• LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council  2008
  • Member, American Institute of Architects  1997-Present
  • Licensed Architect, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut  1996-Present


  • Master of Architecture, Yale University School of Architecture 1989-1992
    Recipient of the Charles O. Matchum Scholarship for Excellence in Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, Columbia University 1985-1989
    Major: Architecture


  • Principal of Ed Kopel, Architect, P.C.,  2001-Present
    Founded full-service architectural and interior design firm specializing in design-intensive projects that demand imaginative solutions
  • Senior Project Manager, Loews Hotel Corporation, NY, NY  1999-2000
    Designed and implemented multiple renovations at Morris Lapidus' Summit Hotel in midtown Manhattan
  • Project Manager, Gotham Hospitality, Inc., NY, NY  1997-1999
    Managed hotel renovations and conversions at the Roger Williams, Mansfield and Shoreham Hotels
  • Architect, Horowitz Immerman Architects, P.C., NY, NY  1994-1997
  • Intern Architect, Fox & Fowle Architects, P.C., NY, NY


  • Lecturer, New York University School of Hospitality and Tourism
    Co-taught a required graduate level course in Hotel Design and Development
  • Head Teaching Assistant, Yale School of Architecture
    Coordinated and administered Philip Grausman's required graduate level drawing class


  • Winner, Palm Springs California Bike Rack Competition, 2013
  • “Arts in Transit.” Winner, Juried Competition for Subway Station Artwork, Metropolitan Transit Authority, April 2007.
  • “New Practice Showcase.” Exhibition at the Center for Architecture, NYC, NY. July 2006
  • “Depicting Design.” Juried Exhibition at the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY. May 2006
  • Charles O. Matchum Scholarship for Excellence in Architectural Design. Yale University, May 1992.