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Learn from full-time professors who are licensed architects and certified facility managers.

Our faculty stay connected to the people and organizations that are advancing architecture and facility management. They keep current with best practices and trends. Their networks become your networks.

Ferris is a teaching university, which means your professors are the people you engage with in the classroom and the studio. They know your name, where you’re from, and what interests you.

Chris Cosper

AIA, LEED AP, Assistant Professor

Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University
Master of Arts, English, Mississippi State University
Master of Design Studies, Harvard University

Assistant Professor Christopher L. Cosper holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University (1994), and he is the first graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to concentrate in Critical Conservation (Master of Design Studies, 2012).  His professional experience includes working for Guild & Grace Architects (now Eley Guild Hardy Architects), the Mississippi State University Physical Plant, Pryor & Morrow Architects, and Cosper & Associates.  His built work includes the Marks-Rothenberg Building Renovation in Meridian, MS (as part of Pryor & Morrow) and the Starkville Electric Department Office Building in Starkville, MS, a LEED-certified project.   “Working with students is a privilege, and I try to convey to students what William McMinn called the ‘power and passion’ of the built environment,” said Cosper.  “I particularly enjoy working with students on the most challenging problems, such as integrating building systems into a design or creating a comprehensive capstone project.”