Arch Schools 2011 Exhibition Reception and Deans' Roundtable

POSTED ON: November 15, 2011


The Center for Architecture’s seventh annual architecture schools exhibition showcases exemplary student work from 14 New York area schools: The City College of New York, Columbia University, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Cornell University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University.

Join us to hear the school of architecture Deans discuss current design directions in architectural education. They will also focus on issues of the public discourse of architecture and the legibility of architecture to the public.

George Ranalli, AIA, Dean, The City College of New York
Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University
Tony Vidler, Dean, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Kent Kleinman, Dean, Cornell University
Urs P. Gauchat, Hon. AIA, Dean, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Frank Mruk, AIA, RIBA, Associate Dean, New York Institute of Technology
William Morrish, Dean, Parsons the New School of Design
Tom Hanrahan, Dean, Pratt Institute
Stan Allen (ARCH '81), FAIA, Dean, Princeton University
Evan Douglis (ARCH '83), Dean, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark Robbins, Dean, Syracuse University
Robert Shibley, Dean, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Dean, University of Pennsylvania
Keith Krumwiede, Associate Dean, Yale University

Moderated by Sarah Whiting, Assoc. AIA, Dean, Rice School of Architecture


Arch Schools 2011 is on view from November 19, 2011 - March 24, 2012. Exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation.

  • 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.