Anne Kopf is inspired by the challenges of restoring and reinventing historic buildings. She has worked extensively in urban environments, combining her knowledge of art, art history, graphic design, and historic preservation to create resourceful design solutions that respect and celebrate a building’s heritage while generating new purpose for aging structures.
Anne has a deep appreciation for Mid-Century Modern architecture in particular, drawing inspiration from the era’s clean lines, striking simplicity, and thoughtful connections to nature. She believes that, while there were some failures, the broad concepts of Mid-Century Modern design continue to be instructive, exemplifying the power of architecture to positively affect our lives.
“I love breathing new life into old buildings. Seeing positive change, and maintaining and broadening a building’s sense of purpose…it’s all very sustainable from an environmental and social perspective. I enjoy delving into a building’s history and opening it up to share with the community.”
- University of Maryland, Master of Architecture, 2014
- Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, 2008
- American Institute of Architects
- Docomomo DC