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Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Faculty / Staff List for Catalog

This faculty list is strictly for the purposes of a 2016/2017 "catalog." See the faculty list for an up-to-date listing.


Nader Tehrani

Elizabeth O’Donnell
Associate Dean

Monica Shapiro
Academic Administrator

Robyn Fitzsimmons
Administrative Assistant

Mauricio Higuera
Administrative Assistant for Public Programs and New Projects

Steven Hillyer
Director, Architecture Archive

Lea Bertucci
Special Projects Assistant, Architecture Archive

Chris Dierks
Collections Assistant, Architecture Archive


Full-Time Faculty


Diana I. Agrest
Dipl. Arch., School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires;
Université de Paris: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes VI Section;
R.A., F.A.I.A.

Diane H. Lewis
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
The American Academy in Rome;
R.A., F.A.A.R.

Nader Tehrani
B.F.A., B.Arch., Rhode Island School of Design;
Architectural Association; M.A.U.D., Harvard University

Anthony Vidler
B.A. Hons., Dipl.Arch.,
Cambridge University;
Ph.D., Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)


Proportional-Time Faculty


Kevin Bone
University of Colorado;
Wright/Ingraham Institute;
B.Arch., Pratt Institute;
Royal Danish Academy of Art;
R.A., F.A.I.A.

David Gersten
New York Institute of Technology;
B.Arch., The Cooper Union

Roderick Knox
B.Arch., B.F.A., The Cooper Union;
M.Arch., Harvard University;
R.A., N.C.A.R.B.

Elizabeth O’Donnell
University of Minnesota;
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;

Stephen Rustow
B.A., University of Rochester;
M.Arch., M.G.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
R.A., N.C.A.R.B.

Sean W. Sculley
B.A., Harvard University;
B.Arch., Columbia University;

David Turnbull
B.A. Hons, Dipl.Arch., University of Bath (England)

Guido Zuliani
Diploma (M.Arch.), Istituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia, Italy

Associate Professor

Tamar Zinguer
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
M.Sc.,Technion-Israel Institute of Technology;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Assistant Professor

Michael Young
B.Arch., California Polytechnic Institute;
M.Arch., Princeton University;


Adjunct Faculty


Samuel M. Anderson
A.B., Harvard College;
Sussex University, England;
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;

William Clark
B.A., Pennsylvania State University;
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Ashok Raiji
B.Sc., University of Bombay, India;
B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University;

Peter Schubert
B.S.Arch., Ohio State University;
M.Arch., Columbia University;
R.A., F.A.I.A.

Michael Webb
Diploma, Regent Street Polytechnic 

Associate Professors

Tulay Atak
B.Arch., METU (Turkey);

Steven Kreis
B.S., University of Missouri;
M.S., Hunter College CUNY

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
Dipl. Arch., University of Buenos Aires
Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Carcova Argentina;
M.Sc. University of Buenos Aires;
M.Arch., Princeton University

Markus Schulte
B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Hannover (Germany);

Georg Windeck
Dipl.Ing., Technical University of Berlin;

Assistant Professors

Luis Pep Aviles
Dipl.Arch., M.A., ETSAB-UPC (Spain);
M.A., Princeton University,
Ph.D. (in progress), Princeton University

Hayley Eber
B.A.S., The University of Cape Town;
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
M.Arch., Princeton University;

John Hartmann
B.Arch., The Cooper Union; The American Academy in Rome; F.A.A.R.

Louis Katsos
B.C.E., M.B.A., New York University

James Lowder
B.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture;
M.Arch., Princeton University

Michael M. Samuelian
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
M.Arch., Harvard University;
R.A., N.C.A.R.B., F.A.I.A.

Sheng Shi
B.S.C.E., M.S.S.E., Drexel University;

Mersiha Veledar
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
M.Arch., Princeton University

Gia Wolff
B.F.A., Parsons School of Design;
M.Arch., Harvard University


Adam Longenbach
B.Arch., M.Arch., Pennsylvania State University;
M.Arch., The Cooper Union

Daniel Meridor
Tel-Aviv University;
Venice International University;
B.Arch., M.Arch., The Cooper Union

Matthew Roman
A.B., Princeton University;
M.Phil., Cambridge University (England);
M.Arch., Yale University

Savina Romanos
B.Arch., The Cooper Union;
MAUD, Harvard University

Wes Rozen
B.Arch, The Cooper Union

Will Shapiro
B.Sc., Brown University; Cambridge University (England);
B.Arch, The Cooper Union

Visiting Professor

Joan Ockman
A.B., Harvard University (Radcliffe College);
New York University School of Law;
B.Arch., The Cooper Union


Previous Faculty Appointments

In order to indicate the distinction and level of professional accomplishment of these professors, we take pleasure in listing appointments of the past years: Anders Abraham, Wiel Arets, John Ashbery, Manuel Baéz, Norman Bryson, Eduardo Cadava, Susannah Drake, Sverre Fehn, Jay Fellows, Robert Freeman, Remo Guidieri, Janis Hall, Martin Harries, John Hawkes, Christopher Janney, Lydia Kallipoliti, Josef Paul Kleihues, Oliver Kruse, Jana Leo de Blas, James Merrill, Don Metz, Aida Miron, Francesco Pellizzi, Thomas Phifer, Ahmad Rahimian, Gaetano Pesce, John Rajchman, George Ranalli, Aldo Rossi, Lindy Roy, Joseph Rykwert, Antonio Sanmartín, Jürgen Sawade, Massimo Scolari, Catherine Seavitt, Rafi Segal, D. Grahame Shane, David Shapiro, Daniel Sherer, Lee Skolnick, Richard Stapleford, Bernhard Strecker, Anthony Titus, Bernard Tschumi, Hans Tupker, Wim van den Bergh, Tod Williams, Lebbeus Woods and Bruce McM. Wright.



 Peter D. Eisenman
The Irwin S. Chanin Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture
B.Arch., Cornell University;
M.S.Arch., Columbia University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge;
R.A., N.C.A.R.B., F.A.I.A.

Sue Ferguson Gussow
Professor Emerita of Architecture
Pratt Institute;
The Cooper Union;
The Brooklyn Museum;
B.S., Columbia University;
M.F.A., Tulane University

Ricardo Scofidio
Professor Emeritus of Architecture
The Cooper Union;
B.Arch., Columbia University;
R.A., N.C.A.R.B.

  • 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.