Craig Copeland AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate Principal

Craig Copeland joined the New York office of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 2001, where he has been the design team leader for several major projects.

Mr. Copeland led the design team for the new entry pavilion and reconfigurations at Brookfield Place, formerly the World Financial Center, in New York. He is also design team leader for 1214 Fifth Avenue, a residential and medical office tower on the Mount Sinai Medical Center campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He collaborated on the design of two LEED Platinum projects: the Visionaire, a residential tower in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan, and the Business Instructional Facility for the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-​Champaign. He is currently working on the design of the Miramar, a mixed-​use, five-​star resort in in Santa Monica, California.

Mr. Copeland first joined the firm’s New Haven office, where he worked from 1989 to 1996. He was an assistant design team leader on the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut; Wachovia Headquarters in Winston Salem, North Carolina; and a private residence in the western United States.

Mr. Copeland’s interests include the advancement of sustainable design, teaching, and the visual arts. He is a founding member of A + D Sustainable Design Leaders, a national pro-​bono think tank and action group, and an adjunct professor at Parson’s School of Design. Mr. Copeland is also an accomplished sculptor whose work has been featured at the Washington Art Association in Washington, Connecticut, and the National Academy Museum in New York.

Mr. Copeland received a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. He was also Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.