News & Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Recovery of "Caminito Del Rey" - Malaga, Spain; Architect: Luis Machuca Santa-Cruz
Alternativas / Alternatives - XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. 

The thirteenth Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XIII BEAU) will be exhibited for the first time in the United States in Cooper Union's Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. The exhibition, entitled 
Alternativas / Alternatives , features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The installation, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a group of distinguished scholars will be assembled on Saturday, November 12, to participate in a lively conversation about Spanish architecture. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Tower, Slab, Superblock: Social Housing Legacies and Futures
The conference will confront questions of design and policy while examining the history, current status, redevelopment, and rehabilitation of high-rise and super block residential development in three cities, London, Paris, and Toronto, each of which is dealing with the twin pressures of increasingly unaffordable housing and diminishing state support. 

Film Screening 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This event will take place in The Cooper Union Rose Auditorium and is open and free to current students, faculty, staff and Architectural League members. Non-members can reserve their tickets on Eventbrite.

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
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CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2017 Architectural League Prize: Support  Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition in June 2017. Winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000. Deadline: February 13, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SOLUTIONS | L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond  The looming shutdown of the L train is a transportation crisis in the making. Hundreds of thousands of people will be directly impacted, and virtually all New Yorkers will feel the pinch. Though the extent of City and State action is uncertain, one this is clear: the public has a key role to play in pushing both the City and the State to rise to the challenge. Our hope is that the L-ternatives competition will inject some creative yet practical ideas into the mix of solutions. We encourage both student and professional submissions from individuals and consortiums. Deadline: January 8, 2017. Learn More... 
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLAT Journal of Rice University is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming issue, Absence, which draws attention to the unbuilt structures, spaces, and ideas which hold as much potential and possibilities for architecture as their present counterparts. What does it mean for design to disappear? Absence, often seen as the result of a destructive force, may in fact be productive. While presence implies creation, absence promises possibilities. PLAT 6.0 welcomes architects, designers, thinkers, and anyone provoked by 'Absence' to submit design projects, essays, visual media, narratives, proposals, manifestos, and conversations that engage the notion of absence in architecture and its complementary creative fields. Please submit all materials, abstracts, and/or inquires to  editor@platjournal.com. Deadline: December 1, 2016.  
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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ventura Lambrate 2017  is Ventura Projects' flagship event held during the annual Salone del Mobile/Fuorisalone in Milan. During this week, the district of Lambrate in northeast Milan hosts a thriving design district that showcases the latest developments in international contemporary design. By juxtaposing conceptual experiments with professional presentations, visitors are challenged to take a different view on design. Applications are now open. Deadline: December 1, 2016.  
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GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP | Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is a creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the Universtity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in music, landscape architecture, architectural design, history, art, dance, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Deadline: December 1, 2016.  Learn More...
 
CALL FOR ENTRIES | Dichotomy 23: HUNGRY is an invitation to get your fill, relieve your appetites, reach out for your desires, and feed your creativity. Submissions should consider Hungry as a sense of longing relief from the starving, barren, and otherwise dissatisfied, as well as its relation to the discourse of architecture, urbanism, design, and all the arts in between. Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2016.   Learn More...

DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION COMPETITION | Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements Refugee livelihoods in transitional settlements have become a crucial topic in contemporary geopolitical relations.Most inhabitants in refugee settlements rely on humanitarian aid and cannot fully exercise their agency and skill sets. A marketplace can become an embodiment of dignity and resilience that respects refugee inhabitants' autonomy, creativity and capability.Thus, we challenge the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for a vulnerable population (adolescents, single mothers, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements in Kenya, Jordan and Germany. Deadline: December 3, 2016.  Learn More... 

ONGOING

Mathematical Photo Submissions | MoMath: SeeingMath Do you see math in the world around you? Now is your opportunity to contribute a favorite mathematical photo to MoMath's _Seeing Math_ contest. Winning photos will be displayed on the large screen in the Museum as part of this visual tour of the mathematical world around us. To enter the _Seeing Math_ contest, please email your original photographic image (no photoshopping please) together with the formulae or commentary that would overlay the image. Please submit all entries to seeingmath@momath.org and limit the size of your email to 5 MB or less. Deadline: January 1, 2017.  Learn More...

PRE-COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP | The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn's vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts. Deadline: January 4, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design represent the broadest spectrum of accomplished practitioners who are influential in shaping the built and natural environment and whose work advances positive social outcomes. Loeb Fellows are architects and landscape architects, urban planners and journalists, public artists and affordable housing developers. They come from around the world to the Harvard GSD with a common purpose: to make the world a better place for all. After a transformative Fellowship year in residence, they join a powerful worldwide network of over 450 colleagues and friends. The connections, collaborations and learning are there for a lifetime. Deadline: January 5, 2016. Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | Gensler's Design Strategist Development (DSD) Program is a 24-month, on-the-job professional training program that gives participants firsthand exposure to the skills and experiences they need to achieve professional success as a design strategist. It propels participants directly into meaningful project work, offers world-class professional development, and connects them with a global community of colleagues and mentors. Tailored to each person's strengths and ambitions, the program provides the maximum breadth and depth of design strategy experience. Each year, Gensler hires a new cohort to work and train in select Gensler offices. Each DSD Program participant joins Gensler as a consulting analyst and receives a competitive salary and benefit package. Deadline: January 6, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Folly/Function 2017 is a design/build competition organized by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park inviting designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the park fulfills its mission as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education. As a venue for the presentation of public art, a New York City park, and an active social space, Socrates has for 30 years harnessed the power of creative minds to transform the urban landscape. The competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility, creating designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2017 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate four portable, demountable structures to replace four standard tent structures that are deployed as needed throughout the Park. Deadline: January 9, 2017.   Learn More... 

CALL FOR FELLOWS | THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer a full-time, residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2017 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers whose work focuses on areas of inquiry connecting natural history to the human experience. The Institute creates a forum for stimulating new thinking on subjects that reconnect the sciences and humanities.  Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities. Deadline: January 12, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Zumtobel Group Award 2017: Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment is an architectural award that acts as a stimulus for new developments and concepts in the built environment that help meet current and future demands for improved urban living conditions and energy needs. The award aims to encourage research into and implementation of new sustainable and socially beneficial perspectives in the built environment. Deadline: January 15, 2017. Learn More...   

LAND ART COMPETITION | Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, structural engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. The submitted entries can be functional or nonfunctional works but must aim at creating a truly unique experience that becomes emblematic of what an arts village is and how it needs to function as a PLACE. The arts village is designed as a learning center to provide relational spaces for creative people from the region and other countries to live, work, learn and create. Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Harvard GSD 2017 Wheelwright Prize announces the fifth cycle of its open international competition awarding a $100,000 fellowship to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research. This annual prize is dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.  Deadline: January 31, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Reimagine Structure: Metals in Construction Magazine invites architects and engineers to submit their design for a high-rise building that integrates its enclosure and it primary structure for the purpose of minimizing embodied energy. The magazine challenges participants to substitute a hybrid frame-and-skin system for the typical aluminum-and-glass curtain wall of a steel-framed high-rise office building. The design must integrate elements providing environmental protection and resistance to wind and seismic forces. Entries will be judged on the amount of embodied energy reduced in the form of building mass, as well as on the overall performance of the enclosure. Deadline: February 1, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable? A conference organized by AMPS and the University of Derby springing from documentation of the complexity of our cities and their socio-economic differences. This conference seeks to explore how the three issues of city development, sense of community and housing need, all combine to make lives in our cities livable - or not. Contributing to the broader research areas of the organization initiating the conference, Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS) and the concerns of academics at the University of Derby, this event is interdisciplinary by default. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Learn More... 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN | arch out loud: DEATH AND ARCHITECTURE  will examine the juxtaposition of these terms, delving into the ever-changing sociological responsibilities of architecture and the constant, unchanging condition of death. This is an open call for submissions of original written or graphic work pertaining to the relationship between the dead and the city. This issue intends to touch on topics such as the status of land and its value in growing cities; historical trends of burial grounds in cities; recent innovations regarding the handling of the dead; and the stigmas surrounding radical changes in the ways in which we lay to rest those who have passed on. Deadline: Not Specified.  Learn More... 

FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS 
Guido Zuliani, Arch fac | Lecture | "PROXIMITIES: The City in the Work of John Hejduk", Universita IUAV di Venezia, November 25, 2016, Venice, Italy  | Keynote Speaker | Academics Abroad: IUAV Outside Italy, Universita IUAV di Venezia, November 24, 2016, Venice, Italy

Steven Hillyer, AR '90/Arch staff | Video | "Cooper to Cooper, Episode 3: Cooper's Archivists," THE COOPER UNION, November 28, 2016

ALUMNI NEWS 
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac) | Article | "NYC Public Design Commission announces Excellence in Design award winners," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, November 17, 2016  | Article | "Comienzan las obras, The Shed por Diller Scofidio + Renfro," METALOCUS, November 25, 2016

Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Lessons From 200 Years Of Failed New York City Megaprojects," FAST COMPANY, November 16, 2016

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97, Pablo Castro) | Group Exhibition | MISUNDERSTANDINGS: On The Collection of Le FRAC Centre-Val De Loire, Orleans, Campo, November 15, 2016 January 13, 2017, Rome, Italy

                                                                                         

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