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Over the past 25 years, Rick Cook has pioneered sustainable design within the dense urban context, specifically forwarding the advancement of natural, biophilic design principles in New York City.

Rick leads the award-wining design studio, COOKFOX Architects, with long-time friend and Partner, Bob Fox. The firm is best known for its design of the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park – the first commercial skyscraper to receive LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. His projects redefine the role of architecture to promote global citizenship and healthy living with a multi-generational focus. Rick is often invited to speak internationally, focusing on his expertise on low-impact design that forges a deep connection between humans and the natural world.

In the summer of 2006, Rick and Bob joined green-building experts Bill Browning and Chris Garvin to form…

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15 February 2016

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Monthly Video: Richard Cook

Richard Cook, Partner, COOKFOX Architects, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the architecture of New York and the new approach to the fifth facade, the...

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26 October 2015

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2015 New York Conference - Session 1c - Q&A

Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects; and James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session...

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26 October 2015

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The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City

Rick Cook & Jared Gilbert, COOKFOX Architects

New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate between...