Matthew Roman


Matt Roman is an architect and teacher. He is currently an associate at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York and an adjunct instructor in design at The Cooper Union. Previously he was a project architect at Eisenman Architects in New York and an adjunct instructor in design and theory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture. With Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Matt has overseen all phases of the Camden Waterfront Master Plan and has worked on large scale residential, commercial, and hospitality projects in New York, Miami, Houston, and Camden. While with Eisenman Architects, Matt coordinated international exhibitions for the 13th and 14th Architecture Biennales in Venice, Italy, co-curated the exhibition Palladio Virtuel, and was project architect for the first-place entry to the Yenikapi Transfer Point International Competition in Istanbul, Turkey (in development) and a third-place entry to the Taichung Cultural Center Competition in Taichung, Taiwan. Matt graduated summa cum laude in Architecture from Princeton University in 2003 and received an M.Phil in Architecture and the Moving Image from Cambridge University in 2004. He worked previously for Ziger/Snead Architects in Baltimore, LTL Architects in New York, and Joeb Moore + Partners Architects in Greenwich. He is the co-editor, with Tal Schori, of The Real Perspecta 42 (MIT Press, 2010) and has written articles for Log Magazine, Perspecta, and The Architect’s Newspaper and a book with Peter Eisenman titled Palladio Virtuel, which was published by Yale University Press in 2015.

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  • 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.