Katerina Kourkoula


Katerina Kourkoula received her Bachelors of Science from the Bartlett School of Architecture (U.C.L.) in 2003, her Bachelors of Architecture from The Cooper Union in 2008 and her Masters in Architecture from The Cooper Union in 2011. 

Upon graduating from The Cooper Union, Kourkoula was awarded the The Irma Giustino Weiss Prize for demonstrating exceptional potential for future achievement. She was also awarded the AIA School Medal and The Certificate of Merit for the excellence in the study of Architecture. In 2008 she was the recipient of AIA Heritage Ball Scholarship. In addition, in 2010 she received the Onassis Foundation Scholarship for her graduate studies abroad. Her work has been publicized in the New York Times, Eoculus, Contract Magazine and NY1, and was part of the Ecoredux exhibition that has taken place in New York, Athens and Barcelona.

Kourkoula has worked for Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects in London and Lot-Ek in NY and has collaborated with Divercity architects in London and Kokkinou-Kourkoulas architects in Greece. Since 2008 she has also worked on her own residential projects in Greece.

  • 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.