Yael Agmon

Instructor

Yael Agmon is an architect and urban designer. She received a B.Arch (summa cum laude) from the Technion in 2012 as part of the multidisciplinary Technion Program for Excellence, and graduated with an M.Arch II from the Cooper Union in 2014. Yael’s research interests are focused on the impact of contemporary political, economic and social processes on physical space and the relationships between the socio-political and urban fabrics. She received several prestigious awards and acknowledgements for her design work and academic achievements. Yael is currently teaching along with Prof. Diana Agrest the M.Arch II design studio that explores the Nature of Architecture/Architecture of Nature.  

Yael is working as a creative designer and strategist at Tellart, specializing in design and production of immersive spaces, interactive objects and digital experiences. Previously, she has worked with Moria-Sekely Landscape & Architecture, one of the most influential landscape and urbanism design studios in Israel. At Moria-Sekely she was involved in some of Israel’s most intriguing urban landscape projects. In addition, Yael served as an academic consultant to the new Architecture Curriculum Project at the Technion where she was involved in the development of course structure and syllabi. Yael also took part in several academic research projects at the Technion where she also taught 2nd and 4th year architectural design studios as well as integrative design seminar.

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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.