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Karen Cooper, 54, Had Led Architect Cooper, Robertson as President

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Karen K. Cooper, 54, president of New York City architect-planner Cooper, Robertson & Partners, died on Aug. 22 after a struggle with cancer, the company confirms.


She joined the firm in 1979 and was named president in 2008, responsible for firm-wide strategic planning and business performance, the firm says.

Cooper was also a marketing consultant to developers and an advisor to the New York City School Construction Authority on the reorganization of its design and construction department practices, according to Cooper, Robertson.

The firm reported $9.1 million in total 2012 revenue; it was ranked at No. 256 on the Architectural Record magazine list of the Top 300 architecture firms.

Rose Diamond, a company principal, is named president, the company confirms. She joined the firm in 2011 and formerly served as Chief Facilities Officer for Miami-Dade Public Schools.



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