Cooper Robertson Moves Forward
28 March 2017

Over nearly four decades, Cooper Robertson has established a reputation as a global leader in architecture and urban design. Together we have transformed the practice of urban design, steered smart development, enhanced cultural landmarks, enriched cities across the country, and guided the evolution of the nation’s most revered campuses.

As we move into 2017, our founder, Alexander Cooper, is stepping down and shifting his focus to strategic partnerships and special project assignments. His longtime partners, Donald Clinton, John Kirk, and Scott Newman now serve as the firm’s managing partners. Other members of the partnership have important leadership roles: Brian Shea heads the urban design practice, and Bruce Davis guides the firm’s cultural practice. Our new structure also empowers the firm’s future generation of leaders, including design director Yanko Apostolov, director of finance and administration Allison Brantley, as well as Andrew Barwick, Christian Bolliger and Erin Flynn.

This group brings exceptional skills and talent to the fore, while maintaining our core values of enduring architecture and healthy, sustainable, and resilient cities. We hope you will join us in acknowledging Alex’s distinguished contributions to our field and congratulating him on this next chapter.