Andrew Colopy
Associate Professor
Co-Director of Construct


Andrew Colopy is Partner and Creative Director of Cobalt Office, and Associate Professor and Co-Director of Construct at Rice University. His teaching, research and practice examine the interrelationship of the building envelope and information technology in the theory and practice of architecture. 
Colopy’s work includes realized projects for non-profits—The Luminary, Public Media Commons, Riverlands Avian Observatory, and Sheldon Plaza—which have received national ACSA Design-Build and ASLA Design Honor Awards, and a Merit Award and the Distinguished Award for Architecture from AIA St. Louis. In 2016, he was a MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program finalist. 
A member of the editorial team of Praxis, he has contributed to the journal since 2008, including the co-curation with Storefront of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale and its related publications. His own work is included in a number of journals and books on digital fabrication, and has been exhibited recently at BSA Space, Architecture Center Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art.   
Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Sam Fox School Outstanding Teaching Award, he is also a former Fellow at Van Alen Institute, faculty member at Parsons, and Senior Designer at Diller Scofidio + Renfro where he played a leading role on projects for Lincoln Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Museum of Image and Sound. 

Faculty Work


  • M.Arch., Columbia University
  • B.S. in Architecture, The Ohio State University

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