Class Notes

Elizabeth Diller AR'79

Elizabeth Diller AR'79 gave a lecture at the 2022 Virtual Summer Architecture Residency at the Steven Myron Holl Foundation / ‘T’ Space Summer Architectural Residency. For more information, click here.

Julie Peppito A'92

Julie Peppito A'92 built a giant bird house that was featured in The New York Times as part of coverage of “For the Birds,” an exhibit of bird houses at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (closing October 23, 2022). She was also interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning about the piece. Also, she currently has a solo exhibit called “Love is the Key” at Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts (closing September 16,2022). For more information, click here.

Anna Brook BSE'04

Anna Brook BSE'04 has been selected to serve as a co-chair of the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Anna is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at the law firm Culhane Meadows. Anna’s tenure will begin after the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in September. Congratulations, Anna!

Thomas Woodruff A'79

Thomas Woodruff A'79 is featured in T Magazine on how retirement from teaching offered the very thing he’d been trying to instill in his students: artistic freedom. For more information and to read the full article, click here.

Lee Skolnick AR'79

Lee Skolnick AR'79 participated in a conversation at LongHouse Reserve about ‘The House That Jack Built.’ For more information, click here.

NYT Guide to Art Schools

Avery Singer A'10, Firelei Báez A'04 and Wangechi Mutu A'97 are mentioned as notable Cooper alums in a T Magazine overview of 12 art schools and residencies. For more information and to read the full article, click here.

Austin Sakong AR'04

Austin Sakong AR'04 participated in a panel discussion during Forum Perspective Virtual – USA & Canada in June. For more information, click here.

Jean Brownhill AR'00

Jean Brownhill AR'00 participated in an Instagram live chat with Emily Henderson about how to efficiently design a small space. For more information, click here.

Sotirios Kotoulas AR'03

For the design of the Kaari Upson exhibition Never Enough at the DESTE Foundation in Athens, curator Dakis Joannou collaborated with architect Sotirios Kotoulas AR'03 to select a different color for every wall in every gallery. For more information, click here.

Gregory Dufner AR'99

Gregory Dufner AR'99’s firm Dufner Heighes transformed a historic house in Pelham, New York into a modern family home, as featured in Interior Design. For more information, click here.

  • 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.