Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Annual Student Exhibition 2017

The End of Year Show is one of those traditions at Cooper Union that is not merely a record of the year's production, but rather a creative work in itself. Each year, the faculty and student body self-organize to bring the various stages of their pedagogies to the public. The drawings and models exhibited become an extension of the very speculations that mark the intellectual work of the semester.

Located in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, and 41 Cooper Square.

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7 p.m. 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Free and open to the public.

Jan Palach Memorial: Through June 11

Through an exhibition and an installation, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture proudly celebrates the work of 1950 Cooper Union graduate, architect and Dean Emeritus, John Q. Hejduk.

The exhibition  Hélène Binet - John Hejduk Works will present seven of Hejduk's built works as photographed by Hélène Binet, a renowned London-based photographer who was Hejduk's photographer of record. Binet's photographs of both permanent and temporary structures will be presented, including the Berlin Tower, Wall House 2, The Collapse of Time, Security and Object/Subject. The exhibition will also include a chronology of the numerous realizations of Hejduk's design for the Jan Palach Memorial, which was permanently installed in Prague in 2016. Comprised of two structures - House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide - this work honors the Czech activist and dissident Jan Palach, whose self-immolation in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 served as a galvanizing force against the communist government then in power.

As a companion to the interior installation, the School of Architecture will install  the  Jan Palach Memorial on the plaza outside The Cooper Union's Foundation Building. These structures, first constructed at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1990, represent an architectural manifestation of a powerful socio-political act, the ultimate personal sacrifice at a critical moment in the ongoing global struggle for individual freedom against autocracy and centralized control.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Image:  Jan Palach Memorial. Atlanta, 1990. Photo by  Hélène Binet.

Architects Draw for The Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship Fund 

The Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship Fund is a dedicated endowed scholarship started in honor of Professor Emerita Sue Ferguson Gussow A'56 by former students, Michael Samuelian AR'95, Anik Pearson AR'95 and Elizabeth Graziolo  AR'95. The fund will support a scholarship to an incoming student of the School of Architecture in perpetuity. 

Sue Ferguson Gussow represents the best of Peter Cooper's legacy of service to The Cooper Union community coupled with the intellectual rigor that has served this institution for over 150 years. As a testament to Sue's legacy of inspiration and education, several former students have donated their favorite drawings to be auctioned so that 100% of the proceeds will contribute directly to the scholarship fund. 

Art remaining from the fundraiser for The Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship Fund held on May 11 is still available for purchase. You may browse the e-catalog document here. Additionally drawings will be available at the CUAA Alumni Awards Ceremony on June 2.  Many of the drawings donated for auction can be found in Sue's 2008 book, Architects Draw, a compilation of 40 years of Cooper Union students' hand drawings.  People interested in purchasing a drawing should contact the School of Architecture Archive. We invite you to continue to support The Sue Ferguson Gussow Fund by making a gift at www.cooper.edu/give . Please indicate that your contribution is for the "Gussow Fund."


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP | M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship Program supports an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. In addition to expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, the findings from the fellowship will inform future acquisitions and other programs at M+. Deadline: July 24, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise award three prizes of $50,000 each to young architects and building professionals who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of architecture. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising architects and building arts professionals at a critical stage in their careers. Deadline: May 31, 2017.  Learn More...

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP | 'T' Space: Rural Compression Steven Myron Holl Foundation and its nonprofit initiative, 'T' Space, are proud to announce their new Architecture fellowship. For 25 days during the summer (July 8- August 2), five fellows will participate in the inaugural Architecture Fellowship at T2 Reserve. Submit application to Christine Ma: christine@smhfoundation.org. Deadline Extended: June 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR DESIGN IDEAS | The LA+ IMAGINATION Open international Design Ideas Competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way you want, and give it any form and purpose you can imagine. Deadline: June 2, 2017.  Learn More...

ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS | Headland Center for the Arts offers three fully sponsored residencies for local, national, and international artists working across disciplines at various stages in their careers. Deadline: June 2, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Van Alen Institute: Gateways to Chinatown is a design competition in collaboration with The New York City Department of Transportation, and Chinatown Partnership seeking innovative proposals to plan, design, and construct an iconic contemporary neighborhood marker at the nexus of Manhattan's Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy's historic Mott Street. Deadline: June 19, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Plan Journal Vol. 2, Issue 2: Resilient Edges is collecting proposals including investigations, strategies and designs for the ecological resilience of coastal and delta areas around the world. Deadline: June 19, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | What's Your Sign?: Retail Architecture and the History of Signage The University of Iowa Museum of Art seeks proposals for papers considering the history of retail architecture signage for its upcoming symposium taking place on September 9. Send abstracts of up to 300 words for 20 minute papers with a CV to Vero Rose Smith at veronica-smith@uiowa.edu. Deadline: July 1, 2017. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Ardeth #3: MONEY: The Economies of Architecture The discussion of architecture, with all the visibility of its objects, tends to downplay the invisible flows of money that sustains its production. This issue intends to probe the space between the operations of architecture and economies. Deadline: July 21, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Journal of Technology, Architecture and Design (TAD): Open represents inclusion exploration and open-mindedness. For this issue, TAD seeks original research from scholars, practitioners, architects, scientists, and engineers who engage with technology, architecture, and design. Manuscripts are to demonstrate a connection, translation, or integration between technology and design. Deadline: August 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: Planetarium, The Experience of Space asks if architecture itself could become - once again - the tool for experiencing and understanding space. We invite you to imagine a new typology of Planetarium. Deadline: August 11, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Amps Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity aims to stimulate critical debate about the standard practices dominating the built environment seeking perspectives from architects, urban designers, planners, artists, human geographers, sociologists, media specialists and more. Deadline: December 5, 2017. Learn More...

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY | Storefront for Art and Architecture seeks an individual for a one-year fully funded fellowship position to research and develop a global project related to architecture, design, and technology. The Program and Strategy Fellow will primarily support Architecture Conflicts, a high priority project of Storefront.    Learn More...

Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac |  Podcast | "Current Work: Schools of Thought," The New York Architectural League, April 5, 2017, New York

Michael Young, Arch fac | Lecture | "Close Attention: Stadelschule Rundgang 2017", SAC, June 3, 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Tulay Atak, Arch fac | Article | "Graham Foundation Awards over $560,000 in Grants to Individuals in 2017," GRAHAM FOUNDATION, May 24, 2017

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Arch fac | Lecture | Big Data Survey Informing Design, Genetic Architectures Seminar Lecture Series, UIC-Barcelona, May 30, 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac) | Article | "An Early Look at New York's Adventurous New Arts Facility, the Shed," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, May 24, 2017 | Article | "Hudson Yards's Shed gets a major financial boost from ex-mayor Bloomberg," CURBED.COM, May 24, 2017

Alexander Gorlin, AR '78 | Article | "NYCxDESIGN Award Winners 2017, INTERIOR  DESIGN, May 17, 2017

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Opening Speaker | Architectural Record Innovation Conference West, June 7, 2017, San Francisco, CA | Speaker | Milano Arch Week, June 12-18, 2017, Milan, Italy | Article | "What Will the $500 Million Shed Arts Center Actually Do? No One Seems to Know," ARTNET, May 25, 2017

Jeanine Centuori, AR '83 | Article | "NBBJ Sponsors ACE Project," WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, May 25, 2017

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AR '94 | Article | "Graham Foundation Awards over $560,000 in Grants to Individuals in 2017," GRAHAM FOUNDATION, May 24, 2017

Dufner Heighes (Gregory Dufner, AR '99) | Article | "NYCxDESIGN Award Winners 2017,  INTERIOR DESIGN, May 17, 2017


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