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The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field 
SEPT 12, 2012 
7 E. 7 Street
This is a critical moment for the re-thinking of the object of architecture, approaching architectural discourse critically; questioning the very boundaries of Architecture itself.

The innovative and visionary work produced in the Advanced Design Studio, while exploring specific problems, simultaneously addresses the question of the place and relevance of the problem in architectural discourse.

On view from September 12 - September 21, 2012
The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor


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Design Excellence and the U.S. Department of State   
SEPT 19 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street

Lydia Muniz, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Building, and Casey Jones, Director of Design Excellence, will outline the U.S. State Department's new Design Excellence program. The product of an extensive two-year interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study, the Design Excellence program emphasizes an integrative approach to site selection, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and engineering.

A major project in design during this transitional time at the OBO is the new U.S. Embassy in London. Architects James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran will discuss their initial competition-winning scheme and subsequent design development for the new embassy, including the goal for the new complex, responsive both to environmental and programmatic concerns, to "provide a street-level experience while respecting the urban texture of the existing landscape."

Casey Jones, Director of Design Excellence, U.S. State Department
Lydia Muniz, Director, Bureau of Overseas Building, U.S. State Department
Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake
Moderated by James S. Russell, architecture critic at Bloomberg News

Co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

Image: Rendering of New U.S. Embassy in London, view from east | courtesy of KieranTimberlake


The Representation of Architecture 1967-2012
Oct 2 at 6:30pm
This exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of the work of visionary architect and artist Massimo Scolari, who taught as a Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture in 1977 and 1978. Originating at the Yale School of Architecture, with a nucleus of drawings first exhibited at The Cooper Union in 1977, the exhibition includes over 160 original drawings, paintings and watercolors, as well as other works completed between 1967 and 2012. Curated and designed by Scolari himself, this is the first retrospective of his work to be presented in the United States since 1986. 


Presented by the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and organized by the Yale School of Architecture. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Turner Foundation, and by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. 
Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012. 


The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery 
The Cooper Union 
7 East 7th Street, 2nd floor 
New York, NY 10003
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30pm


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Image: Massimo Scolari: Gate for a Maritime City 1979-80, oil on paper linen 47 x 39.5 cm  


Film Screening and Panel Discussion  
OCT 12 at 6:30PM
The Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and  American Institute of Architects New York Chapter will present Unfinished Spaces, an award-winning new documentary by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray.  
Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. 

A round-table discussion with Diana Agrest, Pablo Castro, Unfinished Spaces co-creators Benjamin Murray and Alysa Nahmias, and moderated by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa will explore the impact of architecture on social revolution and the role of revolution in shaping architectural expression.

Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012.    

Exhibitions & Opportunities 

ARCHITECTURE_M_P_S | Architecture: media, politics, society is a new peer-reviewed academic journal and forum that investigates questions of contemporary and historical Architecture and its relationship with media, politics and/or society in its broadest sense. The journal welcomes articles from academics and professionals on themes related to contemporary and historical architecture.  learn more ... 

2013 LATROBE PRIZE |  The AIA College of Fellows established the Latrobe Prize as a grant program in research intended to serve as a catalyst for significant investigation into issues important to the profession. DEADLINE: The first stage of submissions are due October 1, 2012.  download the pdf submissions form here ... 

NEW!! CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | 2013 ARCC Architectural Research Conference, The Visibility of Research, will take place at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte on March 27-30, 2013. Researchers, educators, and practitioners in architecture and affiliated design and technical professions are welcome to participate. The conference committee invites paper submissions on new and continuing research in the following topic areas: POLICY: Educating policymakers, practitioners, and the public; CULTURE: Making visible: new ideas, minor voices, and topics on the margins; SUSTAINABILITY: Visualizing sustainability and performance in buildings; HISTORY: Maps, media, and models in architectural history; URBANISM: Technology, connectedness, and the urban environment; CONSTRUCTION: Innovations in materials and construction visualization; PEDAGOGY: New visions and revisions in architectural education. DEADLINE: October 8, 2012  learn more ...  

THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY AMERICAS DESIGN COMPETITION 2012 | The Battery Conservancy invites students and professionals from the Americas (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean), to design an iconic moveable outdoor seating element. The winning design will be fabricated for use at The Battery, the 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan which annually welcomes six million visitors.  DEADLINE: Accepting submissions through October 20, 2012.  learn more ... 

The competition will focus on the post-industrial development of a contaminated site in the Gowanus Canal watershed that offers the challenge of rethinking how a new community resource can become an agent for remediation within a diverse urban context. The jury will be comprised of industry professionals and experts in the areas of architecture, sustainable design, landscape design, and community development. Jurors include: Julie Bargmann, David J. Lewis, Richard Plunz, Robert M. Rogers, Andrew Simons and Joel Towers.  DEADLINE: 
December 14, 2012.  

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FIELD CONDITIONS EXHIBIT AT SFMOMA | Works by Lebbeus Woods, Stanley Allen (AR '81), Daniel Libeskind (AR '70), as well as projects by other noted architects and contemporary artists, are on view at the SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, September 1, 2012 - January 6, 2012. In addition, on October 4, 2012, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, will deliver a lecture on Lebbeus Woods' Conflict Space Series. learn more ... 


VAN ALEN BOOKS Lydia Kallipoliti will join fellow contributors Andrew Dolkart, Randall Mason, Marie Warsh, and editor Marta Gutman, for a conversation on the latest issue of Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum titled Buildings & Landscapes. The panel will examine the built world that most people experience every day - houses and cities, farmsteads and alleys, churches and courthouses, subdivisions and shopping malls. Tuesday 13 September at 7pm   learn more ...  

JOHN HEJDUK AND RADICAL DIAGRAMMING | Aida Miron's (AR '04) article on the work of John Hejduk (Dean Emeritus, AR '50) has been published in Le Journal Spéciale Z, no. 4, September 2012.  learn more ...
DOMUS | The James Stirling retrospective Notes from the Archive curated by Anthony Vidler is the subject of the article "James Stirling a traveling archive," published in Domus, September 2012  learn more ...
IAS SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES | Anthony Vidler will be a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies in Architectural and Urban History during the Spring 2013 term, Princeton, NJ.  learn more ...

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Libeskind and McAdam win Maze Prison peace centre job," Architects' Journal, August 31, 2012

David Katz (AR '87) | article | "SHIFT + ALT +DEL," The Architect's Newspaper blog, September 7, 2012    

Morris Sato Studio (Michael Morris and Yoshiko Sato, both AR '89) | exhibition design | Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America, American Folk Art Museum, September 12, 2012 - January 13, 2012

Catherine Seavitt (AR '94) | participant | At a Glance Symposium, Columbia University GSAPP, September 28, 2012


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