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Tuesday 28 July 2015  

The Architectural League of New York
June 30, 2015
Princeton Architectural Press


An unprecedented collection of design projects and practices, 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance documents close to 250 of the most innovative North American design firms of the past three decades. Since 1982 The Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices program has recognized architects, land­scape architects, and urban designers whose distinctive voices promise to influence architectural discourse, design, and practice for years to come. Insightful essays and commentaries by leading critics, architects, and historians consider and contextualize the continuing impact of the Emerging Voices' inventive work on architectural culture and the built environment.

The awardees spanning the thirty year history include 23 School of Architecture Alumni and Dean Nader Tehrani.  


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Photo by Leandro Viana 

Travels to Elmhurst Art Museum
Sept 12 - Nov 29
Elmhurst, IL


Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture, 1925-1970, a highly-acclaimed exhibition organized by the School of Architecture Archive and curated by Kevin Bone has traveled to the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois. The exhibition coincides with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. The exhibition examines twenty-five modern building projects through the lens of sustainability. Incorporating environmental strategies that solve critical issues of comfort, use and economy, these projects, dating from 1925 to 1970, recognize and adapt to natural forces and serve as inspiration and guide for the current green building movement.

Kevin Bone will be leading a tour of the exhibition on September 12, 2015.

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Image: Housing at Sunila Pulp Mill - Alvar Aalto, 1936


for a Sustainable World
July 2015


The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design is working with Institute Fellow, Prof. Albert F. Appleton, to present the blog Twenty-First Century Choices: Identifying Strategies for a Sustainable World


This blog has been created to serve two purposes.  First, it is meant to foster a running conversation on how sustainability, the defining challenge of the 21st century, should shape public policy choices, particularly with respect to urban design, infrastructure, and public investment. Second, in conducting that debate, it seeks to refine what we mean by sustainability: that is the concept of ensuring economic prosperity and a vibrant, coherent society by designing an economy that conserves and creates wealth by living within the limits of the resources of our planet and the dynamics of its ecological processes.

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REQUEST FOR IDEAS | City Harvest is convening its inaugural Leadership Summit - Beyond Hunger: The City of Tomorrow. The Summit will be held November 9, 2015, at Apella in New York City, and will bring together approximately 250 business and industry leaders, experts in urban issues, non-profit leaders, artists, designers, architects, futurists, sustainability professionals, and government representatives and policy makers. They are seeking ideas and qualifications for 45-minute interactive experiences that will take place, simultaneously, as part of the morning summit activities, in seven break-out rooms after the morning plenary. Deadline: August 7, 2015 learn more ...


OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK | For the first time in history the DLFNY, IALD and IESNYC are collaborating on an exhibition featuring the artistic side of people in the NYC lighting design industry. Artists will be selected based on space availability and talent. Deadline: July 31, 2015  learn more ...

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 ... 

FELLOWSHIP | The Vera List Center Fellowships support individuals whose work advances the discourse on art and politics. The appointments provide the opportunity to further develop such work drawing from the academic resources of The New School, to expand on the work in collaboration with students and classes, and to bring it to the public through the Vera List Center's interdisciplinary programs. Fellowship projects are selected following an open call for applications and relate to the current Curatorial Focus Theme. They can result in performances, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, online artworks, archives, or publications. Deadline: August 3, 2015  learn more ... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Save Before Quitting is an experimentation platform for young designers and architects. Beautiful Decay is an architectural exploration into the viability of current of methods of habitation. Both real and speculative, the selected projects explore sceneries and scenarios that tackle the issue facing our ever changing landscapes. We seek exemplary projects that tackle the issue as the designer sees fit. Work must be completed as a form of independent research and/or educational project. Past projects such as thesis work, are eligible. Designers must possess sole authorship of submitted work, and therefore projects done for others are strictly prohibited. Deadline: August 10, 2015 learn more ...

FILM COMPETITION | The Look Up Film Challenge is a timed film competition that challenges participants to make a short film about how architects and their work enrich our personal lives and our community-from homes to open spaces-in every community across the country. Submissions will be judged by a panel of esteemed AIA members and media professionals, presenting $3,000 in cash prizes and experiential awards, including two roundtrip tickets to Austin, Texas, and badges for the iconic festival, SXSW. Check website for registration updates. 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 ...

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION | BLT Architects, a Philadelphia-based integrated architectural and interior design firm, has announced its 2015 Student Design Competition. The fifth annual competition carries a first place prize of a paid internship at the architectural and interior design firm in the summer of 2016 and $1000. Deadline: August 14, 2015 learn more ...

ACSA AWARDS | The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is call for nominations and submissions for their annual 2015-2016 Architecture Education Awards. Nominations and submissions are being accepted in several categories. Deadline: September 23, 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 ...

NEMETSCHEK VECTORWORKS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP | The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 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 ... 


BBC NEWS | Situ Fabrication, co-founded by Wes Rozen, was featured in the BBC News article "US manufacturing: A factory grows in Brooklyn" on June 10, 2015.  read more ... 

Lee H. Skolnick (AR 79) | performance | "Secrets and Seawalls," collaboration with choreographer Melissa Riker, OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY, July 17, 2015

Shigeru Ban (AR 84) | news | "Brick by Brick, Shigeru Ban Shelter Turns Rubble into Housing,", July 22, 2015 

David Heymann (AR 85) | interview | "Art Eclectic: My Beautiful City Austin, KUT News, July 13, 2015 

Homa Shojaie (AR 91) | group exhibition | "Half Past," Art Wood Space Gallery, Singapore, August 1-16, 2015 

Nandini Bagchee (AR 93) | article | "Sale of Noho 'Peace Pentagon' Could Be Imminent; $10M Bid Is In," Bedford + Bowery, June 12, 2015 

Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin (both AR 02) | article | "The Warp," Domus, July 9, 2015 

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR 05) | article | "Next Progressives: Snarkitecture," firm profile, Architect Magazine, July 21, 2015

Emma Fuller (AR 06) | speaker | "Frames of Reference: New York and Boston," Center for Architecture, New York, NY, July 23, 2015 

Yingfan Zhang (AR 06) | news | "Museum for Qujing Culture Center/Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter,", July 15, 2015 

Dionisio Cortes (AR 09) | group exhibition | "The Artwalk Collection," Front Art Space, New York, NY, July 2 - 30, 2015


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