Architecture at Cooper

Mon, Feb 5, 12pm - Thu, Feb 22, 2018 12pm

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Architecture at Cooper: Current Student Work
Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 22, 2018

In conjunction with the inauguration of Laura Sparks, Cooper Union’s thirteenth president, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has mounted a presentation of selected undergraduate and graduate design studio projects completed in the Fall 2017 semester. This presentation, a cross section of current work—and a window into the creative life of the school—is accompanied by drawings from Computer Applications and Descriptive Geometry, Freehand Drawing and Advanced Drawing. Design studio projects include Animate Archi-Techtonics; Material Echoes; Analysis of works of architecture from the American Midwest; Determinants of Urban Form and emerging Thesis work.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday 2-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City


  • 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.