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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
End of the Year Show 2016
End of the Year Show Now on View!

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 exhibition will be on view through June 12, 2016. 

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, $75 for young alumni ('06 - '16), as well as current Cooper Union faculty and staff. Tickets include a raffle entry for an exclusive original art work. Purchase tickets here

For more information email the alumni association here.

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... 

INVITATION TO APPLY | Droga Architect Residence Program is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects our vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. The Foundation invites applications from prominent architects who can share in and contribute to this vision. The Residency offers an opportunity for successful candidates to engage with the local architectural community via seminars and related events, which are relevant to their oeuvre, as hosted by the Foundation for the purposes of developing or extending a project in line with our goals for the residency. It is expected that successful applicants will display a body of architectural work that emphasises a strong public and social benefit and which will be clearly communicated through their residency project submission. The residents will be hosted in Sydney for a period of 10-12 weeks. Successful applicants will be offered accommodation, a stipend, and return flights and be responsible for their own visa and travel (including health) insurance. Deadline: July 10, 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...
Nader Tehrani, (Arch dean/fac) | Lecture | Oris House of Architecture, May 30, 2016, Zagreb, Croatia 
| Participant | THINK.DESIGN.BUILD.Architectural Matters, International symposium, TU-Berlin, June 2-3, 2016, Berlin, Germany | Juror | 2016 KPF Traveling Fellowship

Diane Lewis, (AR' 76/Arch fac) | Public Lecture | A Roman New York, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture, June 10, 2016, Hong Kong

Michael Samuelian, (AR' 95/Arch fac) | Article | "Convention Special: Hudson Yards - New York's First Post-Digital Neighborhood," AIANY and Center for Architecture Newsletter, May 26, 2016

Daniel Libeskind, (AR' 70) | Article and Video | "Architecture stars including Foster, Rogers and Ingels in video tribute to "very special" Zaha Hadid," DEZEEN, May 13, 2016

Stanley Allen, (AR' 81) | Article | "Curators Reveal Images for the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale," ARCHDAILY.COM, May 18, 2016

Reiser + Umemoto (Jesse Reiser, AR' 81, Nanako Umemoto, AR' 83), | Article | "Greg Lynn Digs Deeper Into Digital Architecture," AZURE MAGAZINE, May 20, 2016

Jeanine Centuori, (AR' 83) | Article | "Jeanine Centuori: UrbanRock Design Artwork Installed at Nebraska History Museum," WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, May 26, 2016

Maurice Cox, (AR' 83) | Article | "In Detroit, IdeasCity explores the role of culture in making cities more fair and successful," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 24, 2016

Amir Shahrokhi, (AR' 05) | Presenter | Timber Grows Up, ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Innovation Conference, June 8, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Zulaikha Ayub, (AR' 13) | Article | "School of Architecture holds annual 2016 Recognition Day," MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, May 9, 2016

Daniel Hall, (AR' 17) | Awardee | "KPF Announces Winners of the Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship 2016," KPF, May 24, 2016


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