Alexander Cooper, FAIA
Founding Partner and CEO
Alex has been partner-in-charge on many of the firm's major urban design and planning projects including Battery Park City, NYC’s Hudson Yards plan, the expansion of MoMA, the International Trade Center, and Yale’s Campus Framework. Foremost an architect, Alex has designed numerous prominent buildings including the School of Social Work for Columbia University, Stuyvesant High School, the Clinic at Duke University Medical Center and the Fisher College of Business at OSU. Most recently, he has led work on the new Central Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia and campus plans for both the University of Miami and Georgetown University. Prior to founding Cooper Robertson, Alex was a member of the New York City Planning Commission, Director of the Urban Design Group of the NYC Department of City Planning, Director of Design for New York's Housing and Development Administration, and director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at Columbia University. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Yale University.