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Upcoming Lecture by Alex Kitnick
SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu
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SPRING RECESS Building Hours


Last Week 
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JAN 29-MAR 23      


Lessons From Modernism examines selected works of architecture completed between 1925-1970 through the lens of sustainability. The exhibition includes analytical drawings illustrating the sustainable design issues within each project in the show and includes texts by Kevin Bone, Kenneth Frampton, 

Lydia Kallipoliti, and Carl Stein (AR '68). The show was recently the subject of a review by William Menking in the Architect's Newspaper. The exhibition closes this Saturday 23 March, 2013.  


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Image: Installation View

ALEX KITNICK: Light and Interface
MAR 28, 6:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Building     

Alex Kitnick received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, in 2010 and has taught at Vassar College, the School of Visual Art, Otis College of Art and Design, and UCLA. In 2011-2012 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He recently edited an October File on Dan Graham, October 136 on New Brutalism, and The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951-1979, which collects key writings by the artist John McHale. In addition to his work as a historian, Kitnick has also published criticism in magazines and journals including Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and May.


Image Caption: Doug Wheeler, SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (2012) at David Zwirner Gallery


2012 Pritzker Prize Laureate
APR 2, 7PM
The Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street     

Wang Shu and his wife, Lu Wenyu, founded Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997 in Hangzhou, China. The name of the office refers to the approach of an amateur builder-one based on spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions. In order to learn traditional skills, Wang Shu spent the early part of his career working on building sites. Rather than looking toward the West for inspiration, Wang's work is rooted firmly in the context of Chinese history and culture. Some of his most important built works include the Library of Wenzheng College, Suzhou University; Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum; the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art; and the Ningbo History Museum.

Wang Shu is the 2012 Pritzker Prize laureate, the first Chinese citizen to receive that honor. He is Professor and Head of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. In 2011, he became the first Chinese Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Amateur Architecture Studio-Ningbo History Museum | photo: Lu Hengzhong

Fourth Year Architecture Students
April 1, 2013  
The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program encourages juniors (and fourth year architect students) to submit project proposals (deadline April 1st 2013). Winning projects are completed over the summer 2013. In the fall winners prepare an exhibition of their projects for the yearly and prestigious "Menschel Exhibition" (November 2013). The exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.

Download the application form here 

MELLON FELLOWSHIP | The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been awarded a grant of $900,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities. The Mellon Fellows will be invited to spend nine months at LSE, to engage humanists in the study of urban life - as pursued by LSE Cities - and to become involved in postgraduate teaching and research.
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DEADLINE APPROACHING!! CALL FOR ESSAYS: FUZZY MATH | The Architectural League's Urban Omnibus announces their second annual essay competition, on the topic of cost, metrics, and measurement in urban life. With this competition, Urban Omnibus invites writers to infuse the quantitative language that pervades environmental understanding with narrative, theory, history, or humor. DEADLINE: March 22, 2013 5pm  learn more ...
CALL FOR ENTRIES: PERMANENT NEW YORK CITY MEMORIAL | The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition seeks entries for an international design competition to honor the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its legacy. Designers have the chance to cover almost the entire fašade of the New York City building where the blaze occurred. Anyone with an idea is encouraged to submit. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 29, 2013.  learn more ...
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | With relatively few outlets devoted to architectural criticism today and a professional tendency to declare a new architectural movement every ten years or so, a staggering amount of built work goes unexamined. CLOG : UNPUBLISHED will critically examine completed buildings that have thus far flown under the radar and/or have been forgotten.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2013
BERKELEY PRIZE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP | Starting in 2013, the Berkeley Prize Committee broadens the scope of the activities of the prize by offering faculty who teach undergraduate architectural design an academic-year Teaching Fellowship. The primary goal for the Berkeley Prize Teaching Fellowship is to focus students' attention on the social and physical characteristics of the proposed users of the buildings and spaces they design.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2013  learn more ...
FELLOWSHIP | The Vera List Center for Art and Politics is pleased to invite applications for the 2013-2015 Vera List Center Fellowships. Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning eight months and linked to the Vera List Center's curatorial focus theme for 2013-2015, Alignment
DEADLINE: April 8, 2013   learn more ...
CALL FOR PAPERS | On the Spatial Epistemology of Politics, or How We Know Politics Through Space: Essays for Design Studies is a forthcoming edited book that explores how spaces are political and how politics is spatial. Co-edited by Harvard PhD candidates Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels Aidoo, the book is funded in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. This call for papers solicits original research to explore the politics of contention and consensus in spatial forms and practices. DEADLINE: April 8, 2013  learn more ...
CCA YOUNG CURATOR PROGRAM | For the third year the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. DEADLINES: April 15, 2013 learn more ...
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LOG | Since its inception in September 2003, the journal Log has sought to present through writing the kinds of thinking and concepts that drive the making of architecture today. In Pursuit of Architecture, a special tenth anniversary issue of the magazine, will feature ten buildings that have contributed to architectural discourse between 2003 and 2013. Architects age 59 and younger are invited to submit ONE building project completed or started between 2003 and 2013 for publication in this celebratory issue. DEADLINE: April 15, 2013  learn more ...
TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANT | The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is a program of The Architectural League of New York. 
DEADLINE: April 17, 2013  learn more ... 

ASCA ANNUAL MEETING | Lydia Kallipoliti will present the paper "The Envirobubble: Air Flow Battlefields" at the ACSA 101th Annual Meeting: New Constellations/New Ecologies in San Francisco hosted by the California College of the Arts, March 21-14, 2013  learn more ...
PRINCETON LECTURE | Anthony Vidler will deliver the lecture "Reframing Enlightenment: Nature & Architecture from Ledoux to Latour," as part of the Princeton University Program in European Cultural Studies on March 26, 2013. learn more ...
PENN STATE LECTURE | Michael Webb will present the lecture "Drawing as a De-Constructive Medium," as part of the WWW Drawing Lecture Series in the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Penn State University on March 27, 2013.  learn more ...
MoMA SYMPOSIUM | Anthony Vidler and Stephen Rustow will participate in the upcoming symposium Revising Labrouste in the Digital Age. Vidler will moderate the panel discussion "Reading Alone in Public: The Library and the Spaces of Information from the 19th to the 21st centuries." Rustow will introduce and moderate the panel discussion "Learning with and from Labrouste." The event, which is held in conjunction with the exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, will take place March 28, 2013 at MoMA. learn more ...
COMPETITION JUROR | Susannah Drake will serve as a juror for the City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014. Organized by Figment and co-sponsored by the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), the pavilion will be located on Governors Island.
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | honor | Centennial Medal, American Academy in Rome Tribute Dinner, April 17, 2013

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | solo exhibition | "Never Say the Eye Is Rigid: Architectural Drawings of Daniel Libeskind," Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome, Italy, March 11-April 30, 2013

Toshiko Mori (AR '76) | lecture | "Japan's 2011 Disasters Remembered," Harvard Graduate School of Design, March 11, 2013

Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | lecture | "Making a City of Publics,"  Design in the Public Interest and Alternative Forms of Practice Spring Lecture Series, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, March 18, 2013

Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | news | "Times Square Heartwalk Shows Brooklyn Some Love," The Architect's Newspaper blog, March 12, 2013

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherney (AR '05) | competition participant | Design mentor to the finalists and winning design team, City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014, co-sponsored by FIGMENT, ENYA, AIA, SEAoNY
Building Hours
SPRING RECESS: MARCH 16, 2013-MARCH 24, 2013 
Building Hours: 
Shop Hours: 
Saturday March 16: 1PM-5:30PM 
Monday through Friday, March 18-22: 12NOON-4:30PM 
Saturday March 23: Closed Administrative offices open. 
Hours for other shops, labs and facilities may vary.


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