CUAA Special Election 2015 for Alumni Trustees

Cristina Aguirre-Ross

AT 2015 Cristina Aguirre-RossArchitecture ‘81
New Canaan, Connecticut 

Current Position, Organization:
Architect /Author – Corporate Facilities Consultants

Relevant Skills:

Cristina has served on Corporate and Non Profit Boards, has been appointed to Municipal Boards, Commissions, Committees, and has served in different capacities of leadership. She is a avid fundraiser and friend to many institutions that seek her leadership in the planning and execution of events.

Professional Qualifications:

Architect, Author, Fundraiser, Past member to Boards, Municipal Committees, and Commissions.

  • 20 yrs of diverse levels of responsibility in the fields of Architecture, Facilities Management, Contract Administration + Interiors
  • Registered licensed Architect
  • Entrepreneurial strategic planner with robust management, organizational and fundraising proficiency
  • Highly-motivated self starter, team leader and consensus builder possessing a unique aggregate of specialized expertise necessary to achieve desired objectives
  • Innovative thinker with a comprehensive understanding of the local community culture and dynamic
  • Competent negotiator and facilitator of constructive relationships between project working groups
  • Proven mediation skills with a high rate of successful resolution outcomes
  • Committed to the highest levels of professional excellence and personal integrity

Personal Statement:

It is my objective to serve the Cooper Union, in the capacity of Trustee and help to lead this educational landmark toward sustainable self-reliance, and in doing so secure the future preservation of Peter Cooper’s vision and legacy.

I pledge my commitment to my fellow alumni and its student body, present and future, to make it my mission to realize a return to the fundamental principles of The Cooper Union, which is to provide a merit based Tuition Free institution of higher learning. I am unequivocally determined to work towards rebuilding Cooper Union’s legacy, image and financial standing. I am committed to upholding the highest levels of professional excellence and personal integrity and lead towards rebuilding this institutions future.

Peter Cooper accomplished his dream from which we have all benefited greatly, his vision, conviction and generosity enabled and provided for all of its alumni to prosper and excel. We received the gift of education, which enabled us the opportunity to be prosperous and create, and now it is our opportunity to give in return our gift give back to this institution to ensure that Peter Cooper’s legacy continues to live on.

I am committed to representing all alumni and students and to engage in dialogue that is respectful, productive and builds on relationships that will support the mission to seeing that Cooper Union is here for future generations.

Additional Information:

  • Cristina Aguirre-Ross is a graduate of the Architecture school, practicing architect and published author that has served on many not for profit boards, municipal commissions and committees, and has extensive fundraising experience. She is committed to the highest levels of professional excellence and personal integrity.
  • She is the founder and CEO of Corporate Facilities Consultants, an architectural firm. Cristina is a team leader, results oriented and an entrepreneurial strategic planner with robust management – organizational skills and fundraising proficiency.
  • Cristina lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with her husband Martin Ross (EE’79) and their three daughters.