Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Michael Young Receives Rome Prize

The Assistant Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture was awarded the coveted prize during a ceremony in the Great Hall

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Sam Keene Named C.V. Starr Professor

The two-year distinction comes with a $20,000 annual stipend for research activities such as travel, research assistants, equipment, and supplies

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Students Create "House" on Governor's Island

In a seminar led by faculty member and architect Ceren Bingo, students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will reimagine a historical house on Governor's Island through mindful and spatial poetics

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  • 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.