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50th Anniversary in Practice
Jan 23 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
A special lecture to celebrate Richard Meier's 50th anniversary in practice.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Richard Meier founded his New York City based firm in 1963. His practice has completed commissions worldwide that range from civic structures, museums, and corporate headquarters, to housing and private residences. From early projects - including the now iconic "white" houses, such as the Smith House in Darien, and institutional projects beginning with the Bronx Development Center - to the Getty Center in Los Angeles or Rome's Ara Pacis Museum and Jubilee Church, Meier and his partners continue to embody the accolades of the Pritzker Prize citation almost thirty years ago, that, in his "single-minded pursuit of the essence of modern architecture...he has broadened its range of forms to make it responsive to the expectations of our time." 

Moderated discussion to follow with fellow partners Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon


Image: Richard Meier & Partners-Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany | photo: Roland Halbe

STUDENT SUBMISSIONS | (SA) is accepting submissions of student projects for inclusion on their international online database. The SA publication is open-ended, they accept studio projects, thesis, competitions, installations, case studies, and independent proposals. Deadline: January 25, 2014  learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | FIGMENT is now accepting proposals for the summer-long Minigolf Course on Governors Island in New York. For the seventh annual minigolf course, they are looking to create a course that defines New York City at this critical moment in its history: with a new mayor for the first time in 12 years, there is an opportunity to re-evaluate and re-imagine what our city is all about. They are seeking designs that interpret the theme of "New York City Now" with as much diversity of perspective as possible. Deadline: March 1, 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 DESIGN COMPETITION | The Kazakh Student Association in Washington, DC (KSA@DC) together with the George Washington University are proud to announce the "EXPO Village 2017: Innovation in Energy Efficiency and Saving" contest aimed at attracting innovative projects and approaches in the field of energy saving and efficiency. Teams of up to ten students representing leading North American universities will be judged based on technical content and feasibility, market potential, relevance to the Kazakh market, customer adoption, completeness of work, creativity, and innovation. The winning team will be awarded $50,000. Deadline: January 15, 2014  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: 

MOA Architecture Scholarship and Internship: Submissions due in January 2014 

2014 Hart Howerton Fellowship: Deadline is January 17, 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS | The Center for Architecture is currently accepting proposals for its Breakthrough Space gallery for the 2014 season. Deadline: Ongoing  learn more ... 

HUD STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION | HUD PD&R invites teams from accredited educational institutions in the United States to participate in its Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in a graduate degree program. Registration Deadline: January 31, 2014  learn more ...


DESIGN AWARDS AIANY 2014 | The AIA New York Chapter announces Design Awards in the categories of Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design and Projects. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, or purpose. Deadline: February 3, 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. Deadline: February 10, 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 Extended: February 15, 2014  learn more ...


STUDENT SUMMER SCHOLARS COMPETITION | Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company seeks up to four architectural students for its Summer Scholars program. Scholars test their design skills with professional architects and put classroom experience to work on real projects. This full-time summer position provides competitive compensation. Houseing included. Deadline: February 17, 2014   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 ... 


STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS | 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. Deadline: March 19, 2014.  learn more ... 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Issue 10 of the Cornell Journal of Architecture invites you contribute a ghost story, a haunted house, a virtual reality, or a distillation that engages the spirit's complex and inevitable inhabitation of architecture. Issue 10 will collect a spectrum of specters from the phenomenal to the digital, and question the role and the possibility of the spirit in architecture today. Deadline: August 1, 2014  

PERFORMANCE | Michael Young participate in the Storefront TV event with the performances "UNVEIL: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Box?" The event was held at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY on January 7, 2014. learn more ...

EXHIBITION DESIGN | Situ Studio, where Wes Rozen is partner, completed the exhibition design for "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY. The exhibition is on view January 21 - April 23, 2014. learn more ... 



Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Daniel Libeskind designs metallic apartment building for Berlin," The Architect's Newspaper blog, January 9, 2014

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | shortlisted | The Vancouver Art Gallery Design Competition, January 9, 2014

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | interview | "Q&A: Architect and would-be filmmaker Elizabeth Diller talks about the future of urbanism, the opera she is producing, and why she prefers murder mysteries to science fiction," Archtitect Magazine, January 7, 2014

David Heymann (AR '85) | fiction | "A Life In Ruins," in Places Journal, January 6, 2014

Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | exhibition design | "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY, January 21-April 23, 2014 
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Publication Highlight: John Hejduk

John Hejduk
Edited by Kim Shkapich

A reproduction of one of the architect's personal sketchbooks this beautiful volume contains fifty-two drawings and collages that explore the passage of time and the possibility of a tender architecture. The thoughts and drawings in this book were made in the month of January, 1994, Hejduk explains, I wanted to make two architectures in love . . . to have architectural intercourse on every level...chromosomic exchange.

The drawings are explained in his essay Sketchbook Notes, and Still Life/Dead Natureelucidates his thoughts about space.

72 PAGES, 7 X 9 1/2

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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