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Student Awards Announced
Open Calls and Opportunities: Design Trust and DOT open calls
Faculty & Alumni News
Cooper Union Library Extended Hours
Spring Design Studio Exhibition
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.

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

Opening: Saturday 11 May, 12pm - 2pm
On view Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May, 12pm - 6pm

Student Awards

Four Cooper Union architecture students took home four of the 2013 Student Design Awards given by England's Royal Society of Arts, including a clean sweep of the architecture category. Jeremy Jacinth (AR '13), Natalie Savva (AR '13), David Varon (AR '13) and Teddy Kofman (AR '13) all received a prize in the architecture category of a competition focused around "Transit Options for the Future City." Teddy Kofman also received a prize in the Applied Industrial Design category and a special prize for Sustainablity. Prizes included paid summer internships and monetary awards. This was the first year that the RSA Student Design Awards, which have been handed out for 88 years, were given to U.S. students. The event, which includes a keynote address and an awards ceremony, was hosted at Cooper's Rose Auditorium. 


Natalie Savva - Interiors 
Prize: Agnes Bourne cash prize for Interior Design 
Project: Breathing Life into Detroit's Michigan Station

David Varon - Applied Industrial Design & Sustainable Design 
Prize: Applied Industrial Design Internship with Billings Jackson Design in New York, Techmer first cash prize for Applied Industrial Design and Techmer cash prize for Sustainable Design 
Project: A Tactical Vision for the Arctic

Teddy Kofman - Architecture, Sustainable Design, & Applied Industrial Design 
Prize: Architecture Internship with Grimshaw Architects New York, Techmer cash prize for Sustainable Design, and Techmer second cash prize for Applied Industrial Design 
Project: 1 station 4 trees

Jeremy Jacinth - Architecture 
Prize: Architecture Internship with Grimshaw Architects in London and Techmer first cash prize for Architecture 
Project: A New Delta Ecology 
The co-winners of The Cooper Union's 2013 Academy of American Poets/Elizabeth Kray Memorial Prize are Kaila Guilmet (A '13) and William Hood (AR '14)
With Honorable Mention going to Marie de Testa (AR '13).
Image Caption: Teddy Kofman's winning bus shelter design



JOB OPPORTUNITY | Summer 2013 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY is seeking Teacher's Assistants for the Young Architects and Architecture Intensive programs.  The ideal candidate is an undergraduate architecture major available all four weeks who lives in Westchester County, NY, has some knowledge of AutoCAD, and has experience with children. Applicants should email their resumes and cover letters to Carolyn Scofield, Programs Coordinator at 
THE DOT URBAN ART PROGRAM OPEN CALLS | The DOT is accepting proposals for public works and performances. Upcoming opportunities and deadlines include: Asphalt Art Activation Open Call for murals (Deadline: May 10, 2013); The next pARTners project seeks site-responsive temporary art works (Deadline: September 20, 2013); Arterventions Ongoing Open Call seeks to collaborate with organization-artist teams to present short-term interventions at a DOT owned and maintained site within the five boroughs; Summer Streets 2013 is accepting proposals for dance, music and theatrical performances along two planned stage routes. Learn more about these programs at the DOT
SUMMER EDUCATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY | The Center for Architecture is seeking volunteers for its week-long programs for children in grades 3-12. Programs begin June 17th and run through August 26th. Candidates should have a background in architecture, urban studies, art education or a related design field and experience working with or teaching children. An interest in helping children better understand the environment around them is our mission that we hope you can help us fulfill. 
CALL FOR FELLOWS | The Design Trust embarks on plan to transform space under the city's elevated infrastructure with NYC Department of Transportation. Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities will engage community leaders, planners, architects, artists, and cultural organizations to develop strategies to maximize the function, use, and spatial qualities of the millions of square feet of space underneath NYC's bridges, and elevated highways, subways, and rail lines. Fellowship opportunities include: Urban Design Fellow, Policy Fellow, and Graphic Design Fellow. DEADLINE: May 23, 2013

2013 PHOTO URBANISM FELLOWSHIP | In tandem with the Design Trust's new Under the Elevated project, they are also launching the 2013 Photo Urbanism fellowship to focus on "life under and around elevated infrastructure in New York City." The fellowship award includes a $5,000 cash prize and a book dedicated to the fellow's work published at the project's conclusion. The resulting photographs will inform Under the Elevated project, and also be considered for inclusion in the final project publication. DEADLINE: May 23, 2013  learn more ...


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW GRADUATE AWARD | Submissions are now open for The Architectural Review's 2013 Global Architecture Graduate Awards (GAGAs). Send your graduating project and you could win a 2,500 cash prize and have your work published in the pages of the special October issue of The Architectural Review. An international jury of academics and practitioners will select the world's best undergraduate and postgraduate architecture, and entry is free. DEADLINE: July 5, 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 | 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. 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 ...
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 ...  

PRESIDENT'S SERVICE AWARDS | School of Architecture faculty will be honored this afternoon at a reception to celebrate their years of service to The Cooper Union. Honorees include Diane Lewis (30 years), David Gersten (20 years), and Anthony Vidler, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Peter Schubert, Ashok Raiji (all 10 years). May 7, 2013.  learn more ...
PANEL DISCUSSION | Elizabeth O'Donnell will participate on the panel "Looking Ahead to Design Week 2014," part of the NYCxDESIGN Program 2013, sponsored by  AIA New York, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York and Town+Gown, Center for Architecture, May 21, 2013. learn more ...
EXHIBITION | Katerina Kourkoula and Lydia Xynogala of Kourkoula Xynogala, presented their work in the group exhibition "WATER_WORKS Competition" at The Old American Can Factory Gallery as part of Gowanus by Design, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition opens May 22, 2013. learn more ...
EXHIBITION TOUR | Michael Samuelian was an exhibition tour guide for the Center for Architecture's show "Design(in) The New Heart of New York," on view through June 30, 2013. May 4, 2013  learn more ...
ARTIST RESIDENCY | Sara Jones has been awarded an Artsist Grant for the May residency at the Vermont Studio Center.  learn more ...

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | talk | "Conversation in Context," The Glass House, New Canaan, CT, June 6, 2013

David Heymann (AR '84) | article | "A Client for All Seasons," Architectural Record, May 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

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (AR '94) | launch party | The Graduate Landscape Architecture Program of the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, is launching Volume 2 of its student-edited journal, PLOT: Patchwork. Van Alen Books, 7-9pm, Thursday 30 May 2013

Sean Khorsandi (AR '04) |  book review | "Asphalt Jungle Examined," The Architect's Newspaper, April 10, 2013.  
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Extended Hours for Spring Exam Period
May 6 - 14

The Cooper Union Library will extend its hours for the Spring Exam Period, from Monday May 6th through Tuesday May 14th, as follows:

Weekdays: 8:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday May 11: Noon - 9:00 PM
Sunday May 12: 2:00 - 11:00 PM

Library Reference: 212-353-4186


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