Running For: Alumni Council

Anthony Manganiello, CE’06

Campaign Statement

I’m extremely grateful for the education I received and my experiences while at Cooper Union.  I’m excited to be nominated for the alumni council and given the opportunity to re-engage with the alumni community in support of returning Cooper to a free-tuition institution.

While a major focus of the Alumni Association has been and remains on executing the plan to return to tuition-free education, it’s important to also emphasize the principles of Cooper Union’s mission: foster a community of learning and civic discourse to inspire inventive, creative, and influential voices in architecture, art, and engineering to address the critical challenges and opportunities of our time.

For current and future students, it’s important that alumni model and emphasize how that mission carries forward past graduation.  Industries and communities served and led by Cooper Union graduates have been especially challenged by a rapidly evolving and turbulent world in recent years.  Generational shifts are re-defining how we educate and train an equitable workforce, how, where, and why we work, how we collect, process and interpret information, how we experience and sense our surroundings, how we invite, receive, respond to and foster diverse perspective, and how we balance ambitious progress with sustainability and longevity. 

My hope is to help bridge an engaged community of multi-disciplinary alumni with both each other and with future graduates, so that they collectively can lend their creative and influential voices to foster a stronger connection to the institution, its current students and its mission.


Anthony Manganiello (CE’06) has spent the past 16 years planning and executing major commercial and infrastructure programs in the NY Metro area.  He’s lead and grown design-build and construction management teams to the successful delivery of highly complex capital programs at the World Trade Center, MTA’s East Side Access, the Redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport, the Grand Central Terminal subway improvements at One Vanderbilt, and the Long Island Railroad’s Third Track expansion.

Anthony recently joined Hines, a global, vertically integrated real estate investment, development and management firm, as a Vice President of Construction.  Working out of the New York Office, he currently manages development of sustainable real estate and placemaking in the commercial office, residential, and mixed-use sectors.  Prior to joining Hines, Anthony was Director of Aviation and Infrastructure at GroupPMX, a construction and program management firm, where he led the company’s efforts on the LaGuardia Airport and JFK Airport programs.  Prior to GroupPMX, he was a project manager for Halmar International / ASTM N.A, a general contractor and design-builder delivering heavy-civil, utility infrastructure, and private-public-partnership (P3) projects.

Anthony is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Construction Manager, Project Management Professional, and Design Build Professional.  He holds sustainable building and infrastructure credentials as a LEED AP and an Envision Sustainable Professional.  His work with technology adoption in the AEC industry has earned recognition through published awards including Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Construction Champions and ENR’s Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals in the New York Metropolitan area.