements to accommodate casual meetings, outdoor seminars, and formal lectures. Head uptown to check out this unique answer to covered outdoor space.