Cooper Robertson practices award-winning architecture and urban design with both disciplines working together at a range of scales. Our New York City-based staff skillfully addresses large-scale urban design challenges, shapes major cultural and educational buildings, and crafts exceptional private residences and resorts. As waterfront design experts, we have worked at the local, state, and national levels to plan for resilient place-making in the advent of climate change.

In founding the firm in 1979, Alexander Cooper, FAIA, ventured to provide the best service to clients and communities by pursuing excellence in design at both the urban and human scales. The underlying and unifying theme of our work continues to attest that architecture and urban design are critically interconnected disciplines that must be taken together to achieve lasting quality and value.

Cooper Robertson approaches design through a deep exploration of a project site and its inherent possibilities. No matter the project type, this examination becomes the base from which a resonant and sustainable design can emerge, one that will endure over time.

In all of our work we seek to wed practicality and professional rigor with art and design; to combine reason and passion. Our work is borne from the careful consideration of uniqueness of place and connectivity to context and is successfully realized through technical ability and deft understanding of requirements.