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CookFox Architects

COOKFOX (formerly Cook+Fox Architects) is a firm of architects founded by Rick Cook (architect) and Robert F. Fox, Jr. in 2003. COOKFOX is best known for designing the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.

The firm’s portfolio includes a range of commercial, institutional and residential projects. With a broad focus on stewardship, COOKFOX has completed multiple projects in New York City’s historic Landmarks districts.


The Hegeman
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Project Name: The Hegeman
Client: Common Ground Comunities
Completion: 2012
Size: 64,469 SF


Historic Front Street
Location: New York, NY
Client: Yarrow LLC
Completion: April 2006
Size: 150,000 SF

Notable works include the redevelopment of Historic Front Street, a revitalization of a 19th century neighborhood that won an AIA-NY/Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Housing Design; 401 W 14th Street, a mixed-use building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District that won an AIA-NY State Award for Adaptive Reuse; and the redevelopment of Henry Miller’s Theatre, a newly constructed theater with a Landmarked 1918 façade that will receive LEED Gold certification—making it Broadway’s first green theater.


Bank of America Tower

Recent projects, notably the Bank of America Tower and Henry Miller’s Theatre (renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre), focus on creating a healthy workplace. The firm is currently completing construction on the LiveWorkHome, a green, affordable home in Syracuse, NY that was one of three winning entries in the “From the Ground Up” Competition.

Live Work Home
Location: New York, United States
Client: Home HeadQuarters, Inc.
Environmental Consultant: Terrapin Bright Green, LLC
Sustainable Construction Consultant: Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates

While most of the firm’s work is located in the northeast US, its most distant project is the Center for Friends Without a Border, a visitors’ center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Stephen Sondheim Theater
Client: Bank of America at One Bryant Park, LLP, a joint venture between The Durst Organization and Bank of America
Location: New York, NY
Completion: 2009
Size: 50,000 SF

The firm itself has won awards including the Museum of the City of New York’s Gotham Giant Award and New York School of Interior Design’s inaugural Honor Roll of Green Design Award. COOKFOX’s LEED Platinum office – the first LEED Platinum project in New York State – is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The office’s interior was restored and the firm built a green roof, which was featured in National Geographic’s May 2009 issue.