Architecture Firm Directory

Cooper Robertson


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. 


123 William Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 212-247-1717


Brandon Zwagerman, Marketing Manager

Firm Established



Alexander Cooper, FAIA

Donald Clinton, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP

Bruce Davis, AIA, LEED AP

Earl Jackson, AIA

William Kenworthey, AIA

John Kirk, AIA

Scott Newman, FAIA

Brian Shea, AIA


Architects: 15
Other Technical: 13
Administration: 6

Total: 34

Example Projects

Whitney Museum of American Art; 
New York, NY 
Completed: 2015
Designed in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the exterior and interior of the new 220,000 square foot Whitney Museum provide a flexible framework for the display of art.

Zuccotti Park; 
Brookfield Properties 
New York, NY 
Completed: 2006
Following the destruction of Liberty Plaza Park on September 11, 2001, Brookfield Properties hired Cooper Robertson to restore and re-imagine this important public space.

Upper East Side Penthouse; 
Private Client 
New York, NY 
Completed: 2013
Cooper Robertson transformed a “raw” developer penthouse apartment with extensive exterior terraces into a crisp, well-appointed, and finely-crafted three-bedroom home in the sky.

Type of Work

Educational Facilities
Health Care/Medical
Lab./Research Facilities
Office Building/Commercial
Public Work
Residential (Multi-Unit)
Residential (Single Family)
Sports/Athletic Facilities
Urban Design

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Zuccotti Park, New York, NY

Upper East Side Penthouse, New York, NY


AIA New York Chapter
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 5pm

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm