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Mario Carpo | The Second Digital Style
Feb 6 at 6:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Bldg
Mr. Carpo's research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His award-winning Architecture in the Age of Printing (MIT Press, 2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are The Alphabet and the Algorithm (MIT Press, 2011); and The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992-2012 (Wiley, 2012). Mr. Carpo's recent essays and articles have been published in Log, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Grey Room, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Arquitectura Viva, AD/Architectural Design, Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, Cornell Journal of Architecture, Abitare, Lotus International, Domus, and Arch+. 



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

Mar 6 at 6:30PM
Rose Aud
41 Cooper Sq
In 1993 Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger founded their practice in Berlin. Their interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows their work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology. This know-how contributes to recent projects including a gatehouse and factory-campus event space in Stuttgart Germany and the TRUTEC Office Building in Seoul. Current research projects have focused on infra light concrete, facade systems, space-frames, and ceramic elements. Recently completed projects include a high rise, Tour Total, near the Berlin main train station for CA Immo Developments and an apartment and hotel complex in passive house standard in Freiburg. A Current project on the boards is a multi-use extension for the Aufbau Haus in Berlin. 


Image: copyright David Franck  

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | The American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Foundation, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) invite the submission of abstracts of ongoing or recently completed design and research projects that address the intersection of design and human health. Deadline: February 12, 2014  learn more ...

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: PAID INTERNSHIP | The Multicultural Arts Management Internship program was created to promote diversity in the arts management field and to provide college students who have a career interest in the arts or business with a hands-on introduction to working in the business fields of the nonprofit arts sector. Each summer, the Arts & Business Council of New York matches select undergraduate students with dynamic arts organizations and with corporate mentors who can guide their personal and professional growth. Deadline: February 14, 2014  learn more ...

CALL FOR PAPERS | The 9th International ENERGY FORUM on Advanced Building Skins conference's main objective is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach to sustainable buildings, and to create a dialogue among architects, engineers, scientists, energy managers and manufacturers with the aim of reducing the energy consumption of buildings. We would be happy to review your proposal with a view to including your presentation in our conference program or poster session. Deadline: March 10, 2014 learn more ...

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: PAID INTERNSHIP | ArtsIntern is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for Summer 2014. The ARTS Intern program has provided an exciting opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about museum professions in New York City, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. Deadline: ongoing until filled. learn more ...


NEW! EXCELSIOR AWARDS FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE | AIA New York State wants to showcase the best in public building design and the professionals who support and advocate for these buildings. The AIA New York State Excelsior Awards is a brand new program that celebrates design and professional excellence in publicly funded buildings in New York State. AIA New York State, in collaboration with the New York State contracting agencies, has created these awards to provide a model of excellence for future state-funded building design and professional practice and advocacy. Registration Deadline: February 7, 2014  learn more ...


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 ... 


NEW! AIANY 2014 DESIGN AWARDS | AIA New York's annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The four categories for the AIA New York Chapter Design Awards are: Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, Projects. Deadline: 6pm, February 10, 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 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 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 ...



YALE NEWS ARTICLE | Diana Agrest's film, "The Making of an Avant-Garde," was the subject of an article in the Yale News titled "YSOA to screen Diana Agrest's film on historic Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies," published on January 24, 2014. read more ...

ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER | Stephen Rustow's participation in the MoMA expansion panel discussion was covered in the article "Forum or Wake? MoMA's Expansion Plans Spark Debate," in The Architect's Newspaper on January 29, 2014.  read more ...

LECTURE | Michael Young will present the lecture "The Estranged Object" at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, on February 7, 2014. learn more ...

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD | The work of Situ Studio, where Wes Rozen is partner, was featured in the article "Concrete and Couture: Situ Studio sets the stage for folk art-influenced fashion," in
Architectural Record. The article covers the news "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art" exhibition on view at New York's American Folk Art Museum, January 23, 2014. read more ...


Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | article | "Forum or Wake? MoMA's Expansion Plans Spark Debate," The Architect's Newspaper, January 29, 2014   


Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | co-curator | "Columbia: Transformed", The University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, February 5-17, 2014

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | co-curator | "Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design", Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil, February 11 - April 6, 2014, with curator's lecture on February 12, 2014


Alexander Gil (AR '01) | article | "A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex," Dwell, January 23, 2014 


Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | article | "Concrete and Couture: Situ Studio sets the stage for folk art-influenced fashion," Architectural Record, January 23, 2014 


Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR '05) | news | "PepsiCo to Host Super Bowl Celebration in New York City's Winter Village at Bryant Park,", January 21, 2014

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Selections from the Exterior Renovation of the 
Foundation Building, 1971-1974

The above image depicts the exterior trusses used to fortify the southernmost area of the Foundation Building's facades while the interior spaces were gutted from the basement through the seventh floor.
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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