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Tuesday 11 August 2015  

Introduction to Architecture 


The School of Architecture congratulates all participants for their successful work in its Introduction to Architecture summer programs. This is the third year of the program for college students and its inaugural summer session for Introduction to Architecture for high school students.

The Introduction to Architecture courses are designed to provide students who are or have been pursuing other disciplines with a comprehensive introduction to the culture, practice and history of architecture via the unique studio culture that has characterized and fostered the pedagogy of the School of Architecture for over forty years.

Selections of projects from the 2015 Summer Programs in Architecture will be on view on The Cooper Union website in the coming weeks.

learn more about summer programs in architecture at The Cooper Union. 

School of Architecture 2014-2015 


The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Newsletter is published yearly to coincide with the annual End of the Year Exhibition. The publication documents the work of the Design Studios and lectures and events over the past academic year. The 2014-2015 newsletter is now available to download from The Cooper Union website. 


Previous years are available for download as well. 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture
Opening Reception 
Aug 13, 7pm

Nader Tehrani / NADAAA and alumni Reiser + Umemoto (Jesse Reiser, AR 81; Nanako Umemoto, AR 83) and Anthony Titus (AR '98) will be exhibiting work in Storefront for Art and Architecture's exhibition "Measure."

"Measure" is an exhibition of 30 drawings by 30 international architects presenting 30 edifices of thought. Drawings are of Storefront for Art and Architecture's gallery space on 97 Kenmare Street in New York. Architectural representation, which draws upon the diagram as a conceptual and abstract component, has historically been criticized as obscure and self referential. The proliferation of data visualization in popular media today, however, allows us to engage a much larger audience in conversations about measurement and representation. The 30 drawings presented at Storefront unveil the challenges of representation and extrapolate them onto the architect's table and the gallery walls.

The exhibition opens August 13 at 7pm and will be on view until September 12, 2015.

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Image: "On Time Alone," Anthony Titus. Measure, 2015. Storefront for Art and Architecture.
America's Best Architecture & Design Schools
August 21, 2015

For the seventeenth consecutive year, DesignIntelligence is conducting their annual surveys of America's Best Architecture & Design Schools. The results of the surveys have become the "go to" resource for architecture and design programs as a measure of their graduates' preparation for professional practice. In past years, the survey was largely based on the responses of the HR managers of large architecture and design firms. You can access more information about the methodology and results of last year's research at the DesignIntelligence website

This year, there are surveys for persons who hire architects, interior designers, landscape architects or industrial designers as well as students currently in school.

Given the small size of each graduating class of the School of Architecture and the need to have a high number of responses from persons responsible for hiring architects and designers, the school rarely places in any of the Design Intelligence rankings. To the extent that placement in "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" could be useful in extending awareness of the School of Architecture to potential students as well as firms that may be interested in hiring our graduates, we invite you to participate in the Design Intelligence survey on behalf of the School of Architecture.  It is our understanding that the short questionnaire will require approximately ten minutes of your time.

The surveys will close on 21 August 2015.

Thank you for your consideration and support of the School of Architecture.

You may respond using the online surveys:
Landscape Architecture:
Interior Design:
Industrial Design:

The results of these studies will be published in the 17th annual edition of DesignIntelligence's America's Best Architecture & Design Schools, to be released in November 2015.

Students' Survey
This survey invites students of the four featured disciplines to fill out a short survey about their design program, with questions about their personal perceptions of their program, how well prepared they feel for being a part of the professional world, post-graduation plans, and more. Student responses are treated as completely anonymous and any validating information (.edu email address/name) is kept confidential and only used for validation purposes. This survey does not affect the design school rankings.

Landscape Architecture:
Interior Design: 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ARPA Journal is seeking submission for ISSUE 04 INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE. "Instruments of Service" is a class of legally protected work products defined in the American Institute of Architects' "A201-2007 General Conditions" as "representations, in any medium of expression now known or later developed, of the tangible and intangible creative work performed by the Architect." Contributions may include opinion pieces, examinations of pivotal moments in the history of applied research, investigations of the protocols of research practice and photo essays on research projects. Deadline: September 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 ...

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 ...

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 ... 

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 ... 

FILM SCREENING | Diana Agrest's film "The Making of an Avant Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-84" was screened at the Graham Foundation on July 23, 2015. The screening was in the context of the closing of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together. learn more ...

INTERVIEW | Kevin Bone was a special guest on the WNYC News broadcast "The Cost of Our Water." The hour-long special aired on August 5, 2015. learn more ...

PUBLICATION | Pep Aviles is the editor for the Spanish translation of Sigfried Ebeling's 1926 text Der Raum als Membran (Mudito & Co., 2015). learn more ...

ARTICLE | Michael Sammuelian was interviewed for the article "Hudson Yards: A Landscape for All the People" in the Huffington Post on July 23, 2015. learn more ... 

EXHIBITION | Emmy Mikelson will exhibit work in the three-person show "Each Ellipse Includes a Point," curated by Sara Jones, at Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, opening August 14, 2015. learn more ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR 79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR 55) | news | "DS+R's U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs," The Architect's Newspaper, July 28, 2015

Daniel Libeskind (AR 70) | news | "Studio Libeskind to build Jerusalem pyramid," World Architecture News, July 29, 2015 

Shigeru Ban (AR 84) | news | "Shigeru Ban Releases Designs That Reuse Rubble for Nepal Disaster Relief Project," Architect Magazine, July 24, 2015 

Sean Khorsandi (AR 04) | interviewee | "Landmarks opts not to protect 21 UWS buildings," The Real Deal, June 30, 2015  

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR 05) | article | "5 (More) Playful Installations - Off The Beaten Path," Azure Magazine, July 24, 2015 

Vladimir Belogolovsky (AR 96) | book review | "Fresh and Candid Conversations," on Conversations with Architects in the Age of Celebrity, by Vladimir Belogolovsky, Form Magazine, July 28, 2015


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