Cooper Melton has devoted his 17 years of design practice to housing and higher education. With his ability to conceptualize and implement design at all phases of the process, he has steered a number of successful and award-winning projects to completion. Cooper’s extensive background in both market rate and student housing allows him to find inventive solutions that bridge the goals of the private sector with the ideals of academic institutions. His recent work includes the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons at Colby College, the Gladding Residence Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the renovation of Fribley Commons at Case Western Reserve University. Cooper has spoken at national and regional conferences, including ACUHO-I and SEAHO.