Student Work Collection Database: Phase I

Wednesday, November 13
6:30PM | The Great Hall and 3rd Floor Lobby

The Student Work Collection represents over eight decades of The Cooper Union's experimental, influential approach to architectural education. This material encompasses analog image, text, and audio records as well as born-digital media that document more than 4,500 projects by over 1,500 students from the 1930s through the present. Phase I will include the Collection's approximately 20,000 analog records dating from the 1930s-2000. This work highlights the architectural pedagogy that distinguishes The Cooper Union from other schools of architecture.

This project launch is free and open to the public.
Jacques Ranciére: How Does Architecture Distribute the Sensible?

Saturday, November 16
11:00am - 6:00pm | Rose Auditorium

Philosopher Jacques Rancière's will debate his philosophy of equality, aesthetics, dissensus and the question of how architecture “distributes the sensible” with four architectural theorists: Peggy Deamer, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young and Joan Ockman.

Joseph Bedford will introduce and moderate the panel discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.
Lectures and Events
XIV Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

October 29 - November 14
3rd Floor Hallway Gallery

This VII Diploma Project Exhibition (PFC) of Spanish Schools of Architecture, part of the XIV edition of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU), is a selection of the 20 best End-of-Course Projects of graduating architecture students in Spain. This presentation compliments an exhibition of award-winning Spanish Architecture from the BEAU, to be held at the  Cervantes Institute of New York  from October 30 to December 1, 2019. 

This exhibition is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. The lectures and panel at The Cooper Union are free and open to the public. 
Fabrizio Barozzi: Sentimental Monumentality

Friday, November 15
6:30pm | Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

Barozzi/Veiga was founded in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga in 2004. The practice has since worked internationally in public and private projects and its work has received several prestigious distinctions. Its diverse international work includes mainly cultural and educational buildings.

This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty News
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Speaker | Architecture and the User Experience: The 2019 AIA Arizona State Conference, November 1, 2019, Phoenix, AZ | Panelist | 2019 Deans' Roundtable, Center for Architecture, November 2, 2019, NYC

Nora Akawi, Arch fac | Exhibition | "This Land's Unknown," Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans, FRAC Centre-Val de Loire, October 11, 2019, Orléans, France

Lydia Kallipoliti, Arch fac | Lecture | "The Curious Case of Closed Worlds," University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, November 6, 2019, Austin, Texas
Elisa Iturbe, Arch fac | Roundtable Participant | "Overcoming Carbon Form," Log, Center for Architecture, November 19, 2019, NYC | Guest-Editor | Overcoming Carbon Form, Log 47

Powell Draper, Arch fac | Article | “Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Announce Winning Holiday Installation Design: Ziggy, Flatiron 23 RD Street Partnership, October 10, 2019
Alumni News
Toshiko Mori, AR ’76 | Featured | ”Heritage Ball 2019 Rallies Architecture Industry to Raise Nearly $1.4 Million,” CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE, October 30, 2019

REISER + UMEMOTO (Jesse Reiser, AR ’81, Nanako Umemoto, AR ’83)
| Lecture | Building Beyond Place, Rensselaer School of Architecture, October 16, 2019, Troy, NY

Laurie Hawkinson, AR ’83 | Studio Visit | Architectural League: First Friday, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, November 1, 2019, NYC | Article | “A city making festival in Turin asks citizens to dream bigger,” THE ARCHITECTS’ NEWSPAPER, October 31, 2019

Evan Douglis, AR ’83 | Panelist | 2019 Deans' Roundtable, Center for Architecture, November 2, 2019, NYC

Robert Cowherd, AR ’88 | Presentation | “Batavian Apartheid: Mapping Bodies, Constructing Race,” CONNECTED HISTORIES, COSMOPOLITAN CITIES, November 7 2019, Singapore

Suzan Wines, AR ’90 | Moderator | Public Spaces in Disguise + I Dream of Transparent Cities, City College Spitzer School of Architecture, November 7, 2019, NYC

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR ’97 and Pablo Castro) | Article | “There’s a Greenhouse in the Courtyard,” Chosun Ilbo Culture News, October 22, 2019 | Radio Broadcast | “Pablo Castro & Jennifer Lee, Founders of OBRA Architects in NYC,” EBS Morning Date, October 5, 2019
Jennifer Lee, AR ’97 | Lecture | “Future Ways of [Living] Urban Dweller’s Guide: New Necessities of LIFE,” LIFEPLUS Conference 2019, November 1, 2019, Seoul, Korea

Tao (Sule) DuFour, AR ’02 | Co-Organizer | Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium, Earth: Projections 50 Years after Earth Art, Cornell University School of Architecture, November 7-8, 2019, Ithaca, NY

SITU (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherney, Brad Samuels, all AR ’05)
| Featured | “Ungourdly Progenies: Architects Celebrate Halloween at Pumpkitecture 2019,” CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE, October 30, 2019

Nicholas Pevzner, AR ’05 | Featured | Urban Omnibus: Portfolios opening reception, The Architectural League, November 6, 2019, NYC

Catherine Ahn, AR ’09 | Research Seminar Student | Architecture Arboretum, Curated by Sylvia Lavin, November 4, 2019-January 21, 2020, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ

Caitlin Martusewicz, AR ’11 | Speaker | Mentoring Seminar Series
for Women Entering the Profession of Architecture: Expectations of Architecture and a Non-Linear Path, November 7, 2019, NYC

Helmuth Rosales, AR ’20 | Featured | ”Heritage Ball 2019 Rallies Architecture Industry to Raise Nearly $1.4 Million,” CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE, October 30, 2019
Open Calls & Opportunities

LAKA Awards 2019-2020 calls for architectural, urban, technological, or product designs that are capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. Registration Deadline: December 1

Fairy Tales 2020 challenges participants to create a unique architectural fairy tale, combining a text narrative with 5 images in the most spectacular way. Deadline: December 19

House in Forest 2020 - Wooden House aims to promote environmentally friendly and ideas on sustainability through design. Registration Deadline: December 31

Superscape 2020 is a biennial prize that seeks to explore new models of urban living within a 30 year timeline. Deadline: March 16

Legendary Bird Home 2020 tasks participants to present innovative designs for a bird house that can be built at home using sustainable materials and methods. Registration Deadline: April 14


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

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

RM 1000, Issue 8: Magic  accepts paper and design proposal submissions along a track denoting magic as that which can't be named or confined. Deadline: November 26

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

ACSA and International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects 2020 is being held in Rio de Janeiro and highlights the role of architecture, its potential for diversity, and multiplicity of urban forms, in the urban reality of the contemporary world. Deadline: December 10

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

Humanities Institute of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to offer three full-time, residential Research Fellowships for 2020 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Deadline: January 6

2020 HART HOWERTON TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP  is available to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2020. Deadline: January 25

Bard Graduate Center Research and Visiting Fellowships   are designed to further the institution's goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture. For questions, please contact Deadlines: November 15, 2019 and February 1

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