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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Windeck Book Launch

The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program to Support Creative Inquiry was endowed by a grant given to The Cooper Union by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation in 1994 to support work in the fields of art, architecture, design and engineering. This generous grant was intended to provide funding to exceptional students who propose scholarly, independent projects that will in some way provide a culmination to their educational endeavors at The Cooper Union. All 2016 Menschel projects will be included in the exhibition. 2016 Fellows from the School of Architecture are Sam Choi, Cassandra Engstrom, Max Gideonse and Vanessa Tai.
ISD Screening

CUISD Film Screening: Chasing Ice

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very wellbeing at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Watch trailer here!

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski most recently served as director, producer, and cinematographer on the Sundance Award-Winning film, Chasing Ice. Orlowski's feature length documentary was invited to screen at the White House, the United Nations and the United States Congress and has captured over 30 awards from film festivals around the world. It went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and has screened on all seven continents.

This screening is part of the Climate Change Film Series hosted by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. It is free and open to the public: first come, first seated. The screening will be followed by a casual reception.
Sejima Lecture

Kazuyo Sejima: Current Work
Kazuyo Sejima is a principal of SANAA, a Tokyo-based architecture and design firm she co-founded with Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. SANAA's architects and designers work on projects ranging in scale from residential and interior design to large complex buildings and urban planning schemes, as well as product and furniture design. SANAA "approaches each project with a fresh perspective," believing that designs "arise from conditions particular to the site and program." Each project is closely followed by the two founding principals, as well as partners Yoshitaka Tanase, Yumiko Yamada, and Rikiya Yamamoto.

Tickets are free for Cooper Union students and faculty with valid ID, and League members. For ticket inquiries, please click here.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Architectural League of New York and made possible by the
Ornamental Metal Institute of New York.
 Image courtesy of SANAA
Open Calls

CALL FOR PROJECTS | AIANY Speed Presentations/Edition 7 - Consider Light.
This edition of the series focuses on interior projects that 'Consider Light' through innovative and imaginative use on any type or scale of project. Projects may express light in its natural or manmade form, and should predominantly be about the design of interior spaces. The Speed Presentation series was created by the AIANY Interiors Committee to showcase New York-based architects who are designing outstanding interior spaces. The format of the event - 10 architects presenting in quick-fire six-minute intervals - allows us to explore a wide range of projects in a short time frame, exposing an abundance of good work in one evening. Deadline: March 4 2016. Learn More...

CALL FOR PAPERS | Ar (t) chitecure, an International Conference at The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Haifa, Israel invites historians, theoreticians, researchers and scholars to submit a paper proposal for one of the following topics: Topic 1). Theoretical and philosophical aspects of art making as modes of poetic embodiment of the surroundings and interpretations of the relationship between artistic and architectural making. Topic 2). Historiographies of relationships between art and architectural making, with emphasis on their conditions and significance in the contemporary era of enhanced technology and globalization. Topic 3). Case studies dealing with the artistic and architectural work of architects worldwide, and the ties between specific artistic and architectural projects, methodologies and products.Topic 4). Case studies focusing on artistic and architectural work of Israeli, Palestinian and Mediterranean architects.  Deadline: March 7 2016. Learn More...

SUMMER STUDIES | The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program
, now in its 18th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. Deadline: March 15 2016. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROJECTS | Figment 2016 is a a three-day participatory arts event held on Governors Island, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Deadline April 22 2016. Learn More...

CALL FOR WRITING | Thresholds 45: MYTH. MIT's annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions on the topic of how architecture makes myth and how myth makes architecture. With a taste for the fantastical, thresholds 45 invites submission of scholarly articles, creative contributions from the fields of architecture, art, and literature, and narrative content which clarifies or complicates our understanding of myth + architecture. Essay submissions should be in English, approx. 3,000 words, and formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions should include a brief cover letter, contact information and bio of under 50 words for each author. Text should be submitted in MS Word. Images should be submitted at 72dpi as uncompressed TIFF files.  All material and correspondence should be submitted to [email protected]. Deadline May 1 2016. Learn More...

SUMMER STUDIES | The 2016 'City Life' Urban Summer School, hosted jointly by University College Dublin (UCD) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), will address these core questions. After a thoroughly successful pilot programme in 2015, UCD and NCAD are delighted to be hosting an expanded and updated summer school in 2016. Amidst the growing awareness of Dublin's development as an urban space, there is still much to be learnt about the forces governing the city and its changing landscape. Using multiple disciplinary perspectives, participants will be challenged to create new narratives for Dublin which address and give voice and image to the hidden parts of the city. Application Deadline, May 1 2016. Learn More...


DESIGN COMPETITION | Illuminating Engineering Society. The IESNYC is celebrating the 16th year of the Student Lighting Competition on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the 404 Event Space located at 404 10th Avenue, near Penn Station. THE CHALLENGE: This year's theme challenges students to construct a 3D study that explores the interaction between LIGHT AND TIME. Whether slow and subtle, quick and intermittent, or entirely random, variations in quality of light change our perception of the world around us. PRIZES 1st place - $2,000 2nd place - $1,000 3rd place - $500  Additional prizes will be awarded to other notable projects. Deadline: Feb 21st, 2016 Learn More... 
CALL FOR PROJECTS | Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture CROSS-AMERICAS: PROBING DISGLOBAL NETWORKS. In recognition of the highly visual research and creative work being done by architecture faculty members and practitioners around the world, the Cross Americas Conference will feature a juried Research + Design Projects Exhibition. Educators, practitioners, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit projects and reports on ongoing research, presented in a single PDF image (20" x 30" / 50.8 x 76.2cm, portrait), along with an optional abstract. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury of renowned designers. Accepted projects will be included in a physical exhibition held during the conference and published online after. Additionally, the jury will select a number of projects for special merit awards in Student and Professional categories. Deadline: Feb 24th, 2016 Learn More...    

CURATORIAL RESIDENCY | The Canadian Centre for Architecture is accepting applications for The Emerging Curator Program. This program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project at the CCA related to contemporary debates in architecture, urban issues, landscape design and cultural and social dynamics. The project is to be developed during a residency of three months at the CCA. Architects, journalists, designers, critics, historians, photographers, artists and other scholars and professionals born on or after 1 January 1981 are eligible for this program, regardless of citizenship and place of residence. The recipient will receive a maximum of $12,000 CAD to cover travel, housing, and living expenses for a period of up to three months in Montreal. Deadline: February 29th, 2016.

CALL FOR PAPERS | The Facade Tectonics Institute has issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress, which will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors. A minimum of five tracks are planned over two days, including 25 sessions and 75 speaker presentations. Abstracts, papers and presentations will be subject to rigorous peer review as a condition of acceptance to the conference proceedings. Deadline: March 7th, 2016 Learn More...

FELLOWSHIP | Humanities Institute at the Luesther T. Mertz Library New York Botanical Garden. The Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Mellon Fellowship. Candidates are invited to submit an application for a project that would expand the Garden's role in humanities scholarship. Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design, environmental history and policy, urban design and urban social history, and cultural anthropology, exploration, botanical illustration and book-arts with a primary focus on areas that connect the built and natural landscape to the human experience. Deadline: March 10, 2016 Learn More...

OPEN CALL | CLOG x GUNS seeks written and graphic pieces for its international publication. Any viewpoint/approach will be considered so long as it specifically addresses the object of the gun. General subjects to be explored will include, but are certainly not limited to: the history of the gun, guns in popular culture, guns used in hunting, guns used for sport and target shooting, guns used in defense and security, guns in video games, guns as design objects, toy guns, gun safety, gun countermeasures, gun control, gun legality, the future of guns, manufacturing of guns, guns used to kill, guns in crime prevention, guns in war, forensic science and guns, psychological effects of guns, the gun industry, and more. Deadline: March 15, 2016. Learn More...

INTERNSHIP | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is pleased to announce that the application process for our 2016 Summer Internship Program is now open. We are seeking the best emerging talent to join us this summer in our Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and London offices. Selected candidates will get hands-on project experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering and urban design. Deadline: March 24, 2016 Learn More... 

INTERNSHIP | Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm, we're pleased to announce our 2016 summer internship program for recent graduates as well as students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning. Assignments during the ten week internship, starting in June 2016, will vary and may include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews and assisting on marketing proposals, ensuring interns are exposed to both the creative and business environment. Deadline: March 26th, 2016 Learn More... 
CALL FOR PAPERS | Journal of Engineering and Architecture is an international peer-reviewed journal. The journal is not limited to a specific aspect of engineering and architecture but is instead devoted to a wide range of subfields in the engineering sciences and architecture. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome.  There will be a commitment to expediting the time taken for the publication of the papers. The journal also publishes innovative contributions on every aspect of architectural endeavor. Interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at [email protected]. Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Engineering and Architecture) in the cover letter or simply put 'Journal of Engineering and Architecture' in the subject box during submission via e-mail. Deadline: March 31, 2016 Learn More...

AWARD | 2016 Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI)
The Fuller Challenge is accepting student entries for the first time. Known as socially responsible design' highest award, the Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, planners, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, activists, and students worldwide to submit original solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of the winning project. In addition to the grand prize, BFI will provide further resources for finalists, semi-finalists and select entrants through its Catalyst Program. In 2016, BFI will, for the first time, recognize outstanding student entries to the Challenge through a separate review, selection, and award process. Entrants who submit their proposals by Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 17:00 EST will receive a25% Early Bird Discount on the general application fee. Non-profit organizations and/or all organizations with annual budgets under $100,000 may submit under a separate application category with a permanently reduced rate. Deadline: April 1st. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Arch Out Loud On a site that borders the East River and the Eleventh Street Basin in New
York City, arch out loud proposes the implementation of a public aquarium and park to provide communal space for the surrounding city. Arch Out Loud challenges designers to experiment with conventional interpretations of this program and investigate how it can create a relationship to its context. Deadline: April 4th, 2016 Learn More...   

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, was established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. Deadline: April 22, 2016. Learn More...
John Hejduk, AR 50/Arch fac & Dean emeritus | Article | "Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, METALOCUS, January 31, 2016

Diana Agrest (ARCH Fac) | Screening | Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal, QC. Feb 18 2016. | Panel | Cooper Hewitt Museum, February 23 2016. | Article | "The World's Best Public Spaces" DWELL MAGAZINE February 2016

Michael Samuelian, (AR '95/Arch fac) | Elevated to Fellow | 2016 FAIA Announcement, The American Institute of Architects

Schaum/Shieh (Rosalyne Shieh, Arch fac) | Exhibition Winner | Prospect: New Practices New York 2016. eOCULUS, February 11, 2016

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | Article | "Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, METALOCUS, January 31, 2016

Azin Valy, (AR '90) | Article | "Fashion for Good" DOHA NEWS, November 14, 2015

Maurice Cox (AR '83) | Lecture | "Portraits of Resilience: New Orleans / Detroit". RPI, February 1, 2016 Troy NY

Jeanine Centuori, (AR '83) |
Elevated to Fellow | 2016 FAIA, The American Institute of Architects. | Article
| "Woodbury University School of Architecture's Annie Chu and Jeanine Centuori Named to AIA Fellowship Program," PR NEWSWIRE, February 9, 2016 

Martin Finio, (AR '88) | Elevated to Fellow | 2016 FAIA Announcement, The American Institute of Architects

Robert Harris (AR '79) |
Elevated to Fellow | 2016 FAIA Announcement, The American Institute of Architects

Rosannah Sandoval (MAR '14) | Article | "Students Visualize Urban Change" NEW SCHOOL BLOG February 1, 2016 


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