Master of Architecture II Open House

Friday, September 21, 2012, 6 - 7:30pm

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Installation view, The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field

Installation view, The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will hold an Open House this Friday for the Master of Architecture II program, including presentations by faculty and graduates of the program in the Houghton Gallery. The Open House will run from 6pm - 7:30pm with information sessions on applying for the 2013-2014 academic year beginning at 6:30pm. The work of the 2011-2012 class will be on view in the gallery.

The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field  
Advanced Design Studio - Thesis 2012   

Without prescribed boundaries, the projects address a myriad of critical issues affecting architectural discourse, ranging from urban theory to the present condition of globalization and the continual emergence of new scientific developments and technologies. The exhibition illuminates the graduates' year-long exhaustive research using text, photography, drawing, technology, science and history to develop innovative programs, all of which feature configurations and narratives that bring forth potential solutions that may not be obvious to the viewer.

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003   

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Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.