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Upcoming Lecture: Steven Holl
Faculty & Alumni News
Reviews in Architects' Newspaper and Abitare    
On view through
NOV 21, 2012    

The Massimo Scolari exhibition currently on view at The Cooper Union recently received reviews by William Menking in the Architects' Newspaper and Danielle Rago in Arbitare.  

Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967-2012 is 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.

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. (b/w 3rd and 4th Aves.), 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-7pm, Gallery Closed: Sunday and Monday

Learn more about the installation of Massimo Scolari's The Glider, a four-hundred pound wooden and metal sculpture with a 22-foot wingspan, on the third floor balcony of the Foundation Building.


Image: Installation view 

NOV 28 at 7PM
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union

Steven Holl Architects is an architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from two locations: New York City and Beijing. With each project, the firm explores new ways of integrating an organizing idea with the programmatic and functional essence of a building, "always using the unique character of a program and a site as the starting point for an architectural idea." Major works include Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the 2009 Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China. The Raffles City complex in Chengdu, China, includes artist and architect Lebbeus Woods' only permanent structure, The Light Pavilion. 


Introduced and moderated by Sanford Kwinter, writer, theorist, and professor of architectural theory and criticism at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and codirector of the Master's in Design Studies Program. 


This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York. 

Image credit: Steven Holl Architects--Cit� de l'Oc�an et du Surf, 2011, gallery interior | photo: Roland Halbe

Exhibitions & Opportunities 

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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METROPOLIS MAGAZINE NEXT GENERATION DESIGN COMPETITION | This competition was created in 2003 to promote environmental activism, social involvement, and entrepreneurship in young designers. The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect considerations of inclusive design, systems thinking, sustainability, materials exploration, progressive technologies, function, and provocative form. Each design should speak to at least one or several of the 6 sub-disciplines of design supported by the magazine-architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, and graphic design. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. DEADLINE  February 18, 2013  learn more ... 

EXHIBITION | 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.  

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WORLD ENERGY FORUM 2012 & DEANS' ROUNDTABLE | Elizabeth O'Donnell participated in the World Energy Forum 2012 in Dubai on October 22-24, 2012. The conference consisted of delegates from around the world discussing and debating the issues relevant to The United Nations' designation of 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. On November 17, 2012, she will participate on the Deans' Roundtable in conjunction with the Arch Schools 2012 Exhibition Reception at the Center for Architecture.

PRINCETON CONFERENCE | Anthony Vidler delivered the closing remarks at the Architecture and Resistance conference at Princeton University School of Architecture on November 9, 2012.  learn more ... 

PRINCETON LECTURE SERIES | Pablo Lorenzo Eiroa and Michael Young will participate in the event What I did Next - Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices: Digital Geometries at Princeton University School of Architecture on November 28, 2012. learn more ... 

PAST FUTURES, PRESENT, FUTURES |  Urtzi Grau and Lydia Kallipoliti were invited to participate in the group exhibition Past Futures, Present,Futures, held at the Storefront for Art & Architecture. The exhibition presents 101 unrealized proposals for New York City, dating from its formation to today with 101 reenactments  by invited artists, architects, writers and policy-makers to create alternative visions for the present and future of the city. The exhibition runs from October 26 to November 24, 2012.  learn more ... 

WHERE ARE THE UTOPIAN VISIONARIES? | David Gersten is a contributor and panelist for the exhibition and concurrent panel discussion for Where are the Utopian Visionaries? held at the Rhode Island School of Design. The event runs from November 3 to November 16, 2012. learn more ... 

Paul Amatuzzo (AR '69) | exhibition | Thesis Retrospective 1990-2012 Amatuzzo Studio Section, Archtober Event, NYIT, Old Westbury, NY, October 13-November 11, 2012 
Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | event | An Evening with Daniel Libeskind, One Family Fund, Boston, MA, November 5, 2012

Lee Skolnick (AR '79) | tour guide | Archtober Building of the Day: New York Historical Society, October 22, 2012

Paul Seletsky (AR '82) | article | "Bits and Mortar Dancing Together!," eOculus, October 24, 2012 

Evan Douglis (AR '83) | speaker | Arch Schools 2012 Exhibition Reception and Deans' Roundtable, Center for Architecture, November 17, 2012

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | article | Shigeru Ban's Paper Pavilion Unveiled In Moscow's Gorky Park By Uber-Hip Garage Center," Arts and Culture, Huffington Post, October 22, 2012.

Kyna Leski (AR '85) | symposium | Panel introduction, Where are the Utopian Visionaries?, Rhode Island School of Design, November 10, 2012
Christine Benedict (AR '86) | presenter | International Passive House Days, 424 Melrose Street, Brooklyn NY, November 11, 2012

Francois deMenil (AR '87) | lecture | Conversations in Context, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT, November 8, 2012
Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | participant | Emerging Asian Cities: Provocations and Practices, public symposium, Parsons The New School for Design, November 2, 2012

Gina Pollara (AR '91) | article"The Genius of Louis Kahn's Connected, Contemplative Roosevelt Memorial, and How Builders Avoided the Usual Perils of Posthumous Architecture," Vanity Fair, October 19, 2012  

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | group exhibition | Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architects of Social Exchange, Rhode Island School of Design, on view November 3-16, 2012; traveling to Boston Society of Architects, BSA Space, on view November 16 - December 31, 2012.

Terreform ONE (Mitchell Joachim; Maria Aiolova; Melanie Fessel, M.Arch II '11) | group exhibition | Past Futures, Present, Futures, Storefront for Art and Architecture, October 5 - November 24, 2012 


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