Andrew Colopy

Assistant Professor



M. Arch. (2006), Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture

B. S. in Architecture (2003), The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture


Andrew Colopy is Director of Cobalt Office, a contributing editor of the journal Praxis and an Assistant Professor at Rice University School of Architecture. 
Previously, Colopy was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the 2013 Sam Fox School Outstanding Teaching Award. He has also taught at Parsons School for Design in New York and is a former Gephardt Institute Scholar and Van Alen Institute Fellow. A graduate of The Ohio State University Knowlton School and Columbia University GSAPP, he is recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and William Kinne Fellowship.
Colopy's practice, Cobalt Office, leverages digital processes in the design of urban public space, housing and spaces for art, media and performance. Previously, he was a Senior Designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and played a leading role in the redevelopment of Lincoln Center in New York and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. As an architect and teacher, Colopy is invested in the role of information technology in the changing nature of architectural practice and its affect on aesthetic judgment. His research examines the appropriation of space as a computational medium for design, engaging aspects of pattern, housing and weak aesthetic conditions in the exploration of novel forms of subjectivity.