Spring 2024 All School Assembly

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 2 - 5pm

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School of Architecture All School Assembly, Spring 2024, The Great Hall

To welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students and to launch the Spring semester, there will be a SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ASSEMBLY on Wednesday 17 January, 2PM in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union. 

The convocation will begin at 2PM with a introduction by Acting Dean Hayley Eber followed by respective faculty and staff presentations on the Spring 2024 semester public programming, design studios and elective courses.  

This is an in-person event with Zoom participation by faculty whose availability may not permit attendance otherwise. Faculty who may only join us through Zoom may register here


Welcome by Acting Dean Hayley Eber (2:00PM - 2:15PM)

Upcoming lectures and exhibitions: Professors James Lowder (2:16PM - 2:21PM); Steven Hillyer, Director of the Architecture Archive (2:22PM - 2:27PM)

Graduate Design: Diana Agrest (2:28PM - 2:33PM)

Architectonics: presented by Michael Young, Elizabeth O’Donnell, Frederick Rapp, Guido Zuliani (2:34PM - 2:39PM)

Electives: Stan Allen (2:40PM - 2:45PM), Ben Aranda (2:46PM - 2:50PM), Lauren Kogod (2:51PM - 2:56PM)

Design II: presented by Elisa Iturbe, Deo Deiparine, James Lowder (2:57PM - 3:02PM)

Electives: Laura Coombs/Phillip Denny (3:03PM - 3:08PM), Torkwase Dyson (3:09PM - 3:14PM)

Design III: presented by Mersiha Veledar, Sam Anderson, Ted Baab, Thorsten Helbig, Mokena Makeka, Florian Meier, Tommy Schaperkotter, Eric Teitelbaum (3:15PM - 3:20PM)

Building Technology Paper Log House Project: presented by Sam Anderson (3:21PM - 3:26PM)

Electives: Rosalie Genevro (3:27PM - 3:32PM), David Gersten (3:33PM - 3:38PM)

Design IV Option Studios presented by:
Nahyun Hwang (3:39PM - 3:44PM)

Jimenez Lai (3:45PM - 3:50PM)

Nader Tehrani/Tianyang Sun (3:51PM - 3:56PM)

Electives: Xiaoxi Chen (3:57PM - 4:02PM), Gina Morrow/Xiaoxiao Wu (4:03PM - 4:08PM)

Thesis: presented by Nora Akawi, Brad Samuels (4:09PM - 4:14PM)

Electives: Julian Palacio (4:15PM - 4:20PM), Cosmas Tzavelis/Jessica Jamroz (4:21PM - 4:26PM), Ben Aranda (4:27PM - 4:32PM)


Please join us in welcoming the exceptional architects and scholars who will join the School of Architecture faculty as part-time and visiting faculty to teach courses and studios this Spring semester. They include:

Stan Allen, teaching Advanced Topics
Xiaoxi Chen, teaching Advanced Topics
Laura Coombs/Phillip Denny, teaching Advanced Concepts
Torkwase Dyson, Feltman Chair, teaching the Feltman Seminar
Rosalie Genevro, teaching Advanced Topics
Nahyun Hwang, teaching Design IV
Jimenez Lai, Gwathmey Chair, teaching Design IV
Jessica Ngan, teaching History of Architecture II
Cosmas Tzavelis/Jessica Jamroz, teaching Materials Testing

And, joining us from:

The Cooper Union Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Matt Bower, Introduction to Urban History/Theory
Ninad Pandit, History of Architecture I
Neena Verma, Introduction to Urban History/Theory

Special Adviser to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mokena Makeka, Design III

The School of Architecture has, for decades, been a place of exploration and debate and we look forward to the conversations that will emerge with these new faculty and the ideas and practices they will bring to our studios and classrooms.

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

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 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.