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IROJE architects & planners
APR 10 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street     

One of the most important Korean architects practicing today, H-Sang Seung worked for Kim Swoo Geun (a significant contributor to modern Korean architecture) before founding his own office, IROJE architects & planners, in 1989. He was a core member of 4.3 Group, which helped to shape 20 years of Korean architecture since Kim Swoo Geun; and participated in founding the Seoul School of Architecture. Seung's leading work is informed by his philosophy on emptiness, the subject of a book he co-authored with Min Hyun-Sik in 2005. According to Seung, "empty space is unique in that it offers extraordinary experiences in the context of mobilizes [the] senses and provides room for sound, weather, seasons, nature to take place within [us].


Korea DMZ Peace and Life Valley, Korea | photo credit: Jongoh Kim

Greta Hansen, Kyung-Jae Kim, Adam Koogler, Andy Rauchut
APR 11 at 2PM
RM 714
Foundation Bldg
Architecture is a set of indeterminate instructions, interpreted, produced, and realized in various forms, scales, and sites. Its as lightweight as a string of code. The more lightweight, the farther and faster architecture can travel. In order to unencumber our architectural practice, we use instructions and source leftover materials: waste, excess, air. Architectural scavengers, we eat the leftovers of society and the construction industry to create new forms out of nothing.

Part of the School of Architecture Cooper Thesis Lecture Series 


Architecture of Social Exchange
APR 11 at 6:30PM
Rose Aud
41 Cooper Sq
This panel discussion, drawing content from a recent publication entitled Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange edited by Hansy Better Barraza, aims to showcase the work of contemporary architects, designers, and thinkers who continue to address one of the most poignant questions of our time: what is the role of social and community building in the practice of architecture?

Panelists include David Gersten, Hansy Better Barraza, Adam Michaels, Gloria Kury, Margaret Morton. 

Hosted/Sponsored by The Cooper Union and the Rhode Island School of Design, Division of Architecture + Design


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Structure and Architectural Concept
APR 16 at 6PM
Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street
Holger Schulze-Ehring, Dipl.-Ing., Cand.-Arch. and Vice President at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, applies his expertise in advanced engineering and architecture to the design of unique, inventive, and complex structures. Uniting his strong technical and creative background he works with renowned architects and artists on museums and other cultural buildings, transportation hubs and bridges (including the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson Transportation Hub), as well as sculptures, lightweight and moveable structures. Applying his training and research in both structural engineering and architecture, he teaches design of long-span structures at the Manhattan College and has been a guest lecturer, critic and juror at numerous universities, including Columbia University, Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania.

This lecture, organized by Civil Engineering Department of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering has been generously funded by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. 

Michael Webb
APR 18
RM 315
Foundation Bldg
Michael Webb joined the Archigram Group in 1963, a collection of six young architects rebelling against what they saw as an English architectural scene on life support. Through the pages of a magazine the group produced highly colored images of 'a new architecture that would stand alongside the spacecapsules, the inflatable structures and the lifestyles of a new generation.' For eleven years, an exhibition of the group's work toured the world. Originating in Vienna, it visited New York in 1998. In August of 2003 it was mounted in Seoul, Korea, and in London in March of 2004.

Lecture and Ceremony
APR 26 at 6:30PM
APR 27 at 2PM
Rose Aud
41 Cooper Sq  
The RSA-US Student Design Awards is an undergraduate competition to inspire collaborative design-led social change in the areas of architecture, interiors, urban transit, industrial design, fashion and textiles connects design students and faculty with industry needs. Promoting sustainable innovation for social good: This new awards program inspires socially inclusive, change-making design that cuts across traditional boundaries.

The Annual Lecture will take place on Friday 26 April with introductions by President Jamshed Bharucha and Professor David Turnbull.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 27 April and will include presentations by 12 designers and architects, followed by a round-table discussion and reception. 

Including School of Architecture Faculty and Students
MAY 1-4
The Bowery
Founded by the New Museum in 2011, IDEAS CITY is a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and community organizations. This year's theme is Untapped Capital, with participants focused on resources that are under-recognized or underutilized in our cities.

The Cooper Union, its faculty and students are included in many of the Festival's key events including public projects, workshops, and exhibitions.

The School of Architecture's 4th Year Design Studio led by Diane Lewis, has been invited to participate in Bowery Reimagined.

The School of Architecture's 3rd Year Design Studio led by Michael Young was one of ten groups selected as part of a juried competition to design and install a Little Free Library at The Cooper Union.

David Turnbull, Director of PITCHAfrica, will hold a workshop for PITCHAfrica's RAINCHUTE Campaign, which utilizes decommissioned parachutes as rainwater harvesters in Africa's semi-arid regions.

Lydia Kallipoliti will participate on the Waste panel discussion as part of the Ideas City Conference to be held in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union.

The Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design and Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) will present the project Grids Off; Lights On. The project is led by Lydia Kallipoliti and in collaboration with CUISD Fellow Martha Giannakopoulou, Katerina Kourkoula and a student team of engineering, architecture, and art students from The Cooper Union.
Aerial series of downtown Manhattan and New Museum (bottom left) for IDEAS CITY. ŠIwan Baan, 2013  



DESING COMPETITION: POST-SANDY | 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities are inviting entrants to address a specific Northeastern coastal community, research the damage to that area  and local community character. Then design a 'prototype' resilient housing typology responding to the local  conditions and integrate the prototype into a neighborhood context in the scale of the neighborhood block. REGISTRATION: June 30, 2013  learn more ... 

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Storefront for Art and Architecture is accepting submissions for On Somethingness/On Nothingness as part of Ideas City Festival 2013: Untapped Capital. Deadline: April 10, 2013  learn more ...   
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LOG | 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 ... 
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. Deadline: April 15, 2013 learn more ... 

MELLON FELLOWSHIP | The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities.  learn more ... 

TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANT | The Deborah J. Norden Fund 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. Deadline: April 17, 2013.  learn more ...  
CALL FOR PAPERS | Constructing Urban Intelligence workshop is part of the 9th International Conference on Intelligence Environments, and will take place in Athens, Greece, July 16-17, 2013. Designers, researchers, and practitioners across multiple disciplinary domains are invited to submit papers. 
Deadline: April 24, 2013  learn more ... 


MIT CALL FOR PAPERS | Thresholds is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish only original material. The Call for Papers for Issue 42 is HUMAN. Deadline: April 30, 2013  learn more ...  
CITY OF DREAMS PAVILION COMPETITION | FIGMENT with 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) are hosting a design competition for an architectural pavilion on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion.  Registration: May 1, 2013  learn more ... 
STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: THE CHARLES E. PETERSON PRIZE | The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2013 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students. Deadline: May 31, 2013  learn more ...

THE LEICESTER B. HOLLAND PRIZE | This annual competition recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). Deadline: May 31, 2013   learn more ... 

GRANT RECIPIENT | The Center for Architecture announced Susannah Drake as one of the recepients of the 2013 Arnold W. Brunner Grant. She was also recognized as a 2013 AIA Young Architect Award winner during the Leadership Celebration at Grassroots. The event was covered by eOculus in the article "New Yorkers Earn National AIA Recognition at 2013 Grassroots."
ANDREA ROSEN GROUP EXHIBITION | The exhibition, Temptation of the Diagram, on view at Andrea Rosen gallery includes work by Archigram, for which Michael Webb was a member. The exhibition is organized by Matthew Ritchie and includes artists and architects such as Joseph Beuys, Lygia Clark, Steven Holl, Mark Lombardi, Thom Mayne, and Carolee Schneemann.   learn more ...
PRINCETON SYMPOSIUM | Anthony Vidler will deliver the talk "Modes of Existence: 'Nature' (Diderot to Latour)" in the international symposium What is Cosmopolitical Design? at Princeton University on April 12, 2013.  learn more ...
LECTURE | Michael Webb will lecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois-Chicago on April 16, 2013.  learn more ...
PUBLICATION AND LECTURES | Lydia Kallipoliti's article "Vertical Liferaft" was included in the current issue of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), she will participate on the panel for "Waste" at the Ideas City Conference organized by the New Museum on May 2, and she will participate in facilitating an international COMPUT/DIY Workshop in Chania Crete in summer 2013.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | documentary | "Treasures of New York: Reimagining Lincoln Center & The High Line: Diller Scofidio + Renfro," PBS, April 14, 2013
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news | "Municipal Art Society Challenges Architects for New Penn Station Vision," The New York Times, April 4, 2013 

Curtis B. Wayne (AR '75) | interview | "Q & A: Curtis B. Wayne," Metropolis Magazine, April 3, 2013

Alexander Gorlin (AR '78) | book reviewer | "Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980," by Caroline Rob Zaleski, Architectural Record, April 2013

Stan Allen (AR '81) | interview | "Stan Allen by Nader Tehrani," Bomb Magazine, number 123/Spring 2013

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | news | "IE Paper Pavilion, Madrid, Spain," World Architecture News, March 27, 2013

Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | panelist | Engaging the Asian City: Alternative Approaches to Urban Theory, Pedagogy and Practice symposium, University of Southern California, April 12, 2013 

Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | lecture | "Transcultural Cities: Border-Crossing and Placemaking," Geography Colloquium, The CUNY Graduate Center, April 18, 2013 

Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | panelist | Emerging Asian Cities: Provocations and Practices Symposium, Parsons The New School for Design, (postponed from last November) April 19, 2013

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | lecture | "Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design," GSAPP Columbia University, April 10, 2013

Carlos Little (AR '98) | group exhibition | li_e, Senaspace Art Gallery, New York, NY, March 7-31, 2013

Wes Rozen (AR '05) | publication | "Out of Body Experience," Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Volume 54, Issue 1, 2013 

Emma Fuller (AR '06) | publication | "Dark Matter," Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Volume 54, Issue 1, 2013

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