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Cooper Carry Appoints Alexandra Lopatynsky as Associate Principal and Managing Director of New York Office

By mrooney
Jul 12, '18 11:07 AM EST
Alexandra “Alex” Lopatynsky, Associate Principal and Managing Director of the New York Office, Cooper Carry
Alexandra “Alex” Lopatynsky, Associate Principal and Managing Director of the New York Office, Cooper Carry

NEW YORK (July 10, 2018) – Design firm Cooper Carry announced today the appointment of Alexandra “Alex” Lopatynsky as the firm’s Associate Principal and Managing Director of the New York Office. In her new role, Lopatynsky will lead Cooper Carry’s growth in the Northeast, manage the firm’s New York presence, and oversee the design of creative and complex projects that span multiple building types and design disciplines. 

“As Cooper Carry continues to expand its service offerings and reach, we look for innovators like Alex, who is one of the leading architects in the New York market,” said Kevin Cantley, President and CEO of Cooper Carry. “With more than 28 years of experience in hospitality, entertainment and experiential design, she is a passionate advocate for the creation of environments that enhance human well-being. With a proven ability to effectively manage all facets of a design firm, Alex brings a keen strategic vision for Cooper Carry and its New York team that will continue to deliver exceptional solutions for our clients.”

Lopatynsky served most recently as the Principal and National Hospitality Market Sector Leader for JCJ Architecture, where she was the primary client contact and oversaw the delivery of a diverse set of projects in the hotel, hospitality, entertainment, and mixed-use markets. She was a member of the Executive Team, responsible for development of the firm’s overall strategic plan. In addition, she spearheaded the annual market sector plan and budget, ran business development, and managed creative design teams.

“This is an exciting time to join a dynamic firm like Cooper Carry,” said Lopatynsky. “I look forward to overseeing and expanding the New York office and collaborating with other firm leaders to position Cooper Carry as an innovator in the delivery of complex projects and thoughtfully designed solutions for clients.”   

From 2004-2007, Lopatynsky served on the board of the Darien Revitalization, Inc. (DRI), a volunteer-run, non-profit organization established to guide the revitalization of Downtown Darien through the use of the National Trusts Main Street four-point management approach.

Lopatynsky received her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY and Rome, Italy. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NEWH - the Hospitality Industry Network, and CREW New York. In addition, she is a licensed architect in New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Minnesota. 

Cooper Carry has seen significant growth in its Northeast presence in recent years. Notable projects include Staten Island’s Lighthouse Point, a renovation of the historic Brill Building in Manhattan, and the Eldred Preserve hospitality and entertainment lodge in Sullivan County, NY. 

A photo of Alex Lopatynsky can be found here.

ABOUT Cooper Carry

Cooper Carry provides architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, environmental graphic design and sustainability consulting services. Founded in 1960, the firm specializes in the design of corporate, education, government, hospitality, mixed-use, office, residential, retail, science + technology, and transit projects. The firm has designed projects in 45 states and globally in the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central America. Engaging a fundamental design philosophy centered on the concept that environments should connect people to people and people to place, the firm promotes the philosophy of “connective architecture.”                       Designers understand the local market and the specific cultural and physical contexts in which the building will serve those who interact with it while conceiving memorable spaces, inside and out. Listening to the client and gaining a deep understanding of the market and site prior to commencing design, Cooper Carry balances passionate creativity with client service. The firm expands vision and adds value to every project and its community. For more information, visit