NEWS AND EVENTS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Current Work: Nat Oppenheimer, Silman
Moderated by Paul Lewis


Oppenheimer develops engineering systems to support new construction, renovations, and historic preservation and is Principal in Charge of much of Silman's institutional work, which includes some of the most significant American cultural centers of the last decade. Recent projects include Grace Farms designed by SANAA in New Canaan, CT, the expansion and renovation of the Harvard Art Museums, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. For Cornell University, Oppenheimer worked with OMA to engineer the College for Architecture, Art and Planning's Milstein Hall, which features a distinctive horizontal plate that cantilevers over one of the University's main thoroughfares. Oppenheimer is currently working on the expansion of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. by Steven Holl Architects.

This event is Co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York. 

Tickets are free for Cooper Union students and faculty with valid ID, and League members. For ticket inquiries, please refer to The Architectural League of New York  website.

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship

Members of The Irwin S. Chanin School or Architecture class of 1995 are leading an effort to raise an endowed scholarship named in honor of Sue Ferguson Gussow A'56, professor emerita, who has taught drawing to generations of students of the school. Our goal is to reach $100k by the end of this fiscal year, which will allow for a scholarship to be awarded to a first-year architecture student every year in perpetuity. 

The Cooper Union welcomes Laura Sparks as our new president.  Her stewardship, and our support and work will jointly determine a return to full tuition scholarships of all admitted students. We ask that alumni who were so deeply affected by Sue's teaching join this effort to both honor Sue and move closer to that goal by contributing generously to this fund. Learn More...
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLOT is an award-winning annual journal produced by the Master of Landscape Architecture students of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture. The theme of PLOT Volume 6 is CLOUD. Despite its hazy interpretations, the CLOUD has also become a place of storage, suggesting a space of permanence - for data and the digital. What is a cloud?Submissions are open to all: students, professors, practitioners, collaborators, and friends. Deadline: February 20, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | The Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) ACSA is launching its first new journal in over 70 years. As part of our commitment to advancing architectural pedagogy, TAD will be a forum for rigorous primary research, interviews, articles, and reviews, that explore technology in relationship to architecture and design. Paper submissions for the second issue, SIMULATIONS: Modeling, Measuring, and Disrupting Design, are now open. Deadline: March 1, 2017.   Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Speed Presentations Edition 8: Community Interiors AIANY Interiors Committee is pleased to announce this call for projects that make significant contributions to neighborhoods through design, program, service, and/or other strategies. New York-based architects are encouraged to submit their best interiors projects to be presented on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6PM through 8PM at the Steelcase showroom. Deadline: March 3, 2017. Learn More... 
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

CALL FOR PAPERS | Rethinking Art History: Center and Periphery reflects the interests of the current doctoral students in the Visual Arts department. We wish to explore the myriad ways in which artistic practice and art historical research might engage with the contemporary world, and how our current political, cultural and social reality could, and should, be reflected in the writing and pedagogy of art history. Extended Deadline: January 25, 2017. Learn More...

LAND ART COMPETITION | Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, structural engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017.  Learn More...

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | IdeasCity Arles The next edition of the New Museum's platform that explores the future of cities with arts and culture as driving forces - which will take place May 22-27, 2017. The weeklong residency program, led by Joseph Grima, IdeasCity Director, invites emerging practitioners working at the intersection of art, activism, design, technology, and urbanism. Deadline: January 31, 2017.  Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Reimagine Structure: Metals in Construction Magazine invites architects and engineers to submit their design for a high-rise building that integrates its enclosure and it primary structure for the purpose of minimizing embodied energy. The design must integrate elements providing environmental protection and resistance to wind and seismic forces. Deadline: February 1, 2017.  Learn More... 

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Arnold W. Brunner Grant promotes engagement in advanced architectural investigation that contributes to the practice, teaching or knowledge of the Art and Science of Architecture. The Brunner Grant is a prestigious award given to mid-career architects. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation. Deadline: February 1, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Harvard GSD 2017 Wheelwright Prize announces the fifth cycle of its open international competition awarding a $100,000 fellowship to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research. This annual prize is dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement. Deadline: February 3, 2017.  Learn More...
ONGOING

CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2017 Architectural League Prize: Support   Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition in June 2017. Winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000. Deadline: February 13, 2017.  Learn More...

DESIGN COMPETITION | arch out loud: Borders, Korean Demilitarized Zone Underground Bath House challenges designers to explore the possibility of creating an underground bath house within the Korean Demilitarized one which responds to the surrounding geopolitical conditions. The role tourism can play in opening relations across a border begs the question: How does architecture position itself in the middle of this condition of tension? Deadline: February 16, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?  A conference organized by AMPS and the University of Derby springing from documentation of the complexity of our cities and their socio-economic differences. This conference seeks to explore how the three issues of city development, sense of community and housing need, all combine to make lives in our cities livable - or not. This event is interdisciplinary by default. Deadline: March 1, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | World Multidisciplinary Art Symposium is a platform for academicians, professionals and artists to collaborate, share knowledge and contributions in multiple disciplines of the arts. Deadline: March 10, 2017.    Learn More...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Eleven Magazine: Biomimicry  Our latest competition celebrates Nature as the ultimate designer. We are looking for entries that showcase design and production of materials, structures, and/or systems that are modeled on and inspired by biological entities and processes in either form, function or both. Deadline: March 11, 2017.   Learn More... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Launched in 2007, the Fuller Challenge has helped initiate the whole systems approach to understanding and intervening in complex and interrelated crises for wide-scale social and environmental impact. To express your interest in entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge, email challenge@bfi.org or sign up for their newsletter, Trimtab, to stay updated on cycle announcements. Before entering, read the 2017 Call for Proposals. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Fresh Meat IX: The Fake and the Radical The formulation and production of architecture is constantly leveled against its past, present, and future authorities, that forever rewrite the rulebook. Fresh Meat Journal invites submissions regarding forms that hide, react, reject, conceal, and distort the rules of the day. Deadline: April 1, 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...  

SUBMISSIONS OPEN | arch out loud: DEATH AND ARCHITECTURE  will examine the juxtaposition of these terms, delving into the ever-changing sociological responsibilities of architecture and the constant, unchanging condition of death. This is an open call for submissions of original written or graphic work pertaining to the relationship between the dead and the city. Deadline: Not Specified.   Learn More...  

FACULTY NEWS  
John Hejduk, AR '50/Arch dean & fac emeritus (deceased) | Article | "The Pedagogy of the Cigar Box," TEXAS ARCHITECT, January/February 2017

Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac | Book | Abstract 2016, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Billie Faircloth, Arch fac | Speaker | Architecture Technology + Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption, Columbia University, GSAPP, February 10, 2017, NYC

Dan Wood, Arch fac | Article | "Game Changers 2017: WORKac," METROPOLIS, January 2017

ALUMNI NEWS
Toshiko Mori, AR '76 | Article | "Editorial: Restoration of Wright's Masterworks Will Add to Region's Architectural Heritage," THE BUFFALO NEWS, January 16, 2017

Peggy Deamer, AR '77 | Article | Game Changers 2017: Architecture Lobby, METROPOLIS, January 2017

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Article | "Elizabeth Diller is Working on an Opera for the High Line," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, January 17, 2017

Gina Pollara, AR '91 | Article | "The Rise and Fall of New York's Municipal Art Society," COMMON EDGE, January 18, 2017

David Huber, AR '10 | Article | "Game Changers 2017: WORKac," METROPOLIS, January 2017

Jenny Hsiao, AR '17 | Group Exhibition | 2017 Menschel Exhibition, The Cooper Union, January 31-February 16, 2017, NYC

Kelsey Lee, AR '17 | Group Exhibition | 2017 Menschel Exhibition, The Cooper Union, January 31-February 16, 2017, NYC

Hui Rong Liu, AR '17 | Group Exhibition | 2017 Menschel Exhibition, The  Cooper Union, January 31-February 16, 2017, NYC

Piao Liu, AR '17 | Group Exhibition | 2017 Menschel Exhibition, The Cooper Union, January 31-February 16, 2017, NYC

Yu Kiu Chan, AR '18 | Group Exhibition | 2017 Menschel Exhibition, The Cooper Union, January 31-February 16, 2017, NYC

                                                                                         

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