A Video Celebrating The School of Architecture's 154th End of Year Show

September 02, 2014

At the close of the 2013-14 academic year, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture made a short video chronicling its part in the 154 year tradition of The Cooper Union’s annual End of Year Exhibition. The video provides a window into the end of the academic year at the School of Architecture from final reviews to the making of the annual exhibition of student work and commencement, celebrating what makes Architecture at Cooper so unique.

  • 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.