Linda Pollak

Professor Adjunct

Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA Affiliate, is a principal of Marpillero Pollak Architects (MPA), member of NYC Small Firms Design Excellence Program. MPA’s NYC public projects include Elmhurst Community Library, Children’s Museum Lightweight Structures, and Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements.

Linda’s research on architecture and urban landscape has been recognized with grants and fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, Design Trust for Public Space, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation, among others. She is author of essays in books and journals, and co-author, with Anita Berrizbeitia, of the book Inside Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape. Linda serves on the Board of Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Advisory Board of Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and is a Contributing Editor for Places Journal.

 

  • 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.