Alan Cox is a seasoned architect with more than 30 years of experience. He joined MMPA in 1987 and is a Principal and the firm’s Director of Architecture. Under this role, Alan’s diligence and resourcefulness in dealing with unusual and sometimes difficult design issues has facilitated the successful completion of many projects. Alan’s expertise includes education, campus food service, museums, exhibits, zoos and aquariums.


Education: North Carolina State University: Bachelor of Environmental Design

Representative Experience

Museums & Exhibits

  • Greensboro Science Center: Expansions and Renovations to Existing Facility; Animal Discovery Outdoor Exhibit Series; SciQuarium Exhibit Space
  • North Carolina Zoo: New Ocelot Exhibit
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island: Aquarium Renovation and Expansion; Turtle Rehabilitation Center
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial: New Visitor Center Pavilion; Monument Restoration
  • Greensboro Historical Museum: Long-Range Facility Expansion Study and Gallery Renovations


  • AMP, Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC): Manufacturing Facility Renovations
  • Kay Chemical Company (Greensboro, NC): Office, Laboratory and Production Area Expansion
  • Bekaert Textiles (Winston-Salem, NC): Weaving and Finishing Facility
  • Rexham Corporation (Winston-Salem, NC): Packaging Facility Expansion


Guilford County Schools

  • Cone and Hunter Elementary School Renovations
  • Kirkman Park Elementary School Renovations
  • Four New Schools for Prototype Elementary School Design (Pilot Elementary, Jesse Wharton Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Brown Summit-Monticello Elementary)
  • Reroofing – Eight Public Schools

Guilford Technical Community College

  • New Technical Education Center
  • New General Classroom Building
  • Greensboro Campus Center
  • Gerrald Hall Reroofing
  • Campus Renovation Feasibility Study


  • North Carolina State University: Atrium Food Court Renovation
  • East Carolina University: Todd Dining Hall Renovation; Croatan Campus Cafe Renovation