Michelle Lederer AR’92
Running for: Nominating Committee
In 2019 I served on the John Q. Hejduk Award Committee. In 2020 I was elected to the Cooper Union Alumni Council. In 2021 it would be my privilege to serve on the nominating committee. John Hejduk believed in the ‘Social Contract’ and I can fulfill my end of the social contract by giving back to this unique institution.
After graduating from Cooper Union I spent a year in France, learning the French language, absorbing French culture and conducting a self directed study of French architecture. I went on to get my master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Upon my return to New York I immersed myself in the world of professional practice where I have worked for some of New York’s most influential architecture firms including Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Beyer Blinder Belle, Gruzen Samton and Grimshaw Architects. I have worked on high profile projects such as the new Terminal 1 at Newark Airport and most recently, a new state of the art research and testing laboratory in New York City, planned to be built on the Harlem Hospital campus. I am currently a CUAA Council member.