School of Architecture Tours & Events

The Foundation Building of The Cooper Union

The Foundation Building of The Cooper Union

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This fall we will be hosting virtual tours. Our tour guides are current Architecture students who have first-hand knowledge of the application process and life in the School of Architecture. They can speak informatively about the curriculum, faculty, facilities and The School of Architecture experience.

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We will be hosting and attending a number of events. Please join us! 

  • 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.