Cooper Faculty and Alumni on AN Top 50 List

POSTED ON: March 12, 2018

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design – University of Toronto. © John Horner.

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design – University of Toronto. © John Horner.

Dean Nader Terhani’s firm, NADAAA, has recently been named one of the top 50 interior architects in The Architects Newspaper’s inaugural list. In addition to NADAAA, the list also acknowledges the work of Cooper alumni Toshiko Mori (AR’76); Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham, A’03 and Alex Mustonen, AR’05); Alexander Gorlin (AR’78); and School of Architecture faculty member Benjamin Aranda, of Aranda/Lasch.

  • 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.