Last Updated: November 13, 2019
Our Site represents over eight decades of The Cooper Union’s experimental, influential approach to architectural education as documented in the Archive’s Student Work Collection (“Collection”). The Collection encompasses analog image, text, and audio records as well as born-digital media that document nearly 4,800 projects by over 1,500 students from the 1930s to the present. The purpose of our Site is to enable broad public access to the Collection’s comprehensive, detailed records of architectural pedagogy and student work at The Cooper Union in furtherance of our educational and charitable mission.
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