41 Cooper Square, The Cooper Union

New York, New York
United States

Illuminating this nine-story “vertical campus” containing classrooms, offices, and laboratories for the prestigious Cooper Union was a rewarding challenge. During the day, the metal scrim softly reflects the daylight, while at night, architectural components read through as glowing elements. The shape-defining exterior metal skin also integrates thermal and daylighting functions; the design team took full advantage of this to balance daylight with electric light in the working spaces. Luminaires integrated with a control system automatically adjusts based on the amount of available daylight which serves as an integral source of illumination.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Daylighting
  • Lighting Controls
  • Sustainable Design
  • Higher Education
  • LEED Platinum Certified
    175,000 sq.ft. | 16,260 sq.m.
    $120 M
  • Morphosis
  • International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Excellence
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Excellence
  • American Institute of Architects Honor Award
  • Eduard Hueber / Iwan Baan