Panel | Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon.

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon.

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women (Phaidon, 2019) is a timely record of the extraordinary contribution women architects have made to the profession.  Documenting more than 200 significant buildings designed by women all over the world, this publication is a visual manifesto of outstanding architecture. Marking the celebration of this new book's release will be a panel discussion including Toshiko Mori, AR '76, Brigitte Shim, Hilary Sample, and Marion Weiss.

The panel will be introduced and moderated by School of Architecture's Hayley Eber and Lorena del Rio.

This program is part of Archtober. Copies of Breaking Ground will be available for sale by The Strand. This event is co-sponsored by Phaidon, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. 

This event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.



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Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.