Wednesday, May 15 , 2019

Dear Colleagues, Alumni, Students, Friends and Family:

I write to ask that you take a few moments to support the School of Architecture by participating in one of the Design Intelligence Annual Schools Surveys . The results of these surveys are published as a series of school rankings that, over the years, have come to be influential. Originally designed to be completed primarily by professionals with hiring and supervisory responsibility at large architecture firms, it was almost impossible that a small program such as ours would place in the rankings. However, the surveys are now open to Deans and Department Chairs of Schools of Architecture, as well as students and recent alumni.  The criteria have also expanded beyond how many architecture graduates from any one professional program might be hired by a large firm. The new survey methodology and criteria have resulted in a more diverse range of schools placing in the rankings, including The Cooper Union. 
News reports, potential donors, grant applications, even prospective students give meaning to these rankings. As The Cooper Union continues its work to move "forward to free", it has become more important than ever for the School of Architecture to bring awareness to its mission, pedagogy and commitment to the discipline and profession of architecture. This is one way.
Please use the links below to access the survey before 31 May.
         *        For hiring/supervising professionals within firms
         *        For deans and academic program heads
Thank you for your continued support of the school on so many fronts, and I look forward to seeing you at the End of the Year Show!
Elizabeth O'Donnell, Associate Dean
Opening Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM in The Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square

The Annual Student Exhibition transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the  School of Art, and the  Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

The opening reception will be on Monday, May 20, from 5 to 9 PM. 

Exhibition Hours
May 21 through June 9, 2019
Tuesday thru Sunday, 12 to 7 PM 

This Exhibition is free and open to the public. 
Tamar Zinguer, AR '89/Arch fac | Featured | "Froebel's Gifts," Episode 349, 4/9/19
"2019 Cooper Union Grant Program Recipients," THE COOPER UNION, May 8, 2019

Mario Gooden, Arch fac | Panelist | Theory's Curriculum launch event and symposium at e-flux, E-Flux, May 18, 2019, NYC
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Product Insight: Edge by Daniel Libeskind for Turri," INTERIOR DESIGN, May 6, 2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR 79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Honorees | Party in the Garden AFTER-PARTY, Museum of Modern Art, June 4, 2019

Tao Sule DuFour, AR '02 | Panelist | Theory's Curriculum launch event and symposium at e-flux, E-Flux, May 18, 2019, NYC

Joseph Beford, AR '07 | Provocateur | Theory's Curriculum launch event and symposium at e-flux, E-Flux, May 18, 2019, NYC

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Health x Design: Building Health into Everyday Life focuses on imagining how, in the near future, we might use technology to make health an integral part of our daily routines. Deadline: May 27, 2019. Learn More... 


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | AMSP Florida Conference: Experiential Design offers a unique invitation to engage cross disciplinary discourse around the role of people, objects and environments and how our individual practices and professions are, in reality, inseparable from each other. Deadline: June 20, 2019. Learn More...

OPEN CONTEST | ARMENIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL ART  (NPAK) Calls for submissions to revitalize the T-shaped building for art viewing and production, as well as a place of urban and cultural interaction. Deadline: June 25, 2019. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference focuses on Interdisciplinary Education, Information Networks and New Media; however proposals on any theme related to Black Mountain College and its legacy are encouraged and will be considered. Submission Deadline: July 1, 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...

INTERNSHIP NETWORK | MANO PROJECT connects thoughtful Latinx leaders who share a passion for serving their communities and provide professional development and training opportunities for Latinx college students and graduates. Deadlines vary. Learn More... 

CALL FOR INTERNS | Rios Clementi Hale Studios is seeking applicants in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, and technology/AR for summer 2019 internships. 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...


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