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Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture,
1925 - 1970  
Opening Reception
JAN 29, 2013

Exhibition Dates: January 29 - March 16, 2013
Presented by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union 
Caption: Housing at Sunila Pulp Mill - Alvar Aalto, 1936

Exhibitions & Opportunities 

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! GOWANUS by DESIGN ANNOUNCES AN OPEN DESIGN AND PLANNING COMPETITION | 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.  learn more ... 

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! IDEAS CITY 2013 | As part of the New Museum's project, The Architectural League of New York's Urban Omnibus invites your organization to submit a proposal for IDEAS CITY 2013, taking place May 1-4, 2013. We also welcome collaborative projects if you choose to apply in partnership with other groups. Your project must relate to the theme of Untapped Capital and can take place at your own space, at any independent location within the festival footprint, or at the StreetFest around the Bowery. DEADLINE: December 14, 2012  learn more ... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE 2ND ANNUAL FOLLY COMPETITION | Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite architects and designers to apply for Folly, a design/build studio residency (March-May 2013) leading to an exhibition at Socrates (tentatively opening June 2013). This residency was established to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.  

JURY: Michael Arad, Orly Genger, John Hatfield, Granger Moorhead, Billie Tsien.  

DEADLINE: January 7, 2013. learn more ... 

NEW!! [EN]CODING ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The architect is no longer an organizer of matter and space, but a designer of systems with multi-layered components and increasingly complex relationships. [En]Coding Architecture 2013 invites rising superstars, experienced researchers and designers to present experimental work derived through computational thinking and digital making. This conference, to be held at Carnegie Mellon University, synthesizes new trajectories for the profession within the context of tectonics, cultural philosophy, architectural theory and geopolitics. DEADLINE:  January 8, 2013  learn more ... 

IDEAS CITY 2013: TEMPORARY OUTDOOR STRUCTURES | For the occasion of the 2013 IDEAS CITY, Storefront for Art and Architecture jointly with the New Museum and Architizer are launching the StreetFest competition for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement. On Saturday, May 4, 2013, one winning entry will occupy designated outdoor space along the Bowery near the New Museum during the StreetFest. We envision fabricating a minimum of ten structures that will cover approximately 1000-1500 square feet. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2013  learn more ... 

NEW!! CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS: 2013 PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS CONFERENCE | The conference is now accepting paper and artwork submissions for the 6th annual Philosophy and the Arts Conference at Stony Brook, Manhattan, to take place on March 29-30, 2013. The theme for the conference/exhibition is Soundscapes and Territories. Submissions for both academic papers and artworks are due January 13, 2013.  learn more ...

NEW!! ARNOLD W. BRUNNER GRANT | This grant is for the purpose of advancing the study in any area of architectural investigation, which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field and have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application. A single award of up to $15,000 will be granted. DEADLINE: February 1, 2013 by 5:00 pm EST.  learn more ... 

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 ... 

NEW!! THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE PRIZE FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS + DESIGNERS: RANGE | 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 2013. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A catalogue of winning work will be published by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, lecture series, and exhibition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee. The Prize was established in 1981 to recognize specific works of high quality and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum. DEADLINE: February 19, 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, 2013. 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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NEW YORK CITY AND POST SANDY INFRASTRUCTURE | Kevin Bone's and Susannah Drake's participation on the panel for New York City and Post Sandy Infrastructure held at The Cooper Union, is discussed in the article "Improving NYC's Infrastructure in Sandy's Wake," The Epoch Times, December 5, 2012 read more ... 

MOMA FILM SCREENING | Diana Agrest's film, The Making of an Avant-garde: IAUS 1967-1984, had a private screening at the Museum of Modern Art in September 2012. Agrest has received grants from the Graham Foundation, NYSCA, the Center for Architecture Foundation and others for the film project, which she has written, directed and produced.  


Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | article | The Future of Design: Architect Daniel Libeskind's Predictions," Condé Nast Traveler, November 28, 2012

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | lecture | 2012 John Edwards Lecture: Liz Diller and Christian Marclay in conversation, The Architecture Foundation, Tate Modern, December 6, 2012

Reiser + Umemoto RUR (Jesse Reiser, AR '81; Nanako Umemoto, AR '83) | award | "Four Designers Awarded a 2012 United States Artist Fellowship," Architectural Record, December 3, 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.

Dufner Heighes (Gregory Dufner, AR '99) | honoree | Interior Design 2012 Best of Year Awards, Residence: Model Apartment/Public Space

Lawrence Lek (M.Arch II '12) | residency | Designer in Residence, Design Museum, London, through January 2013.  


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