Spring 2023 All School Assembly

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 2 - 6pm

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Convocation | School of Architecture Acting Dean, Faculty and Staff: Spring 2023 All School Assembly

Convocation | School of Architecture Acting Dean, Faculty and Staff: Spring 2023 All School Assembly

To welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students and to launch the Spring semester, there will be a SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ASSEMBLY on Wednesday 18 January (the second day of classes):

The convocation will begin with Acting Dean Eber’s welcome followed by respective faculty and staff presentations on the Spring 2023 semester public programming, design studios and elective courses.  

You must register in advance. Please register here


Introduction by Acting Dean Hayley Eber

Upcoming lectures and exhibitions: Professor Elisa Iturbe; Steven Hillyer, Director of the Architecture Archive

Design studio presentations and the faculty teaching elective courses/grad seminars this semester will introduce their classes to the school intermittently:

Architectonics: presented by Ted Baab, Ben Aranda, Elizabeth O’Donnell

     Electives: Ben Aranda, Pamela Cabrera and Julian Palacio

Design II: presented by James Lowder, Deo Deiparine, Elisa Iturbe, Guido Zuliani

     Electives: Zach Cohen and Harrison Tyler, Ifeoma Ebo

Design III: presented by Mersiha Veledar, Daisy Ames. Samuel Anderson, Thorsten Helbig, Florian Meier, Tommy Schaperkotter, Nader Tehrani, Eric Teitelbaum

     Electives: David Gersten, Gina Morrow and Xiaoxiao Wu

Design IV: Option Studios presented by Nima Javidi, Suchi Reddy, Michael Young

     Electives: Jonah Rowen, Amie Siegel

Thesis: presented by Nora Akawi, Lydia Kallipoliti

     Electives: Anthony Vidler, Andy Wilhelm

Graduate Design: Diana Agrest

     Electives: Michael Young


The four M.S.Arch students who began their studies in Fall 2021 completed their Thesis semester and their final graduation requirements in Fall 2022.

The seven M.S.Arch students who began their studies in Fall 2022 will continue into their second semester.


A. Full-time faculty

i. Professor Diana Agrest continues at the Irwin S. Chanin Distinguished Professor.
ii. Assistant Professor Lorena del Rio will be on leave.
iii. Former Dean, now Professor Nader Tehrani, will be a member of the Design III teaching team. 

B. New Faculty

Please join us in welcoming the exceptional architects and scholars who will join the School of Architecture faculty as part-time and visiting faculty to teach courses and studios this Spring semester. They include:

Deo Deiparine, Design II
Ifeoma Ebo, Adv. Topics/Grad Seminar Urban Studies 
Suchi Reddy, Design IV
Amie Siegel, Feltman Seminar
Harrison Tyler, ARCH 377/ARCH 482
Andy Willhelm, Casting Techniques

And, joining us from:

The Cooper Union's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
     Ninad Pandit, History of Architecture I
     Neena Verma, Introduction to Urban History/Theory

The Cooper Union AACE Lab
     Harrison Tyler, Digital Architecture/Grad Seminar in Technology

The Cooper Union School of Art 
     Andy Wilhelm, Casting Techniques

The School of Architecture has, for decades, been a place of exploration and debate and we look forward to the conversations that will emerge with these new faculty and the ideas and practices they will bring to the virtual studios and classrooms.

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