Institute for Sustainable Design

Albert Appleton

Senior Fellow with the Institute for Sustainble Design

Kevin Bone

Professor, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Design
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Martha Giannakopoulou

Fulbright Scholar

Lydia Kallipoliti

Senior Associate with the Institute for Sustainable Design

Minas Konstantinou

Research Partner

Jessica Morris

Administrative Associate, Institute for Sustainable Design
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Patrick Robbins

Project & Communications Manager, Institute for Sustainable Design

Andreas Theodoridis

Visiting Researcher with the Institute for Sustainable Design

  • 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.