Cope Bailey, Assoc. AIA

Associate AIA

Architecture is in my blood. Some of my happiest childhood moments were spent accompanying my father to his firm or latest project. Growing up in a creative environment was inspiring, and I got to learn first-hand the importance of design through my dad. He stressed the significance of being inquisitive and observant to thoroughly understand how a thing or a system worked. This shaped my learning methods and guided my approach to creative problem solving.

I left college with a degree in fine arts and a passion for sculpture—making an object with a thoughtful underlying idea. I was driven by the challenge of connecting and juxtaposing materials. As my work shifted toward a human scale, I was drawn to the collaborative environment of architecture.

These methodologies still influence me today, as I seek thoughtful and deliberate ways to put ideas and materials together to create architecture that is exciting, unique, and responsive.