John Cooper

Architect, Health Strategist and former Chair of Architects for Health

John is a Director of John Cooper Architecture and has been a principal in practice since 1981 when he formed Avanti Architects with four colleagues, and from 2002 – 2008 as a director of Anshen Dyer. He combines a wide experience of management and leadership with an undiminished energy and enthusiasm for winning projects, designing buildings and retaining clients

John has gained a reputation for his expertise in the design of health care buildings which is most valuable but sometimes obscures the wider range of his design experience in housing, education, university and regeneration projects. He is actively engaged in reshaping the healthcare environment and improving and re-forming its architecture, combining an expert understanding of health planning with genuine design skills at both a strategic and a detailed level. He has designed every type and scale of health care building, several of which have become benchmark projects.


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