US Student Design Awards

Student Design Awards 2014

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“Our portfolio is not defined by a particular aesthetic or technology and neither is it driven by ego. Instead, we have a fascination with tools and materials and a passion for creating exceptional design solutions, whatever the scale …..” -   Billings Jackson Design, SDA-US Founding Sponsor The above quote epitomizes our approach to good design. [...]

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A School Reunion 44 Years in the Making

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On October 24th, 2013, John Manuck, founder and CEO of Techmer PM, visited The Cooper Union, his alma mater, for the first time since graduating as a young chemical engineer in the class of 1969.   This reunion, 44 years in the making, came about thanks to another connection between Techmer PM and the Cooper Union: [...]

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2014 RSA-US SDA Awards

The 2014 Student Design Awards and Keynote Presentation will take place on Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26, 2014, at the Cooper Union in New York.  Read about the RSA united States Student Design Awards http://sda.rsa-us.org/

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US Student Design Awards

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The culmination of the first RSA-US Student Design Awards and recognition of some very talented young Award Winners took place April 27 in New York City. The Award Ceremony was prefaced by a presentation from Kevin Owens, FRSA, design principal for LOCOG/London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read Kevin’s comments on serving as a judge and [...]

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2013 Eleanore Pettersen Lecture: Architect Sarah Wigglesworth

February 28, 2013, 7:00PM – 8:30PM The Cooper Union The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues New York David Turnbull, FRSA, would like to invite Fellows and SDA participants to attend the 2013 Eleanore Pettersen Lecture featuring Architect Sarah Wigglesworth. Since founding her London-based practice in [...]

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Does the building industry undervalue its intellectual assets?

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Firms of architects and engineers in the building industry are full of talented people who solve complex problems as a matter of routine. So why are their IP portfolios virtually empty? I spent most of my working life in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. I specialised in intellectual property after spells in research and [...]

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RSA-US Student Design Awards Sponsors

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The SDA-US is proud to announce its Founding Sponsors who are all world class industry and thought leaders who recognize the importance of shaping design education to develop the skills needed to tackle the critical social issues of today. Their commitment to our competition is essential in this launch year. We thank them for their trust [...]

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New Finnish Design City

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I’m honored to speak at this Let’s talk Design event Thursday next week, hosted by Marimekko, and moderated by Dan Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of Surface magazine. It’s part of the yearlong New Finnish Design CITY project organized by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Consulate General of Finland in New York. NEW FINNISH DESIGN CITY – LET’S TALK DESIGN! Powered [...]

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