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Henry N. Cobb


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The Voice of Architecture
at SCI-Arc
April 1, 2015

Henry N. Cobb FAIA
Founding Partner

During the more than half-century since his firm was established in 1955, Mr. Cobb's practice has embraced a wide variety of building types in cities across North America and around the world. Built works for which he has been principally responsible as design partner include: Place Ville Marie, Montreal (1962); Academic Center for the State University at Fredonia, New York (1969); John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976); 16th Street Transitway Mall, Denver (1982); Portland (Maine) Museum of Art (1983); Fountain Place, Dallas (1986); Library Tower, Los Angeles (1989); Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (1995); American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. (1997); United States Courthouse, Boston (1998); Head Office of ABN AMRO Bank, Amsterdam (1999); China Europe International Business School, Shanghai (1999); College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (2000); Tour EDF at La Défense, Paris (2001); Friend Center for Engineering Education, Princeton University (2001); National Constitution Center, Philadelphia (2003); Hyatt Center, Chicago (2005); International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, D.C. (2005); Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University (2005); Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (2008); Headquarters Expansion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (2008); Torre Espacio, Madrid (2009); 200 West Street (Goldman Sachs Global Headquarters), New York (2009); Palazzo Lombardia, the New Seat of the Lombardy Regional Government, Milan (2013); The Ellipse 360 in Taipei (2013); Kristal Kule in Istanbul (2014); and Law School and Residence Hall, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, New York (2014). Works in progress include Century Plaza, Los Angeles; 7 Bryant Park, New York; International African American Museum, Charleston, South Carolina; and Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, Boston.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cobb has coupled his professional activity with teaching. He has lectured widely and has held visiting appointments at a number of universities. From 1980 to 1985, he served as Studio Professor 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.

Mr. Cobb is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 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. Awards recognizing his achievements as both architect and educator include the Gold Medal for Architecture, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has received honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Mr. Cobb was born and raised in Boston. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

See also Mr. Cobb's
Curriculum Vitae and Project List.


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