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For the months of June - August The School of Architecture eNewsletter will be published bi-weekly.   


2013 Summer Programs
Open Calls and Opportunities
Faculty & Alumni News
Drawing us out: Drawing in the Woods (for Lebbeus)
Currently on view
Omi International Arts Center
Ghent, New York
Continuing the "Omi Architecture Workshop" in conjunction with the first year students at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in New York City, Architecture Omi is pleased to announce the installation of "Drawing us out: Drawing in the Woods (for Lebbeus)." Led by David Gersten, Aida Miron and Uri Wegman, faculty members at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture with the assistance of Architecture Omi's board chair Lee Skolnick and Program Director Peter Franck, and Associate Dean of the School of Architecture Elizabeth O'Donnell. The project explores the relationships between time, perception, drawing, working at the scale of a model and the scale of architecture.

The exhibition opening and reception will take place on Saturday, June 15h from 1-5 pm in conjunction with two other exhibitions by Architecture Omi featuring work by Janet Echelman and Brian Brush of architectural firm E/B Office. Visitors are encouraged to enter through the Visitors Center at Omi International Arts Center, located at 1405 County Route 22 in Ghent, New York. 

Image caption: Architectonics Spring, Model, End of the Year Exhibition 

4-Week Intensives
Accepting applications through June.

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. 


INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE: Foundational Studies and Portfolio Development

Introduction to Architecture is an intensive, full time, studio-centered summer program that offers college level students a comprehensive overview of the culture, practice and history of architecture through the unique studio design pedagogy that has distinguished the School of Architecture for over thirty years. The program is directed towards students who wish to pursue a professional degree in architecture and seek to develop fundamental skills and an application portfolio.


STRANGE CRAFT: Masterclass in Contemporary Digital Architecture

This four week intensive workshop sets out to understand contemporary digital techniques in architecture through its relations to aesthetics and fabrication. To work in a digital environment is to be constantly shifting between technologies of mediation. This course will explore contemporary digital design through the creation of virtual and physical objects joined to conceptual and aesthetic discourse. 


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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. Deadline: July 1, 2013  learn more ...  
THE DOT URBAN ART PROGRAM OPEN CALLS | The DOT is accepting proposals for public works and performances. Read the complete list of upcoming opportunities and deadlines at the DOT


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Nova Organa encourages the reopening of aesthetic thinking. The included written and visual work utilizes new and forgotten methods of fiction, critique, and philosophy in the creation of art/architecture theory and thinking.The publication does not exist as an organ of discipline; instead it is rumination and accumulation. We encourage work that challenges boundaries of medium or format specificity. 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. Deadline: July 5, 2013 learn more ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION | The Workplace of the Future Design Competition asks the design community to imagine what our work lives will be in 2020. The first annual Workplace of the Future Design Competition is presented by Metropolis Magazine and Business Interiors by Staples.Deadline: July 31, 2013  learn more ... 


JAE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The JAE invites unpublished text-based (Scholarship of Design) and design-based (Design as Scholarship) submissions for publication in the Spring 2014 issue (Volume 68:1) that explores how architectural praxis and pedagogy are being transformed by techniques, modes of inquiry, issues, discourse, and operational tactics drawn from other disciplines. Deadline: August 1, 2013. 


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. Register by August 1, 2013.  learn more ...  


VILCEK PRIZE FOR CREATIVE PROMISE IN DESIGN | The Vilcek Foundation awards the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. Deadline: August 14, 2013  learn more ...    


CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS | The Mediated City conference offers a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It aims to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2013.  learn more ... 

LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE | Anthony Vidler participated in the conference Urban Ambition: Assessing the Evolution of L.A. held at The Getty Center in Los Angeles on May 30-31, 2013. learn more ...

FELLOWSHIP | Susannah Drake was awarded the Urban Design Fellowship by the Design Trust as part of their recently launched new project Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities. learn more ...

GROUP EXHIBITION | Hayley Eber and Gia Wolff have both been included in the group exhibition "POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions" held at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. The exhibition is on view June 19-July 20, 2013.  learn more ...

GROUP EXHIBITION | Gia Wolff collaborated with Freecell to create an installation for the exhibition "The Cat Show" at White Columns. The exhibition is on view through July 27, 2013.  learn more ...

LHSA+DP (Lee Skolnick, AR '79) | news | "This Just In," eOculus, June 12, 2013

Stanley Allen (AR '81) | group exhibition | "POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions," Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, June 19-July 20, 2013

Maurice Cox (AR '83) | presentation | "Public Design in the Crescent City," buildingcommunityWORKSHOP: bcSHOPFRONT, Dallas, Texas, June 20, 2013

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | exhibition curator | "Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design," Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC, June 14-August 21, 2013

FREECELL (John Hartmann, AR '00) | group exhibition | "The Cat Show," collaboration with Gia Wolff, White Columns, New York, NY, June 14 - July 27, 2013

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