Peter Lynch, AR '84: A Conversation on Perfection

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 - 8:00pm

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Detail, M&C Gallery, Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2013. Lynch+Song Design Co. Ltd. (Peter Lynch and Lydia Song, partners). Photo Credit: (c) Lingzi Zhang 2013

Detail, M&C Gallery, Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2013. Lynch+Song Design Co. Ltd. (Peter Lynch and Lydia Song, partners). Photo Credit: (c) Lingzi Zhang 2013

Peter Lynch graduated from The Cooper Union in 1984, worked for Steven Holl Architects, and opened Peter Lynch Architect, PLLC in 1991. He directed the graduate architecture program at Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1996-2005. He was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York in 2003, and won a Rome Prize in 2004-2005. He has taught at Penn State Universtity, the Harvard GSD, Columbia University, RISD, The City College of New York and Parsons. He is currently at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Recent writings include Reconciling Suburbia and Farmland (Penn State University, February 2017) and Latent City/Den latent staden (KTH School of Architecture / Färgfabriken Stockholm, 2016).

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Room 714F.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.