Brandt Graves

Instructor

Brandt Graves received his Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2009, and is owner of DIVISION, a design & fabrication studio in Brooklyn. Previously, he has worked with several young, dynamic design practices and fabricators on projects involving an extensive range of scale and technique., including SOFTlab, RAAD, Acconci Studio, Asymptote, Leong Leong, Bureau V, Evans & Paul, 212 Box, and Studio V. He has collaborated with theverymany, Marius Watz, and suckerPUNCH, and founded a design studio with his partner at thefuturefuture. His work has gained extensive exposure and he has been featured as Pratt select alumni.

  • 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.