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Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program
Opening Reception:
Feb 4, 6-8PM
5th & 6th Fl Lobbies 
7 East 7 Street
The award winners for the 2013 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program will be exhibiting their projects Febuary 4th through February 13th in the fifth and sixth floor lobbies of the Foundation Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Join them for the opening reception at 6PM on February 4th.

Students compete for this prestigious award by submitting proposals to a panel of judges. The students then work over the summer on their independent research, often in far flung places.

The award-winning projects include:

Natural Error by Morgan Lewis (AR '14) & Tyler Putnam (AR '14) 
Boat | River | An Indefinate Space by Clemens Poole 
Terrestrial and Celestial: Observing Space by Ariana Revilla (AR '14) & Matthew Maiello (AR '15) 
Dirty Water: Designing for the Life of a Village by Catherine Sanso 
Tecumseh and the Prophet's Trail: Reconnecting Routes by Karl Schulz (AR '14) & Mark Ressl (AR '14) 
Through the Prism of the Dombra by Diana Yun
Image: From 'Of Terrestrial And Celestial: Observing Space' by Ariana Revilla & Matthew Maiello 


and Associates Structural Engineers
Feb 19 at 7PM
Great Hall
7 East 7 Street

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

Recognized for his independent research and innovative, collaborative work with architects, Guy Nordenson, principal of the New York firm Guy Nordenson and Associates, is a structural engineer and professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. He began his career as a draftsman in the joint studio of R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, and has practiced structural engineering since 1978. In 1987 Nordenson established the New York office of Ove Arup & Partners, serving as its director until 1997, when he began independent practice.

The structural engineer for over one hundred projects worldwide, Nordenson has worked on the Museum of Modern Art expansion in New York, the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Simmons Residence Hall at MIT, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Current projects include the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, and the Menil Drawing Center in Houston.
Image: Corning Museum of Glass Expansion, Corning NY (Thomas Phifer and Partners) | photo: Gilbane + Welliver

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP | The KPCB Fellows Program pairs outstanding students across the U.S. for valuable work experiences with top SIlicon Valley startups. Throughout the program, Fellows tackle challenging technical, design, and product problems and make meaningful connections with fellow young entrepreneurs as well as experienced mentors in the Valley. Deadline: February 7, 2014  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 ...


CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS | UCSD Department of Visual Arts is accepting proposals for papers and presentations for the 7th Annual PhD Symposium: AFTER THE FACT: Feminist Cultural Production and Temporal Dissonance. Deadline: February 3, 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 PROPOSALS: EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS | The Center for Architecture is currently accepting proposals for its Breakthrough Space gallery for the 2014 season. Deadline: Ongoing  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 ...


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | FIGMENT is now accepting proposals for the summer-long Minigolf Course on Governors Island in New York. 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 ...  


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 ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION | The Design Parade 9th International Festival of Design revolves around an international competition open to young designers, which combines exhibitions and discussions. Deadline March 31, 2014 learn more ...  


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. Deadline: April 17, 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. Deadline: August 1, 2014  learn more ...



FLIM SCREENINGS | Diana Agrest's film, "The Making of an Avant-Garde," will be screened at the Yale School of Architecture on January 30. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Yales's former members of the The Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) on February 1: Peter Eisenman, Peggy Deamer, Deborah Berke, Alan Plattus and PhD students. The film will also be screened at the Hammer Museum, co-presented with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, on February 19, 2014. The Hammer screening will be followed by a Q&A with Agrest.  learn more ...

PANELIST | Stephen Rustow will be a panelist for the event "A Conversation on the Museum of Modern Art's Plan for Expansion," sponsored by the Architectural League of New York, the Municipal Art Society, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter at The New York Society for Ethical Culture on January 28, 2014.   learn more ...

MODERATOR | Michael Young will participate at moderator for the panel discussion "The 1990s: From Deconstruction to the Spline-Dominated Environment" as part of Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation, The J. Irwin Miller Symposium, at the Yale School of Architecture on February 21, 2014. 

JUROR | Wes Rozen served as a juror for The Architect's Newspaper inaugural Best of Design Awards. Awardees for Best Interior, Best Facade, and Building of the Year have recently been announced. 

EXHIBITION | The work of Gia Wolff and Teddy Koffman have been included in the group exhibition "Oblique Strategies: track 2", curated by Emmy Mikelson, held at the Peter Fingesten Gallery at Pace University. The artist reception will be on February 5, 2014.  learn more ... 



Peggy Deamer (AR '77) | moderator | "The 1990s: From Deconstruction to the Spline-Dominated Environment," J. Irwin Miller Symposium, Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, February 21, 2014 

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | participant | "A Conversation on the Museum of Modern Art's Plan for Expansion", co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York, The New York Ethical Culture Society, New York, NY, January 28, 2014 
Stanley Allen (AR '81) | contributor | Issue #1: On Attention, Attention Journal, 2014

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | article | "Own Your Own (Affordable) Shigeru Ban House!," Architizer, January 21, 2014

Joseph Bedford, AR 07 | contributor | Issue #1: On Attention, Attention Journal, 2014

Olivia Ahn (AR '13) | group exhibition | "Oblique Strategies: track 2," Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY, January 27 - February 21, 2014
Alexander McLean (AR '15) | presenter | Norden Fund 2014 Information Session, The Architectural League of New York, January 30, 2014 1. 
Alice Colverd (AR '16) | presenter | Norden Fund 2014 Information Session, The Architectural League of New York, January 30, 2014
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Selections from the Interior Renovation of the 
Foundation Building, 1971-1974

As part of its extensive collection of the architectural history of Cooper Union's campus, the Architecture Archive's holdings include the photo survey that chronicles the interior renovation of the Foundation Building between 1971 and 1974. These images highlight the architectural and structural complexity of the project, and the resulting work of modernist architecture constructed within the confines of a nineteenth century building envelope.

Image: Cooper Union, Foundation Building, John Hejduk - Architect, 1974
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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