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Christina Yessios

Instructor Adjunct

Christina Yessios completed her Bachelor of Architecture (2006) at The Cooper Union where she received the George Ludlow Annual Thesis Prize. She completed a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. She is a licensed architect practicing in New York with over 12 years professional experience.  This includes working as an associate with Steven Holl Architects (SHA) where she was Project Architect for Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts Music Building as well as working on a range of other projects including the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Iowa Visual Arts Building and the Biarritz Cite du Surf et de L’Ocean. She continues to work as a consultant for SHA and is currently Project Architect for the Institute for Advanced Study’s Rubenstein Commons. She has also worked with RUR Architecture and SPARCH in Athens, Greece. Since 2013 she has practiced independently completing a jewelry shop in Greenwich Village, residences in the East Village and currently working on residences in Brooklyn. Her student work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, and published in Architect’s Draw: Freehand Fundamentals and the GSD’s Studio Works.

  • 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.