• Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building
  • Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building
  • Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building
  • Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building
  • Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building

Cooper Union – New Academic & Laboratory Building

175,000

New York, New York

2009

In association with Morphosis

A vertical piazza—the central space for informal social, intellectual, and creative exchange—forms the heart of the new academic building. An undulating lattice envelopes a 20-foot wide grand stair which ascends four stories from the ground level through the sky-lit central atrium leading to a student lounge with views overlooking the city. In addition, seminar rooms, lockers, and seating areas are organized around the central atrium to reinforce the idea of interdisciplinary collaboration. Sky bridges span the atrium creating connections between these informal gathering spaces.