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Friday, March 25, 2016
MIT Lecture

Lecture: "The Shape of the Future City: A Conversation with Carlo Ratti and Natalie Jeremijenko"
The advancement of contemporary technology is changing the way we study the world around us. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed, along with the tools we use to envision and impact their physical form.
In addition, these new technologies allow us to understand the built environment differently. The city is no longer a static collection of built objects, but can instead be understood as a series of social, environmental, and technological networks. Can this new knowledge positively impact the city of the future? Can these technologies allow us to rectify the mistakes of the past? What new possibilities exist within the creative use of these technologies?

The MIT Club of New York invites you to join us for a conversation on the future of cities and design with Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Lab and artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, Associate Professor at NYU. This will be a uniquely creative and intellectual evening.

This event is free for students, faculty and staff of the Cooper Union, with valid ID. All others must register for the event through the MIT Club of New York website (link).

Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the MIT Club of New York
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
Open Calls

CALL FOR IDEAS | Greek Institute of Architects in New York's Cocoon. an open call for ideas, which will be part of "A Shelter for Architecture". The event will take place on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York. During that evening, the Consulate itself will become a shelter for architecture and a platform for exchange of ideas between architects, scholars, educators, and the general public. Cocoon is an open call to architects and designers to rethink the archetypical notion of shelter as an architectural project. Deadline: March 31, 2016 Learn More...

OPEN CALL | Napavillion Competition 2016. NAPAVILION challenges this typical ideal of a Pavilion by providing specificity in use and non-specificity or adaptability in site. NAPAVILION is a Pavilion for a nap in any location you choose. This can be within your home, backyard, on a tree, by a tree, on top of a hill, at the foot of a hill, by a river, or floating on a river.  OBJECTIVE: Design a prefabricated structure for individual shelter. The design should have the ability to be disassembled and reconstructed. Use wood as the main material. Deadline: April 30, 2016 More info...

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. 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...

TEACHING OPPORTUNITY | AIA New York State is currently seeking speakers for our 2016 Online education Series.We are seeking industry experts to present topics in the following areas: Net zero energy design, Accessibility, Urban planning, Acoustics, Historic preservation, Firm management, Sustainability, Alternative energy, Project management. Sessions should be 90 minutes in length, and will be broadcast via a live stream to off site participants. Deadline, April 1, 2016 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 4, 2016 Learn More...    

DESIGN AWARD | NYCxDESIGN Rado Star Prize is an internationally established competition supporting young designers by giving them a platform to present their work.  Exploring the concept of lightness and "a lighter way of living," participants have the opportunity to enter the Rado Star Prize competition and finalists will have the opportunity to display their concepts during the design week at WantedDesign in Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN and win $5000 and a Rado Watch. Contestants will be tasked to create a design project in the field of product, graphic, industrial or lighting design through innovative ideas and the use of new materials in the area of home decoration items, tableware objects and giftable ideas for the living space, all while keeping in mind the theme of "lightness."  Deadline: April 14, 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 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 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...

DESIGN COMPETITION | New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition. A Philip Johnson-designed masterpiece, the New York State Pavilion was the shining star of the 1964-65 World's Fair, charming millions of visitors who flocked to Queens for the two-year celebration. From its towering "Astro-View" observation decks to the open-air "Tent of Tomorrow," it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. Fast forward to today. After decades of disuse and deterioration, this one-of-a-kind structure is poised for a dramatic comeback...but as what? Presented by the National Trust and People for the Pavilion, and sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition is an "anything goes" approach to radically re-imagine one of New York City's most iconic buildings and a defining landmark of Queens. Submissions will be judged by a multidisciplinary jury of architects, design experts, elected officials, and Queens community leaders who will select our first place ($3,000), second place ($1,000), and third place ($500) winners. Additionally, the general public will select a fan favorite ($500) Deadline: July 1, 2016. Learn More... 
Nader Tehrani, (Arch Dean/Fac) | Lecture | "The Tectonic Grain" Architecture Technion, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, March 13, 2016, Haifa, Israel

Anthony Vidler, (Arch Fac) | Book Review | "Virtual Reality" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER, March 11, 2016 | Review |
"Arte Alla Fine Del Percorso/ Art at the End of the Line" LOTUS 159, 2016

Michael Webb, (Arch Fac) | Article | "Spatial and Temporal Displacement" JAE 70:1 DESIGN AS SCHOLARSHIP, March 2016

Uri Wegman (AR '08/Arch Fac) | Article | "Spatial and Temporal Displacement" JAE 70:1 DESIGN AS SCHOLARSHIP, March 2016
Matthew Roman (Arch Fac) | Book Review | "Virtual Reality" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER, March 11, 2016

Georg Windeck, (Arch Fac) | Article | "Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials, THE COOPER UNION, March 11, 2016. | Article | "Architectural Details: Elissa and Alvar Aaltos Patchwork Wall of Bricks, ARCHITZER, March 16, 2016 | Review | "Construction Matters: How Advances in Brick, Steel and Concrete Changed Architecture" CURBED.COM. March 18, 2016. | Feature | "Architectural Details: Herzog & de Meuron's Pristine Timber Box" ARCHITIZER, March 23, 2016

Will Shapiro (Arch Fac/AR '13) | Article | "Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials, THE COOPER UNION, March 11, 2016.

Thomas Phifer, (Arch Fac) | Article | "Thomas Phifer's Bespoke Approach to Facade Design" THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER BLOG, March 17, 2016 

Daniel Libeskind, (AR, '70) | Article | "The Curbed Appeal: Episode 1 with Guest Daniel Libeskind. CURBED.COM March 10, 2016 | Article | "Daniel Libeskind on Acoustics, his Unexpected Architectural Process and his Latest Venture One Day in Life"  THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER BLOG, March 16, 2016

Toshiko Mori (AR '76) | Article | "10 Architectural Studios Led by Women [II]" METALOCUS MAGAZINE, March 8, 2016

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | Article | "The Slow House Drawing Apparatus" JAE 70:1 DESIGN AS SCHOLARSHIP, March 2016

Maurice Cox (AR '83) | Lecture | Iniversity of Detroit Mercy Architecture Lecture Series, March 23, 2016 Detroit MI

Azin Valy, (AR '90) | Fashion Show | "The Bridge that Unites Us" USAWEEK2016, February 16, 2016 Doha, Quatar | Article | "In Doha, Fashion and Rhetoric Converge" CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, January 25, 2016. " | Article | Fashion: The Bridge that Unites Us, THE PENINSULA, February 18, 2016

Firat Erdim (AR '01) | Article | "The Nomadic Sedentary" JAE 70:1 DESIGN AS SCHOLARSHIP, March 2016

Ivan Himanedm (AR '10) | Article | "Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials, THE COOPER UNION, March 11, 2016.

Sean Gaffney (AR '12) | Article | "Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials, THE COOPER UNION, March 11, 2016.


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