TEF Promotes Paul Cooper, AIA, to Principal

San Francisco, CA—TEF has promoted Paul Cooper, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, to the position of principal, announced TEF founder Doug Tom, FAIA. With TEF since 2012, Cooper has 25 years of experience in the design and construction of a variety of community, education, workplace and infrastructure projects.

His completed projects with TEF include the renovation of the Bayview Opera House, design of several PG&E facilities, including the first net-zero substation in California, the Swiss Consulate/Swissnex at Pier 17, as well as the interiors for the award-winning Bay Area Metro Center, all in San Francisco. He is currently working on the renovation and expansion of Terminal 3 West at San Francisco International Airport, the new PG&E Hunters Point Substation, and the renovation and expansion of Live Oak School in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

A registered architect, Cooper serves on the board of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, and is the chapter’s immediate past president. He is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has served on the board of directors of the Little School in San Francisco and the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 1993.

About TEF Design
Established in 1997, the San Francisco–based architecture and interior design practice serves clients throughout the Bay Area and California. Its diverse portfolio, distinguished by local, state, and national awards, encompasses projects for education, civic/government, healthcare, housing, commercial, and corporate clients. Through authentic collaboration and a commitment to craftsmanship, performance, value, and sustainability, the firm’s staff of 35 creates enduring places where people come together to share ideas and build community. For more information, visit www.tefarch.com.

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