The Irwin S Chanin
School of Architecture Archive
of The Cooper Union
/ 13 courses
The first-year design studio introduces students to the study of architecture by investigating the interrelationships of space, structure, and visual composition, and by ...
This course addresses basic drawing skills, composition, and color perception.
The second-year studio requires students to sustain their formal investigations from first year while integrating the complexities of program, context, and site. The stud...
The third-year studio studies and analyses historical precedents, which are followed by a sequence of design problems of increasing complexity. The studio emphasizes the ...
The study of the strength of materials is applied to quantitative design procedures for wood and steel structures. Students complete individual projects in wood and low-r...
In this course, the materials and methods of architectural construction are examined through lectures and the study of historic, as well as current, building techniques. ...
The fourth-year studio investigates urban programs and sites that require the integration of form, structure, and space. Students examine the complexities implicit in res...
This course combines the design of reinforced concrete using stress methods and plastic design with individual projects in low-rise concrete structures. Elements of soil ...
As the fifth and final design studio, Thesis synthesizes four years of the educational experience. Each student chooses his or her area of study, scope of problem, and me...
In this course, students complete intensive seminars on prestressed concrete, wind, and earthquake design for tall structures and special structures. They act as structur...
Advanced Drawing focuses on the dialogue between figuration and abstraction. Students plan and elaborate an ongoing series of drawings and meet on a seminar basis to crit...
This course explores three-dimensional space that can be found in painting through the analysis of cubist and other modern artworks.