Craig Copeland, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Craig Copeland is a Principal at the New York Office of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

Mr. Copeland has been Design Team Leader for several significant projects in New York: The Visionaire, a 250-unit residential tower in Battery Park City, 1214 Fifth Avenue, a 50-story residential tower adjacent to Central Park, which was selected for an Award of Merit by the NY State Chapter of the AIA, and the master plan reconfigurations at Brookfield Place, which included the New Entry Pavilion and Concourse, reconnecting the Winter Garden to the World Trade Center. He was also Design Team Leader for the University of Illinois’s College of Business, a 165,000-square-foot Business Instructional Facility in Champaign Urbana.

He is currently working on 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, a commercial office development in Washington, D.C., the Miramar in Santa Monica, a mixed-use, luxury resort, an 800-foot-tall high-rise residential tower on 50th Street in Manhattan, and a new series of pre-fabricated single-family homes.

Mr. Copeland has also served as Senior Design Advisor on a number of large-scaled, mixed-use projects, including the award-winning The Avenue, a mixed-use development in Washington D.C., which includes a 12-story, 330,000-square-foot residential building and two 440,000-square-foot class office buildings. He also served as a Senior Design Advisor for Bloomberg Tower, a 1.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use high-rise in Midtown and the residential condominiums One Beacon Court.

Previously, Mr. Copeland was an associate at Cesar Pelli & Associates—the firm’s original name—in New Haven, CT and Assistant Design Team Leader on the Wachovia Headquarters Tower, Winston Salem, NC, the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT, and a private residence in Jackson, Wyoming.

Mr. Copeland balances his architectural work with abiding interests in the promotion of sustainable design and the visual arts—lecturing, teaching, and sculpting. He is a founding and active member of A + D Sustainable Design Leaders, a national sustainable design think-tank and action group. 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.