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Fall 2018 All School Assembly

To welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students and to launch the new academic year, there will be an ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY on Tuesday 4 September (the first day of classes) in the School of Architecture Lobby, 3rd Floor of the Foundation Building beginning at 1 PM. The Fall 2018 Design Studios and elective courses will be introduced. 

Welcome by Dean Nader Tehrani
Architectonics: presented by James Lowder
Design II: presented by Lorena del Rio
Design III: presented by Diana Agrest
Design IV: presented by Stephen Rustow and Yasmin Vobis
Thesis: presented by Cristina Goberna
Graduate Design Research Studio I: presented by Michael Young

Additionally, the faculty teaching Elective Courses this semester will
introduce their classes to the school:  Benjamin Aranda, David Gersten,
Sue Ferguson Gussow, Joan Ockman, Linda Pollak, Austin Wade Smith, Stephen
Rustow, Anthony Vidler, Tamar Zinguer.

New faculty intros:

Ceren Bingol, Design III
Gerri Davis, Representation I
Cristina Goberna, Thesis
Thorsten Helbig, Structures II
Elisa Iturbe, Architectonics and Environments
Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Thesis
Ryan Oakes, Representation I
Austin Wade Smith, Crossings and Shop Techniques
Corinne Ulmann, Representation I

  • 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.