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Tuesday 2 June 2015  

Shigeru Ban
June 17 at 7pm
Great Hall
7 East 7 Street


Co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Shigeru Ban AR'84 will speak about his current projects in a lecture co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the Architectural League of New York
With a portfolio that spans diverse scales, from refugee housing and other temporary structures, to houses, commercial structures, and cultural facilities, Shigeru Ban's work is united by structural innovation, creative use of unconventional building materials, and environmental sensitivity. The 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, Ban was lauded by the jury for "his respect for the people who inhabit his buildings, whether victims of natural disaster or private clients or the public...always revealed through his thoughtful approach, functional plans, carefully selected appropriate materials, and the richness of the spaces he creates."


Image: Shigeru Ban Architects, Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000 | photo by Hiroyuki Hirai


Come see classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union transformed into exhibition spaces showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

Located throughout 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.



Launching the week, the New York Architecture Diary will be a go-to resource for all things architectural taking place in New York City. The Diary offers listing information for talks, conferences, walks, exhibitions, tours, film screenings, and other activities related to architecture and its allied disciplines. The New York Architecture Diary is meant to make visible the vibrant and stimulating programming and design culture found across the five boroughs on a comprehensive and independent platform accessible by all for free. Explore the site today! We hope you will find it a useful resource and are eager to hear any suggestions or comments you may have. Please email us your feedback here.

The New York Architecture Diary is a sister site to the London Architecture Diary, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is managed by a consortium of institutions and schools of architecture. Development of the site in New York was instigated by The Architectural League and current partners include: Center for Architecture / AIANY; Design Trust for Public Space; Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union; The Museum of the City of New York; Open House New York; Parsons The New School of Constructed Environments; Storefront for Art and Architecture; and Van Alen Institute.


CALL FOR PAPERS | Ruralism: The Future of Villages and Small Towns in an Urbanizing World. The Institute for Sustainable Urbanism invites proposals for papers for the third annual ISU Talks at Technische Universitšt Braunschweig on 18 November 2015. Deadline: July 15, 2015  learn more ... 

SAH ANNUAL CONFERENCE | The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 69th Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6-10, 2016. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations. Deadline: June 9, 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 ... 

CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANT | Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism.Types of grants include: Project Grants, Exhibition Research Grants, Graduate Research Grants, Travel Grants. Deadlines: October 2015  learn more ... 


PUBLICATION | The "Carlo Erba" Residential Complex (2012-15) by Eisenman Architects, Degli Esposti Architetti and Guido Zuliani is featured in the recent publication Milan Architecture Guide 1945-2015: The Architecture of Milan from the Postwar Period until Today in 100 Selected Buildings (Hoepli 2015). learn more ...

GRANT | Joan Ockman was awarded a 2015 Graham Foundation Publication Grant. learn more ...

SYMPOSIUM | Tulay Atak and Teddy Kofman co-organized the symposium In the Shadow of the Megacity: Rural Settlements Today. The symposium brings together academics and professionals from different fields including Neil Brenner, Alexander D'Hooghe, Susannah Drake, Kenneth Frampton and Jamie Stein. The symposium was held on May 30 and 31 at the Cape Code Modern House Trust in Wellfleet, MA. There will be symposium held at The Cooper Union on September 26, 2015. learn more ...


Donald Mallow (AR 50) | solo exhibition | "Watercolors," Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, ME, July 2-31, 2015 

John Pastier (AR 66) | author | "A-list architects occupy Silicon Valley with planned Google headquarters leading the way," The Architect's Newspaper, May 18, 2015 

Daniel Libeskind (AR 70) | publication | Milan Architecture Guide 1945-2015: The Architecture of Milan from the Postwar Period until Today in 100 Selected Buildings (Hoepli 2015) 

Jesse Reiser (AR 81) and Nanako Umemoto (AR 83) | grant | 2015 Graham Foundation Publication Grant 

Shigeru Ban (AR 84) | article | "Swatch and Omega Buildings" in "International 2015," Annual Special Issue, GA Document, May 2015

Sean Khorsandi (AR 04) | article | "New Yorkers Slam Central Park's Shadow-Casting Megatowers,", April 29, 2015 

Bradley Samuels (AR 05) | speaker | "IDEAS CITY: In the Future There Will be No Waste...," ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion, First Street Garden, New York, NY, May 30, 2015 

Emma Fuller (AR 06) | review | " 'Richmond As Work of Art' at Richmond Public Library," Style Weekly: Arts and Culture, May 26, 2015

Michael Overby (AR 06) | review | " 'Richmond As Work of Art' at Richmond Public Library," Style Weekly: Arts and Culture, May 26, 2015

Dustin Atlas (AR 15) | interview | "San Dieguito grad reflects on Cooper Union & more," The Coast News, May 23, 2015


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