Cooper Johnson Smith Architects & Town Planners

Cooper Johnson Smith Architects & Town Planners is an award-winning design firm dedicated to the creation of environments that are both innovative and timeless, and that provide a meaningful sense of place. The firm's work endeavors to reunite architecture with the art of town-making.


Architectural Design, Custom Homes, Historic Building Conservation, Sustainable Design, Hospitality Design, Office and Commercial Design, Multi-family Residential Design, Ecclesiastical Design, Town Planning


Tampa, Thonotosassa, Westchase. Will travel for projects


Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat-Sun: Closed


Founded in 1986, Cooper Johnson Smith Architects, Inc. boasts an extensive resume designing a variety of building types. Their design philosophy is to provide innovative architecture based upon traditional and classical principles. Project types include civic, resort, commercial, custom residential, multi-family, mixed-use, religious, educational, urban design and town planning.

Much of the firm’s design reputation is based on the early success of its residential work, which includes over thirty houses in the internationally-acclaimed Florida resort town of Seaside, as well as a large number of custom homes throughout the United States, Bahamas and the Caribbean for a select group of private clients. Their work is often published in Southern Living, Florida Architecture, Florida Design Review, New Old House Journal, Period Homes, Custom Home and Coastal Living magazines, and in 2005, the firm was selected to design Coastal Living magazine’s Idea House in 2005.

In addition, Cooper Johnson Smith has extensive experience designing non-residential spaces, resort, mixed-use, commercial, multi-family and town planning jobs. Recent projects include the Ritz-Carlton-managed Abaco Club at Winding Bay in the Bahamas, Marriott’s Summit Watch resort in Park City, Utah, the Little Harbor residential resort village in Tampa Bay, and the Bradenton Village residential community.


Seaside, FL

Seaside Cottage

8 photos

Tampa, FL

Clark Residence

7 photos

Park City, UT

Marriott Summit Watch

3 photos