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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
CUISD Film Screening

CUISD Film Screening: Glacial Balance by Ethan Steinman

Film Screening with an Original Introduction by Prof Mathias Vuille. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00pm

Glacial Balance takes us from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by the melting glacial reserve, the canaries in the mine. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world, and from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect these disappearing glaciers are having worldwide.  The film offers the viewer an opportunity to hear, in the locals' own words, the human impacts of a climate out of control.

Watch the trailer here! 

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
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

CALL FOR PAPERS | ACE 2016, the 4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering. Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. The conference is the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world. The themes of the conference are: infrastructure design for regions in rapid development, infrastructure design for new vertical cities, infrastructure for new cities and landscapes, design for urban infrastructure: parks, buildings, streets and systems. Deadline: March 21, 2016 Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | POOL is looking for contributions that engage with the ubiquitous and overlooked table, as an allegory to framing the culture of architecture at large. We welcome essays and other content endemic to academic publishing, but also encourage unconventional media such as comics, experimental films, and syllabi. Accepted content will be published digitally on a rolling basis, as well as considered for a June 2016 print issue. Deadline: April 1, 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 DRAWINGS | 30<30, 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...

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...

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  

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...

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...

Anthony Vidler, (Arch Fac) | Round Table Participant | "New Babylons: Constant and the Right to the City" Museo Reina Sofia, February 17, 2016, Madrid, Spain. | Conference Participant | "Closed Worlds: Encounters that Never Happened" Sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. February 27, 2016

Kevin Bone (Arch Fac, ISD Director) | Keynote Speaker | WATER +, University of Manitoba, February 25-17, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA

David Turnbull, (Arch Fac) | Lecture | "Water Banks and Rain Paths" Global Sustainability Initiative Lecture Series, University of Virginia, February 23, 2016, Charlottesville, VA.

Michael Young, (Arch Fac) | Keynote Speaker | "Catalyst 2016 Lecture Series, Hard Boiled" University of Minnesota, February 25-27, 2016.

Tamar Zinguer, (Arch Fac) | Quoted | "A History of Metal in Architecture" BOSTON COMMONS, February 13, 2016

Louis Katsos, (Arch Fac) | Article | "Retail Flagship Makes Sense for AvalonBays Midtown Site" REAL ESTATE WEEKLY, February 22, 2016

Ashok Raiji, (Arch Fac) | Article | "Songdo, A City That's Smarter Than You" ASIAN CONVERSATIONS, February, 2016

Paul Lubowicki, (AR '77) | Article | "How Hollywood Power Player Jump Through Hoops to Score a Unique Piece of Art" THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, January 22, 2016

Alexander Gorlin (AR '78) | Article | "Portfolio, Alexander Gorlin" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER, February 23, 2016

Maurice Cox (AR '83) | Article | "Grassroots 2016: Building Upon Ideas" AIA ARCHITECT, March 2015

Gina Pollara (AR '91) | Article | "New Rendering Shows Massive Tower Planned for Downtown Brooklyn", February 18, 2016

Linda Taalman, (AR '97) | Juror | AIA Austin 2016 Design Awards


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