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Productive Hybrids: Design III, Urban Housing in San Juan

Tue, Apr 10, 6pm - Fri, Apr 27, 2018 6pm

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This exhibition highlights a work in progress – the Spring 2018 Third Year Design Studio – as the class develops new proposals for post-disaster hybrid housing typologies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project seeks to create innovative dwelling types that respond to new ways of “living-working-producing” within the tropical climate and the complex social, economic and cultural context, with a focus on long-term resilience.

Gallery Round Table: The Architecture of Forecasting, Between Environmental Change and Planning Resilience
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30PM

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 2-7PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-7PM

Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. The Exhibition and Gallery Round Table event are free and open to the public.


Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, 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.