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Weekly publication will resume September 10.  


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September 3, 2013


Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:  

Please view the following link to access the current version of the 2013-2014 ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

Please note important upcoming dates: 

Aug 31 Move-in day for Residence Hall 
Aug 31 - Sept 2New student orientation 
Sept 2Labor Day (Staff Holiday) 
Sept 3Fall semester classes begin
NOTE: Tuesday classes meet 



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.
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 | A 20% discount on textbooks is being offered through September 18th. Now until September 18th use discount code DRK79 and receive 20% off all titles. Offer valid only with web orders at,, or

K-12 TEACHING OPPORTUNITY | The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) is seeking Design Educators to teach our K-12th grade architecture and design education programs, which use hands-on, project based activities to enrich classroom studies and build student's understanding of the built environment. Design Educators are hired and paid on a per program basis and must be willing to travel to program sites. Our programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools throughout the city. We are looking for experienced educators who are comfortable teaching in both a classroom and gallery setting.  learn more ...

OPEN CALL: RESIDENCY IN FINLAND | Since 2010, the Arteles Creative Residency Program in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, has welcomed over 220 selected artists and creative professionals to explore, experiment and expand their creative practice and thinking, to produce original works and to collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artistic minds for a concentrated period of time from 1 to 3 months. Accepted fields of study include: Visual Arts, Media Art, Music and Sound, Performing Arts, Design, Architecture, Literature Research, Philosophy. Deadline: September 27, 2013   learn more ...
DESIGN COMPETITION | Warming Huts v. 2014 is launching a Call for Proposals to select design teams to create three (3) new, unique shelters for the Forks Rivertrail, on the Assiniboine River, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The shelters will be installed along the world's longest skating trail ( between the end of January, and the beginning of March, 2014. This is the fourth annual competition launched for the Warming Huts. Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 2pm CST   learn more ...
STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal is accepting research articles of all shapes and sizes and disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, etc.), written in class or on your own time. We want to be a platform on which the various fields of study on campus can intersect and discuss, to ultimately develop innovative projects and solutions through wacky combinations of ideas from diverse fields of knowledge. To submit an article or for more information on the journal, please email: Deadline: September 15, 2013. 
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 ...   


VIDEO OPEN CALL | Crane Arts (Philadelphia, PA) announces The 20/92 Open Video Call for a juried one night video screening to consist of up to sixty videos, each one minute in length. All submissions will be formatted to fit the gallery projection system, which casts a continuous image at 20' x 92'. The 20/92 Video Call Screening will take place in the Icebox Project Space on September 26, from 6-9pm. Deadline: August 31, 2013. learn more ...   


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Interior Design is now accepting submissions for their "Best of Year 2013." Product and project submissions deadline: September 6, 2013  learn more ... 


BARRIER BEAUTIFICATION OPEN CALL | The DOT, in collaboration with the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit and New York Cares, invites artists and designers to submit proposals to produce murals for barrier sites citywide. Individual artists and artist teams are eligible to apply, but must submit a single application. Selected artists are granted $2,500 to finalize a design, produce stencils to translate the design onto the barriers and lead volunteers in the implementation process. DOT and New York Cares provide all the necessary materials to paint the murals. Deadline: September 6, 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 ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION | The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 5th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of SELF-SUFFICIENT HABITAT. The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning. Deadline: September 30, 2013  learn more ...   

DOT ONGOING OPEN CALL | The DOT collaborates with organization-artist teams to present short-term interventions at a DOT owned and maintained site within the five boroughs. Projects that remain installed for at least 3 months and are produced in conjunction with a not-for-profit organization are eligible to receive up to $1,500 towards project costs to cover installation and removal of the artwork. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. learn more ... 


PRODUCT DESIGN | Frameri announces an eyewear design competition. Designers are asked to design frames around Frameri's innovative lens shapes for a chance to have their design put into production. Deadline Extended: September 23, 2013. learn more ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION | Badi 2013: International Green Building Design Competition. 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 COMPETITION | Blank Space will soon be launching the world's first narrative-based architecture competition. Fairy Tales is an open, international, ideas competition that challenges creatives from all professional realms to develop visionary, narrative-based design proposals. The proposals will combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations. This includes renderings, typical architectural drawings (plans, sections, elevations), and diagrams, combined with a text-based narrative, that combine together to form a unique architectural fairy tale. Early Registration Deadline: November 8, 2013  learn more ...

BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALIST | David Turnbull's PITCHAfrica: Waterbank Schools project has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge presented by the Buckminster Fuller Institute.  The Waterbank School is a transformative school design for poor regions in need of water, worldwide. Utilizing geometry, layout and materials, the school provides a sustainable supply of water and food, for the same cost as the conventional 4 classroom linear school building common throughout the developing world, while catalyzing systemic change in the community.  learn more ...

VISITING SCHOLAR | Tamar Zinguer has been selected as a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2014. The Visiting Scholar Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research based on a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the history, theory, and criticism emerging from the various design disciplines.  learn more ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news | "'Culture Shed' design unveiled," World Architecture News, August 12, 2013

Reiser + Umemoto (Jesse Reiser, AR '81; Nanako Umemoto, AR '83) | article | "A Peek Into Reiser + Umemoto's Latest Book," Archdaily, August 7, 2013

Michael Scaduto (AR '83 | instructor | "SSDivision Multiple choice focus: Structures One," ARE Prep Summer Series, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, August 21, 2013

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | news | "Shigeru Ban Reinvents Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch With Temporary Cardboard Cathedral," The Architect's Newspaper blog, August 13, 2013

Thomas Scheerer (AR '85) | article | "Profile in Style: The Great American Designs of Tom Scheerer," The New York Times, August 21, 2013

Anik Pearson (AR '95) | article | "Colour Therapy: New York Psychiatrists' Brilliantly Blue Manhattan Nest," The World of Interiors, August 2013

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | lecture | "Colombia Transformed, Architecture = Politics," University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, August 22, 2013

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | lecture | "Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design," University of New South Wales, Australia, August 30, 2013

Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | event | First Friday: Offices of SITU STUDIO, Brooklyn, NY, The Architectural League, September 6, 2013


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