41 Cooper Square

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Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne of Morphosis, the new academic building at 41 Cooper Square has transformed life on campus since its completion in 2009.  This 175,000-square-foot academic facility serves as an elegant, inviting space where students from Cooper Union’s three schools can converge, collaborate and learn from one another.  The building houses state-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities, a stunning art gallery and vibrant community spaces.  A leading structure in green design, the building is the first academic facility in New York City to achieve platinum LEED certification.

Cooper Union honors generous donors who have supported the new academic building by naming spaces in their honor.  Visit the following pages to learn more about these extraordinary opportunities to celebrate your connection to Cooper.

To learn more about naming opportunities in this exciting new building, contact Jeanne Lunin at jlunin@cooper.edu or (212) 353-4107.

  • 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.