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End of the Year Exhibition
Re-Thinking the Final Review: 2013 Thesis
2013 Summer Programs
Open Calls and Opportunities

Opening Reception
Tuesday 28 May

OPENING TUESDAY, MAY 28, 5:00 - 9:00PM


Commonly known as the "End of Year Show," this annual exhibition transforms the classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Free and open to the public.

School of Architecture 2013 Thesis

"It is the end of the academic year at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, when the fifth-year students present their final, year-long thesis projects. This year, the students and faculty decided to do things a little differently. Unlike years past, where each student's "proposal" has been presented and formally critiqued in the third floor lobby of the Foundation Building, that space, which students had spontaneously painted black some days before, was left empty as a poetic statement on the challenges faced by the institution.  Instead students have constructed a wooden table inside the colonnade that runs at ground level along the west side of the building.  Pedestrians looking in through the row of windows will see a single piece from each proposal laid out like a banquet.  On Wednesday, in place of critiques, students, faculty and guests were invited to engage in a group dialogue about the works, the approach to their presentation and their engagement with the world outside. ..."

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Image credit: Birds-eye view of a green 'island' in Houston, TX. From Teddy Kofman's thesis proposal

at The School of Architecture
Application Deadline
JUNE 8, 2013
The School of Architecture will offer 4-week intensive workshops in summer 2013 for college credit in introductory and advanced programs. These programs will introduce students to foundational concepts and practices within the study of architecture and explore the role of advanced digital technologies as a theoretical and formal determinate in contemporary architecture.

Courses offered:
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE: Foundation Studies and Portfolio Development
STRANGE CRAFT: Masterclass in Contemporary Digital Architecture

Course dates: JULY 8 - AUGUST, 2013
Application Deadline: JUNE 8, 2013 

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 ..

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. 
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 ...  
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 ...  


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