LECTURES AND EVENTS

Wednesday, September 11 , 2019
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.
Panel | Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture


A panel to discuss the issues raised in Diana Agrest's recent publication,  Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture,  featuring Diana Agrest, Beatriz Colomina, Kurt Forster, Peter L. Galison, Caroline A. Jones, Sylvia Lavin, and Paul Lewis. 

Drawing inspiration from disciplines ranging from philosophy to the history of science, Agrest uses architecture's modes of seeing and representational techniques as a means to explore the history of the earth. Transcending disciplinary boundaries of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, the book rigorously and creatively examines natural phenomena through original drawings and models. 

This event is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.  Tickets  are free.
Exhibition | 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.
STAFF NEWS
Mauricio Higuera, A '13 | Lecture | "A-Museum of Quickroots: On Reappropriating Migrant Becomings," VIII Congress on Migration & Mental Health: Gender, Place & Identity, SUNY New Paltz, October 11, New Paltz, NY
ALUMNI NEWS
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "Three Proposals for Transforming the La Brea Tar Pits," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, August 30, 2019 | Article | "Three Design Firms Present a New Vision for L.A.'s La Brea Tar Pits," INTERIOR DESIGN, September 3, 2019

Jeffry Keiffer, AR '75 | Article | "Kenneth Frampton on the evolution of Louis Kahn's Salk Institute," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, September 3, 2019 | Lecture | The Salk Institute and Multiplicity in Architecture, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, September 24, 2019, La Jolla, CA

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Article | "The Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, August 29, 2019

Saif Sumaida, AR '92 | Article | "Another Starchitect Arrives in New York," THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 30, 2019

Anca Vasiliu, AR '01 | Article | "Names in the News: August's Promotions and Hires," AIA-NY, September 4, 2019

Malin Heyman, AR '12 and James Hamilton, AR '10 | Group Exhibition | Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron, ArkDes, April 26 through June 9, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

Dustin Atlas, AR 15 | Article | "Center for Architecture Partners with NYU to Create New Educational Programming," CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE, September 3, 2019
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW

CALL FOR IDEAS | Storefront for Art and Architecture: Museum of History and Community of Puerta Tierra What does a museum that serves its community look like? How can we create new understandings of the role of a cultural institution and its public purpose? Deadline: December 20, 2019. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Experiential Design - Rethinking Relations Between People, Objects and Environments This conference offers a unique invitation to engage in cross disciplinary discourse around the role of people, objects and environments. Deadline: November 20, 2019. Learn More...  
DEADLINES APPROACHING  

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... 

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... 

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 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. 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...

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... 

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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