Margaret Matz AR’83

Running For: Alumni Trustee


Campaign Statement

Relevant Skills:

Academic Governance, Accounting Expertise, Business Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement, Fundraising, and Master Planning.

Personal Statement:

I’m excited about the possibility of being part of the effort to solve the critical issues. The Cooper Union faces through the same innovative and interdisciplinary thinking that is both our institution’s legacy and future. It will take the contribution of every stakeholder in our community to address the challenges of providing free education while stabilizing the institution’s finances and I believe that an engagement with a broader community of The Cooper Union stakeholders and extension of the dialogue about solutions to them can catalyze the motivation required to effect urgently needed solutions. My qualifications support this diversified approach to confronting the critical issues at hand and I would work extremely diligently to these ends.

Three Bullet Points About You:

> I am a strong advocate for free education.

> I am a longstanding CUAA Executive Committee member.

> I operate in a very transparent way.


Biography

An AIA registered architect, Margaret Matz has 20 years of experience in designing new, restoration, and sustainable renovation projects for academic institutions, health care institutions, and corporate and retail organizations. Before founding Milestone in 2010, she served as project architect, project manager, senior designer, and executive principal with several major architectural firms, including Kohn Pedersen Fox Conway, HLW, and Butler Rogers Baskett. Her work has received many awards, most notably an Annual Record Interiors Feature for the Carmelo Pomodoro showroom, and Annual Interiors Award for the Yumesaki USA showroom, an Abraham Kazan Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering, a Peter Bruder Memorial Fund Prize for Urban Design and recently a NYSERDA NY Prize for installing alternative energy and resiliency systems in the Lower East Side. She has published and lectured on art and architecture topics both in the US and abroad. Margaret is also a visiting assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology and formerly at the Pratt Institute schools of architecture. She is LEED AP and an AIA and USGBC member. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is completing a Master of Science degree in History of Art.



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