Allan Cooper

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Position Emeritus Professor
Phone 805.756.2075



Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Cornell University, 1971
Bachelor of Architecture, Rice

Teaching Experience

Professor, School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Cal Poly, 1972-present
Director of Relations, CAD Research Center, Cal Poly, 1985-present
Director of the Computer-Aided Productivity Center, Cal Poly, 1987-1993
Director of Instructional Computing and Operations, Cal Poly, 1992-1993
Director of the Cal State University Academic Mainframe Specialty Center, Cal Poly, 1986-1993


Licensed Architect in California


AIA (American Institute of Architects)
CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
CPI (Collaborative Process Institute)
Faculty Advisor: APX, CSI, Design Village, COOP, Architectural Management Track
Cal Poly IDP (Intern-Architect Development Program) Coordinator
Commissioner, City of San Luis Obispo (SLO) Planning Commission Member, 1998-Present
SLO Arts Council
Art Juror for Art in Public Places, City of SLO
Chair, Obispo Beautiful Awards Committee
Chair, Mission Orchard Neighborhood Association
Past Chairman, Architectural Review Commission, City of San Luis Obispo, 1984 to 199
Santa Barbara AIA Design Awards Juror, November 2003


  • AIA Central Coast Chapter Presidential Citation, 1998, 2000, 2003
  • Inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, January, 2003
  • Fresno Chapter CSI Certificate of Appreciation, 2002-03
  • CAED Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, 1998-99, 2000
  • CAB Certificate of Appreciation, December 1999 & 2000;
  • West Region CSI Letter of Appreciation, May 2001
  • Inducted into Honorary Membership, Daedalus Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi, January, 2001
  • California Democratic Party Certificate of Appreciation & Recognition - March, 2000
  • Faculty Merit Award, 1995
  • Citation, Elmendorf Residence, CCCCAIA Design Awards Program, 1989
  • Recipient, MPPP Award, 1989
  • Nominee, SAED Honored Faculty Award, 1988


Allen Cooper received in February 2007 the Octavius Morgan Distinguished Service Award from The California Architecture Board. This award is given to a volunteer for their dedication to the profession.

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