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Tuesday 7 April 2015  


Thinking Making Making Thinking
Apr 7 at 7pm
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 E 7th Street

Peter Gluck founded the New York-based firm in 1972. GLUCK+'s innovative, integrative means of design and construction characterizes the firm's work at all scales. GLUCK+ embraces an architect led design-build practice through a broad range of approaches to commissions that vary from single houses to residential developments, as well as institutional and educational projects. The firm is dedicated to "pushing the boundaries of design together with real-world expertise to craft bold, innovative, and conceptually unique architecture."

The work of GLUCK+ has been published in architectural journals and books internationally. The monograph The Modern Impulse: Peter L. Gluck and Partners was published in 2008. The firm has been listed in Fast Company's "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture." Among its many awards, GLUCK+ has earned an AIA National Housing Award for House in the Mountains in 2013; a Design-Build Institute of America National Design-Build Award of Excellence for The East Harlem School in 2009; and an AIA National Show You're Green Award of Excellence for Little Ajax Affordable Housing in 2007.

Free to current students/faculty/staff of The Cooper Union and League members.

Image: GLUCK+, Floating Box House | photo by Paul Warchol
The Photography of Wilfred Thesiger, Charles Butt and Edward Grazda 
On View thru Apr 25
Houghton Gallery
7 E 7th Street, 2nd fl

Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

"Three Views of Oman is a great example of the dialogue of cultures. Rather than repeating the Orientalist approach that has weakened so many Western studies of Arabic societies, this exhibition builds a new bridge between two civilizations with different histories but shared values."
- Radwan Ziadeh, George Washington University

Collected here for the first time is a history of Oman in images. One of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Ibadi Islam, the sultanate sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. The Three Views of Oman exhibition reveals the country as its contours emerged over the past seventy years in an intimate portrait through the eyes of the West, as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this century. The exhibition chronicles the rapid social and physical changes in Oman, as well as the changing nature of photography itself over 60 years. These original photographs have traveled to Oxford and London, England; Grenada, Spain and other destinations; this will be the only presentation in New York City.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-7pm
Exhibition on view: March 11 - April 25, 2015

Image: Mango boats, Muscat, Charles Butt, 1970


Taking the Time
Apr 29 at 7pm
Scholastic Aud
557 Broadway

Co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture


Rick Joy Architects is a design-build practice that emphasizes the integrity of material, the process of making, and form. As Joy writes, his vision is to "create architecture that is regionally sympathetic and well grounded in the context and community of its place."

His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2010; the Venice Biennale in 2012; and in "Welcome Home," a film for the exhibition House & Home commissioned by the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. in 2012. Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Rick Joy: Desert Works in 2002.

Rick Joy Architects has won five Record Houses Awards; a Local Genius Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson in 2012; the National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum in 2004; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture in 2002; as well as AIA Arizona Honor Awards for Tubac House and 400 Rubio Avenue Studio in 2001. Recently named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Joy is also an Architectural League 2000 Emerging Voice and 1996 League Prize winner.


Image: Princeton Station Hall | photo by Gustavo Ramirez


Call for Proposals
April 22 by 11pm

In its inaugural year, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design's fellowship competition will take the theme of Visualizing Climate Change. We invite project proposals that focus on understanding global warming and illuminate leverage points for addressing it. Projects should aim to investigate a specific phenomenon related to climate change and its effects on geography, economics, security, and/or social stability. Each project should combine scientific research with a visual component that invents a way to represent research findings to a larger audience. The projects will be exhibited at The Cooper Union in the fall of 2015. 

Three fellowships in the amount of $1,500 per project will be awarded in the spring of 2015 for use during the summer of 2015 and the fall 2015 semester.

Applications must be submitted to The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design at the following email: by Monday, April 22nd, 2015, at 11:00 pm EST. Results will be announced by May 15th. 


STUDENT POETRY PRIZE | The Academy of American Poets/Elizabeth Kray Memorial Prize. This prize, named for Elizabeth Kray, former Director of the Academy of American Poets, is awarded annually for the best poem or group of poems by a student. The Academy, founded in 1934, is the largest organization in the country devoted to the art of poetry. The College Poetry Prize was founded in 1955. Former winners at the over 100 member colleges include Sylvia Plath and many of today's leading poets. Any Cooper Union student may submit entries for this prize. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared. Up to two Honorary Mentions may also be awarded. The judges are Professor Brian Swann and Professor Gwen Hyman. Students should submit entries, with a brief cover letter, including name and college address, to Cynthia Hartlin in the offices of Humanities and Social Sciences. Questions should be directed to Prof. Hyman. First prize: $100. Deadline: Monday, May 4th, 4:30 pm.

DEATH + ART EVENT | DELVE is a curated series of interdisciplinary talks and performances. Death + Art examines how artists transcend literal or personal experience to examine such topics as war, obsolescence, the "death" of materials through loss of function, decay or disintegration, or how death and the past can be reframed in the present to create a spectacle, an oddity, or an educational experience. Cooper Union students will receive discounted tickets by using the code "cooper" when purchasing tickets. Event will be held on April 29, 2015  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 "The Scene" as an epigraph/theme. Deadline: April 15, 2015 learn more ...
DESIGN COMPETITION | ARCH+ Journal announces the international competition "PLANETARY URBANISM - CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design" open to all architects, designers, artists and students in the fields of architecture and art. The competition is in the context of the UN-HABITAT III Conference awarded by the Journal ARCH+ with the support of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany consulted by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Register by April 30, 2015.  learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Thresholds 44 (MIT Department of Architecture) is accepting submissions on the theme of Workspace. Thresholds 44: Workspace seeks to mine how the meanings of and locations for work have been historically and culturally defined, how work transposes earlier notions of labor and craft production, and how the work of artists, writers, architects, designers, and urban planners - alongside managers, psychologists, political leaders, and employees themselves - have been integral in construing the physical and mental conditions of work, rest, and play. Deadline: May 1, 2015  learn more ...

GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP | Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Deadline: September 19, 2015  learn more ... 


GRANT | Dorit Aviv has been awarded the Tides Foundation grant to work with Forrest Meggers at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment to develop her Master's Thesis project, Cool Oculus, into a passive cooling system prototype. learn more ... 


Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Daniel Libeskind's dynamic twisting Vanke Pavilion nearing completion,", March 24, 2015 

Jesse Reiser (AR '81) and Nanako Umemoto (AR '83) | lecture | "Fumihiko Maki Lecture: Effects of a Distance," Sam Fox School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, April 6, 2015 

Maurice Cox (AR '83) | news | "Detroit official seeks 'healthy,' 'whole neighborhoods'," Detroit News, March 10, 2015 

David Heymann (AR '85) | book review | "Review> Lotus-Eaters Lost," The Architect's Newspaper, April 2, 2015 

Ran Oron (AR '96) | news | "East Williamsburg Milk Factory's Condo-Filled Future, Revealed,", March 10, 2015 

David Ross (AR '01; M.Arch. II '11) | article | "Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California,", April 1, 2015


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