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Opening Reception
Saturday 11 May
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will hold a weekend exhibition of its Master of Architecture II post-professional degree program.  A selection of works from the ARCHITECTURE OF NATURE/NATURE OF ARCHITECTURE studio will be on view for the public with an opening reception on Saturday 11 May from 12pm-2pm.  During the opening students and faculty will discuss the program and be available to answer questions.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN. NYCxDESIGN is New York City's inaugural citywide event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines. Held from Friday, May 10, through Tuesday, May 21, the event will celebrate New York City's contributions to and embrace of design.

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, 2nd Fl

Opening: Saturday 11 May, 12pm - 2pm

School of Architecture Events

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.

New Museum has invited participants from three architecture schools-Columbia University, the Cooper Union, and Princeton University-to explore the future of the city for the research project Bowery Re-Imagined. Each participant university is hosting a Spring 2013 course dedicated to the topic; the resulting research will be presented in workshops and demonstrations at StreetFest on May 4. The School of Architecture's 4th Year Design Studio led by Diane Lewis, has been invited to participate in Bowery Reimagined.

The PEN World Voices Festival and The Architectural League of New York are partnering to rethink the design of Little Free Libraries as architectural and community-building opportunities for cities. The Little Free Libraries movement places small-scale book shelters in neighborhoods, and is based on the premise "take a book, leave a book." 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.

PITCHAfrica's RAINCHUTE Campaign literally turns military hardware upside-down to capture the rain. Most of the 320 million people in Africa who do not have access to clean water live in regions where it rains at least as much as in London! Without ways of capturing the rain, people are left without water when the heat evaporates the precipitation. 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.

The Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design and Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) will present the project Grids Off; Lights On. Led by Lydia Kallipoliti, in collaboration with Martha Giannakopoulou and Katerina Kourkoula, a group of engineering, architecture and art students from the Cooper Union will present an off-grid lighting installation at the East 4th Street Cultural District. The installation will be powered by alternative energy generation techniques including solar cells, bioluminescent pods and an interactive performance with backwards motors that will illuminate the streetscape. Student Team: Alyssa Davis, Laura Quan, Natalia Zawisny, Stephanie Borchers, Shiori Sasaki, Simon Khuvis, WooJong Kim, Glory Day Correw, Anna Kramer. 
Aerial series of downtown Manhattan and New Museum (bottom left) for IDEAS CITY. ŠIwan Baan, 2013

What if everything we now define as waste was redefined as Untapped Capital, and the concept of waste was banished from our vocabulary? A group of individuals whose experiences combine analysis, public policy, activism, art, and architecture will discuss these and other issues as they consider the future of waste. 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.

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DESIGN COMPETITION | FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] is a two-phase design competition seeking innovative proposals to establish a new standard in storm-resiliency, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and economic development for low-lying coastal communities. The competition specifically seeks the design and development of a comprehensive new master plan for Arverne East, a vacant 80+ acre Urban Renewal site on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City. Phase I submission deadline: June 14, 2013  learn more ... 
COMPETITION | 54 Jefferson, once home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been closed to the public since 1994. It needs a purpose. It needs your idea. Jurors will include Reed Kroloff, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and former editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine. Complete competition information will be available early June.  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 ... 

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS | Terra Insola is a scripting and fabrication workshop taking place this summer in Crete, Greece. Blurring the limits between students and instructors, together a strategy of co-responsibility and co-authorship will be defined. Workshop instructors include Ezio Blasetti, Stephan Henrich, Lydia Kallipoliti, Camille Lacadee, Francois Roche, Andreas Theodoridis, Danielle Willems. 

Deadline: 30 April 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 ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION: POST-SANDY | 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities invites entrants to 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 ...  
COMPETITION | Propose a site specific installation innovating within New England building and craft traditions, using engineered lumber or heavy timber, to be realized at BSA SPACE (Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts) as part of the major exhibition URBAN TIMBER opening February 2014. Entrants must choose and respond to one of three SITES documented for intervention. Deadline: July 1, 2013  learn more ...  

EXHIBITION | Urtzi Grau and Christina Coberna of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism will exhibit work in the group show "No Shame: Storefront for Sale" at Storefront for Art and Architecture. The opening reception is this evening April 30th at 7pm. The exhibition is on view through June 6, 2013. learn more ...
PANEL DISCUSSION | Aida Miron will participate on the panel discussion "Media Geography: Geographies of Difference" as part of the MediaCity 4: Mediacities International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition, MEDIACITY 4: MEDIACITIES International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, on May 4, 2013. learn more ...
LINCOLN CENTER CONVERSATION | Anthony Vidler along with Edward Dimenberg and Dana Polan will be in conversation with Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio regarding their latest publication Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account at the Center for Architecture on May 10, 2013.  learn more ...
PANEL DISCUSSION | Lydia Kallipoliti will participate in "Beyond Waterproofing," the follow-up presentation to the March Waterproofing conference. The presentation will be hosted by the Spritzer School of Architecture Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at the City College of New York on May 10, 2013. learn more ...

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Libeskind's peace centre at former Belfast prison given go-ahead," Dezeen Magazine, April 19, 2013

Peggy Deamer (AR '77) | panelist | "Who Builds Your Architecture? Part 2: Sustainability and Sustaining Human Life," The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School, April 22, 2013

Christoff:Finio Architects (Martin Finio, AR '88) | exhibition design | "do it (outside)," Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, May 12-July 8, 2013

Charles Matz (AR '90) | article | "Featured Alumnus: Charles Matz, AR '90," The Cooper Union Alumni Newsletter, April 2013

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (AR '94) | participant | "Beyond Waterproofing," Spritzer School of Architecture Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, City College of New York on May 10, 2013. 

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (AR '94) | featured guide | "Pressure Along The Edge: The Future of NYC's Waterfront," AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour, Center for Architecture, May 19, 2013

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | commended | "Commended and Highly Commended entries to the WAN 21 for 21 Award 2013 revealed, WAN 21 for 21 Award 2013,
World Architecture News, April 22, 2013

Bradley Samuels (AR '05) | panelist | "Who Builds Your Architecture? Part 2: Sustainability and Sustaining Human Life," The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School, April 22, 2013   

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