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Stan Allen: The Geological Turn   
JAN 24 at 6:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Bldg     


Stan Allen is a practicing architect and principal of SAA/Stan Allen Architect. From 1989-2002, Allen taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he was also the Director of the Advanced Design Program. After working for Richard Meier and Partners in New York and Rafael Moneo in Spain, he established his own practice in 1990. Stan Allen was the Dean of the Princeton University School of Architecture since 2002.


His built work to date includes galleries, gardens, workspaces and a number of innovative single-family houses. Responding to the complexity of the modern city in creative ways, Stan Allen has developed an extensive catalogue of urbanistic strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practices of urban design. His urban projects have been published in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999, reissued in 2004) and his theoretical essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, reissued in 2008 by Routledge. Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain, a 450 page book based on the conference held at the School in 2009, was published by Lars Muller in 2011.  



Image: SAA/Stan Allen Architect


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


Early media buzz for exhibition: "Le Corbusier's Ecology: What Modern Architecture Teaches Us About Green Design," Artinfo, January 15, 2013



Lessons From Modernism examines selected works of architecture completed between 1925-1970 through the lens of sustainability.

Through an analysis of the influence of nature and the environment in architectural design, Lessons From Modernism provides new insights into works achieved by a diverse selection of architects, including Le Corbusier, Paul Rudolph, Jean Prouvé and Oscar Niemeyer. The exhibition demonstrates how these architects integrated environmental concerns into their designs and explores the extent to which these practices have produced environmentally performative and distinctive architecture. 


Exhibition Dates: January 29 - March 16, 2013
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union 



Caption: Maison Tropicale Building Section and Air Flow Diagram

Opening Reception
JAN 29, 2013
Projects in Art and Architecture from the 2012 recipients of the Benjamin J. Menschel Fellowship:
Alexandra Alexa (ARCH) + Benjamin Johnson (ARCH)
Zulaikha Ayub (ARCH) + David Varon (ARCH)
Joseph Riley (ART) + Audrey Snyder (ART)
Priscilla Aleman (ART)
Ariel Jackson (ART)

On view January 29 - February 9, 2013

6th and 7th Floor Lobbies
Foundation Building

Image: Joseph Riley & Audrey Snyder 

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! 2013 ROTCH TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP | Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, an annual two-stage design competition. The winner will travel the world for eight months studying architecture fully funded. Applicants must be U.S. citizens age 35 or under with current or previous education or employment in Massachusetts. 
DEADLINE: January 25, 2013  learn more...
DEADLINE APPROACHING!! 2013 HART HOWERTON FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM | The Fellowship provides a select group of students a defined summer internship within the Hart Howerton design practice, combined with three weeks of self-directed travel.  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2013. DEADLINE: January 25, 2013   learn more ...
DEADLINE APPROACHING!! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LUNCH8 | LUNCH, the student-run design journal of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, are accepting submissions of abstracts and papers for the upcoming volume, Futures for Sites Unknown. They are accepting completed work as well as abstracts for new material for Futures for Sites Unknown, to be published in May of 2013. 
DEADLINE: January 28, 2013  learn more...
ROBERT L. OUTLAND SCHOLARSHIP + INTERNSHIP | This is a $3,000 merit based private scholarship and paid summer internship established to recognize and reward entering fifth year and graduate level students in an accredited architectural program. This scholarship and internship is specially intended for women and minority students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, design ability, and high academic achievement. Eligibility: Women and minority students only, entering fifth year or graduate level beginning Fall 2013 term (2013-2014 academic year).  DEADLINE: January 31, 2013  learn more ...
KPCB STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM | The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design Fellows Program is a three-month work-based program that pairs top U.S. Engineering and Design students with innovative startup companies in Silicon Valley. Eligibility for the KPCB Design Fellows Program is open to outstanding students from any academic discipline, however the summer program will focus on designing and shipping beautiful products. DEADLINE: January 31, 2013  learn more ...

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 ... 

2013 SUMMER DESIGN SCHOLARS COMPETITION | Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2013 Summer Design Scholars. This is a juried selection, open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design. This full-time summer position provides competitive compensation. Housing included. DEADLINE: February 11, 2013 learn more ... 
NEW!! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLOT is the annual journal produced by the Master of Landscape Architecture students of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture. The theme of PLOT Volume 2 is PATCHWORK. Used both as a noun and a verb, patchwork carries multiple interpretations: a composition of incongruous parts, an ad-hoc assemblage, a disparate array establishing a cohesive pattern. A patchwork technique might explore the idea of the landscape as a quilt of seemingly disparate spaces, joined together in new or revelatory ways. Patchwork might also be considered as a strategic makeshift or temporary measure, on the ground or in the books. 
Submissions are open to all: students, professors, practitioners, collaborators, and friends. 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 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 ... 

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 ... 

NEW!! HARVARD GSD WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE | The Wheelwright Prize, presented by Harvard GSD, is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that will be awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work. Now open to applicants from all over the world - no affiliation to Harvard GSD required - the prize aims to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement. DEADLINE: February 28, 2013  learn more ... 

LESSONS FROM MODERNISM | Kevin Bone was interviewed by Artinfo regarding the upcoming exhibition he curated "Lessons from Modernism," which will opens at The Cooper Union on January 29, 2013. read more ...
ARCHDAILY | reviews the Kavouri Residencies in Athens, Greece by Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects, for which Katerina Kourkoula was a project collaborator, January 17, 2013. read more ...
BANHAM SYMPOSIUM | James Lowder will participate in The Banham Symposium: On Error at the Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning on January 23, 2013. read more ...
ATMOS/5 KEYNOTE | David Gersten will give a keynote at the ATMOS/5 Ecology and Design symposium on February 2, 2013 held at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. 

WATERPROOFING NEW YORK | Lydia Kallipoliti will participant on the "Waste/Water" panel at the Waterproofing New York symposium held at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, on February 9, 2013.  learn more ...

LECTURES AT YALE AND CCA | Dean Anthony Vidler will present the lecture "Building on the Ruins: Allegories of the Postmodern in IBA," at the Achtung: Berlin symposium on February 16, 2013, held at Yale University School of Architecture. He will also present the lecture "Towards an Other Architecture: Lebbeus Woods and 20th Century Resistance" on February 18, 2013 at the California College of the Arts.

LEBBEUS WOODS. ARCHITECT | The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present a retrospective on the work of Lebbeus Woods to be held February 16 thought June 2, 2013. Additional programming will include a lecture by Thom Mayne on Woods' "immeasurable influence and wide-ranging legacy," on February 21, 2013.  Lebbeus Woods' Light Pavilion in Chengdu, China was also recently written about in Architectural Record, January 2013. 

OBLIQUE STRATEGIES | Sara Jones and Pat McElnea will participate in the group exhibition "Oblique Strategies" at Pace University, curated by Emmy Mikelson. The exhibition runs from January 23 through February 22, 2013.  learn more ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news | "Topping Out Ceremony for L.A. Broad Museum," Architect Magazine, January 8, 2013

Lance Jay Brown (AR '65) | presenter | "Shelter," Waterproofing New York Symposium, the Landscape Architecture Program of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture, with support from the Municipal Art Society, American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter, and the Institute for Urban Design, February 9, 2012

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (T.J. Gottesdiener, AR '79) | article | "2012 Annual Design Review: Education Projects, John Jay College of Criminal Justice," Architect Magazine, January 11, 2013
Joan Ockman (AR '80) | panelist | "Ruins of Modernity: The Failure of Revolutionary Architecture in the Twentieth Century," Kimmel Center, New York University, February 7, 2013

Catherine Seavitt (AR '94) | symposium organizer and presenter | Waterproofing New York Symposium, the Landscape Architecture Program of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture, with support from the Municipal Art Society, American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter, and the Institute for Urban Design, February 9, 2012  
Azin Valy (AR '94) | article | "Cities on Silk," New York Times, January 11, 2013

Anthony Titus (AR '98) | group exhibition | "Oblique Strategies," Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY, Opening Reception February 5, 2013

Rayanne Tabet (AR '08) | review | "Openings: Rayyane Tabet," Art Forum, January 2013

Yael Hameiri (AR '10) | group exhibition | "Oblique Strategies," Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY, Opening Reception February 5, 2013

Danny Wills (AR '12) | group exhibition | "Oblique Strategies," Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY, Opening Reception February 5, 2013


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