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Wednesday 10 June 2015  


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.

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

June 2015

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the CUISD Summer Challenge Fellowship. Congratulations to:

Jae Sung Song, Catherine Go and Aman Grewal; Bridging Cause and Effect

Claire Calvert and Mizanur Rahman; Effects of Rising Sea Level on Bangladesh

Margaux Wheelock-Shaw (AR 18) & Katherine Sullivan (AR 18); Mycelium Remediation and California Drought

Thank you to everyone who submitted project proposals and to the faculty members of the four schools of The Cooper Union who participated in the review process.



ARCHITECTURE AWARD | Now in their 16th year, the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards are the world's most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia), Jurgen Mayer H. (Germany) and Li Xiaodong (China). Deadline: August 28, 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 ... 


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 ... 

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 ... 


REVIEW | Anthony Vidler wrote a review of Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City in the article "The return of suburbia" for The Architectural Review on March 14, 2015  read more ... 


Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR 79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR 55) | news | "Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum,", May 15, 2015 

Daniel Libeskind (AR 70) | article | "Seven Leading Architects Defend the World's Most Hated Buildings," The New York Times, June 5, 2015 

Daniel Libeskind (AR 70) | article | "Salone del Mobile 2015: Architects and manufacturers take inspiration from the past at Milan's annual furniture fair," Architectural Record, June 2015

Toshiko Mori (AR 76) | article | "Common Thread: A light-filled artists' residence in a remote Senegalese village encourages dialogue while serving its community," Architectural Record, June 2015 

Alexander Gorlin (AR 78) | article | "When Albers Met Saarinen: Alexander Gorlin Reimagines an Eero Saarinen Landmark," Interior Design, June 2015 

Elizabeth Diller (AR 79) | lecture | "Closing Lecture," Institute for Advanced Architecture Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, June 22, 2015 

Anders Abraham (AR 91) | introduction | Film Screening, Scenes from the Life of Raymond Abraham, film screening, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 22, 2015 

Mehonaz Kazi (AR 10) | architect team | "Going the Distance: New York-based 14+ Foundation builds its first school, the Chipakata Children's Academy in Zambia, Africa, to ease the commute of children in underserved rural communities," Architectural Record, June 2015 

Daphne Binder (AR 11) | award | 2015 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship, Complete Environments category 

Olivia Ahn (AR 13) | project team | "When Albers Met Saarinen: Alexander Gorlin Reimagines an Eero Saarinen Landmark," Interior Design, June 2015


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