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April 25 and 26, 2014 | LEBBEUS WOODS: A Celebration of His Life & Work


MAR 4 at 7PM
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  


Vishaan Chakrabarti: A Country of Cities
Feb 27 at 6:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Bldg
Principal, SHoP Architects, Director, CURE, Columbia University

Vishaan Chakrabarti is a partner at SHoP Architects leading major architecture and urban development efforts worldwide. Simultaneously, Vishaan is Holliday Professor and the director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University. His recent book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. 

Lecture by Luis-Andres Leon
Feb 28 at 3PM
RM 714
Foundation Bldg

"The Topography of Chemical Industrial Complexes"

Lecture by Luis-Andres Leon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Located in Room 714F

This lecture is part of the
Advanced Topics Seminar
Instructor Lydia Xynogala 

Open to all current Cooper Union students, faculty and staff.
Presented by Michael Samuelian
MAR 4 at 12:15PM
RM 715
Foundation Bldg
Do you want to be an Architect? 
You need to be an Intern first. 
Everything you need to know about the Intern Development Program (IDP) 
The Intern Development Program (IDP) is an essential step in the path to become an architect. Your journey typically begins in a school of architecture; however, it does not end there. Ultimately, through the IDP you will learn about the daily realities of architectural practice, acquire comprehensive experience in basic practice areas, explore specialized areas of practice, develop professional judgment, and refine your career goals. IDP is designed to help you realize those goals. 
Professor Michael Samuelian will discuss IDP requirements, and explain the steps to establish your IDP record, identify your IDP supervisor, identify your mentor, document your experience, etc. 
Lunch will be served

Masahiko Yendo: Fictitious
Mar 6 at 6:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Bldg
Introducation by Michael Webb

Masahiko Yendo 1957, Tokyo. Yendo has his Bachelors degree from Rhode Island School of Design and Masters in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He has been affiliated with Research Institute of Experimental Architecture since its inception in Onionta New York in 1987 and his monogram 'Ironic Diversion" was published by Institute in 2001. His experimental projects continue to unearth the boundary of how we interface with architecture beyond what science or empiricism can offer. His research projects have generated international interest over the past decade, and published and exhibited in countries including France, Germany, Thailand, Austria, Czech Republic Croatia, England, India And Uruguay. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | CLOG announces an open call for its forthcoming issue: REM. While CLOG is about architecture, they encourage individuals from any field or background to contribute. Deadline: March 20, 2014  learn more ...

EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS | Interior Design magazine is accepting submissions for the Spring Market Tabloid 2014, the essential new product resource for design industry professionals. They will only consider new products, less than six months old. Deadline: February 28, 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 ... 

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. Deadline: March 10, 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 ... 


HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS | The Boston Society of Architects announces their 2014 BSA Design Awards program. Any housing type anywhere in the world may be submitted if the architect/firm currently resides in New England or New York. This award is co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter. Deadline: March 21, 2014  learn more ...


CALL FOR PAPERS | Horizonte Journal is an independent student initiative of the Bauhaus - University Weimar. In its ninth edition, Horizonte questions the ruin as house, as idea, as concept and as architecture. Submissions may be in essay form, project-related, or as a result of research. Deadline: March 23, 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 ...  


DESIGN CHALLENGE | Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, New York, has launched a "Designing for Free Speech" challenge. The challenge asks architects, designers, activists, artists to identify public spaces in New York City and propose re-designs that transform them into places that activate the rights enshrined in the First Amendment. Deadline: March 31, 2014  learn more ...  


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Urban Emergencies : Emergent Urbanism is seeking papers and projects in a variety of fields which discuss the implications of emergent risks on the built environment and its inhabitants. In addition to architects and urbanists, we welcome submissions from all disciplines including anthropology, geography, history, economics, psychology, political science, etc. Deadline: April 10, 2014learn 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 ...

COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION | Lydia Kallipoliti was awarded Special Mention in the international design competition d3 for Unbuilt Architectural Visions (2013), in the category Built Ecologies for the project Built Ecologies: Cloud Ecologies. Her project Cloud Ecologies was included in the related exhibition Unbuilt Visions held at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in  Ankara from January 7-21, 2014.



Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | citation | The Broad, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014

RKTB (Carmi Bee, AR '67) | news | "The Rent is Too Damn High," The Architect's Newspaper, February 17, 2014 
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (Lee Skolnick, AR '79) | news | "Center for HOPE for a City that's Home to Three Major Faiths," eOculus, February 19, 2014 
Stanley Allen (AR '81) | lecture | "Metropolitan Fields," IIT Architecture Chicago Spring Lecture 2014, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, February 12, 2014 
Stanley Allen (AR '81) | participant | Definitions Series: R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, February 25, 2014

RUR Architecture (Jesse Reiser, AR '81; Nanako Umemoto, AR '83) | award | Kaohsiung Port Terminal, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014 
Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | lecture | "Works and Humanitarian Activities," The 8th Goldstein Lecture in Architecture, Engineering, and Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA, February 27, 2014 
Robert Cowherd (AR '88) | board member | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, School of Architecture + Planning, MIT, January 2014 
John Chow (AR '89) | project team | Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Broad, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014 
Michael Overby (AR '06) | design team and competition team | RUR Architecture, Kaohsiung Port Terminal, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014

Oskar Arnorsson (AR '08) | concept team | Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Broad, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014

Matthew Ostrow (AR '09) | project team | Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Broad, 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, February 2014
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Drawings by Frederick A. Peterson

As part of the Architecture Archive's collection related to the architecture history of the Foundation Building, the office holds two original drawings by Frederick A. Peterson, the building's original architect. From a drawing fragment showing only two bays of the building's east / west elevation, the full elevation was digitally created to illustrate the five story design.

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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