Young Architects of Spain

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Héctor Fernández Elorza:'Genetics Laboratory and Office Building'

Héctor Fernández Elorza:'Genetics Laboratory and Office Building'

A Symposium
Thursday 6 September, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Concurrent with the opening of the exhibition Young Architects of Spain (YAS) on September 5th at the Cervantes Institute, this symposium at The Cooper Union will draw together participants from the exhibition as well as young American architects to discuss a new generation of professionals and the future of Spanish architecture.
Introduction by Guido Ziuliani, The Cooper Union
Welcome Remarks by Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar, Consul General of Spain
Opening by Alberto Campo Baeza
María Hurtado de Mendoza, Estudio Entresitio
Héctor Fernández Elorza
Alberto Peñín, Peñín Arquitectos
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture GSAPP, Columbia University
Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, The Cooper Union
Urtzi Grau + Cristina Goberna, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism

The Young Architects of Spain (YAS) exhibition aims to discover a generation of Spanish Architects under 40 who are admired by their professional peers.

Jesús María Aparicio Guisado, Curator
Jesús Donaire Garcia de la Mora, Associate Curator and Designer

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Co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.