Name a Space

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Cooper Union honors the generosity of donors who make gifts at leadership levels by naming on-campus spaces. Spaces currently available for naming include the Alumni Roof Terrace, an art gallery, classrooms, art studios, research laboratories, and faculty offices.  Named spaces offer a special opportunity to build a lasting legacy at Cooper, while providing vital support for the college. 

Visit the links below to learn more about naming opportunities in the two main buildings on campus.

If you are interested in naming a space at Cooper, please contact Jeanne Lunin, Director of Development, at (212) 353-4107 or

  • 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.