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Thursday, May 26, 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.

alumni awards
Alumni Awards Ceremony

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture congratulates Associate Dean Elizabeth O'Donnell who will be receiving the 2016 John Q. Hejduk Award at The Cooper Union Alumni Association Awards ceremony.

I hope you will join us in celebrating and acknowledging this important honor.

Nader Tehrani, Dean

Join the CUAA for an elegant evening reception as we honor our exceptional alumni at the historic Hamilton Fish House on Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6:30PM to 10PM. 

Tickets cost $125 for alumni and guests. Tickets include a raffle entry for an exclusive original art work. Purchase tickets here

For more information email the alumni association here.
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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY | MoMA Young Architects Program: Andres Soliz and Pavel Escobedo, winners of the 2016 MoMA Young Architects Program are looking for volunteers to help them build their pavilion at MoMA-PS1 in Long Island City. Anyone interested please contact the winning architects hereLearn 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... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | VIRAL: Information Technology as Prophet, Panacea, or Pariah? VIRAL--the inaugural call for papers for TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD)--is timely in asking whether architecture is once again on the threshold of significant changes in the material, technical and procedural context of design. In the twenty-first century, it is information technologies which are transforming how buildings are designed, constructed, delivered, occupied and assessed. From crowdsourcing to collective wisdom, technology is redefining our human relation to the environment, and to each other. Yet, to what extent are architects, and those who educate them, actively involved in articulating a path for such technologies within their work-be it in their research, scholarship, or design work? Alternatively, to what extent are architectural educators cautious, resistant, or critical of this highly speculative engagement with barely recognizable or material forms of technology?  
TAD seeks contributions from scholars, educators, designers, and architects who research, test and create using these emerging technologies and who seek to articulate and theorize the impact which they will have on the built environment. Deadline: September 1, 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...
John Hartmann, (AR' 00/Arch fac) | Speaker | "Panel Discussion & Reception: Design(ing) at Industry City," organized by Industry City and the Center for Architecture, The Landing at Industry City, May 16, 2016, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Kwartler, (AR' 65) | Panelist | New Zoning for Quality and Affordability: What Was Finally Approved and What Does it Mean for Architect-Practitioners?, Center for Architecture, June 1, 2016, NYC

Lance Jay Brown, (AR' 65) | Contributor | WATERPROOFING NEW YORK, UR-02 Terreform, June 2016

Daniel Libeskind, (AR' 70) | Article | "Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind,"  ARCHDAILY.COM, May 12, 2016 | Article | "Daniel Libeskind to take over Frankfurt with "One Day in Life" musical exhibition," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 20, 2016 
Nicholas Agneta, (AR' 80) | Speaker | BIM and Rhino for Project Managers, Center for Architecture, June 1, 2016, NYC

Adi Shamir-Baron, (AR' 85) | Article | "Landmarks Approves Six-Story Mixed-Use Building to Replace Three-Story Structure at 25 Bleecker Street, NoHo," NEW YORK YIMBY, May 18, 2016

Jeffrey Hou, (AR' 90) | Contributor | WATERPROOFING NEW YORK, UR-02 Terreform, June 2016

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, (AR' 94) | Editor | WATERPROOFING NEW YORK, UR-02 Terreform, June 2016

John Hartmann, (AR' 00/Arch fac) | Speaker | "Panel Discussion & Reception: Design(ing) at Industry City," organized by Industry City and the Center for Architecture, The Landing at Industry City, May 16, 2016, Brooklyn, NY

Michal Raz-Russo, (AR' 01) | Curator | Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem, Art Institute of Chicago,
May 21- August 28, 2016, Chicago, IL | Article | "Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison: How a Man 'Becomes Invisible'," TIME, May 20, 2016 | Article | "At The Art Institute | Invisible Man: Gordon Parks And Ralph Ellison In Harlem," THE BEACHWOOD REPORTER, May 20, 2016

Bradley Samuels, (AR' 05) | Speaker | Only Brooklyn, Sixth Annual Real Estate Summit, Brooklyn Academy of Music, June 1, 2016, NYC


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