Shops

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An outstanding all-college sculpture Shop is located on the fourth floor of the Foundation Building. Integral to both the program and pedagogy of the School of Architecture, the Shop supports opportunities in a wide range of three- dimensional work at all scales. The Shop is equipped for projects in wood, metal, plastics, plaster and clay, and includes welding equipment and a bronze casting foundry.

A professional staff of technical assistants is available whenever the Shop is open for equipment management and for creative consultation with students on projects across design disciplines.

  • 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.