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Cristina Ross

Cristina Ross AR'81 is an architect practicing in New Canaan, CT. In her career as an architect, Ross has worked with corporate, healthcare, education, and residential clients. She has also worked in historic preservation; this work inspired her book Midcentury Houses Today (Monacelli Press, 2014). Prior to setting up her own practice, Ross worked for several architectural firms and in corporate management of construction and design for J.P. Morgan. She is a founding partner at Corporate Facilities Consultants in Norwalk, CT.  

Ross is a longstanding active member of the Cooper Union Alumni Association. She has also dedicated much of her time to community involvement in New Canaan, as a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission, Town Council, Board of the Nature Center, Republic Town Committee and the Women’s Republican Club. She also served on the Hospital Foundation in Norwalk.

Ross’s husband, Martin Ross, M.D., is a fellow Cooper Union alumnus.

Role: Alumni Trustee
Elected to the Board: 2018
Class Term: 2022
Term Limit: 2022

  • 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.”

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  • 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.