LECTURES AND EVENTS

Thursday, September 5 , 2019
Exhibition | Eight Tide Jars


Please join the School of Architecture in celebrating the work of artist Adam Silverman at the opening of his site specific installation Eight Tide Jars.

Each of the eight wheel-thrown pieces on display began as a 25 pound extruded brick of industrially processed clay. They were each placed directly on the wheel head (rather than starting with a ball of clay, as is the norm). Each piece typically spends at least a week on the wheel as it is slowly worked from a brick to a ball to a cylinder to an egg to a punched and pounded shadow of its original shape.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2 - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm 

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Exhibition | Master of Architecture II Design Thesis: What is Contemporary?


To work through a design thesis is to ask the process of creation to steer, divert, reflect, and problematize an initial set of questions. A thesis project does not seek to conclusively answer these questions which set it on its way; in the most exemplary instances, it resolves itself into a different set of questions informed by the labor and objects of design. This requires knowledge, research, and experimentation in order to establish a position within a discipline's discursive framework. Furthermore, a thesis must engage the pressing issues of one's time. It must ask what it is to be contemporary?

The 2019 M.ARCH II Thesis Studio is taught by professors Michael Young and Anna Bokov. 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-7pm 

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Current Work | Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: From A to B


Sofia von Ellrichshausen and Mauricio Pezo founded Pezo von Ellrichshausen in the southern Chilean city of Concepción in 2002. The two believe that architecture is a form of knowledge that provides "a tool to experience, read, and eventually understand the world in which we live." They describe the sequence of design tools and methods that guide their work: "reading buildings by their 'spatial structure'; replacing the notion of form by 'format'; articulating rooms without interior; eroding the scale of things; doing austere buildings, hundreds of paintings, over and over again, 'no more no less'."

This lecture 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.
Panel Discussion and Exhibition Opening Reception | How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age

Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30PM in Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Followed by an Exhibition Reception in 41 Cooper Gallery

This exhibition showcases the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world's first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers. How to Build a House is a visual journey through research on the transformation of architecture and construction through computation. The exhibit is an entry point into understanding the digital as a novel domain for architects to draw from at each step of the design, fabrication, and assembly of a building. 

In conjuction with the exhibition, a panel discussion - Architectural Research in the Digital Age - will take place in Cooper Union's Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, and will include Benjamin Dillenburger, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Jenny Sabin, Skylar Tibbits, and Dean Nader Tehrani. 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2 - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm 

This panel discussion and exhibition is free and open to the public.
FACULTY NEWS
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Lecture | Conversations with History: Jefferson, Dieste, Lewerentz in Dialogue, Universidad de la Republica Uruguay, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Urbanism, August 19, 2019, Montevideo, Uruguay

Michael Morris, AR '89/Arch fac (principal SEArch) | Article | "SFMOMA Ventures Into Outer Space With Its Latest Design Exhibit," METROPOLIS, July 31, 2019

Emmy Mikelson, Arch fac | Article | "Sustainable art exhibit Arcadia Earth reflects on humanity's ecological footprint," AM NEW YORK, August 29, 2019
ALUMNI NEWS
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR 55/Arch fac emeritus) | Featured | "In the News," AIA NEW YORK, August 21, 2019 | Article | "Dorte Mandrup, DS+R and WEISS/MANFREDI unveil ideas for La Brea Tar Pits revamp," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, August 27, 2019 | Feature | "World's Greatest Places, TIME | Article | "TWA Hotel, Snøhetta projects, The Shed top TIME's World's 100 Greatest Places," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, August 28, 2019 | Article | "The Shed's temporary gallery partitions don't work, and more updates," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, August 28, 2019

Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Featured | "In the News," AIA NEW YORK, August 21, 2019 | Article | "A Verdant (and Welcoming) New Landscape Revives Toronto's ROM Crystal," AZURE, August 23, 2019

Anik Pearson, AR '95 | Speaker | Mentoring Seminar Series  for Women Entering the Profession of Architecture: Starting One's Own Practice , September 19, 2019, NYC

Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham, A '03, Alex Mustonen, AR '05) | Article | "6 Unconventional Venues Invite Inventive Installations," INTERIOR DESIGN, August 29, 2019

Lucas Dunoyer, AR '24 | Winner | The Nature of Design: 2019 National High School Design Competition, Cooper Hewitt Museum
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Summit Innovation Exhibition seeks artists, designers, and makers who have creative projects that highlight the importance of protecting the right to light and air as essential for a livable city. Deadline: September 9, 2019. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | AJ Specification Awards recognize the key importance of collaboration between product and material suppliers/manufacturers and architects to the success of a project. Deadline: September 20, 2019. Learn More...  

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | American Academy in Rome: The Rome Prize supports the innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities of about 30 artists and scholars each year. Deadline: November 1, 2019.  
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DESIGN COMPETITION | BELT TIGHTENING - Bungalows for the Millenial Family Learning from the history and design of bungalows and utilizing the standard Chicago lot, design a new housing prototype for Chicago. Deadline: May 22, 2020. Learn More...  
DEADLINES APPROACHING  
 
DESIGN COMPETITION | Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2019: Living in the Future asks contestants to design dwellings that take a bold social and environmentally sustainable view of the future. Deadline: September 8, 2019.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS | OHNY Weekend: Open House NY Want to immerse yourself in architecture, design, and New York City history? Open House New York invites you to join our team of over 1,000 volunteers to participate in OHNY Weekend, the city's largest annual architecture and design festival! Deadline: September 13, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2020 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition asks entrants to consider how they would construct a temporary structure in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. The goal is to design and construct a net zero impact structure. Deadline: September 15, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 2019 AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize exceptional design by AIA and ASLA members working in NY, NJ, CT and PA. Built and unbuilt projects will be reviewed for their innovative design approaches to transportation and infrastructure. Deadline: September 19, 2019. Learn More... 

OPEN CALL | 2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium: DESIGN FOR CLIMATE ACTION will feature exemplary research projects that address the Symposium theme including multiple intertwined perspectives such as building, community, and the planet. Deadline: September 25, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS | Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship is an early career award for an emerging architect working towards licensure and covers the full cost of the ARE as well as study materials. Applications will open in early summer 2019. Learn More...

ONGOING  

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS | The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. Deadline: October 1, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | POWER: Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change, and Society will jury proposals for eight thousand dollars in cash prizes and two thousand dollars in travel support to present the winning course proposals at the ACSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Deadline: November 20, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | CITY University of London: Complexity and the City Conference Seeks entries that explore design as intertwined in a web of other related agendas and disciplines including social policy, cultural expression, health, art, finance, and more. Deadline: December 1, 2019. Learn More...

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY | Whitney Museum of American Art Academic Year Internship 2019-2020 is looking for students committed to a part-time, two day a week, schedule for the semester or full school year during the fall or spring. Deadline is on a rolling basis. Learn More...

                                                                                         

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