Classes will begin on time and administrative offices will open on time on Monday, March 2. We will continue to monitor the weather and its potential impact on the safety of our faculty, staff and students and will update the community as needed. Please use your best judgment, based on your own circumstances, in deciding whether you can travel safely to campus.


Building Fund

41 Cooper Square is the linchpin in The Cooper Union's plan to assure academic excellence and financial security well into the 21st century.  Since 2000, the Building Fund has supported the construction of this pedagogically and technologically advanced academic building, along with modifications to the landmark Foundation Building. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis, with associate architects Gruzen Samton, designed the new nine-story building, which houses the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and some facilities of the Irwin S. School of Architecture and School of Art.  The building features green design, flexible space that can be reconfigured as technology and pedagogy evolve, and exceptional classrooms, laboratories, studios and student spaces. The building was finished in September 2009. The Cooper Union gratefully acknowledges the generous donors who contributed to the Building Fund in FY 2010.

Adenike Adeyeba
In Honor of Adekemi Adeyeba '09
The Aerospace Corporation
Nick Agneta '80
Sidney Altschuler '57
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Robert Alwitt '54
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Laura Amend-Babcock '84
Howard Amols '70
Richard Andrews '79
Tauseef Ansari '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Melissa Appel-Nahmias '02 and Joseph Nahmias '04
Applied Surface Technologies
Robert Aquilina '78
Monica Arboleda-Pena '94 and Diego Pena '97
Robert Argen
In Honor of Kimberly Argen '07 and Daniel Solomon '07
Harry Armen, Jr. '61
Michael Aron '79
Jesse Aronson '84
Rosette Arslanian '93 and Vicken Arslanian '95
Armando Vega Atienza, Jr. '02
Harold Ausfresser '52
Jee Won Baek '03
Ronald Bajit '88
Benjamin Balsam '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
James Banks '94
Donald Barnwell '74
Richard Beaumont '68
Carmi Bee '67
Daniel Berger, M.S. '48
Jack Berger '61
Leonard Berkowitz '53
Lillian Berliner
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Jay Berman '78
Jeffrey Bernstein '05
Brenda Berry
Lopatin Family Foundation
In Honor of Max Berry '49
Vasco Bilbao-Bastida
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Paul Bork '71
Christopher Braithwaite '97
Leo Brancato '50
Ronald Brandt '69
Kenneth Bridbord '64
Stephen Brier '68
Kiki Brodkin '48 and Ed Brodkin '48
Anna Brook '04
Jeanette Brooks '41
In Memory of Louis Brooks '41*
John Bruzzi '71
Serge Budzyn '73
Amelia Buerkle
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Kevin Burke '72
Eilis Cahill
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Mary Schmidt Campbell and George Campbell, Jr.
Alicia Cantelmi and Michael Cantelmi
Mariam Cantelmi '95 and Frank Cantelmi '93
Albert Carnesale, Ph.D. '57
Gregory Carpenter '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Robert Carter '87
John Casolaro '74
Anthony Catalano '77
Alan Chan '04
Chi Chan '91
Cynthia Chan '88
Krystal Chang '02
May Cheng '08
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Doris Chin '98
In Memory of Harald Kiel '94 *
James Chin-Bow '55
Leo Chirovsky '70
Nava Chitrik '08
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Hi Sun Choi '91 and Steven Cho '89
Monica Chorzewski Guarini, P.E. '00
Timothy Chou '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Albert Chow '58
George Choy '69
Blanche Christian-Crawford
Balmer Parc LLC
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Andrew Chu, FCAS '92
Annisia Cialone '98 and James Cornell, Jr. '99
Andrew Clark
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Martin Cobern '67
In Memory of Richard Extermann *
Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation
Charles S. Cohen
Frederic Cohen '68
Lois Collier
In Memory of Frederic Miller '26 *
Timothy Collins '03
Penelope Collis '59
Bryan Conroy '05
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Con Edison
Morton Corn '55
Roger Cost '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Betty Croly, FAICP '46 *
Michael Cuddy
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Mecca Culbert '84 and Peter Ross '78
Nicole Culella '00
Toby Cumberbatch
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Jane Cyphers and Joseph Levine
John Dalessandro '67
Elizabeth Damiano and Dennis Damiano
In Honor of Jason Damiano '11
Arlene D'Arienzo '56
Armand de Palo, FSA, MAAA '72
Michael DeFazio '67
Anna Demchick '82 and Matthew Paszamant
Susan Silver deMenil and Francois deMenil '87
Ronni Denes and Steven Denes
Peter Derderian '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Avani Desai '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Marc Dinkes '76
Natalie Doig
In Honor of Thomas Doig, Jr. '69
Henry Dong '74
Theresa Dooley-Bollmann '95 and Cliff Bollmann '95
Susan Dorsey
In Memory of Chris Dorsey *
Samuel Dower, M.D. '77
Michael Duffy '97
Edward Durbin '48
The Durst Organization
Jonathan Durst
Jeremy Edman
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Virginia Edman
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Daniel Eisen * and Antonya Eisen '62 *
George Eisenbach '68
Judy Eisenhardt
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Ekko Chartering LLC
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Shalumit Elsner
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Genghmun Eng '72
Mark Epstein '76
Chenggong Fan '95
Chiaping Fan and Frank Fan
In Honor of Tse-en Fan '10
Jack Feder '50
Joseph Fedullo '98
Kenneth Feldhamer '00
Robert Feldman
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Eve Feret '68
Manuel Feris '67
Elvia Fernandez '46
Margaret Fitzpatrick *
In Memory of William Fitzpatrick '39 *
Diane Foley '87
Kimberlee Fondo '00
Laurie Fox
In Memory of George Fox '40 *
Tom Fox
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Eileen Foy '81 and Paul Antaki, Ph.D., P.E. '80
Jerrold Franklin '52
Morris Frayman '65
Joseph Freeman '71
Stewart Fried '56
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Ronald Friedman '67
Suzanne Friedman '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Chana Amy Fuhrman '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Margaret Galbo and Vincent Galbo
In Honor of Jessica Galbo '10
In Honor of Michael Galbo '12
Martin Garey '68
Gerard Gay '99
Lisa Gee '91
Morris Gelb '67
The Gelb Family Foundation
Thomas Genega '78
General Atlantic LLC
Diana Georgescu '75 and Vincent Lee '77
Ruth E. Gerber and Arthur Gerber '59
Ruth and Art Gerber Fund
Graham Gibbons '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Drew Gilstad
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Frederick Gluck '39
Carin Goldberg '75
Carin Goldberg Graphic Design
Harold Goldberg '44
Paul Golden '82
Leonard Goldman '46
Alan Goldsmith '86
Miriam Goldstein
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Pedro Gonzalez '06
Margaret Goodman
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Alexander Gorlin '78
Alexander Gorlin Architect LLC
T. J. Gottesdiener '79
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Esther Gould '27 *
Jim Gower '88
Ruth Granat and Steven Granat
In Honor of Michael Granat '06
Arlene Granet
In Memory of Irving Granet '44 *
Richard Graven '52
Marie Graziolo '95 and Michael Graziolo '93
Leonard Green '51
Mina Greenstein '56
Gail Gregg
Gregg-Sulzberger Fund
Stanley Greif
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
James Griffith '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Stephen Grossman '86
Anthony Grosso '76
Paula Gural and Jeffrey Gural
Aaron and Marion Gural Foundation
Savita Guwalani and Mahesh Guwalani
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Sonia Guwalani '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Dorothy Hayes '67
Jenny He '06
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Babak Hedayati '04
Paul Heller '53
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Ethan Hertz '73
Eric Herzlich '56
Cornelius Hieber, Jr. '64
Yedidya Hilewitz '03
Eric Hirschhorn '89
Christina Ho '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Joanne Hoffmann '56
In Memory of Richard Hoffman '56 *
John Holwell '75
Susana Honig '80
Mary Horowitz
Shira Horowitz '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Chung-Hsin Huang '93
Suet Yee Huang '94 and Ren Shen '94
John Huddy '85
In Memory of Theodore Arnim '15 *
Bruce Hudson '79
Tat-Sing Huen '77
Kelly Hwang '95 and Andy Kim '93
Jean Icart-Pierre '88
Judith Iovino and Thomas Iovino
Iovino Famiy Foundation
Purvi Irwin '03 and Allen Irwin '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Leah Isseroff '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Florence Jacks '48 and Basil Jacks
Bernard Jacob, FAIA '55
Eugene Jang '05
Kai Jao
In Honor of Haw-Uyn Jao '05
Timothy Joeng '97
Bonnie John '77
Wini Johnson '67
Adrian Jovanovic '89
Adrian Burton Fund
Robert Judd '78
Marc Kaadi
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Shelley Kalmus-Grossbard '75
Sonja Kalter Glassman '59 and Richard Glassman '60
Gerson Kaplan '60
Jay Kaplan
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Jaishri Kapoor and Vikas Kapoor
Evelyn Katz
Myron Kayton '55
Gary Kazin '69
Gary Keevill '79
Ellen Keller '57
Eliza Kenan '02
In Memory of George Chaikin '69 *
Allan Khoury '67
Heecheong Kiehm and Taegee Kiehm
In Honor of Jamie Kiehm '07
Jae Ho Kim '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Peter Kimm '58
Malcolm King '97
Arthur Klavan '69
Ronald Klein '56
The Klein Charitable Fund
Adam Klein
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Charlotte Klein '48 and Arthur Klein, P.E. '49
Helmuth Knapp '50 *
Bruce Knauer '63
Evelyn Kossak
John and Evelyn Kossak Foundation
John Koster '64
Henrique Koza '74
Arthur Kramer '61
Gordon Kramer '59
The Kresge Foundation
Karna Krishna '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Jagannadhan Krishna
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Richard Krivo '90
John Kuzin '89
Jimmy Kwong '80
Howard Lampert, P.E. '66 *
Ronald Lamprecht '96
Mindy Lang Andrusko '82
Michael Lastihenos '84
Steven Le '04
Aaron Leder '43
Herman Lee '69
Hye Lee '00
James Lee '07
Judy Leif
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Christopher Lent '84
Rolf Lesem '53
David Levy '74
Bruce Lilker '79
Ellen Lincer and Richard Lincer
Vincent Lisi '92
Harvey Liss '62
Laura Lombardo '85
Darrell Low '89
Edgar Luber '53
Henry Luhrs '55
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
John Lynch '53
Tracy MacNeal '97
Nancy Madrid
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Jonathan Man '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
John Manferdelli '73
Nicholas Manicone '56
Robert Marano '93
Joseph Marchese '73
Gilbert Marin '49
Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Caryn Marks-Hertz '81 and Lawrence Marks '81
Linda Martello-Firriolo '81 and Michael Firriolo '82
Gregory Martin '65
Diana Martina-Ferro and Eduardo Ferro
In Honor of Maximiliano Ferro '08
Melanie Mauro '95
Thomas Mazz '77
Claire McCarthy
Thomas McEnerney '81
Patrick McHugh
In Honor of Patrick McHugh '56
Sheila McShane '80
Lloyd Merkelson
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Herbert Migdoll '57
Scott Miller '03
Norma Minkowitz '58 and Sheldon Minkowitz '58
Herbert Mintz '66
Kenneth Mitchell '69
Isaac Mitrani '78
Tirso Molina '99
Charles Morgan '68
Morton Corn '55
Morton Corn & Associates, Inc.
Jay Moskowitz '70
Mary Mokuvos and Edgar Mokuvos '78
Mary and Edgar Mokuvos Charitable Fund
Anthony Mroczkowski '01
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Theodore Newler '46
Leonard Newton '74 *
MaryAnn Nichols '68
Pavel Nikulin '06
John Nocera, P.E., BCEE '87
Michelle Noris '88
Norfast Consulting Group, Inc.
In Honor of Judith Fast '66 and Dan Fast '70
Teri Ann Nummey and David Nummey
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
John O'Connor '55
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Robert O'Connor '86
Monica Paciorek '07
Joo Ye Paek and Chang Ho Paek
In Honor of Jung Hoon Paek '07
Sandra Paik '90 and Anthony Minichetti '90
Eduardo Palacio '75
Itzchak Palka '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Mark Paquiz '01
Robert Parkanyi '81
Paul Pasquale '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Gedalia Pasternak '98
Chun Pat '90
Subashis Paul '10
Lois Paulus and William Paulus, Jr. '58
The Paulus Family Foundation, Inc.
Noreen Pero '86
Christina Perry '99
Peter Persoff '66
Donna Peruzzi '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Walter Peters '62
In Honor of Henry Peters '41
Michael Petralia '06
Anna Petrik
The L&B Group
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Irena Petsche '83 and Thomas Petsche '83
Jeffrey Piazza '97
Harry Ploss, FSA '68
Goran Pocina '84
Frederick Pokorny '52
Leon Pollack '71
Kevin Powderly '93
Gerd Printz '63
Peter Puglionesi '78
Malini Ramanarayanan '00
Thomas Ramoino '52
Darren Rand '01
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Michael Reich '72
Christine Restaino '84
Christine A.L. Restaino Architect, P.C.
Susan Reuben '82
Stephanie Reyer '95
Joan Ricca and Peter Ricca '57
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Steven Riccobono '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Bruce Robbins '73
Albert Roberts '50
Clare Romano-Ross '43 and John Ross '48
Sandra Priest Rose
The Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Foundation
Marc Rose, P.E. '79
Martin Rosinsky '56
Gabriel Rosinsky Family Foundation
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Alba Rovira-Paoli and B. John Kaufman, Esq. '78
Linda Rubenfeld and Sheldon Rubenfeld '66
Rubenfeld Family Foundation
Anastasia Rudman '04
Jerry Ryan '83
William Sagey '56
Fujio Saito '47
Richard Salcer '68
In Memory of Maxine Olman '69 *
Rudolf Salinger '58
Ina Saltz '72
Maria Samojlik and Pawel Samojlik
In Honor of Stefania Samojlik '13
Michael Samuelian, AIA, AICP '95
William Sandholm, Jr. '63
Soledad Sarreal-Marcelino
In Honor of John Marcelino, E.I.T. '07
Laurie Schade and Fred Schade
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Dara Schaefer '94
Jonathan Schere '58
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Nicholas Schiloff '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Stanley Schnapp
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Allyn Schneider, P.E. '66
Lawrence Scinto '89
Willard Scolnik '55
Carl Selinger '67
Stanley Seroka '53
Patricia Setti-LaPerch '04
Lenore Setzler and William Setzler, Jr. '50
The Dorothy Setzler Fund
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Susan Shaw '72 and Jack Freeman '69
Irma Shedlock
In Memory of Richard Shedlock '75 *
Andrew Shelofsky '86
Robert Sherman '75
Eugene Shevchuk '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
George Shevchuk '71
Irwin Silber '56
The Silber Family Charitable Fund
Neil Simon '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Marilyn Simons and Jim Simons
Gregory Sinanian '03
Harry Sindell
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Arthur Singer
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Arlene Slavin '64
Stephanie Smart and David Smart
In Honor of Andrew Bennett '01
Christine Smith
In Honor of Thomas Doig, Jr. '69
Dowlatram Somrah, P.E. '94
Rodney Sorkin '61
Julian Spector '49
Clifford Spinac '78
Robert Sposili '88
Srikanth Srinivasan '08
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Jessica Stammen '03
Rosalind Stern and Ivan Stern '62
Ivan M. and Rosalind C. Stern Fund
Theo Stewart-Stand '99
Daniele Stokes '93
Thomas Strand '85
Herbert Stranzl '69
Jung Suh '94 and Kevin Suh '94
Kathleen Sullivan and Peter Sullivan
In Honor of Patrick Sullivan '11
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
Halina Szprengiel and Zygmunt Szprengiel
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Julia Szprengiel '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Joseph Tagliaferro '98
Sheila Tandon '99
In Honor of Neil Tandon '04
In Honor of Nina Tandon '01
Emily Tarsell '72
Christina R. Tarsell Charitable Fund
John Telesco '69
Maureen Termecz '88 and Andrew Fethes '88
Gladys Toulis '63
Gael Towey and Stephen Doyle '78
Edward Trackman '66
Jennifer Trahanas and Philip Trahanas '92
Stephen Trussel '70
Two Dogs Design
Peter Vallas
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
James Vallino '75
Joseph Varghese '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Ann Vassiliou and Argyris Vassiliou '89
Louis Velasquez '75
George Ververis, Jr. '70
Charles von Schmidt, Esq. '73
Alvin Wald '55
In Memory of Joseph Warshauer '55 *
Monona Wali
In Honor of Kanchan Wali-Richardson '12
Ronald Drucker '62
In Honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell and George Campbell, Jr.
Lucy Warshaw
In Memory of Robert Warshaw '49 *
Min Wei '00
Georgette Weihrauch '58
Cynthia Weiler and E. Blake Moore, Jr.
Carl Weininger '48
Martin Weinstein '75
Alla Weisberg and Philip Zev Weisberg '89
Jennifer Weishaupt '95
Irma Giustino Weiss '45
Richard Weitkunat '91
Marie Wieck '82 and Seamus Carroll
Paul Wiita '72
Peter Winokur '68
Richard Wolkowitz '78
Kenny Wong '07
In Memory of George Cramer '07 *
Andrew Wu '05
James Wu '93
Joel Yarmush '77
In Honor of Robert Hopkins
Lawrence Yau '99
Theresa Yau and James Lim
In Honor of Aaron Lim '08
Karen Yeh '02
In Memory of Fred Schade '02 *
Kenny Yeung '94
Ellen Young '94
In Memory of Jean Young *
In Honor of Kuo-Chu Young
Farshid Zar '90
David Zendels '59

  • 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.