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Student Lecture Series: Craig Dykers
Spring 2014 Feltman Lecture
Internship Development Program (IDP) information session
Lecture by Yung Ho Chang
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Faculty and Alumni News
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LEBBEUS WOODS: A Celebration of Life & Work


Tributes and Reminiscences | 6:30PM Friday 25 April

Panels and Film Screening | 10:00AM - 4:00PM Saturday 26 April


An exhibition of collages by architect and educator Bernhard Hoesli
Opening Reception 
Mar 25, 6-8PM
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 2nd Fl
An exhibition containing a collection of fifty-four collages by architect and educator Bernhard Hoesli, completed between 1963 and 1984. Very intimate in scale, these works demonstrate a process of making and experimentation, of layering and three dimensionalization, wherein Hoesli revisited and reworked many of the pieces numerous times, some over a period of several years. 
As Hoesli once stated, "First of all we must be clear that by collage one understands, of course, a picture, a type of painting, an object. However, one can also say that this object is the result of a process, a particular kind of approach to shapes, colors and, typically, for collage, scrap paper. So a collage is not only meant as an object, something made, a result, but what is perhaps far more interesting: a process. Moreover, that behind this way of doing something which as a result then leads to a collage, the collage could be meant as an attitude of mind." 
Although the collages can be read primarily through the aesthetics of design, these works clearly illustrate an ongoing exploration of the relationship between painting, architecture, and form, paralleling Hoesli's development of the architectural curriculum at the ETH in Zurich, part of his greater forty-year involvement in architecture.

Image: detail, XXXVI: April, 1965. Tńtsachlich Stenburg. Courtesy, Regina Hoesli-Rooney

Craig Dykers | Sn°hetta
Mar 27 at 6:30PM 
RM 315 
Foundation Bldg
Architect Craig Edward Dykers is a native of Frankfurt, Germany, and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. Dykers received a bachelor's degree in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. He has worked in Texas and California and later co-founded the architecture, landscape and interior design company of Sn°hetta arkitektur landskap AS in Oslo, Norway, in 1989 and in New York City in 2004. He worked with the design of several key projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Other projects have included the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Art Museum and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.

Dykers has been a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association (NAL), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in England. He has been the Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a Distinguished Professor at City College in New York City. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition, Dykers has been commissioned to complete various installation art projects in public spaces, many of these focused on the notion of context, nature and human nature.


Image credit: Malm÷ Concert Hall and Conference Center, Sn°hetta
Natalie Jeremijenko: Sharing the Light
APR 1 at 7PM
Rose Aud
41 Cooper Sq

The politics and possibilities of redesigning our collective relationship to natural systems in the Anthropocene 

Lighting design is driving a tremendous paradigm shift in the design of urban infrastructure and built environments. Re-designing our collective use of lighting is the fundamental method to redesign and reclaim our beaches, shorelines, bridges, and diverse urban surfaces to meet the environmental and human health challenges of the 21st Century. 

Natalie Jeremijenko has received numerous awards including: the 2013 Most Innovative People award, named one of the most influential women in technology 2011, named as one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review and 40 most influential designers. Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department at NYU and she is affiliated with the Computer Science Department and Environmental Studies program.

The Feltman lectures are made possible by the Ellen and Sidney Feltman Fund established at The Cooper Union to advance the principles and benefits of lighting design through the exploration of the practical, philosophical and aesthetic attributes of light and illumination.

The 2013-2014 Feltman Chair in Lighting is held by Lydia Kallipoliti

This event is presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.


Image courtesy Natalie Jeremijenko
Presented by Michael Samuelian
Apr 1 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


Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ)
APR 2 at 7PM
Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 E. 7 Street
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Yung Ho Chang is a founding principal of the Beijing-based Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ), established in 1993. Since its inception FCJZ has pursued a multi-disciplinary practice, emphasizing the craft of design, whether through research or realized projects from large-scale urban design to decorative arts, creating work described as "witty, thoughtful, and universal...inspired by distinctly Chinese problems and concepts," by Beijing museum director Philip Tinari. Current and recent projects include the Vertical Glass House, Beijing; Audi House, Shanghai; Kings Joy Restaurant, Beijing; the 1966-1976 Major Events Pavilion (also known as the Museum-Bridge) in Anren, China; The Bay residential complex, Shanghai; and the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the World Expo.

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Image: Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the World Expo, 2010 | photo: FCJZ
Style Matters
APR 7 at 7PM
Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 E. 7 Street
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Farshid Moussavi is principal of the London firm Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), founded in 2011. FMA's recent projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, a project exemplifying her goal to create architecture that can "embed time" and then through its form and materials show how it changes. FMA also designed the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale installation Architecture and Its Affects. The firm's current work includes an office complex in London; a department store in Paris; the competition-winning design for a residential complex, Jardins de la Lironde, in Montpellier; and La Defense, Lot 19, in Paris. Recently FMA was shortlisted to design the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne.

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Image: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio | photo: Stephen Gil

LIVE DESIGN COMPETITION | PER/FORM puts the best and brightest architecture professionals and students head to head to see who can come up with the best design for a building that both performs well, and is easy on the eyes. PER/FORM consists of both an online round and an unprecedented LIVE round - with the top contestants from the online round invited to participate in the LIVE competition in NYC. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round. Open to architects and architecture students in US and Canada. Sponsored by BSKS Architects, Metropolis Magazine, among others. Register by April 2, 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 | 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 ...  


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 ESSAYS: COMMON SHARE | Urban Omnibus announces their third annual writing competition, this year on the topic of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. With this competition, UO invites writers to infuse the discourse around structural economic change with narrative, theory, history, or humor. Deadline: May 12, 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 ...

EMERGING VOICES LECTURE | Wes Rozen along with his co-partners at SITU Studio will present their work as part of the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices lecture series. The event will be held at the Scholastic Auditorium, New York, NY on Thursday, March 27, 2014. learn more ...

STAGE PRODUCTION | Steven Hillyer's play, Mend, which he co-wrote with Tim Marback, was presented as a staged reading at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on March 12 as part of CCFTA's Second Wednesday Theater.  learn more ...



Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | interviewee | "Review> Reading Between the Lines: PIN-UP Interviews delivers the straight dope without the filter of editorial discretion," The Architect's Newspaper, March 14, 2014

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | interviewee | "Review> Reading Between the Lines: PIN-UP Interviews delivers the straight dope without the filter of editorial discretion," The Architect's Newspaper, March 14, 2014

Homa Shojaie (AR '91) | group exhibition | "SUM > PARTS: When Artists Meet The Public," Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA) 5th Group Show, The Substation Gallery, Singapore, March 21-April 2, 2014,

Catherine Seavitt (AR '94) | co-host and co-moderator | "A Science of the Living City Seminar: Our Animal Nature: Living with Wildlife in New York," Sponsored by the New York City Urban Field Station, A partnership between the USDA Forest Service and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the City College of New York, January 15, 2014 
SITU Research (Bradley Samuels, AR '05) | participant | Forensis: Cases and files, HKW-Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, March 15, 2014
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Spain and Portugal, 1986:
Selections from the Stanley Prowler Travel Photos

This collection is comprised of over 6,000 transparencies all taken by late architect Stanley Prowler, who traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad.  The images focus mainly on built works of architecture. A selection of images taken during his travels to Spain and Portugal are currently on view in the Third Floor Exhibition Hallway of the Foundation Building. The exhibition focuses on the ornate details of Christian and Moorish architecture from the 14th to 17th centuries. The exhibition will be on view from March 4th thru April 25th, 2014.

The Third Floor Hallway Exhibition is open to current students, faculty and staff of The Cooper Union.

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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