LECTURES AND EVENTS

Tuesday, April 3 , 2018
Clara Solá-Morales, Cadaval & Solá-Morales: Under Construction


Cadaval & Sola-Morales was founded in New York City in 2003 and moved to both Barcelona & Mexico City in 2005. The studio operates as a laboratory in which research and development are key elements of the design process. The objective of the firm is to create intelligent design solutions at many different scales, from large projects to small buildings, from objects to city fractions.

Cadaval & Sola-Morales were considered by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the world's 10 best young offices and by Architectural Record as one of the top ten architectural firms at international level in their Design Vanguard issue. 

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff.  Members of the public may  RSVP  specifying the event title.
Pigs, Pots and Philodendrons: Pedro & Juana


Pedro & Juana is a studio from Mexico City founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss that works on a variety of projects across creative professions. Pedro&Juana explore the capacity of objects to change their environment, through the indiscriminate use of material, texture, color, placement or form. Their projects assemble new and unexpected relationships with those that encounter them. Some of them are: Sesiones Puerquito or Little Pig (2012-2014), cooking a suckling as a pretext for better conversation. Archivo Pavilion (2012), an intervention in the gardens of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura DF/Mexico. Hellmut (2013), a Table turn Bench turn Table for Gallery 1 of Museo Jumex DF/Mexico. Casa Reyes (2011- 2012), an annex in an ex-colonial house in Merida/Yucatan. Pavilion of Hotel Palenque is not in Yucatán, a de-differentiated structure at the Hessel Museum of Art, NY (2014). With Love from The Tropics (2016-2017), a hanging garden for the MCA in Chicago/US.

Open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. 
Realizing the Future City


Elie Gamburg In-Class Guest Lecture in Anna Bokov's History of Future Cities class.  

Speculative theories of 'the future city' have long been laboratories for architectural experimentation - embodying the utopian hopes and crystallizing the dystopian fears of each succeeding generation of designers and urbanists. These theories have in turn (for better or worse) informed long-term evolutions in how cities are built, expanded and inhabited. What are the conceptual urban strategies that architects are using to design, expand and retrofit the cities of today (and tomorrow)? What is the role of architecture in city design, at a moment when over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities, when developing countries are urbanizing at an incredible rate, and when established cities are re-imagining themselves? What new analytic and design techniques do we, as architects, have that are enabling us to innovate in the realm of urban design?  

Open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. 
Amanda Levete, Current Work:  A Tale of Two Museums, AL_A


Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realized ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham. In 2009 Levete founded her London-based practice AL_A. She frequently contributes to radio and television programs and writes for major publications, and has lectured around the world. For over a decade she served as a trustee for influential London nonprofits the Young Foundation and Artangel. A Stirling Prize winner, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.

Free for all Cooper Union students, faculty and staff, and League members.  Members of the public may obtain tickets  here
Current Work: City of Detroit, Maurice Cox, AR '83


Post-bankruptcy Detroit is becoming a leading laboratory for urban regeneration, and Cox has earned widespread acclaim for his innovative role in this process. To reshape the city into a vibrant and dynamic place, Cox channels citizen participation into democratic practices while achieving the highest quality of design excellence.  Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans. Early in his career, he spent a decade teaching and practicing architecture in Florence, Italy.

For Current Work, he will present a portfolio of City-commissioned work in landscape architecture, housing, and public space by some of the nation's leading professionals. 

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.

Free for all Cooper Union students, faculty and staff, and League members.  Members of the public may obtain tickets  here
Lunchtime Lecture: Evan Douglis (AR '83), Sounds from a Distant Planet


Evan Douglis (AR '83) is the principal of Evan Douglis Studio LLC; an internationally renowned architecture and interdisciplinary design firm committed to the practice of digital alchemy. The firm ʼ s unique cutting edge research into computer-aided digital design and fabrication technology, new materials and multi-media installations as applied to a range of diverse gallery installations, commercial projects, and more recently a series of prefabricated modular building assembly systems has elicited international acclaim.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Members of the public may RSVP specifying the event title.
FACULTY NEWS
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Article | "Interview with Eva Franch i Gilabert," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, March
27, 2018 | Lecture | The Tectonic Grain, Florida International University Department of Architecture, April 3, 2018, Miami, FL | Exhibition | Florida International University Department of Architecture, April 3-15, 2018, Miami, FL | Article | "Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village / NADAAA + Cooper Union," ARCHDAILY, March 1, 2018

RICA Studio (Lorena del Rio, principal/Arch fac) | Article | "Periscope House," GA HOUSES 157, 2018

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Arch fac | Article | "Interview with Eva Franch i Gilabert," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, March 27, 2018
ALUMNI NEWS
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "What Would a World Designed by Women Look Like? As more women rise to power in architecture, we're starting to find out.," THE CUT, March 20, 2018

Toshiko Mori, AR '76 | Article | "Toshiko Mori Challenges Strong Men Through her Architecture," ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, March 28, 2018

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Article | "What Would a World Designed by Women Look Like? As more women rise to power in architecture, we're starting to find out.," THE CUT, March 20, 2018

Stan Allen, AR '82 | Adviser | Post-Professional Thesis Student Exhibition: Nine Constructionists, Van Der Plas Gallery, April 7-20, 2018, NYC

Shigeru Ban, AR '84 | Article | "The Rise of Timber Towers," AZURE MAGAZINE, March 22, 2018

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AR '94 | Closing Remarks | Rising Urbanists, City College Spitzer School of Architecture, April 6, 2018, NYC

Kenneth Francis, AR '97 | Article | "Ethic and Aesthetic," Landscape Architecture Magazine, April 2018

Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham, A '03, Alex Mustonen, AR '05) | Article | "Meet Phillip K. Smith III, Coachella's Favorite Sculptor and the Busiest Artist You've Never Heard Of," ART NET NEWS, March 27, 2018

Margaux Wheelock-Shew, AR '18 | Article | "Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village / NADAAA + Cooper Union," ARCHDAILY, March 1, 2018

Jeremy Son, AR '20 | Article | "Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village / NADAAA + Cooper Union," ARCHDAILY, March 1, 2018

Sean Khorsandi, AR '04 | Article | "Here's what NYC architects need to know about changes to Landmarks rules," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 26, 2018
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
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DESIGN COMPETITION | MAGIS at Design Pavilion NYCxDESIGN wants to involve the local community, the design schools and the design students in developing the installation's area. We would like you to develop the artwork and graphic of the CYC backdrop walls. Deadline: April 10, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR STUDENTS | THE SHED: A Stroll Through a Fun Palace is looking for open minded individuals with architectural training who have an interest in Cedric Price's theories and practice; this project involves engaging with the public to explain and discuss documents selected from Price's archive. The event will take place within "A PRELUDE TO THE SHED", at 358 10th Avenue in Manhattan. Please email julia.simpson@theshed.org for additional information or visit the website: threshed.org/#prelude to apply! Project will take place May 1 through May 13, participation can be arranged around other commitments. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Urban Omnibus: Urban Wild Writer seeks a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More...  

DESIGN CHALLENGE | COMMUN: Hyperlocal is looking for proposals for a new "hyperlocal" commuting system for Mumbai which, given the many issues interrelated with transportation in this populous and thriving city, may completely transform it by 2030. Deadline: June 15, 2018. Learn More...
DEADLINE APPROACHING   

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | AAC&U's The Academic Minute is a radio segment produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U that features faculty and researchers form colleges and universities around the world discussing what's new in the academy and the ways in which it contributes to the public good. Send submissions to David Hopper: dhopper@wamc.org. Learn More...

AWARD COMPETITION | NYCxDESIGN Awards celebrates outstanding achievements across major areas of design. Products and New York City-based project submissions are open to all fairs, exhibitors, and firms. Deadline: April 18, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, supports an array of different projects and travel contributing to an applicants intellectual and creative development. An info session will take place on February 26, 2018. Deadline: April 22, 2018. Learn More...
ONGOING  

IDEAS COMPETITION | DWELL: Mumbai Mixed Housing arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai's coastline. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | AIA New York State: Small Firms Symposium is a new series of educational symposiums for architects working in small firms and we are seeking presenters. Deadline: May 4, 2018. Learn More...

STUDENT MODEL COMPETITION | AIAS Spring In Studio Model Competition is open to AIAS members only. The AIAS is looking for members to share their models through their instagram account. Deadline May 16, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | FiGMENT Weekend NYC 2018 will be a two-day participatory arts event held on Governors Island on June 23 & 24, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, and explore their environment. Deadline: May 18, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | Global Conference on Applied Physics, Mathematics & Computing invites abstract submissions and proposals for oral presentations, and poster presentations within the thematic range of the conference. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Amps, Kent State University: Alternatives to the Present A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning seeks abstracts focusing on interdisciplinary alternatives to the 20th century's top-down and disciplinary understandings of the urban condition. Deadline: June 5, 2018. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Eleven Magazine: Macro to Micro Future living elicits a revolution in the way we live at multiple scales. Following the connections between housing and environmental crises, a question remains: urban expansion or natural preservation? It is time for a bold, radical shift in perception and action. Deadline: June 6, 2018. Learn More... 

STUDENT TRAVELING PROJECT | Volcano Journey: Architectural Association Guatemala Visiting School is a satellite school in partnership with prestigious global institutions. The workshop program will take place from July 2 through July 11. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Ardeth #04: RIGHTS Design professionals and their actions seldom enter the debate regarding the relationship between city, rights, and powers. The project of architecture is often the carrier of a "tyranny of values" (Schmitt, 1966), as it breeds paradigms centered on form, on function, or even on consensus, that, for instance have indirectly reinforced the High-Tech trend. Deadline: July 15, 2018. Learn More...

                                                                                         

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