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. These include two that have attained LEED Platinum: 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. Mr. Copeland is presently leading the design team for a reconfiguration of the World Financial Center in New York. The project, now under construction, includes master planning and the design of a new entry pavilion. 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.
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; and a private residence in the western United States.
Mr. Copeland’s interests include the advancement of sustainable design, teaching, lecturing and the visual arts. He is a founding member of A + D Sustainable Design Leaders, a national pro-bono think tank and action group. He is an adjunct professor at Parson’s School of Design. He 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.