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20 Years of Honoring Engineering

We have this internal database called “CP Museum”. It links an image and biography of every engineer who has ever worked at Cooper Perkins with every project and patent they have ever contributed to, every client we have ever partnered with, key project images and videos, detailed project budgets and timelines, engineering reports, and much more.

Our CP Museum is a wonderful record of who we are, what we did, when we did it, and how we did it. But it doesn’t explicitly capture why we did it. To know this, we look to the long-standing mission that binds our team together:


Honor engineering. Learn it well, practice it honestly, teach it generously.


Just as physicians dedicate their professional lives to practicing medicine and attorneys dedicate their professional lives to practicing law, Cooper Perkins’ engineers dedicate their professional lives to the ethical application of physical sciences and mathematics to the solution of technical problems—the practice of engineering. And to truly venerate our chosen vocation, we spend a lifetime learning it and teaching it to others.

Over the past 20 years, our unwavering dedication to engineering brought us from a dining room table in an antique Cape to a team co-headquartered in Boston and San Francisco. As we continue to grow our engineering team in all the ways that matter, we look forward to the next 20 years of creativity partnered with our new colleagues at PA Consulting.

To every former employee who helped shape Cooper Perkins over the years, to every one of my current colleagues who continues to shape Cooper Perkins’ future, to every one of our clients who expects the very best from Cooper Perkins, thank you for the last 20 years of honoring engineering.



In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’ve been reflecting on our journey of upholding our mission to Honor Engineering by learning it well, practicing it honestly, and teaching it generously. Over the course of the year, we will be sharing stories, lessons, and insights gained over the past two decades, including some shared history with our PA partners and a look to our exciting future together.

Have a problem to work through? Something nerdy to share? Join us at the Whiteboard.