Wes Rozen

Instructor

Westley Rozen is a partner at Situ Studio.  Rozen grew up in five of the United States before settling in New York to attend Cooper Union in 1999, where he received a Benjamin Menschel Fellowship. In 2006, he pursued research in Copenhagen under a grant from the Danish Arts Council.  His interests in film, mechanics, and animation have informed components of projects at Situ Studio and teaching positions at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the Aarhus Architecture School, Denmark and the Royal Academy School of Architecture, Denmark.

  • 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.