Steve Cooper

Steve founded Cooper Project Advisors in 2016. During his 40-year career, he has been involved in over 400 projects nationwide. He has seen projects from the perspective of the contractor, architect, non-profit Board member, and owner. Steve founded CooperPA to assist owners at every point in the design and construction process and provide the leadership, team building, oversight, and accountability that makes projects successful. He is passionate about helping owners navigate what can be a daunting, costly and time-consuming process. Since 2016, Cooper Project Advisors has managed projects with a total value over $300 million. Steve is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a Design Build Institute of America Certified Design Build Professional. Steve has served on many non-profit boards and building committees. Currently, he serves on the Board at the Center of Family Love in Okarche, Oklahoma.

Alex Rice

Alex’s experience as a Sr. Project Engineer brings another dimension to the firm and our clients. His perspective, from the contractors view, helps us anticipate and accommodate the needs of the contractor before and during construction. His project experience touches many different areas, including churches, schools, libraries, and historic buildings. He is a very effective project advisor and supports the team wherever he is needed. His recent projects include the Oklahoma State Capitol restoration, Border Casino in Thackerville, Sulphur Veterans Center, Norman Regional Healthplex, and multiple renovations at the University of Oklahoma.

Philip Graves

As a Facility Manager at Cooper Project Advisors, Philip brings over 25 years of facility maintenance experience to the CooperPA team. He has experience in landscape, janitorial, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, life safety, and many other facility operations. Philip’s expertise in managing vendors and the contract team, as well quality control to ensure a smooth running facility makes him an instrumental member of our team.

Courtney Baker

Courtney is a Project Coordinator for Cooper Project Advisors. She provides support to the firm’s Project Managers and Principals. Before joining CooperPA, Courtney was an assistant project manager for 6 years with experience in construction management, business development, and event coordination. Her construction experience and organizational skills makes her a valued member of the team. She currently serves as Vice-President and Community Outreach Chair for the Oklahoma City Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and is a graduate of TEAM South, a community awareness program to empower South Oklahoma City leaders.


Chris Cooper

Chris is a Senior Project Advisor where he uses his 40 years of construction experience to guide our clients through their projects. As a project manager, his construction portfolio represents different types of construction projects across the nation. From medical facilities to government and municipal projects, Chris has a wealth of knowledge that is critical to a project’s success. He is well versed in pre-construction, strategic planning, scheduling, conceptual estimating, quality control, and safety. His team building and leadership skills are vital when coordinating a team of architects, engineers, and contractors for the owners we represent. Our clients can rest assured they are in good hands when Chris advocates for them.

Dawn Byram

Dawn is Cooper Project Advisor’s Director of Business Development. She has over 15 years of Business Development experience with 10+ in commercial construction. She is experienced in the corporate, education, civic and municipal, Native American, faith-based, healthcare, sports and entertainment, and public safety markets. Prior to working in the construction industry, she worked in mental health and health, in Oklahoma and Florida. Dawn holds a PH.D. from the University of Oklahoma and is very active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Positive Tomorrows and Free to live, as well as many professional organizations.

Sarah Blumenthal

As Director of Facility Management at Cooper Project Advisors, Sarah brings over 15 years of property management experience to the CooperPA team. She is an accomplished manager of office, hospital, industrial, retail, and mixed-use properties in the Oklahoma City area. Her expertise in managing property operating, capital budgets, organizing regular maintenance and major repairs, and evaluating and executing capital improvements expands our scope of services. Sarah’s knowledge and experience supports our clients in property management and allows us to provide them with cost effective solutions when maintenance issues arise. With her broad background, she is a key resource for asset managers and owners and an asset to our team.

Annamarie Cooper

Annamarie serves as Cooper Project Advisor’s Operations Director. She keeps the firm running smoothly and is responsible for financial operations, human resources, operations and much more! Married to CooperPA founder Steve Cooper, Annamarie is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She has used her organization skills working for the State and Federal Judiciary. She has served as a purchasing officer, events coordinator, technical writer, and as an administrative analyst for software development. Annamarie has volunteered through church, school, and community organizations and is happy to use her diverse knowledge and skills to support our clients.