Cobalt Office is a team of architects invested in the places we live, how they get made and what they say about us as people. We believe work should bring about positive change, for both those who inhabit and create it. We focus on housing and cultural projects, including spaces for art and education, and have particular expertise in digital design and construction technologies. Based in Houston, we have received national recognition for our work through awards, exhibitions and publications.
Andrew Colopy is Partner and Creative Director of Cobalt Office, and Associate Professor at Rice University.
Andrew is a practicing architect and academic. For twenty years he has worked with prominent cultural institutions to realize buildings for art and education, housing and urban environments. His teaching and research examine the use of digital technology in the theory and practice of architecture, and he directs Construct, the design-build program at Rice University. Prior to Cobalt, he was senior designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York where he played a leading role in the redevelopment of Lincoln Center, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. He is also a former fellow at Van Alen Institute, contributing editor to the journal Praxis and taught previously at Washington University in St. Louis. Andrew is a licensed architect and graduate of Ohio State and Columbia University.
Robert Booth is Partner and Managing Director of Cobalt Office.
Robert has been practicing architecture for twenty years. He has extensive experience in multifamily housing, cultural and educational projects, and digital design technologies. He was previously project manager at HLR architects leading large, multifamily housing developments throughout the US. Prior to HLR, he was senior designer and project manager at Marble Fairbanks Architects in New York where he led the design of NYU’s Silk Building, Glen Oaks Queens Public Library and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Robert has also taught design and digital technology at Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia University. He is a licensed architect and a graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia University.