Ashok Raiji


Ashok Raiji has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bombay and a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 25 states and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is member of the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 205 involved in the development of an international standard in Building Environment Design. Professor Raiji lectures frequently on Sustainable Design and is a Technical Advisor to the National Building Museum on the subject of Sustainability. Professor Raiji teaches ARCH 134, Environmental Technology I.

Professor Raiji has contributed to international journals on the subject of energy and was a contributing author to the National Building Museum’s Big and Green – Sustainable Architecture for the 21st Century. He has been the Engineer of Record on numerous award-winning projects including the Kresge Foundation Headquarters in Troy, MI (LEED Platinum), Songdo Convention Center in Korea, a large urban park in New Songdo City, Korea, the Frick Chemistry at Princeton University and Columbia University’s Northwest Corner Building in New York.

Projects & Links

  • 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.