2002 Seaside Prize Winner
Alex Cooper has served as the partner-in-charge on many of Cooper, Robertson & Partners’ major urban design and planning projects including Battery Park City, New York City’s Westside Hudson Yards plan, the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art, the International Trade Center, and the Yale University Campus Framework Plan. Cooper is foremost an architect having designed numerous prominent buildings including the School of Social Work for Columbia University, Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, Duke’s Ambulatory Care Clinic, and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Prior to founding Cooper, Robertson, Cooper served as a member of the New York City Planning Commission, director of the Urban Design Group of the New York City Department of City Planning, and director of design for New York's Housing and Development Administration. In addition, he has directed the graduate urban design program at Columbia University.
Cooper is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University.