Samuel Anderson

Professor

Professor Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude from Harvard College and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union. Upon graduation in 1982, he received awards for excellence in design, structures, student leadership, and academic achievement. Professor Anderson worked for Smith-Miller+Hawkinson and Gwathmey Siegel & Associates prior to forming a partnership with Johannes Kastner-Lanjus in 1991. Since 1993, his firm, Samuel Anderson Architects, has accomplished a wide variety of built work. His projects for the Harvard University Art Museums and the Morgan Library have received awards and acclaim in Architectural Record and other journals. His firm has completed successful projects for the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard University Libraries, the Penn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Professor Anderson currently teaches ARCH 135, Building Technology, in conjunction with the Third Year comprehensive design Studio. Mr. Anderson has previously taught the Thesis Design Studio.

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.