A sampling of recent articles on the firm and its projects demonstrates the diversity of our work.
› GlobeSt., May 14, 2013
"Hollywood Park will Go Mixed-Use"
by Bruce Haring
The redevelopment of Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California, is set to get underway in 2014, based on mixed-use master plan prepared by Cooper, Robertson & Partners, as reported by GlobeSt. Read the full article.(registration required).
› New York Daily News, April 26, 2013
"With its access to downtown Stamford and steps from the Long Island Sound, Harbor Point becomes a Connecticut jewel"
by Jason Sheftell
The Homes section of the New York Daily News featured Harbor Point in Stamford, Connecticut, planned by Cooper, Robertson & Partners. The 322-acre new mixed-use waterfront community is called "a national model for urban planning on par in some ways with Baltimore's Inner Harbor." Read the full article.
› Engineering News-Record, April 24, 2013
"MGM Plans Major Facelift for Two Aging Vegas Properties"
by Tony Illia
Cooper, Robertson & Partners' ongoing master planning work for MGM Resorts International in the reimaging of its New York-New York and Monte Carlo resort properties is mentioned the Engineering News-Record. An open-air pedestrian promenade is an organizing feature of the redevelopment which will be complete in 2016. Read the full article (subscription required).
› The East Hampton Press / The East Hampton Star, April 2013
A new community named 555 for people 55 and older designed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners was presented to the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee. The plan for 555 consists of 63 cottages, 26 apartments, and recreational amenities—all compatible with the scale of the Village—and incorporates net-zero energy and waste systems. It will be a place where older adults can live a "rich and full life," said CRP Founding Partner Jaquelin T. Robertson. Read more in the East Hampton Press and the East Hampton Star
› The Architect's Newspaper, April 1, 2013
"Arching Out: St. Louis Reveals Expanded Design for Gateway Arch Grounds"
by Brian Newman
The updated and expanded plans for St. Louis' City Arch River 2015 project were featured in The Architect's Newspaper. As part of a team led by Michael Van Valkenbergh Associates, Cooper, Robertson & Partners is designing the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion, an underground museum celebrating the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the settlement of the American West. The project also includes the reimagining of the city's iconic Gateway Arch, a new riverfront esplanade, and a park at the north end of the site. Read the full article
› Traditional Building, December 2012
by Anabel Hsin
"'We took our cues [for the St. Luke's Parish House] from the existing church and rectory and the neighboring buildings,' says Edward Siegel, AIA, LEED AP, partner in charge." . . . "After more than a decade of planning and construction, St. Luke's parish house is a welcomed addition to the bucolic village, much at home with its neighboring historic structures." Read the full article
› Urban Land, July/August 2012
"Battery Park City, 2012 ULI Heritage Award Winner, Aids the Rebirth of Lower Manhattan""
The July/August issue of Urban Land includes a feature article on Battery Park City, 2010 Urban Land Institute Heritage Award winner. Noted for its continued success and influence on contemporary urban design, Battery Park City "qualifies as a master of mixed-use development that balances scale and livability —a strong heritage for any major urban project to emulate." Cooper, Robertson & Partners prepared the master plan, guidelines, and the design of the esplanade for Battery Park City. Read the full article / View full AD100 list
› Architectural Digest, January 2012
"The New AD100"
The January 2012 issue of Architectural Digest distinguished Cooper, Robertson & Partners' on its list of "The New AD100, Today's Greatest Talents in Architecture & Design". As described in AD, "Driving each [of the firm's] projects is an appreciation for vernacular building traditions, an interest in sustainable design, and an enduring excitement."
Read the article / View full AD100 list
› Architecture and Urbanism, October 2011
"Manhattan Architecture Guide"
a+u devotes an entire issue to Manhattan's history, grid, and architecture. In their Manhattan Architecture Guide, they detail 103 important buildings past, present, and future including the new Whitney Museum of American Art, scheduled to open in 2015, which Cooper, Robertson is currently working on.
Link to the: a+u website.
› The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 2011
"Change of riverside tides" by Inga Saffron
"A detailed master plan shapes the empty acres along the central Delaware waterfront into the flagship of a 21st-century lifestyle city..." "Philadelphia planners, led by the firms Cooper, Robertson and Kieran Timberlake, envision something that looks more like a typical Center City block, with a mix of low- and mid-rise buildings, punctuated by the occasional 20-story high-rise."
Links: Details of the unveiling and the full article.
› The Architect's Newspaper, May 4, 2011
"Coney Island Riding High" by Tom Stoelker
"A new proposal for Coney Island seeks to anchor the west end of the boardwalk with nearly 500,000 square feet of mixed-use development called Ocean Dreams." (Cooper, Robertson prepared master plans for development on two adjacent blocks fronting the Coney Island boardwalk and also led the review of the plans with the community and government stakeholders in the initial stages of the project.)
Read the full article.
› The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 27, 2011
"Tweaked Arch Plan Gets Price Tag: $578 million"
by Tim O'Neil
"The refined plan for reshaping the Gateway Arch grounds outlined Wednesday carries a $578 million sticker and calls for closing Memorial Drive, slinging an aerial gondola ride across the Mississippi River and using more land on the East St. Louis riverfront." Cooper, Robertson Partner Scott Newman is part of the design team.
Read the full article.
› The Architect's Newspaper, November 17, 2010
"Close to Shore"
by Linda McIntyre
"For decades, Philadelphia’s leaders have confronted a daunting array of obstacles, including outdated zoning, a riverfront blocked by I-95, and the lack of any comprehensive plan to bring coherence to piecemeal efforts. But the plan Thorp is overseeing, with Cooper, Robertson taking the design lead along with Kieran Timberlake, Olin, and HR&A, could spell the end of that era."
Read the full article.
› The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20, 2010
"Master Plan for Riverfront Nearly Ready"
by Inga Saffron
"The planning team - led by Cooper, Robertson & Partners, Olin, and Kieran Timberlake - decided to cap building heights at eight stories after their economist, John Alschuler, concluded that the Philadelphia market is not capable of filling up dozens of skyscrapers. They believe the area around the Piazza at Schmidt's development in Northern Liberties, with its mix of rowhouses and apartments, provides a good model." Read the full article.
› Public Radio's Studio 360, October 21-24, 2010
"American Icons: Monticello."
with Kurt Andersen
Founding Partner Jaque Robertson is featured on the nationally broadcast Studio 360 “American Icons” Radio Series as an authority on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the "Icon" for this week's program broadcast nationwide on NPR October 21, 22, and 23rd.
Listen to the show on your local NPR station or download the Podcast here.
› Newsweek magazine, May 24 & 31, 2010
Print: "Green Giants: Next-Generation Skyscrapers will Not Only Save Energy - They'll Generate Their Own." by Matthew Philips
"NEWSWEEK asked three major architecture firms to reimagine New York City, circa 2030."Online: "The Future of Work - Architecture Firms Re-Imagine Our Future Cities"
"What will our cities look like in 2030? That was the question we posed to three well-known architecture firms. First up, New York." See the full article on Newsweek's website.
› Architectural Record, June 2010
"Miami Grows Up" by Allan Shulman
"Cooper, Robertson’s plans to convert Bicentennial Park (once the Port of Miami) into Museum Park are already spurring development in neighboring Park West. The plans include a new Miami Art Museum (MAM) by Herzog & de Meuron and a Science Museum by Grimshaw Architects."
Read the full article.
› New York Construction, "CUNY," June 1, 2010
"CUNY-Hunter College School of Social Work"
"Bruce Davis, a partner with project architect Cooper, Robertson & Partners says the steel frame provided the flexibility to arrange the mixed interior uses without need for large spans and trusses."
› New York Construction, "Top Projects," June 1, 2010
"Top Projects 2009"
Our building for CUNY-Hunter College School of Social Work is listed as one of the Tri-State Region’s Top 25 Big-Ticket Starts from Last Year.
› The New York Times, March 23, 2010
"N.Y.U. 20-Year Plan Seeks Big Expansion in Village and Beyond"
by Robin Pogrebin
"Cooper, Robertson & Partners is working on a design for the Brooklyn site and, along with the landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, on the Governor’s Island plan."
› Veranda magazine, March 2010
"Defining Design: Four Questions"
produced by Leslie Newsom Rascoe
Founding Partner Jaque Robertson was asked four questions for the March 2010 issue of Veranda. "What do you see as new directions in design and architecture?," "what are your favorite design books?," etc. His answers are straightforward and illuminating.