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Tuesday 16 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



FILM AND VIDEO AWARD | The Society of Architectural Historians Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. The most important criterion is the work's contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production. SAH is accepting nominations for the 2016 award through August 1, 2015. learn more ...

PUBLICATION AWARD | Every year, the Society of Architectural Historians presents five awards honoring the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogues that have been published in the previous two years. SAH also presents the Founders' Award for an outstanding JSAH article written by an emerging scholar in the previous two years. SAH is accepting nominations for the 2016 Publication Awards through August 1, 2015. learn more ...

CALL FOR SAH 2016 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS | The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting proposals for roundtable discussions, meetings, and informational presentations for the 2016 SAH Annual International Conference to be held in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6-10. Deadline: August 14, 2015 learn more ...

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 ...

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 ... 


INTERVIEW | Elizabeth O'Donnell was interviewed for the My Fox News segment "Origin of passenger elevator at Cooper Union," as part of the ongoing series "It Happened Here" on June 10, 2015. learn more ...


Peggy Deamer (AR 77) | author | "The Guggenheim Helsinki Competition: What is the Value Proposition?," The Avery Review, Issue 8, May 2015 

Peggy Deamer (AR 77) | moderator | "SOAP BOX: On Politics, Policy and Architecture," Center for Architecture, New York, NY, June 17, 2015, NYC 

Paul Seletsky (AR 82) | speaker | "Digital Design Beyond the Status Quo," Center for Architecture, New York, NY, June 9, 2015 

Nandini Bagchee (AR 93) | panelist | "The Housing Question: Nomad Seminar in Historiography," University of San Diego Department of Art, Architecture + Art History, San Diego, CA, March 12-13, 2015  

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (AR 94) | speaker | "PLOT Volume 4 Launch Party," New York, NY, Center for Architecture, June 8, 2015


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