Wednesday, November 21 , 2018
William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Lecture | Digital Materiality in Architecture

The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Lecture : Digital Materiality in Architecture is presented in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Fellowship. 

This lecture is free and open to the public, and presented in conjunction with the exhibition,  Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical , currently on display in the Arthur A. Houghton Gallery. RSVP here
Cecil Balmond: Soft Logic, Serial Outcomes

This lecture leads with the question, "what is determinacy?" to presents Balmond's recent research into growth and form in exploration of an abstract biology. The talk will be illustrated by recent architectural and artistic work.  

An internationally renowned artist, architect and engineer, Cecil Balmond OBE, is widely considered to be one of the most significant creators of his generation. Balmond transcends the conventional boundaries of discipline, working in the crossover between art and science. In this dynamic area, he has re-invented the very concept of space, transforming the meaning of geometry, form and structure.

This event is free and open to the public.  This lecture is sponsored by   The Steel Institute of New York  with   support from The Cooper Union, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and The Albert Nerken School of Engineering. RSVP here
Visiting Lecture | Hashim Sarkis: Cyanometrics

Hashim Sarkis is an architect, educator, and scholar. He is principal of Hashim Sarkis Studios (HSS), established in 1998 with offices in Boston and Beirut, and Dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning since 2015.  
The architectural and urban projects of HSS include affordable housing, institutional buildings, and town planning. The firmÕs work has been exhibited around the world, including at MoMA and the biennales of Venice, Rotterdam, Shenzhen, and Valparaiso. The work has also been published extensively, most recently in a monograph by -Ness.docs.  

This event is free and open to the public. 
Symposium | Thesis Now

Thesis Now is organized to address the agency, relevance, and history of the Thesis Studio in architecture curricula. The symposium is divided into three sessions moderated by Hayley Eber, Nader Tehrani and Eva Franch i Gilabert: 

9:30 AM | Session 1  examines the agency and legacy that a thesis carries in and beyond the academic experience. 
11:30 AM | Session 2  focuses on the various forms and roles research plays in structuring a thesis by exploring thesis projects in the newly available School of Architecture Archive Digital Access Project.
1:45 PM | Session 3  extends the conversation addressing the shifting ideas of Pedagogy in relation to Thesis.

Participants include Andrew Kovacs, Caroline O'Donnell, Bryan Young, Deborah Garcia, Zenia Koreitem, Jimenez Lai, Bryony Roberts, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Arindam Dutta, Joan Ockman, Scott Colman, Stan Allen, Cristina Goberna, and Andrew Holder. 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here
Exhibition | Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical

This exhibition celebrates the experimental and influential pedagogy of  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture by presenting undergraduate Thesis projects completed at the school over the last 50 years.

Curated from materials documented in the Student Work Collection of the School of Architecture Archive, the exhibition includes drawings, produced by hand and by computation, and models of 35 undergraduate Thesis projects completed between 1969 and 2018. These materials are complimented by a preview of the School of Architecture Archive's Digital Access Project, an online database of the Student Work Collection that expands the scope of the exhibition. Visitors will be able to access the database via computer terminals in the gallery. At this time, the database is comprised of over 500 Thesis projects completed between the 1960's through 2003, including nearly 8,500 digitized records.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 2-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm

This event is free and open to the public. 

Photo Credit: Lea Bertucci. 
Panel | Henry N. Cobb, Preston Scott Cohen, Joseph Connors, Elizabeth Diller, Nader Tehrani, and Marion Weiss: The Predicament of Architecture 

How do architects address the predicament between form and function?

A panel of influential practitioners and educators will offer their views, using as a springboard the recently published book Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948-2018. Nader Tehrani will instigate the discussion with historian Joseph Connors and architects Cobb, Preston Scott Cohen, Elizabeth Diller, and Marion Weiss.

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.
Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980

Students of the School of Architecture designed and fabricated five models featured in this exhibition currently on view in the 3rd Floor Exhibition Galleries at the Museum of Modern Art. The Project began as an elective class "Modeling Yugoslav Architecture," taught by Matthew Worsnick, 2016-17 MRC Fellow in Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. 

The exhibition was organized by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and Vladimir Kulic, guest curator, with Anna Kats, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. 

Visit the exhibition webpage here
John Hejduk, AR '50/Arch dean & fac emeritus (deceased) | Article | "The CCA's Postmodernism Exhibition Raises the Dead," AZURE MAGAZINE, November 8,

Julian Palacio, Arch fac | Article | "Lost Arquitectos Colombianos Construyen su Historia en el Exterior," El Tiempo, November 19, 2018
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Like a Diamond in the Sky: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has a New Glow," THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 12, 2018 | Article | "Daniel Libeskind designed a Swarovski star to top the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, November 14, 2018

Jesse Reiser, AR '81 | Article | "The CCA's Postmodernism Exhibition Raises the Dead," AZURE MAGAZINE, November 8, 2018

Maurice Cox, AR '83 | Participant | Acts of Design: New Housing Paradigms in North America Conference, Columbia University GSAPP, November 16, 2018,

Elizabeth O'Donnell, AR '83/Arch Assoc Dean & fac | Article | "MoMA Models Built by Cooper Architecture Students," THE COOPER UNION, October 16, 2018

Shigeru Ban, AR '84 | Article | "Shigeru Ban designs pyramidal bourbon distillery for Kentucky Owl Park," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, November 15, 2018

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AR '94 | Honoree | 2018 ASLANY President's Dinner: Groundbreakers, November 8, 2018, NYC | Article | "Seavitt Nordenson Honored by ASLA-NY," SPITZER SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE CCNY, November 15, 2018

SPACECUTTER (Alex Gil, AR '01, principal) | Award | 2018 AIANYS Design Award of Citation - Over 2500 sf, AIANYS 2018 Design Awards 

Austin Sakong, AR '04 | Article | "Firmwide Promotions 2018," FX COLLABORATIVE NEWS, October 28, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | LOG 45 POSTCARD COMPETITION calls for postcard images that address architecture, or an architectural or urban condition. Wit and surprise are encouraged. Do not submit architectural design projects or images that are personal or self-referential. Deadline: December 10, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR FELLOWS | THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE - LUESTHER T. MERTZ LIBRARY is pleased to offer two full-time, residential Research Fellowships for 2019 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Deadline: January 7, 2019. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISISONS | LOG 46 access unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished work, including, but not limited to, writings, drawings, and photos. Deadline: January 30, 2018. Learn More...  

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Toptal Scholarships for Women awards $10,000 and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world. Entries will be judged on the originality of the idea, your plan for making it happen, and your passion for the cause it represents. Deadline: March 31, 2019. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | EFA STUDIO PROGRAM provides subsidized studio space to its members. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR PAPERS | AMPS Conference: Education, Design and Practice: Understanding skills in a Complex World The relationship between education and practice is complex and constantly in flux. This conference invites multiple perspectives on best teaching and critique practices. Deadline: December 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLAT Journal: Simplicity welcomes submissions of abstracts and initial materials. Deadline: December 1, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The AIANY Design Awards 2019 recognizes outstanding achievement in design by AIANY members, NYC-based architects in any location, and work in NY by architects around the globe. Deadline: December 3, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | RMIT 2020 Exhibition Program encourages the public presentation of creative practice research at all phases of development. Deadline: December 10, 2018. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | arch out loud: WASTE, LAGOS LANDFILL STADIUM asks participants to design a multipurpose stadium at the former Olusosun Landfill. Deadline: December 17, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | /narratives/ publication is an annual print publication with a quarterly digital output featuring architectural projects, products, places, and people tapping into the contemporary built environment in Ghana and abroad. Deadline: December 31, 2018. Learn More...

FACULTY SEARCH | The Design School If you have a passion for teaching design at an university focused on innovation, here's your chance. The Design School is looking for a lecturer in Graphic Visual Communication, an Assistant Professor of Architecture and an Assistant Professor in Industrial Design. Deadline: January 4, 2018. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Eleven: PLASTIC WORLDS is an effort to fight plastic waste in our waters. We invite creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join in and fight plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent. Deadline: January 11, 2019. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Metals in Construction Magazine: Create a New Urban Pathway challenges designers, architects to submit your vision for a pedestrian bridge that navigates efficiently between two sites. Deadline: February 1, 2019. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Journal of Architectural Education Issue 73:2 : WORK With Architectural work increasingly undervalued and often unrewarding, is it possible to reevaluate the nature of what we do, how we perform tasks, and recalibrate the labor of those in related fields and for ourselves? Deadline: February 1, 2019. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICANTS | The Lyceum Fellowship Competition presents the opportunity to propose a welcoming place of sanctuary in the form a new arrival center on Angel Island for new immigrants as well as a place of reflection for past immigrants and the communities within which they now live. Deadline: March 22, 2019. Learn More... 


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