As one of three founding principals of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Henry N. Cobb has contributed actively and continuously to the work of the firm since its formation in 1955. The American Institute of Architects recognized this unusually fruitful collaborative practice in 1968, when I. M. Pei & Partners (as the firm was then known) received the Institute's Architectural Firm Award. In 1992, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the New York Society of Architects.
Major built works for which Mr. Cobb has been principally responsible as design partner include: Royal Bank of Canada Building at Place Ville Marie, Montreal (1962); Academic Campus of the State University College at Fredonia, New York (1968); John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976); Wilson Commons, University of Rochester (1976); World Trade Center, Baltimore (1977); Collins Place, Melbourne, Australia (1978); 16th Street Transitway Mall, Denver (1982); Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1983); Mobil Research Laboratory, Farmers Branch, Texas (1983); Arco Tower, Dallas (1983); Portland (Maine) Museum of Art (1983); Pitney-Bowes World Headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut (1985); Fountain Place, Dallas (1986); Columbia Square, Washington (1986); Commerce Square, Philadelphia (1987); U.S. Bank Tower (formerly Library Tower), Los Angeles (1989); Headquarters of Credit Suisse First Boston at Canary Wharf, London (1992); UCLA Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (1995); Headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington (1997); John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse and Harborpark, Boston (1998); Head Office of ABN AMRO Bank, Amsterdam (1999, 2006); China Europe International Business School, Shanghai (1999); POS Plaza, Shanghai (1999); College-Conservatory of Music
at the University of Cincinnati (2000); Friend Center for Engineering Education at Princeton University (2001); 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington (2001); Tour EDF at La Défense, Paris (2002); United States Courthouse, Hammond, Indiana (2002); World Trade Center and Grand Marina Hotel, Barcelona (2002); and the National Constitution Center
, Philadelphia (2003).
Recently completed works include: Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University (2005); Hyatt Center, Chicago (2005); International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington (2005); headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (2008); headquarters expansion of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris (2008); Master Plan for Tellapur Integrated Township, Hyderabad, India (2008); Torre Espacio, Madrid (2008); Butler College Dormitories, Princeton University (2009); Skysong: Scottsdale Center for New Technology and
Innovation at Arizona State University (2009); WaveRock office complex, Hyderabad, India (2009); 200 West Street, the world headquarters of a financial institution, New York (2010); Palazzo Lombardia, a regional government center in Milan (2011); and Universidad Europea de Madrid (Phase I, 2012).
Current works in progress include: The Ellipse 360 Tower, a residential tower in Taipei; 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California; 880 West Broadway
office tower, San Diego; Law School and Residence Hall at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus and 7 Bryant Park,
an office tower, both in New York City; Soyak Krystal Kule, a corporate headquarters in Istanbul; and phase II of Universidad Europea de Madrid.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cobb has coupled his professional activity with teaching. He has lectured widely and has held the Davenport and Bishop visiting professorships at Yale University. From 1980 to 1985 he served as Studio Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Chairman of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard
Graduate School of Design, where he continues to teach occasionally as a Visiting Lecturer. In 1992 he was Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, which he also served as a trustee from 1972 to 1990.
Mr. Cobb is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and an Academician of the National Academy of Design. He has received a number of awards
recognizing his achievements as both architect and educator, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Poses Creative Arts Award Medal for Architecture, Brandeis University; the Harleston Parker Medal, Boston Society of Architects; the Medal of Honor (1982) and the President's Award (2010), New York Chapter, AIA; the Chicago Architecture Award, Illinois Council, AIA; the James Daniel Bybee Prize, Building Stone Institute; and the
Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, awarded jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the AIA. He has received honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Mr. Cobb was born in 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (Diploma 1944), Harvard College (AB/NROTC 1947), and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (MArch 1949). He has received honorary degrees
from Bowdoin College (Doctor of Fine Arts, 1985) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Doctor Honoris Causa in Technical Sciences, 1990).Curriculum Vitae and Project List.
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