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A sampling of recent articles on the firm and its projects demonstrates the diversity of our work.

  • Architectural Digest, January 2014
    "The 2014 AD100"

    The January 2014 issue of Architectural Digest distinguished Cooper, Robertson & Partners' on its list of "The 2014 AD100, The World's Top Talents in Architecture and Interior Design". As described in AD, "An arbiter of excellence, this exclusive list [of firms] recognizes establishment icons and enterprising trailblazers whose work is as inspiring as it is influential." Read our profile

  • "Market Focus: Museum Construction"

    Cooper, Robertson & Partners was ranked number 1 on Architectural Record's list of Top 5 Design Firms by museum construction starts from 1/2011 through 9/2013. The firm is currently working with four museums, including the new Whitney Museum of American Art in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the Florence County Museum, the Museum of Westward Expansion at the Gateway Arch, and the Museum of Modern Art. Read the full article (subscription required).

  • "Bushy Strip"

    Cooper, Robertson & Partners' design of the Las Vegas Strip's first public park with landscape architects !melk was featured in The Architect's Newspaper. Part of the firm's ongoing work for MGM Resorts International, the 32-acre open-air pedestrian-oriented open space "will add a new dimension to the life of the city". Read the full article.

  • "Home at Last"

    The Highland Study Center's Manhattan townhouse restored by CRP graced the cover of the November 2013 issue of Period Homes. The extensive exterior and interior restoration of the 19th-century building includes all new MEP systems and a state-of-the-art energy savings system, but "the firm found imaginative ways to retain the beloved elements of the house." Read the full article.

  • "Shore Protection Ideas Include Taller Boardwalks, Wider Creeks"
    by Ken Serrano

    The Asbury Park Press featured featured ideas and renderings from CRP in an article about the Rebuild by Design competition: "One team, HR&A Advisors with Cooper, Robertson & Partners, offered a plan that included economic development in Asbury Park, further connecting the boardwalk area with the downtown business district. Strengthening an urban center that people could rely on more heavily during a weather event like Sandy was part of the rationale, said Earl Jackson of Ocean Township, Senior Associate with CRP." Read the full article.

  • "Extraordinary Staircases"
    by Alyssa Wolfe

    The stairway of a loft in Soho designed by CRP Partner Ed Siegel, AIA, LEED AP, with interior designer Ernest de la Torre, was featured on a list of 25 inspiring stairways by ArchitecturalDigest.com: "A focal point of the home is a shimmering light-filled staircase that spans three levels to a rooftop terrace. For the walls, [the designers] enlarged the pattern on an antique Korean screen—inspired by the river, clouds, and cherry blossoms—and commissioned de Gournay to paint it on gilded wallpaper." Read the full article.

  • "Ten Finalists Announced for Rebuild by Design Competition"
    by Katie Gerfen

    Architect Magazine announced the selection of the HR&A Advisors / Cooper Robertson & Partners team as one of ten finalists in the Rebuild by Design competition, organized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation. Read the full article.

  • "In the Mix"
    by Rob Haskell

    A renovated loft in Soho designed by CRP Partner Ed Siegel, AIA, LEED AP, was featured in Architectural Digest: "A combination of midcentury modernism, Japanese minimalism, and Art Deco accents brings welcoming intimacy to [the] sprawling New York City penthouse." Read the full article.

  • "Special Section: East Coast"

    The May/June issue of Urban Land includes a special section on the East Coast by Mike Sheridan. Partner William Kenworthey is quoted for his insights on the development climate in the region and photos of Cooper, Robertson & Partners projects Zuccotti Park, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and the Master Plan for the Central Delaware are featured.

  • Coverage of "A Stronger, More Resilient New York"

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's unveiling of "A Stronger, More Resilient New York", a comprehensive plan for New York City's resilience and recovery following Superstorm Sandy, was covered extensively by The New York Times:

    "Bloomberg Outlines $20 Billion Storm Protection Plan" by Kia Gregory and Marc Santora, June 11, 2013

    "Bloomberg Storm Plan Praised, but Faces Obstacles" by Kia Gregory, June 12, 2013

    "Bloomberg Seeks to Redo Building Code in Sandy's Wake" by Mireya Navarro, June 13, 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).

  • "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.

  • "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).

  • 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

  • "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

  • "Village Addition"
    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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

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    "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.

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    "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."
    Full article

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    "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.
    Full article

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    "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."
    Full article

  • "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.