Nader named among most admired Architecture Educators

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

“Scholarly, intellectual, great teacher, thoughtful administrator, good person”

See Design Intelligence’s list of top architecture educators HERE!

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Cooper ranked #4!

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union has ranked as #4 undergraduate architecture program for 2020 in Architectural Record’s list of America’s Top Architecture Schools. Last year they were #5 and the year before #15. Details and breakdowns HERE.

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Next Thursday – Diana Agrest: Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

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On the NECESSITY of Messy Research

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: Academic

The second volume of The Changing Shape of Architecture continues to explore research in architectural practice and its transformational impact through a series of writings. In his essay, Brandon Clifford writes “on the necessity of messy research,” as demonstrated through several of Nader Tehrani’s works.

“When analyzed through a microscope, creative research appears schizophrenic. One project might develop a brilliant innovation, only to be contradicted in the next. If one is looking for a linear narrative in a body of work, they will likely look past these movements of complexity and contradiction. But, in order to look beyond the superficial answers and dig into the questions that drive these individuals, one must embrace and engage these moments of messy contradiction directly.

Tehrani is an ideal candidate for this form of perversion analysis because his work is geometrically rigorous and materially disciplined, and yet it has a sense of humor. It contains all the hallmarks of world class research within each case study, but it is littered with landmines of contradiction.”

Read the entire essay HERE and purchase the volume HERE.

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DANIELS AND MSD FEATURED IN ARQUINE

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, _Melbourne School of Design, Academic, Press

The Summer 2019 edition of Arquine examines the ability of architecture to show and to teach by taking a look at architecture schools around the world. Among the works featured are the Daniels Building and the Melbourne School of Design, both schools that inspire their occupants through their form and integration.

“[The Daniels Building], in bringing together restoration, renovation, and reinvention, is a hub for education, research, and outreach focused on the creation of more environmental, beautiful, and socially sustainable cities.”

“The building itself is a laboratory for experimentation and research…. self-explanatory in its operation and architecture, revealing a logic of construction layers as a pedagogical tool.”

Read more about Daniels HERE and MSD HERE.

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WALLPAPER* ON TORONTO’S THRIVING ARCHITECTURE SCENE

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Academic, Press

Alex Bozikovic describes “a new and more braggadocious spirit” in Canada’s largest city, fueled by the 20-year building boom. Among the featured works is the Daniels Building.

“The University of Toronto architecture school now has a home that speaks of serious creative ambition… An addition by Boston firm NADAAA with Toronto’s Adamson Associates echoes the whimsy of the older building with pointy concrete and steel.”

Read Wallpaper*’s full piece HERE.

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ECHOƧ FROM CINCINNATI

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, Press

The University of Cincinnati’s Christoph Klemmt interviewed Nader for the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID)’s first publication of student work echoƨ. They discussed the role of architectural theory and material studies in today’s practice and academy.

“Students and young architects have gained unprecedented intellectual range due to their access to information and knowledge, and in turn, they have developed their agency as a result of the very same means. My particular interest is in the way in which material explorations-in the academy-have impacted the means and methods of construction, bottom up, in the construction industry; our ability to restructure innovation in the building industry is a result of this process.”

Read the full interview HERE.

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Diane Lewis: In Memoriam

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

“The combination of fierce charisma, a fighting spirit, and a stubborn intellectual posture defined her living days, and in hindsight, we come to appreciate the sum of it as an ambition for all of us to emulate. A tireless protagonist, she would conduct reviews that would end some five hours after the end of the day; her love of debate through the jousting of words, ideas, and positions defined the many events she hosted. Lewis left behind many things, but her most recent book, Open City: Existential Urbanity, will serve as a document of the many pedagogies she explored, the constellations of ideas she sponsored, and the platforms of debate she invented.”

More from Nader’s memorial published in the Journal of Architectural Education a/to issue HERE.

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Nader on UWM SUPERjury tomorrow

Posted on May 9th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

More info HERE.

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60 years since ‘Architecture without Architects’

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

In IoArch’s January 2019 issue they celebrate Bernard Rudofsky’s legacy by asking seven architects about how vernacular architecture has inspired their work. See the full issue HERE.

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