Morgane Copp is a French-American architectural designer based in San Francisco & Los Angeles. She holds a BArch from the University of Nottingham and an MArch I from UCLA AUD, where she graduated with distinction. She has taught at UCLA AUD and California College of Arts (CCA), as well as served as Associate Director of the AUD Summer Programs. Copp has been a critic at UCLA AUD, USC, USD, CCA, and UC Berkeley. Her work and research focus on image-making through speculative scenarios, whilst always questioning the default. Her latest work interrogates the role of the architect in dense forms of urbanism, exploring opportunities that can be found in between existing structures, whilst challenging the conventions of preservation.
Copp has practiced architecture internationally in Athens, New York, Basel, San Diego, and Los Angeles, at offices including Herzog & de Meuron and Rob Wellington Quigley Architects. She has worked on a wide array of typologies and scales, ranging from high-end commercial towers to affordable housing projects in California. Copp is now Project Designer at Young & Ayata, leading the international winning-competition entry of an Agriculture Institute in South Korea.