Philip Cooper is a consulting engineer who combines university teaching with practice in the design office. He began his career in research and teaching at the School of Architecture in Cambridge, later joining Harris & Sutherland in London. In 1986 he became Professor of Structural Design at Leeds University, sponsored by the Institution of Structural Engineers. In 2003 he founded the Cambridge office of Scott Wilson (formerly Cameron Taylor), and was responsible for many large projects. He moved to Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd in 2009.
Philip is an expert in conservation and restoration of historic structures but also an innovative designer using new materials.
He is engineer to the Royal Academy of Arts in London, a former member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, and lecturer at the Architectural Association.