LECTURES AND EVENTS

Wednesday, October 4 , 2017
Current Work: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, KieranTimberlake
Moderated by Marion Weiss
 

Founded in 1984 by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, Philadelphia-based KieranTimberlake designs educational, cultural, civic, governmental, and residential buildings. Seeing research as a fundamental part of architectural practice, the firm has a trans-disciplinary team "dedicated to interrogating and advancing building design practices through material, system, process, and environment driven questions."

Projects that embody the firm's commitment to sustainability and materials research include the Melvin J. and Claire Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, which employs the first actively ventilated curtainwall of its type in North America; SmartWrap™, a mass-customizable building envelope exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and Cellophane House™, a fully recyclable, energy-gathering dwelling exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. KieranTimberlake's mixed-use building at 181 Mercer in New York City is currently under construction as part of New York University's campus expansion. The firm designed the Embassy of the United States in London with the aim to significantly reduce energy consumption, set an agenda to achieve carbon neutrality, as well as contribute to the current revitalization of South Bank's industrial zone through the creation of a civic plaza and park.  

Marion Weiss is cofounder of WEISS/MANFRED Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, based in New York City and the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Image: Dilworth Plaza Renovation, Center City District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2014 © James Ewing Photography

Ai Wei Wei in Conversation with Nicholas Baume
 

Ai Wei Wei's talk at The Cooper Union marks the opening of Public Art Fund's citywide exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, and will be the focus of his conversation with Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator, Nicholas Baume. Inspired by the international migration crisis and current global geopolitical landscape, the exhibition will transform the security fence into a powerful social and artistic symbol with interventions across the city. Taking on monumental sculpture, site-specific interventions on top of and in between private buildings, lamppost banners, and bus shelters, this project engages a diverse range of sites in all five boroughs, including a large scale installation on the North facade of The Cooper Union's iconic Foundation Building.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors will be on view October 12, 2017 - February 11, 2018 in various locations across all five boroughs. 

Presented by Public Art Fund and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment
 

Geostories  is a manifesto, developed by the design-research practice Design Earth, on the environmental imagination presented in architectural projects that engage the planetary scale with a commitment to the drawing as medium. This exhibition will present four subject-specific projects - After Oil Of Oil and Ice Pacific Aquarium  and Trash Peaks  - in the form of large scale drawings printed on canvas and mounted on wood. Read more...

This event is free and open to the public.

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
The Diane Lewis Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space

Close friends and colleagues of Diane Lewis AR '76 have established an endowed travel fellowship in her memory. The Diane Lewis AR'76 Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space will be awarded to Cooper Union architecture students for summer travel between their fourth and fifth years. Students will be expected to focus on a major reoccurring architectural theme of great importance to Professor Lewis - defining and designing 'Civic Space.' 

Prof. Lewis once said, "The most exciting work of the architect is to understand the city as a work of art. It's the idea of advocating great civic space as the work of artists, architects and engineers together, which I believe is the original motive of this school." We encourage you to support her vision and continue her legacy with a memorial gift. 

To donate by check, please:
   * Make it payable to The Cooper Union
   * Note on the memo line "Diane Lewis Memorial Fund" 
   * Mail it to the attention of Jennifer Durst, Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, 
      The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square 8th floor, New York, NY 10003

To donate securely online by credit card, please visit here and note in the box for "Other gifts" that you wish to direct your contribution to the "Diane Lewis Memorial Fund."

If you have any questions, please email development@cooper.edu or call (212) 353-4104.

To view Dean Nader Tehrani's letter to the community honoring Diane, visit here.

Image courtesy of Anita Seiff. 

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
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CALL FOR NOMINEES | 2018 John Q. Hejduk Award Alumni, please consider nominating fellow alumni or the John Q. Hedjuk Award. The award honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the theory and/or practice of architecture and who reflect the passion and commitment that Dean Hejduk had for architecture. Deadline for nominations: November 15, 2017. Send to: contact@cooperalumni.org.  Learn More...  

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Grant promotes the advancement of personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than a part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Learn More...  

OPEN CALL | Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion 2018 Invites researchers and designers in the field of architecture to submit projects for the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, in response to the theme WORK, BODY, LEISURE, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Deadline: November 8, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROJECTS | S. ARCH AWARDS invites architects, academics, studios, developers, engineers, and students to submit their projects in two categories: The best completed project award and the best conceptual design award. Deadline: December 22, 2017. Learn More...  
DEADLINE APPROACHING   


OPEN CALL FOR CURATOR | The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) seeks a Chief Curator, theme and concept for its seventh edition to be held in Oslo, Norway, during autumn 2019. Individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence are openly invited to send their proposal in English. Deadline: October 18, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN CONTEST | Waterproof: Palazzo Ca' Tron The aim of the contest is to create a link between the world of design and production, and stimulate innovative solutions that start from the knowledge and from the eventual customization of materials used for the project. This is a redevelopment project that must consider the multiple functions that are attributed to the Palazzo Ca' Tron. Deadline: October 20, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Omi International Arts Center Architecture Residency Program is conceived to facilitate projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. Deadline: October 20, 2017. Learn More...
ONGOING

DESIGN COMPETITION | arch out loud: Nuclear Landmarker for a Waste Isolation Site asks competitors to design a marker or marker system to deter inadvertent human intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The purpose of the marker is to communicate with future generations that transuranic waste is buried within a repository at the facility. Deadline: October 21, 2017. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | UNFUSE: The Black Taj is prompted by the possibility that a second mausoleum across the Taj Mahal was supposed to exist, how would build it?  Deadline: October 29, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Transient Spaces is a publication project originated at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture by faculty members whose research and studio practices engage with the themes of transiency, activism and dwelling in contexts of impermanence and crisis, where the demand for belonging and community building challenges the agency of design and our roles as architects and educators. The publication will include work of artists, scholars, students, architects, engineers and actors from humanitarian support mechanisms. Abstracts deadline: September 15, 2017. Contribution deadline: October 30, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 2018 Berkeley Prize: Applying the Social Art of Architecture The Berkeley Prize Competition was established in 1998, made possible by a generous gift of Judith Lee Stronach to the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. There are two ways of competing, an essay competition and a travel fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | SHELTER 48: Emergency Life-Support Design For this challenge, Eleven Magazine focuses on natural disasters by looking at the concept and definition of shelter in their immediate aftermath and posing the question: how can architecture and design help protect, shelter and save lives when they strike? Deadline: November 11, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Art Intervention on the Perimeter of the new Eaux-Vives Station in Geneva The City of Geneva, through its Contemporary Art Fund, is organizing a two-round competition to create one (or several) art intervention(s) in connection with the construction of a new area within the Eaux-Vives district. Submit entries by email. Deadline: November 13, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR PAPERS | The S.ARCH 2018 Conference accepts papers for the following topics and tracks: State of affairs and Future Visions, Conceptual and Methodical Concepts, Holistic Environmental Perceptions, Interactive Structures, Built Environment, Urban Ecology and Climate, Bioclimatic and Cultural Sensitivity, Energy Saving, Materiality, Investments and Constructions. Deadline: November 24, 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...

DESIGN-BUILD CHALLENGE | Reinventing the African Mud House Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects, engineers and innovators to use their creativity to come up with modern mud types for rural Africa. The challenge is to design and build a sample component of a vocational school of arts and design that generates electricity by use of renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar photovoltaic, geothermal heat, water, biomass or another type. Email your portfolio and CV to info@nkafoundation.org. Deadline: December 12, 2017. Learn More... 

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing will award the winner with $15,000 AUD, with additional $1000 AUD prizes for up to five finalists. The NGV invites applications from publishers, artists, designers, writers, curators and organizations around the world. Titles must have a publish date of January 2017-December 2017. Deadline: December 12, 2017. Learn more... 

OPEN CALL | Arquine Competition No. 20: MEXTROPOLI PAVILLION 2018 The Arquine International Architecture Competition calls for design and build proposals for a public installation that generates civic architectural interactions. Deadline: January 12, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ornamental Metal Institute of New York: Design the Next-Generation Facade challenges participants to submit their vision for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being at a tech incubator on the Williamsburg waterfront. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | The Melbourne Art Book Fair will bring together international and local publishers and practitioners in a weekend of free talks, book launches, performances, and stalls featuring art, design, architecture and photography publications form around the world. The book fair will take place from March 16 through March 18, 2018. Learn More...

FACULTY NEWS  
Diana Agrest, Arch fac | Article | "The Proust Questionnaire: Diana Agrest," ARCHINECT, September 28, 2017

Bone/Levine (Kevin Bone, Arch fac) | Article | "In the News," eOCULUS, September 7, 2017  | Award | Project Award , "The 27th Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards," THE NEW YORK LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY, May 27, 2017

Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac | Lecture | "Another Circle at Mill Race Park," Miller Prize Talks, Mill Race Park, Columbus, IN

ALUMNI NEWS
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Canada's first Holocaust memorial opens, designed by Studio Libeskind," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, September 28, 2017

Peggy Deamer, AR '77 | Article | "The Architectural Imperative," ARCHITECT MAGAZINE, September 1, 2017

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AR '94 | Panelist |  ASLA Annual Meeting, October 20-23, 2017, Los Angeles, CA | Panelist | SITES: Water Cycle Management and Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change

                                                                                         

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