Roderick Knox


Professor Knox received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from The Cooper Union (1970, 1975) and his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University (1976). Professor Knox is a registered architect and has taught in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture since 1977, as a Visiting Critic at City College (1980 to present), and was a visiting Professor at SUNY Purchase in 1982.

Professor Knox teaches ARCH 205 Advanced Concepts, ARCH 185 Crossings, and ARCH 190 Structures Elective, and has taught ARCH 151 Thesis Design Studio, ARCH 141 Fourth Year Design Studio, ARCH 131 Third Year Design Studio, ARCH 121 Second Year Design Studio, ARCH 111 Architectonics and ARCH 114 Freehand Drawing. His recent work includes: Proposal for Rebuilding WTC (2002); Moorish Influences in Gothic Architecture (2000); Vesica Pisces and the Pointed Arch (1999);Caravaggio (1998); UN-City: 600 Acre East River Project (1997).

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.