Early Students

Photograph: Campus view with students, ca. 1875

The first student to graduate from the new program was John Raymond Schoonover of Bethany, Pennsylvania. In 1879 Noriyuki Kozima of Japan became the first international student to study architecture at Cornell. After his return to Japan in 1881, he taught science, mathematics, building materials, and architectural history. Margaret Hicks (A.B. 1878, B. Arch. 1880) was the first professional woman architect in the United States. All three served as president of the Architectural Association.

John Raymond Schoonover `73. Cabinet card photograph. 1873.

Noriyuki Kozima `79. Cabinet card photograph. 1879.

Margaret Hicks `78. Cabinet card photograph. 1878.

Cornell University Architectural Association Minute Book.
Autograph document. 1874-1889.

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