DAVID GERSTEN is an architect, writer, and educator based in New York City. He is a Professor of Architecture at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union where he has served as the Associate Dean. He is also a visiting professor in the Graduate Studies division at RISD.
Removing Barriers Mobilizes ResourcesBy David Gersten
The largest single financial asset that the Cooper Union currently holds is its promise of free education: TO ALL. The value contained within this promise far exceeds our current endowment as well as the physical properties held by the institution including the land under the Chrysler Building.