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Submissions: RSA Student Design Awards
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Faculty and Alumni News
Notes from the Archive

New Website Launched

The Cooper Union School of Architecture Student Council website is now up and running: 

For information about (1) the Architecture Student Council constitution (2) the Joint Student Council constitution (3) Architecture Student Council meeting notes (4) a calendar of events and (5) much more; to make suggestions or to start a discussion about matters relating to or of concern to the School of Architecture. 
The website is an open platform for everyone in the School of Architecture. 

Please take the time to check out the website! 

Thank you, 
The Architecture Student Council 
Architectural Program, Tour & Reception
Dec 3 at 5PM
40 Foley Sq.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals Cordially invites Cooper Union Alumni and Faculty to attend "An Evening at Thurgood" at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse.

Program Participants:

Discussion on Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse Infrastructure Upgrade Project
Project Manger - John Leeper (AR'85), Project Executive, fmr. Lend Lease LLP
Moderator - Scott Teman, Assistant Circuit Executive, US Courts for the Second Circuit
Client - Dennis Jacobs, Judge, US Courts for the Second Circuit
Architect - Lawrence Gutterman, Associate Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle
Engineer - Jim Standish, Senior Vice President, WSP - F&K
Contractor - Chris Hargrove, Executive Vice President, Cauldwell Wingate Company LLC

RSVP at When registering, please include university affiliation and any guests.

Image: Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, Five Elements West


Cooper Career Connection

The Center for Career Development has a very active job board with new opportunities being posted daily. 
The Cooper Career Connection (C^3) is the official job and resume posting database for Cooper Union. Search full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities that are posted by individuals and employers who are seeking to hire Cooper Union students and alumni. 

Please log-in or register to view job and internship postings and receive important announcements from the Career Center about opportunities. 

The Center for Career Development also encourages students and alumni to join the Cooper Union Alumni Association's LinkedIn Group. 

Call for submissions
Deadline for Submissions:
March 19, 2014
RSA-US Student Design Awards (SDA-US) is an awards program to inspire collaborative, multidisciplinary design-led social change which connects design students and faculty with industry needs.

All undergraduate design students currently enrolled in a US college or university are invited to participate as long as they have faculty support.

The 2014 design focus is in the following disciplines:
Applied Industrial Design * Architecture * Product Design * Fashion & Textiles * Interior Design * Materials Science

Deadline for online submissions is March 19, 2014.

learn more ...

Read about last year's Cooper Union student awardees here. 

ONLINE BOOK FAIR DISCOUNTS | The Designers & Books Online Book Fair offers 14 internationally distinguished publishers offer over 400 titles about architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape design, product and industrial design, urban design. Many of the books are offered at substantial discounts - some up to 50% off. In addition to the general discounts, they are offering members of the Cooper Union community these special discounts:
40% off on AMMO titles by using the code CooperUnion40 at checkout 
35% off on Laurence King titles by using the code CUDB35 at checkout 
30% off on Gestalten titles by using the code DAB-2013F at checkout 
20% off on Paintbox Press titles by using the code CU20 at checkout 
STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: PAID INTERNSHIPS | The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. Internships commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects. All paid interns also participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and receive training to teach in the Museum's galleries. Individuals selected for paid internships have the opportunity to meet and network with one another through MuSe and other intern events. Deadline: January 9, 2014   learn more ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition opening in June 2014. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A catalogue of winning work will be published by The Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. Deadline: February 10, 2013  learn more ...
4TH YEAR DESIGN STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES | The following opportunities are open to students who will be entering their final year of study in September 2014: 
4TH YEAR DESIGN STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES | The following opportunities are open to students who will be entering their final year of study in September 2014: 
MOA Architecture Scholarship and Internship: Submissions due in January 2014 
2014 Hart Howerton Fellowship: Deadline is January 17, 2014


SAH FILM AND VIDEO AWARD | The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline: December 1, 2013 learn more ...

FOUNDATION FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIES 2014 BOOK PRIZE | There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2014. Deadline for nominations: December 1, 2013  
FELLOWSHIP | OfficeUS is seeking five fellows to take on the role of Principals during the 2014 Venice Biennale at the US Pavilion. The work of OfficeUS will be published as a book and exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in the spring of 2015. Deadline: December 2, 2013.  learn more ...

CALL FOR PAPERS | The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters' (CRSCAD) forthcoming International Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction: The Role of Architectural, Planning and Engineering Education, is currently accepting abstracts. Deadline: December 3, 2013. learn more ...


GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR PAPERS | The University of Oregon Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites papers for its 10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary symposium will explore the theme of "the copy," interpreted in the broadest sense to include any form of replication, reproduction, or forgery across all time periods, media and geographic regions.  Deadline: December 20, 2013  learn more ...
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The journal Nova Organa is accepting written and visual work that utilizes new and forgotten methods of fiction, critique, and philosophy in the creation of art/architecture theory and thinking. The next issue will use "Architecture" as an epigraph/theme. Deadline: January 1, 2014  learn more ...

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Living Cities design competition asks professionals and students in architecture and engineering to share their vision of multi-use residential towers for the 21st century. Sponsored by Metropolis magazine. Deadline: January 3, 2014  learn more ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FOLLY 2014 | Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for Folly, a design/build studio residency from March-May 2014 leading to an exhibition at Socrates opening in early May 2014.  Deadline: January 7, 2014   learn more ...


CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORKS | SBU Philosophy and the Arts Conference: Fašades: the Architecture of (In)Authenticity, April 11-12th 2014. The 2014 conference will explore the vicissitudes of the Fašade - its place, importance, and structure. Deadline: January 12, 2014. learn more ... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SAH | 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Society of Architectural Historians. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference. Deadline: January 15, 2013  learn more ... 


STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: VELUX AWARD | The International VELUX Award encourages students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever relevant source of light and energy. The Award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. Register by March 3, 2014. learn more ... 

DEANS' ROUNDTABLE | Elizabeth O'Donnell participated in the annual Deans' Roundtable held at the Center for Architecture on November 22, 2013. A video of the event has been made available through the ACSA website.  learn more ...

GUEST LECTURE SERIES | Tamar Zinguer has been invited as a guest professor to lecture on "Architecture in Play" at Rheinmain University of Applied Sciencds, School of Architecture at Wiesbaden in Germany, November 21 and 28, 2013. learn more ...



 Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news |Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: "Wild Urbanism",, November 19, 2013

Evan Douglis (AR '83) | juror | 2014 Architectural League Prize: Overlay, Architectural League of New York

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | article | "Renewed Strength," Architect Magazine, November 2013

Jennifer Lee (AR '97) | juror | 2014 Architectural League Prize: Overlay, Architectural League of New York

Homa Shojaie (AR '91) | interview | Other Peoples Pixels Interviews Homa Shojaie, Other Peoples Pixels blog, November 21, 2013 
Uri Wegman (AR '08) | competition | Winning Design (with Richard Joon Yoo), Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial, November 21, 2013
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Selection from the Stanley Prowler 
Travel Photos Collection

A collection of over 6,000 transparencies all taken by late architect Stanley Prowler, who traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, these images focus mainly on built works of architecture. Throughout his life, Prowler explored Brazil, Portugal, France, Britain, Greece, Israel, India, Japan, Argentina and several other countries, including a trip to China just months after it was open to American travelers. Using a medium format or 35mm camera and with an architect's eye, Prowler captured the essence of the built environment and people of a particular time and place.

Upon Prowler's death, his collection of over 6,000 travel photographs was bequeathed to The International Center, where he served as a board member. The organization subsequently donated these materials to the Architecture Archive in 2006. 

Image:  Expo '67 - Montreal, Canada, Canadian Pulp and Paper Pavilion
School of Architecture Archive historical background: In 1970 John Hejduk and Roger Canon, AR'70, established a methodology to document student work for the publication Education of An Architect: A Point of View, which coincided with an exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971. Supported by a recommendation of the 1980 National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Visiting Team, the Archive was established in 1983, and officially became a department of the School of Architecture in 1991. 


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