Guido Zuliani

Professor

Guido Zuliani is an architect and an educator. He graduated 'summa cum laude' from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia In the summer of 1980. In 1982, after the license exam, he became a registered architect. After graduation Mr. Zuliani began his academic activity as researcher at the Dipartimento di Progettazione Edilizia of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia until 1985.

In 1981/82 Mr. Zuliani was invited as Teaching Assistant by the Ecole d'Architecture de Nancy, France, and in the summer of 1984 as Visiting Critic and Lecturer by the University of Pennsylvania in Venezia. In 1990 Hochschule der Kunst and in 1996 the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia invited Mr. Zuliani as Visiting Critic and Lecturer.

In the summers of '94 and '95 Mr. Zuliani founded and directed the International Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism in Venezia that had seen the participation of students from USA, Italy, Germany and Denmark. In 1996 Mr. Zuliani was shortlisted for the position of Resident Artist and Director of the Architecture Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1998 Mr. Zuliani was elected member of the Accademia delle Scienze, Lettere ed Arti degli Sventati in Udine.

He has lectured at the School of Architecture of the University of Ljubliana (1995), at the Fondazione Ronchi-Casa Malaparte (1995), at the Zenobio Institute-Laboratory for the new urban landscape (1996), at the Cranbrook Academy of Art (1998), at the School of Architecture of the Mississippi State University (1999), at the Dipartimento di Urbanistica of the Istituto Universitario di Architecture di Venezia (2000). He has been teaching at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union since the Fall of 1985.

As an architect he has worked on projects ranging from retail spaces to individual houses, renovations and small competitions. He has collaborated to numerous projects with the architect Raimund Abraham and recently he has worked as Project Architect for the office of Eisenman Architects.

Projects & Links

  • 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.