LECTURES AND EVENTS

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Open Cities: NY - Paris


In the wake of the volatile situation many refugees face in Europe, and with the Trump Administration's proposed immigration ban and the questioning of US Sanctuary City status, the Institute for Public Architecture is launching the Open City  series. The series will look at the challenges and solutions to supporting and housing vulnerable populations in our city centers, including refugees, emergency shelter populations, and disaster victims.

Co-sponsors: The Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, The Architectural League of New York, AIANY Housing Committee, AIANY Planning & Urban Design Committee.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Current Work: Lene Tranberg, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Moderated by Karen Stein

Tranberg is an adjunct professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She has served as visiting professor at The University of Washington, Seattle, and is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. Most recently, she was a member of the Jury at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. Five of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architect's buildings have been awarded the prestigious RIBA European Award by The Royal Institute of British Architects.

Karen Stein is a writer, editor, architectural consultant, and the executive director of the George Nelson Foundation.

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.

Image: LTArchitects, Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, 2006. Photo: Jens Lindhe

Current Work: Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma strives to create buildings that are sensitive to context. For him, architecture is most successful when it upholds interrelationships inherent in the natural environment. Kuma employs natural materials in designs that merge the regional vernacular with a sublime minimalism often resulting in an effect of dematerialization. "Rather than pursuing one's original style as an architect, you actually visit the place and follow what grows out of it," in Kuma's words.

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.

Image: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Nagaoka City Hall "Aore", Niigata, Japan, 2012. Photo: Erieta Attali

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
Sue Fergusson Gussoe 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 ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS | #WeWontBuildYourWall: ADPSR calls for architects, designers, and contractors to submit alternative proposals to the federal government's solicitation for "more comprehensive long-term strategies related to the border wall." Deadline: March 31, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Spazio Artisti Art and Architecture Residency is located in Pozzuoli, a city and commune of the Metropolitan City of Naples. The focus of the residency is to explore the relationship between the city and its province and the tension between two sides of Mediterranean modernity as it appears in the working class "province" and the bourgeois center (Napoli). Deadline: April 6, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Take Shape: Loft, a nonfiction publication at the intersection of politics and architecture, is seeking submissions exploring how lofts function for their residents and in the broader context of affordable housing within a city. How are spaces that are classified as lofts treated differently form other forms of illegal dwelling and low-income housing? Deadline: April 31, 2017. Learn More... 
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

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 PROPOSALS | FIGMENT NYC Minigolf 2017 For the past 9 summers, FIGMENT has produced an artist-designed mini golf course on Governor's Island in New York City that is free and open to the public. Our aspiration is to make this year's 10th anniversary edition of the FIGMENT Minigolf Course themed "New York City Has the Beat" the most visually stunning, interactive and fun to play yet! 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 PAPERS | 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar - Why Alto? The Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners to come to a research seminar to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, 9-10 June 2017. The seminar will explore the questions which provoke us to ponder, from a variety of perspectives, what Aalto means for today's architecture. Deadline: March 15, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR IDEAS | NYSCA Independent Project Grants are awarded to innovative proposals that emphasize the artistry of design excellence. Projects may lead to the creation of design prototypes, explore new technology that impacts design, research a topic in design or architectural history, or engage in critical or theoretical analyses. Deadline: March 20, 2017. Learn More...
ONGOING

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 | Kalejdohill: Design a Story Submit an imaginary story that takes place on Kvarnbacken, the hill close to the Jakobsberg train station in Stockholm. Illustrate your story on one A2 page, describing where it takes place and what went on. Show us how you imagine that place in the future, the buildings and the people that inhabit it. Send your submissions to designastoryjarfalla@gmail.com. Deadline: April 1, 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 | Forefront Fellowship 2017: Design for Arrival explores how urban design, development and technology can strengthen historic and emerging immigrant communities in New York City. Deadline: April 14, 2017. Learn More...

OPEN CALL | Socrates Sculture Park 2017 Broadway Billboard Series: Your Image Here All Artists, designers, art students, architects, emerging or retired, are welcome to submit a proposal on the topic of democracy and American identity to be placed on a billboard at Socrates Sculpture Park. Proposals Deadline: April 15, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The Deborah J. Norden Fund Students of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies are invited to propose research projects for up to $5,000 in travel grants. Deadline: April 23, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | Thresholds 46: SCATTER! The MIT Department of Architecture's peer-reviewed journal will be edited with the aim to examine the history and future of the circulation, distribution and dissemination of architectural knowledge. Deadline: May 1, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: Rome 2017 Competition, 21st Century River Rennaissance is an international ideas and design challenge that seeks to address Rome's current issues by asking the international creative community to consolidate the Tiber river into a new model of Roman life for this millennium. Deadline: May 11, 2017. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | arch out loud: Human Trafficking Tenancingo Square Mediascape Encompassing both labor and sex, human trafficking denies basic freedoms and degrades life to mere commodification. arch out loud challenges designers to reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area. Register by: April 18, 2017. Deadline: May 15, 2017.  Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship promotes and encourages the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S. Deadline: May 15, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR DESIGN IDEAS | The LA+ IMAGINATION Open international Design Ideas Competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way you want, and give it any form and purpose you can imagine. Deadline: June 2, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS | Gensler Internships in each of our offices provide unique hands-on experience in real projects, working side by side with our design teams and clients. Gensler believes in the importance of being connected to our local community. We look to hire people with compelling connections to a particular location. 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...  

FACULTY NEWS  
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac (principal, NADAAA) | Article | "NADAAA: 2016 Best of Year Winner for Residential Transformation," INTERIOR DESIGN, January 9, 2017 | Article | "The Winners of the 64th Progressive Architecture Awards," ARCHITECT magazine, February 10, 2017 | Article | "World Interiors Awards take centre stage," WORLD INTERIORS NEWS, February 28, 2017

Powell Draper, Arch fac | Article | "The City of Dreams Pavilion 2017: 2017 CITY OF DREAMS COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED!," FIGMENT, February 28, 2017

ALUMNI NEWS
David Wallance, AR '80 | Chair | FXFOWLE PODIUM 1 editorial board, February 21, 2017 | Author | "Moving Parts: Modular Architecture in a Flat World," FXFOWLE PODIUM 1, February 2017

Maurice Cox, AR '83 | Article | "New plans revealed for Detroit's East Riverfront," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 2, 2017

Jeffrey Hou, AR '90 | Lecture | "Understanding and Untangling the "Messy" Asian City, National University of Singapore, March 1, 2017, Kent Ridge Cresent, Singapore

Azin Valy, AR '90 | Article | "Fashion Without Borders: Iranian American Designer Maps the World on Her Garments for Social Awareness," THE HUFFINGTON POST, February 9, 2017

Gina Pollara, AR '91 | Article | "MAS to hold "Special Members Meeting" on the organization's leadership," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, February 27, 2016

Obra Architects (Pablo Castro and Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | Symposium | "MISUNDERSTANDINGS: On the Collection of Le FRAC Centre-Val Loire, Orleans," Le FRAC Centre-Val De Loire, March 3, 2017, Orleans, France

Austin Sakong, AR '04 | Member | FXFOWLE PODIUM 1 editorial board, February 21, 2017

David Huber, AR '10 | Article | "The Enduring Lives of Sasa Machtig's Modular Creations, METROPOLIS, February 2017

Max Dowd, AR '16 | Article | "The City of Dreams Pavilion 2017: 2017 CITY OF DREAMS COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED!," FIGMENT, February 28, 2017

Alberto Martinez Garcia, MAR '16 | Participant | Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference 2017, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), February 16-18, 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Irisa Llana, AR '21 | Article | "Design Thinking Workshop Attracts Students from All Three Schools," THE COOPER UNION, February 7, 2017

                                                                                         

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