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Master Drawing Class lead by Sue Gussow as Benefit for School of Architecture
Open Calls and Opportunities
Faculty & Alumni News
Friday, 12 July 2013
Joint Statement by Former Occupiers of the President's Office, the Administration, and Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union, July 15th, 2013

The administration, Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union and those members of the Cooper Union community who have been occupying the Office of the President since early May have reached an agreement that ended the occupation on Friday, July 12. A working group will be established promptly to undertake a good faith effort to seek an alternative to tuition that will sustain the institution's long-term financial viability and strengthen its academic excellence.

The working group will consist of Board, faculty, alumni, students and administration representatives and will submit its report to the administration and Board of Trustees for consideration at the December Board of Trustees Meeting.

The Board also confirmed, in accordance with the motion approved at the June Board meeting, that procedures for student representation on the Board will be established at the September meeting.

An interim room has been identified as a Community Commons that can serve as a student center or a community center for all members of the Cooper Community.

All individuals who have violated Cooper Union policies throughout the period of the occupation will be granted amnesty, and in turn, commit to complying with, and cooperating with the enforcement of, all laws and Cooper Union policies. 


Master Drawing Class with
Sue Ferguson Gussow
October 3, 10, 17, 24
The Cooper Union
Pre-Register Now



Professor Emerita Sue Ferguson Gussow (A'56) has taught drawing at The Cooper Union for over 40 years. This special Master Drawing Class benefiting The Cooper Union will include four intense evenings

of drawing instruction and critique.

Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30 to 9:30 pm | Classes held at The Cooper Union

The only pre-requisite is the love of drawing.

Pre-register now with a minimum contribution of $1,500 ($1,800 after 9/9)
Proceeds to benefit The Cooper Union Annual Fund and the School of Architecture.  

Enrollment is very limited! Deadline to register is Friday, September 27.

Please contact Jennifer Durst at 212.353.4165 or





STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: OPEN CALL | 89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals and exhibitions, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up almost half of the world's population. 89plus announces an open call for artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus - born in or after 1989. Submissions are welcome at any time, however the mid-year deadline for 2013 activities is July 30, 2013.  learn more ...


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | CLOG is accepting submissions for their upcoming issue: MIAMI. The largest city in the southeastern United States, Miami has long been subject to a range of unique forces-natural, political, and cultural-which have brought both booms and devastating busts. Despite setbacks, however, Miami has become a vibrant and broadly American city that mixes the historically Anglo-dominated North and the Latin South, vividly presenting many characteristics of today's United States: cosmopolitanism, an ever-shifting balance between public and private interests, economic volatility, and environmental tightrope walking. Deadline: August 15, 2013  learn more ...

DESIGN COMPETITION | Badi 2013: International Green Building Design Competition. Green building is the inevitable trend and it is also a kind of mature performance in the architectural design. China is still in the early stages on the green building, and next 10-15 years, which is also the critical period for the development of China's green building, those young architects with 5 years working experiences and architecture students are the backbone of this industry. We wish the participants explore the possibilities of the green architecture's future on the criteria of energy conservation and architecture design. Registration deadline: October 10, 2013.  learn more ... 


DESIGN AWARD | Public Architecture, in partnership with AIA San Francisco and Interface, is proud to inaugurate a national award recognizing exemplary projects that serve the public good. The Social Impact Design Award is a unique opportunity for architects and designers to share the impact of their work and to promote the significant relationship between quality design and social outcomes. Deadline: July 18, 2013  learn more ...

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Hurricane Sandy Task Force is pleased to launch REBUILD BY DESIGN, a multi-stage regional design competition to promote resilience for the Sandy-affected region. The goal of the competition is two-fold: to promote innovation by developing regionally-scalable but locally-contextual solutions that increase resilience in the region, and to implement selected proposals with both public and private funding dedicated to this effort. Deadline: July 19, 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 ...    


DESIGN COMPETITION | ONE Prize Award aims to explore the social, economic, and ecological possibilities of urban transformation. This year's competition is set in the context of severe climate dynamism. The ONE Prize is a call to deploy sophisticated design to alleviate storm impact through various urban interventions such as: protective green spaces, barrier shorelines, alternative housing, waterproofing technology, and public space solutions.  Registration and Submission by August 31, 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 ... 

FILM PREMIERE AT MOMA | The documentary THE MAKING OF AN AVANT GARDE: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984, which was written, produced and directed by Diana Agrest, premiered at the Musuem of Modern Art on June 24, 2013. This is the first document produced on the IAUS since its closure in 1984. It includes original super8 footage filmed by Diana Agrest and is the only moving image document of the place in existence. The event was organized by MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design and Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of the Architecture Department. 
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HONOREE | Susannah Drake was honored for outstanding contributions to the profession at a young age by the AIA at the 64th Annual Honors and Awards Celebration. learn more ... 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | short listed | The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations has shortlisted six design teams for the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, This Just In - eOculus, June 27, 2013

Lance Jay Brown (AR '65) | appointment | Elected 2014 President of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

Stanley Allen (AR '81) | juror | 2013 ONE Prize, STORMPROOF: Open International Design Competition for Building Resilient Cities, sponsored by Terreform One

Reiser + Umemoto (Jesse Reiser, AR '81; Nanako Umemoto, AR '83) | news | "Pop Music Center Plays On," eOculus, June 27, 2013

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | introduction | "Medellin's Renaissance," Center for Architecture, New York, NY, July 16, 2013

FREECELL (John Hartmann, AR '00) | short listed | Pulitzer Foundation for the Art/Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts' PXSTL Design Competition, This Just In - eOculus, June 27, 2013

Michael Scaduto (AR '03) | instructor | ARE Prep Summer Series: Building Design and Construction Systems, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, July 10, 2013

Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | article | "Made Here: Brooklyn's Navy Yard is Home to a Manufacturing Revival," Architectural Record, July 2013


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