Savina Romanos

Instructor

Savina Romanos holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. With the recommendation of the Department of Urban Planning and Design faculty, Romanos was selected for the prize that requires the “highest standards of leadership, excellence in academic studies, and promise in the field.” Romanos decided to pursue graduate study to further investigate the interplay between architecture and urban contexts after graduating The Cooper Union Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture. Romanos' portfolio has been published and featured internationally. Her architectural thesis project was exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York City, as well as digitally featured in The Architectural Review and Wallpaper*. 

Her work aspires to push the scalar limits of form. Most interested in the relationship between form and geography, her projects address context with scalar ambiguity and complexity. Regardless of scope or scale, this is consistent in Romanos' preoccupation with the relationship between form, terrain, and the city.Testing such interests in a professional environment, Romanos has practiced at Domingo Gonzalez Associates and Terreform ONE. She is currently a collaborator at !melk urban design, a leading practice dedicated to the design of large-scale urban and landscape interventions (as well as public spaces and gardens) with deliberate references to context, history, urban setting and surrounding ecology. 

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.