Morgane Copp is a French-American architectural designer based in 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 as an Assistant Director of the AUD Summer Programs as well as led workshops around the world, most recently in Marseille, France. Her work and research focus on image-making through speculative scenarios, whilst always questioning the default.
Prior to joining UCLA faculty, Copp 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. 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.