Georg Windeck

Associate Professor

Georg Windeck received his Diplom-Ingenieur (Master-equiv.) in Architecture with distinction at the Technische Universitaet Berlin; he also studied sculpture at the Hochschule der Kuenste in Berlin. He is a registered architect both in Berlin and New York and a LEED accredited professional for sustainable design. In his independent practice he works on architectural propositions that experiment with typological modes of form-finding based on historical and artistic precedents. In corporate practice he works as a consultant on the design, construction and historic preservation of a broad range of project types. His academic research is focused on the exploration of spatial possibilities afforded by innovations in construction technology, both throughout the history of architecture and in contemporary practice.

Over the past twelve years Professor Windeck has been teaching various seminars on the history and theory of architecture (ARCH 115 History of Architecture I: The Ancient, a survey on the architecture of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome; ARCH 125 History of Architecture II: The Modern, a lectures series on architecture from the Enlightenment to the present day; ARCH 205 Advanced Concepts: The 20th Century in Detail, a course on the construction principles of the modern movement; ARCH 225 Advanced Topics: Face Off, a seminar on façade design in contemporary theory and practice; H 440: The Feltman Seminar in Light and Lighting.) He has also extensively been teaching design in the Architectural Urbanism Design IV studio and in 1st year Architectonics. All of Georg Windeck’s academic work aims at training the students to develop rigorous constructive concepts and ideas throughout all scales of architectural design. For several years he was an elected adjunct faculty representative. Currently he serves on the Academic Standards Committee and the Library Committee.

Georg Windeck's work has recently been shown in the Ex GIL gallery in Rome, the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, the Center for Architecture in New York and the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn. It was also part of the International Biennale of Architecture in Cracow. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines such as Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Deutsche Bauzeitung. He has won awards for competition entries for the reconstruction of the Bauakademie in Berlin, for the Nam June Paik Museum in Korea and for the Tadeusz Kantor Museum in Poland. 


Projects & Links

  • 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.