Deborah J. Cooper

AIA, LEED AP BD+C / Principal
Deborah Cooper

As an architect and artist, Debbie draws on her interest in craft to celebrate the beauty in historic buildings. This passion has guided her in numerous high-profile building rehabilitation projects, where she applies her keen eye for detail and craftsmanship, transforming clients’ programs into memorable designs. Debbie enjoys developing creative solutions that bring consensus to multi-faceted client groups on complex projects. She has led ARG’s work on Cavallo Point-The Lodge at the Golden Gate, Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, Batten School of Public Policy at University of Virginia, and a range of projects for the National Park Service. As ARG’s Sustainability Coordinator, she has presented widely on the parallels between preservation and sustainability and believes these are truly compatible objectives. Debbie currently serves on the Board of Directors of SF Heritage.

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