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End of the Year Show
Open Calls and Opportunities
Faculty and Alumni News


The third and final article in the 2014 "senior snapshot" series focuses on the fifth-year students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. As part of their final year of study, each must develop a thesis proposal they present to faculty and guests during a thesis critique prior to graduation. We sat down with three graduating students to talk about how they got to the school, what they focused on in their thesis, and how the time they spent at The Cooper Union changed them.

Students interviewed were Tjhang Felicia Gambino, Jennifer Kim and Harry Murzyn.

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Image: A box of travel experiences constructed by Tjhang Gambino for her thesis proposal 
On vew through
June 14
This annual exhibition transforms the classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

Located in The Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, and 41 Cooper Square.

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Free and open to the public. 

 Image: Thesis installation, 3rd floor, End of Year Exhibition




CALL FOR PAPERS | The 2nd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar, "Aalto beyond Finland. Architecture and Design" aims to create a network of researchers interested in the work of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The meeting in Rovaniemi, in February 2015, will be an opportunity to present up-to-date research and provide a significant meeting point for those fascinated by Aalto's buildings and projects, in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere. Deadline: June 15, 2014 learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WORLD TRADE CENTER | Clog is announcing a call for submissions for the upcoming issue: World Trade Center. By the time of their destruction, the Twin Towers were one of New York City's most prominent icons. With the new World Trade Center slowly approaching completion, the importance and irreplaceability of the original becomes more evident. Clog will therefore critically examine that which has forever been lost. Deadline: July 4, 2014 learn more ...


2014 URBAN AGE AWARD | The Alfred Herrhausen Society, the international forum of Deutsche Bank has announced the seventh Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, which this year looks to recognise exemplary projects which are improving the quality of life and urban environment in the wider Delhi area. Deadline: August 15, 2014 learn more ...

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS | This summer, The Architectural League is collaborating with the Center for an Urban Future on a design study that will articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities for these essential, neighborhood-based resource centers. Architects and designers are invited to participate in this design study to organize interdisciplinary teams and to submit qualifications and a statement of interest. Deadline: June 20, 2014 learn more ...



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | As part of the transformation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a green technology and sustainable manufacturing complex, ONE Lab, a new school for design and science, will establish a collaborative teaching facility and public outreach center for socio-ecological design, to open in 2015. ONE Lab is seeking design proposals for the Smart Dock that are both symbolic and buildable . Register by June 30, 2014   learn more ...


GRANT | Ideas that Matter is an annual program open to individual designers, design firms, agencies, in-house corporate design departments, design instructors, individual design students and design student groups. Only applicants in North America may apply to this program. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project. Deadline: July 11, 2014  learn more ...  


DESIGN COMPETITION | Shape the Future is a joint collaboration between Metropolis and DuPont™ Corian® and open to architects, interior designers, industrial designers, and students. The competition asks participants to reimagine Corian® solid surface as a building and design resource, with the goal of innovating new, exciting uses for the time-tested material. Deadline: August 1, 2014 learn more ...  


STUDENT FILM CONTEST | The National Fenestration Rating Council is celebrating 25 years of service by calling students in the U.S. and Canada to submit an original short film exploring the important role windows, doors, and skylights play in everyday life. Creativity is encouraged and all genres are welcome. Deadline: August 1, 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 ...
DESIGN COMPETITION | This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world-42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. The competition is intended to encourage architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for remaking this important but noisy, traffic-clogged street into an enhanced, world-class pedestrian environment and public space that is served by a high-quality, low-floor, modern surface light rail tram. Register by September 8, 2014   learn more ... 

ARTICLE | The Soho home of Beatrice Colomina and Mark Wigley designed by Diane Lewis, has been featured for Elle Decor in the article "A total white loft in New York City," May 23, 2014. read more ...

BOOK REVIEW | The publication Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925-1970 edited by Kevin Bone with Steven Hillyer and Sunnie Joh, has been reviewed in Architectural Record, May 2014. read more ...

GRAHAM FOUNDATION GRANT | Lydia Kallipoliti has been awarded a production grant from the Graham Foundation for her upcoming exhibition project "Closed Worlds: The Rise and Fall of Dirty Physiology." learn more ...

GRAHAM FOUNDATION GRANT | Michael Webb has been awarded a production grant from the Graham Foundation for his upcoming publication "Two Journeys." learn more ...

LECTURE AND SEMINAR | Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa presented the lecture "Form in Form: The Politics of Digital Representation" at the 2nd international conference Biodigital Architecture & Genetics on June 5, 2014 at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He conducted one of the 2014 Master's Seminar for the Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture at the niversitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain from June 9-13, 2014. learn more ...

BOOK LAUNCH | A book launch in celebration of Lydia Xynogala's publication The Dark Ecology of Magnitogorsk was held at Recess Gallery, New York, NY. The event was sponsored by the Princeton University School of Architecture, May 18, 2014. learn more ...

EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION | Emmy Mikelson's recent work has been included in Issue:4 of the architecture journal KTISMA and in the juried exhibition Seeking Space held at The Active Space, Bushwick, Brooklyn. 

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument,", May 12 2014 
Peggy Deamer (AR '77) | book review | "Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the present," edited by Peggy Deamer, Architectural Record, May 2014 
Thomas Scheerer (AR '85) | interview | "Q&A: Tom Scheerer," Lonny, May 22, 2014 
Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | contributor | "Making and Supporting Community Gardens as Informal Urban Landscapes," in The Informal American City: From Taco Trucks to Day Labor. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014 
 Jeffrey Hou (AR '90) | contributor | "Life Before/During/Between/After Service-Learning Studios," in Community Matters: Service-Learning and Engaged Design and Planning. London: Earthscan, 2014 
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (AR '94) | speaker | Launch party for PLOT 3: Hunting Ground, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, May 29, 2014 
Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR '96) | curator | "New York: Grid City," Moscow Architecture Biennale, May 21-25, 2014  
OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | group exhibition | "2014 Kim Swoo Geun Preview Awards Exhibition," Samtoh Gallery, Seoul, Korea, June 14-21, 2014 
Freecell (John Hartman, AR '00) | news | "Friday> Freecell & Pulitzer Foundation turn a vacant lot in St. Louis into a parade of public programs," The Architect's Newspaper blog, May 8, 2014 
John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere (both AR '02) | article | "Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin build the pinch library in an earthquake-devastated village," Design, April 13, 2014 
Alexis Rochas (AR '02) | article | "LA Designer: Alexis Rochas and Andreas Froech of", Design & Architecture, April 16, 2014 
Austin Sakong (AR '04) | panelist | GENERATION X TO GENERATION FX(FOWLE), FXFOWLE Gallery, New York, NY, May 20, 2014 
Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | news | "In the News: A Place Where Scholars Can Collaborate DIY Exhibit at the NYSCI," eOculus, May 29, 2014

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