Teddy Kofman

Instructor

Teddy Kofman is an architect based in New York. His academic work includes teaching urban design, thesis, and core design studios at Pratt Institute and The Cooper Union. Teddy completed Urban Forest: Houston,Texas at The Cooper Union, an infrastructure and urban design project which addresses the challenges that major American cities face in negotiating the demand for urban expansion and the preservation of their natural environment. Focusing on performing arts and exhibition spaces, Teddy has designed both independently and at Grimshaw Architects and Pfeiffer Partners Architects. Teddy has also worked with the Architecture Archive at The Cooper Union on several exhibitions and publications including Lessons From Modernism (Monacelli Press, 2014), The Great White Whale is Black (Anthony Candido, 2014), and Thesis at Cooper, 2014 - 2015. Previously he Studied at Tel Aviv University Azrieli School of Architecture. 

  • 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.