HOUGHTON - Karin Cooper, AIA,, a project manager and architect with U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc. was recently designated a qualified historical architect by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The designation has been achieved by only a handful of architects in the Upper Peninsula.
Cooper joined UPEA in 2007 and has worked on many historical architectural projects during her 25-year career. Recent projects include the city of Houghton's faade renovation projects, including nine historic storefronts. Cooper is also working with the Adams Township School District on the Jeffers High School remodeling. She also worked on the multi-million-dollar renovation of the Lake Shore Center in downtown Houghton.
As a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Cooper has passed an accreditation exam and is qualified to help building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.