Westley Rozen AR 2005
Running For: 2021 Council
My business partners and I are incredibly grateful for the education we received at Cooper and feel fortunate to have graduated without significant student debt. We were able to start the business within months of graduating and have developed an experimental practice which we feel represents Cooper’s values. I would like future alumni to have the same ability to start their careers without debt and I feel that being a part of the CUAA is a good way to be an active member of the community and fight the good fight.
A month after graduating from Cooper, Wes established a company with four other Architecture alumni. The company, SITU, has a broad approach to architectural practice and was modeled on principles learned while studying at Cooper. Over the past 13 years the studio has won numerous grants and awards including the Architectural League Emerging Voices and a New York City Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design. In addition to architecture, Wes’ interests in film, mechanics, and animation have informed and teaching positions at Cooper Union, Columbia University, the Aarhus Architecture School, Denmark and the Royal Academy School of Architecture, Denmark.