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Cortland J. Knopp, AIA


Registered Architect (NYS)

Project Manager

NCARB Certified (Current Registrations: State of New York)


M.ARCH | SUNY at Buffalo
B.S. Architectural Technology | Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology


Professional Affiliations 

AIA | American Institute of Architects - Member

NCARB | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

CNU | Congress for the new Urbanism - Member

Visiting Critic

SUNY Alfred State College

RIT | Rochester Institute of Technology

Mr. Knopp is a devoted professional who views architecture not only a lifelong commitment, but as a calling. His beliefs include: an emphasis on the preservation and development of our built environment through contextual and responsive building design; putting pedestrians first; and relying on self-motivation for guidance. He strives for his work to be meaningful, and hopes that his efforts will contribute to a positive difference in the world.


His background includes studies in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Material Science, and Graphic Design.


Mr. Knopp’s responsibilities at PLAN Studio include, but are not limited to: supporting the firm’s Principal Architects with design, project management, construction documents and detailing, specifications, construction observation, presentations, office management, I.T. and administration.


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we NOW know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will be to know and understand.”

~Albert Einstein

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