Graduate Architecture

Lee Copeland

Professor Emeritus


  • B.Arch. cum laude with the AIA First Medal, University of Washington
  • M.Arch. and M.C.P., University of Pennsylvania

Began his career in architecture and urban design in his native Washington, where he now maintains his Seattle office, Weinstein Copeland Architects. Returned to the University of Washington to teach in 1964, named dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1972. After associations with GBQC, Fred Bassetti and Company, and Young and Carleton, became founding principal in Joyce, Copeland, Vaughan and Nordfors. Was appointed Dean of the GSFA and Paley Professor of Architecture and Planning in 1979. Served as Chairman, then Commissioner and Vice Chairman, of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.