Tuesday, August 20 , 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 ConcepciĆ³n 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.
Exhibition | How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age

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 exhibition is free and open to the public.
Imagination of Space: The Cooper Union Project on Governors Island, Nolan Park 6B

Imagination of Space, presented by The Cooper Union for the Advancement  of Science and Art  is dedicated to the exploration and exhibition of projects in architecture, art,  poetry, sound and performance. A series of residencies and exhibitions  will feature professional and student artists, architects, poets and writers  creating and collaborating on immersive work that celebrates imagination in  space, ecology, form, light, sound and material. The project runs from June 1 through October 31, 2019. 

Exhibitions on view

A-Museum of Quickroots : Un-Museo de Raices Movedizas  by Mauricio Higuera, et al. - (August 4 through August 31)
A-Museum of Quickroots ("Raices Movedizas") activates perceptions, stories, images, texts, and gatherings as iterations of a migrant museum. The project ignites places with the cultural and interpretive agency of an institution at the hands of collective effort. Against the backdrop of establishments that undocument migrant imaginations, Raices Movedizas is a witness. It documents these emergent imaginations through exhibitions, performances, and publications.

The Light Lights | Space by Seonhee Sunny Kim - (August 3 through August 31)
We perceive shapes under light. Light freely charges our perception of depth from a plane into a solid, the solid into a plane. The Light Lights | Space installation is about the intangible and varying experience from the reflection and shadow of light in space. With a thin layer of paper, light defines the shape itself and draws its boundary with the shadow in space. Reflections and shadows shown through the surface of the paper break down the boundaries of dimensional space, creating smooth and firm connections with it. 
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac (principal NADAAA) | Article | "NADAAA's Daniels Building complements gothic design with concrete and glass," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 19, 2019 | Juror | Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2019, Yoshioka-Bunko Foundation

Diana Agrest, Arch fac | Article | "Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, August 5, 2019

Tamar Zinguer, AR '89/Arch fac | Speaker | ACSA Fall 2019 Conference, LESS TALK | MORE ACTION: Conscious Shifts in Architectural Education, Stanford University, September 13-15, 2019, Stanford, California

Guido Zuliani, Arch fac | Lecture | The One and the Many, OAS Special Lecture, July 26, 2019, Seoul, Korea

Michael Morris, AR '89/Arch fac (principal, SEArch+) | Article | "A New Exhibition in San Francisco Is Out of This World," NUVO, Summer 2019

Anna Bokov, Arch fac | Lecture | "Vkhutemas + Bauhaus: On Common Origins, Different Futures, and Creation with Fire," Museum of Modern Art, July 10, 2019, New York

Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Arch fac | Article | "The summer shows at the Shed take an eclectic look at the built environment," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 17, 2019

Lea Bertucci, Arch staff | Sound Designer | Superterranean, 2019 Fringe Festival, September 5-15, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Mauricio Higuera, A '13, Arch staff | Exhibition | "Un-Museo de Raices Movedizas/A-Museum of Quickroots," Imagination of Space, Governors Island, August 24, 2019
The Cooper Union | Article | "Revisiting the 2019 Festival des Architectures Vives "Beauty" installations," ARCHINECT, August 8, 2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR 79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR 55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "The Tide by DS+R Opens in London," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, July 30, 2019 | Article | "AN catches up with Diller Scofidio + Renfro," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 30, 2019

Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Daniel Libeskind unveils Hampstead Maggie's Centre designs," ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL, July 17, 2019 | Article | "Studio Libeskind reveals its Maggie's Centre in north London," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 18, 2019

Toshiko Mori, AR '76 | Article | "Toshiko Mori Architect greets the Lower East Side with CNC-milled granite," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 24, 2019 | Keynote Speaker | 2019 Women's Leadership Summit, September 12-14, 2019, AIA, Minneapolis, MN

Lee Skolnick, AR '79 | Article | "A Library by Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership Features Colorful Wayfinding," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, June 3, 2019

Maurice Cox, AR '83 | Article | "Detroit's planning and development director Maurice Cox is leaving for Chicago," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, July 23, 2019

Suzan Wines, AR '90 | Article | "2018-2019 Timber in the City Winners," SACSA, August 12, 2019

Vladimir Belogolovsky, AR '96 | Lecture | Salon Spacemaker Series: Iconic New York, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, August 16, 2019, NYC

Jean Brownhill, AR '00 | Article | " Hiring a general contractor? Sweeten aims to ease the process," KCRW, August 13, 2019         

Yael Agmon, MAR '14 | Article | "Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, August 5, 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Schools of Thought: Rethinking Design Pedagogy is a conference organized by the U. of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture. It brings together scholars, architects, and designers to explore questions about how we teach design. Deadline: August 30, 2019. Learn More...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Fight for Light: Innovation Exhibition will explore the economic, environmental, social, and public health impacts of light and air in urban neighborhoods by engaging artists, designers, and makers who creatively use these materials. Deadline: August 30, 2019. Learn More...  

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS | Emerging Leaders of New York Award recognizes and honors a young professional who has made a significant impact in advancing the AEC industry through their vision, innovation and excellence in all areas of practice. Deadline: August 30, 2019. Learn More...  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | AIA Pennsylvania: Paula Maynes ARE Grant is dedicated to the remembrance of Paula Maynes, AIA by awarding three architecture graduates with a grant to cover the cost of three divisions of the Architect Registration Examination. Deadline: September 1, 2019. Learn More...

INVITATION FOR STUDENTS | The Architectural League of New York Annual Student Program 2019 is a one-day program for architecture students offering insight into careers within the field. The day includes a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of dynamic young architects, afternoon studio tours at some of the city's most interesting firms, and an end of the day reception. For more information and to register, visit www.archleague.org beginning September 3, 2019.  

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 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...  

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...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards (AREA) invites architecture post grads and alumni beginning their career in architecture to submit their best project and written entries. You may email questions to diana.zieba@emap.com. Deadline: August 30, 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...

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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