RITE OF SPRING | A Celebration of the Drawings of the Architecture Students Accepted for Autumn 2013

POSTED ON: April 23, 2013

The Admissions Committee of The School of Architecture will present and discuss a selection of drawings that represent the work of the 2013 incoming students on the evening of Thursday 25 April.

Students, Faculty and Staff of The Cooper Union are invited to join us for the presentation and reception to follow.

Thursday 25 April, 6pm
RM 315
The Foundation Building
Reception to Follow
“You are sleepless anguished but possessed by an image
Which hovers never distant
By the Mediterranean
Under lemon trees that flower the year long
You take ship with friends
One from Nice one from Menton two from La Turbie”
  • 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.