Maurice Cox


Current Work
Maurice Cox
City of Detroit

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

An alumnus of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Maurice Cox is the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit.

Post-bankruptcy Detroit is becoming a leading laboratory for urban regeneration, and Cox has earned widespread acclaim for his innovative role in this process. To reshape the city into a vibrant and dynamic place, Cox channels citizen participation into democratic practices while achieving the highest quality of design excellence.

For Current Work, he will present a portfolio of City-commissioned work in landscape architecture, housing, and public space by some of the nation’s leading professionals.

Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans. Early in his career, he spent a decade teaching and practicing architecture in Florence, Italy.


Time & Place
The Great Hall
7:00 p.m.
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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