Rick Cook


Rick Cook is a Founding Partner at COOKFOX Architects, a firm devoted to creating environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. Over the past 30 years, he has built a reputation for innovative, award-winning architectural design. Rick has cultivated a broad portfolio ranging from master planning to institutional, commercial and residential projects.

Its work includes four LEED Platinum projects in New York City: the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, Skanska USA’s office in the Empire State Building, and both COOKFOX’S former and current office interiors.


Rick Cook is also the design architect for the first LEED certified Broadway Theater, an award-winning neighborhood redevelopment in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and socially-equity work, including a visitor’s center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a long-time collaboration with Breaking Ground having completed The Hegeman in Brownsville, Brooklyn; Park House and Webster Residence in the Tremont neighborhood; and a current project, Betances, in Mott Haven.


Rick’s work has been showcased at the National Building Museum, in the New Yorker, and on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic. He speaks frequently on sustainable design and urbanism, including presentations at the United Nations and for the Economist.