Cobalt Office, co-founded and directed by Andrew Colopy and Robert Booth, produces work of cultural and architectural significance, advancing a position of socio-ecological practice by leveraging digital technology to enhance our shared built environment.
Andrew Colopy, LEED AP, is an Assistant Professor at Rice School of Architecture, and taught previously at Washington University in St. Louis and Parsons School of Design. Andrew is a contributing editor of Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building, and a former Gephardt Institute Scholar and Van Alen Institute Fellow. As a Senior Designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, he played a leading role in the redevelopment of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University where he was awarded the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Certificate.
Robert Booth, R.A., holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Formerly with Marble Fairbanks Architects, he led the design of NYU’s Silk Building and was senior designer and project manager for Glen Oaks Branch Public Library and Snug Harbor Cultural Center, both NYC DDC Design Excellence Initiative awarded projects. Robert has extensive experience in digital design, fabrication and building information modeling, and led the design team for Flatform, a speculative project commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art. He has taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia University.