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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
End of the Year Show 2016
End of the Year Show 2016

This annual exhibition transforms the classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The School of Art, and The Albert Nerken School of Engineering.
The opening reception will be on Monday, May 23, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7pm | Closed Sundays and Mondays

Located in The Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, and 41 Cooper Square. Free and open to the public.

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.

We are currently accepting applications for the wait-list. More information available here

DESIGN COMPETITION | How To Architecture! In quest of a place where we regain our footing to assess identity within the current time and setting, How To Architecture! presents The Festival. Paramount to The Festival is The Beacon. We invite you to participate as architect of The BeaconConnect, assemble, translate, synthesize, or simply utilize these eight design guidelines to create your version of architecture, manifested through The BeaconCrossroads, Marble, Caffeine, ... (ellipses), High-low Collaboration, Complicated Figure, Hotline Bling, "An Architectural Question: If there is no right, what's left?." Deadlines are; Early: April 22, Regular: May 13, Late: May 22nd. 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... 

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE | Challenges of Marginal Habitat in the Contemporary Southern Globe: Resilient Communities. The National Government of Ecuador, through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and in collaboration with the Ecuadorian Architect Association, Pichincha Province, invites the international academic community with the purpose to obtain innovative proposals of intervention on human settlements that present common problems for various regions of the world. The competition consists of three different themes prompted to tackle three real problems of the Ecuadorian popular habitat, which are: human settlement in mangrove ecosystems in the Gulf of Guayaquil, settlements located in areas of vulnerability and risk in the vicinity of the Tungurahua Volcano and housing solutions in marginal urban settlements in Guayaquil's Estero Salado. Deadline for Proposals by theme: July 6, 7 and 8, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS |The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is looking to hire a Construction Management Intern for the summer to work with Tenant Services unit. Tenant Services is made up of a diverse staff of Engineers, Architects, and Contract Managers. We provide and design construction services and maintenance to 55 buildings city owned buildings, including courthouses. This would be a great opportunity for students to get real world experience in the field, as they will be working closely with our engineers and architects. Application works on a rolling basis. If interested, contact Michael Vander WerffLearn More...
Nader Tehrani, (Arch dean/fac) | Article | "The Greg Lynn Show LIVE: Schumacher, Denari, and more at the CCA," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 11, 2016

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, (Arch fac) | Lecture | "Architecture in Formation: Expanding Authorship Between 'Drawing' and 'Building'," The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture, May 13, 2016, Hong Kong | Lecture | "Expanding authorship from representation to materiality," UIC Barcelona School of Architecture Spring Biodigital Seminar, May 31, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Georg Windeck (Arch fac) | Book Review | "Book Review: Construction Matters," Archidose, May 11, 2016 

Daniel Libeskind, (AR '70) | Concert Project | One Day in Life: A Concert Project with Daniel
Libeskind, May 21-22, 2015, Frankfurt, Germany

Shigeru Ban, (AR '84) | Article | "MoMA to open exhibit on refugee displacement," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 11, 2016

Murray Legge, (AR '90) | Lecture | Buildings and Projects, Louisiana Tech University, April 25, 2016, Ruston, LA

Michael Samuelian, (AR '95/Arch fac) | Lecture | The Related Companies Presents at NYC Design Talks, NYC X DESIGN, May 13, 2016, NYC

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR '05, Daniel Arsham, A '03) | Article |"Snarkitecture's NYCxDESIGN pavilion activates Manhattan's Astor Place," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 10, 2016 Article | "Art Installation Depicts the So-Called 'New Downtown' For NYCxDESIGN," CURBED.COM, May 11, 2016

Max Dowd, (AR '16) | Thesis Snapshot | "Thesis Year Snapshots 2016," THE COOPER UNION, May 9, 2016

Cassandra Engstrom, (AR '16) | Thesis Snapshot | "Thesis Year Snapshots 2016," THE COOPER UNION, May 9, 2016

Jemuel Joseph, (AR '16) | Thesis Snapshot | "Thesis Year Snapshots 2016," THE COOPER UNION, May 9, 2016


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