Lee Copeland

Consulting Principal


As a nationally recognized architect and  urban designer, Lee has been responsible for influencing and shaping campuses and civic places throughout the country. A former Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington, he shaped the core curriculum for urban designers as powerful organizational leaders. His insightful work ripples across the nation, honoring cities and inhabitants as they live, learn and thrive.

Lee is a recipient of the Topaz medallion in 2001 from the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools for Architecture for cumulative contributions to architecture and education, as well as a recipient of the Seattle Medal in 2000 that recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in architecture and service from the American Institute of Architects.


  • University of Pennsylvania — Master of City Planning
  • University of Pennsylvania — Master of Architecture
  • University of Washington — Bachelor of Architecture

Memberships And Accreditations

  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects


  • AIA, Seattle Chapter, Past President
  • National Architectural Accreditation Board, Past President
  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Past Chair
  • San Jose Design Commission, Past Member
  • Seattle Design Commission, Member
  • University of Washington Architectural Commission, Past Chair