Andreas Theodoridis

Visiting Researcher with the Institute for Sustainable Design

Andreas Theodoridis is a practicing architect and engineer. He is principal and founder of 207×207 architects, an Athens based design studio, having built several residences, office buildings, retail and entertainment facilities, outdoor spaces and prominent buildings, including the embassy of Kuwait in Greece. Theodoridis was a visiting critic at Columbia University's global networking program in Greece and is currently a candidate for the MS Sustainability Management Program at Pratt Institute in New York. His work has been published and exhibited in a number of venues including the Venice Bienalle and the Design Hub of Barcelona.

  • 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.