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For the months of June - August The School of Architecture eNewsletter will be published bi-weekly. 


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Faculty and Alumni News
June 19 
The Great Hall
John Fitzpatrick served as the Construction Supervisor for Sciame for the construction of 41 Cooper Square, overseeing the site from the colonnade of The Foundation Building from 2006 - 2009. He worked tirelessly on behalf of The Cooper Union to realize a work of architecture that bridged methods of hand craft with the most sophisticated digital techniques. He was a man of intelligence, generosity and grace who loved to build. He was also a master teacher, who freely shared his knowledge and experience with our students during the construction of the New Academic Building, leading discussions and site visits during all phases of the project.

The Memorial will be held at:
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York, NY

Thursday, June 19, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

An educational fund has been established for John's children. If you wish to make a contribution to the fund please contact

Folded Forms
Opening Reception
June 19, 7-10pm
41 Cooper Gallery
The Cooper Union
Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of origami artwork that brings together the work of 88 artists spanning five continents. The 134 works in the show encapsulate a broad spectrum of origami's possibilities, both artistic and scientific, and push the perceptions of this art form beyond its traditional boundaries. 

Surface to Structure marks the 55th anniversary of the very first origami exhibition held in the United States, which was also housed within The Cooper Union. The historic works of that seminal exhibition served as a foundation for the contemporary origami of today, which has progressed into a far greater range and complexity of styles, techniques, and genres. 
Curated by Uyen Nguyen (Albert Nerken School of Engineering, ME '14)
On view until July 3, 2014
Open daily, 11am - 10pm



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: JAE | The theme proposed for Journal of Architectural Education 69:1 is Crisis, with the aim of assembling a collection of research, propositions, and opinions that illuminate in new ways the relation between architecture, modernity, and crisis. The emphasis intended for the issue is less the mitigation or solution of crises than the contextualization of crisis itself in relation to design practice. To this end, the preference will be given to contributions that contextualize crisis (Scholarship of Design) and those that interrogate crisis (Design as Scholarship). Deadline: August 1, 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 ...  



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 ...


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 ...
 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 ...
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 ... 

PANEL DISCUSSION | David Turnbull was a participant on the panel "Mission Good and Code Upgrade," for the OfficeUS Working Summit Issues Talks as part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy on June 8, 2014. learn more ...

LECTURE | Michael Young and Kutan Ayata (Young & Ayata) will present their work as part of The Architectural League Prize 2014 Night II on June 26, 2014 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY. learn more ...

ARTICLE | Aida Miron published the article "The Radical and Contagious Ideas of Lebbeus Woods" in Hyperallergic on June 11, 2014. The article is a review of the recent exhibition of Lebbeus Woods, Architect at the Drawing Center. read more ... 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news | "42 Star Projects Transforming Architecture in New York City,", June 3, 2014 

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Libeskind Breaks Ground on 60-Story 'Century Spire' in Philippines,", June 2, 2014 

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | article | "The Busy Life of Daniel Libeskind," Azure Magazine, June 6, 2014

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | participant | "Reprogramming and Bullets Without Ideology," OfficeUS Working Summit Issues Talks, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy, June 6, 2014 

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | news | "42 Star Projects Transforming Architecture in New York City,", June 3, 2014 

Sean Khorsandi (AR '04) | author | "Sacrificing Modernism: Two Lescaze buildings to be demolished in New York City," The Architect's Newspaper, June 3, 2014 

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