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Friday, February 26th, 2016
Encounters that never happene 

Conference: Encounters That Never Happened

On Saturday, February 27th, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Storefront for Art and Architecture will jointly present a public conference, Closed Worlds: Encounters That Never Happened. Participants will engage in debate and discussion about the history and future of closed systems in architecture and design. 
Participants Include:

Hans Hollein / Christina Ciardullo 
Victor Olgyay / Daniel Barber 
John McHale / Anthony Vidler 
Walt Disney / Lydia Kallipoliti 
Charles and Ray Eames / Andrés Jaque 
General Dynamics / Bess Krietemeyer 
Neil Armstrong / Peder Anker 
NASA / Michelle Addington 
Jacques Cousteau / Janette Kim 
Buckminster Fuller / Mark Wigley 
Howard T. Odum / Anna Dyson 
Peter van Dresser / Mitchell Joachim 
Reyner Banham / Eva Franch

This conference is presented in conjunction with Storefront's exhibition Closed Worlds.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. 

Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

Photo by Jake Naughton.
CU Lunch

CU at Lunch with Cooper Union Alumni: Anne Marie Edden (AR '89)

with Jess Bayuk (AR '08), Janice Chu (AR '11), Olivia Ahn (AR '13)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Noon. Room 315 F The Foundation Building

This presentation will focus on recent and current work for New York City as influenced its recent population growth: Transit Improvements for Metropolitan Transit Authority in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan; distribution hubs for United Parcel Service in Manhattan and Queens; and Emergency Room facilities for Lenox Hill Hospital in the West Village. 
Her presentation will also describe the growth of an architectural practice: the challenges and opportunities that come with being part of a growing corporate practice, where change is the only constant. She will be joined by Cooper Union graduates who are also her colleagues at Stantec: Jess Bayuk, Janice Chu, and Olivia Ahn.

Anne Marie Edden is an Associate at Stantec Architecture, where she has practiced for 14 years. Her work has been focused on design for urban communities in the City of New York. She began her architectural career at a practice of 2 people, and now leads a design group in a firm of 16,000 people. She has worked with the City as a client over a period in which the population increased by nearly 20 percent. The effect of this increase on the built environment has been profound.

Begun in 1997, CU @ Lunch with Cooper Union Alumni focuses on the work of recent graduates who can speak about the vital issues they face following graduation. The program's objectives are to provide career-development programming for architecture and art students by drawing on alumni expertise; facilitate the development of alumni-to-student learning and relationships; provide independent and faculty alumni with a professional-development opportunity, by offering a public platform to present their work; and create a unique intellectual forum for students, faculty, and staff that focuses on topics of interest to the Cooper community. 
Complimentary lunch will be provided by the the Career Center/Office of Alumni Affairs 
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
Summer Programs

Architecture Summer Program Now Accepting Applications!

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union is offering two 4-week intensive courses at the college and high school level during the Summer 2016 session.  The workshop programs introduce students to foundational concepts and practices within the study of architecture, site visits, lectures, and culminate in the production of a portfolio.

The summer session will run July 5 - July 29, 2016. Admission is on a competitive rolling basis.

More information available here

Architecture Faculty Search

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union seeks both tenure track and full-time tenured professor(s) in architecture for its undergraduate professional five-year program (Bachelor of Architecture) and a post-professional graduate program (Master of Architecture II) beginning Fall 2016.

More info available on the Cooper Jobs Site

Open Calls

, The architecture drawing gallery Tulpenmanie and Lorenzo Degli Esposti invite talented young authors (max 30 years old) from all over the world to submit an unpublished drawing about architecture, landscape and the city. During the next Salone del Mobile Milano 2016. The best works will be part of the exhibition. Deadline March 6, 2016. Learn More...

SCHOLARSHIP | the 2016 Carl Feltz Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with permanent legal family address in either Ocean or Monmouth Counties, New Jersey.  Applicants are full time matriculated students enrolled in an accredited architectural program at a School of Architecture within the United States and has successfully completed a minimum of one year of study towards his/her professional degree (may be either a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture). Deadline, May 1 2016. Learn More...

COMPETITION | The Municipality of Prato in Italy recently launched an international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical center. This is a unique opportunity for this city in Tuscany to express a new, contemporary urban vision. For designers, this competition may represent an occasion to reconsider the relationship between the historical city and the environment, today. Deadline, February 29, 2016 Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLOT is an award-winning annual journal produced by the Master of Landscape Architecture students of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture. The theme of PLOT Volume 5 is FILTER. The word filter operates as both noun and verb, evoking multiple interpretations: to filter is to edit, to sift, to screen. It suggests a paring down, a refinement, a draft distilled to its most elegant iteration. FILTER submissions are open to all: students, professors, practitioners, collaborators, and friends. Submissions may be drawings, siftings, screens, texts, interviews, etc. Please feel free to speak with any member of the PLOT Editorial Team (MLA second-year students) to discuss your ideas and thoughts, and send your material as an MS Word document or high resolution image via email to Deadline: March 15, 2016

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. Learn More...  

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...  

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 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, 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 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 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... 

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 Deadline May 1 2016. Learn More... 
Nader Tehrani, (Arch Dean/fac, principal at NADAAA), | Award | Bamiyan Cultural Centre, 2015 Unbuilt Architecture & Design BSA Honor Award

Diane Lewis, (AR '76/Arch fac) | Speaker | 5th Annual Real Estate Womens' Forum, Designing Women: Architecture and Innovation, February 25, 2016, NYC

David Ellison, (AR '83) | Lecture | Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, February 25, 2016, Bedford Heights, OH

3six0 (Kyna Leski, AR '85, principal) | Award | "Cottage in Woods" 2015 Interior Architecture/Interior Design BSA Award | Award | "Dave's Coffee" 2015 Interior Architecture/Interior Design BSA Award

Anthony Titus, (AR '98) | Article | "Twenty Five Architects Tackle Five Current Issues with 25 Models" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER BLOG, February 18, 2016

Spacecutter (Alex Gil, AR '01) | Article | "Twenty Five Architects Tackle Five Current Issues with 25 Models" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER BLOG, February 18, 2016

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR 05, Daniel Arsham, A 03) | Article | "Twenty Five Architects Tackle Five Current Issues with 25 Models" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER BLOG, February 18, 2016


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