Diane Lewis Memorial Service

May 07, 2017

Diane Lewis in Piazza San Marco, Venice. Photo by Anita Seiff.

Diane Lewis, beloved Architect and Professor, passed away on Tuesday May 2, 2017 after a prolonged illness. A mid-June memorial is being planned to celebrate her life in Architecture, Art, and Literature. Additional details will be released at www.dianelewisarchitect.com as plans are finalized.

To view Dean Nader Tehrani's letter to the community honoring Diane, click here.

  • 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.