Donald Clinton, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP


Donald Clinton, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP, has broad experience addressing urban design and architectural challenges at all scales. He joined Cooper Robertson in 1985, became a partner in the firm in 1995, and is a member of the firm’s management committee. He leads the firm’s collaborations with medical and research institutions, including Duke University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Research Triangle Park, and NYU Polytechnic. He has also led mixed-use development and multi-family residential planning projects on significant sites in the five boroughs and across North America.

Don has represented private and institutional clients before the New York City Planning Commission and led complex projects through their planning and entitlement phases, including the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus and the Lincoln Center Constituent Development Plan. He has conducted master planning assignments for public agencies, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and led design and planning assignments for civic and cultural projects, including Fountain Square in Cincinnati and the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA.

Before joining Cooper Robertson, Don worked in Toronto, Los Angeles, and London, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto. He has taught urban design as a visiting instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Virginia. He is a registered architect in nine states and Canada and a LEED Accredited Professional.