Henry N. Cobb
Henry N. Cobb
Henry Nichols Cobb
April 8, 1926
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||March 2, 2020 (aged 93)|
|Education||Phillips Exeter Academy|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Henry Nichols Cobb (April 8, 1926 – March 2, 2020) was an American architect and founding partner with I.M. Pei and Eason H. Leonard of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City.
Henry N. Cobb was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Elsie Quincy (Nichols) and Charles Kane Cobb, an investment counselor. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Cobb was an architect. Additionally, he was the chairman of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University from 1980 to 1985. He received honorary degrees from Bowdoin College and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In 1983, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and became a full Academician in 1990. Cobb won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's 2013 Lynn S. Beedle Award, and was awarded the Architectural League of New York's President’s Medal in 2015.
Personal life and death
Notable buildings for which Cobb was principally responsible include:
- Place Ville Marie in Montreal (1962)
- Campus of the State University of New York Fredonia (1968)
- Harbor Towers, Boston (1971)
- John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976)
- Wilson Commons at the University of Rochester (1976)
- World Trade Center, Baltimore (1977)
- One Dallas Centre, Dallas (1979)
- Johnson and Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1983)
- ARCO Tower, Dallas (1983)
- Charles Shipman Payson Building, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine (1983)
- Pitney Bowes World Headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut (1985)
- Library Tower, Los Angeles (1989), now U.S. Bank Tower
- Credit Suisse First Boston headquarters at Canary Wharf, London (1992)
- UCLA Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (1995)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters, Washington, D.C. (1996)
- John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse and Harborpark, Boston (1998)
- College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (1999)
- World Trade Center Barcelona, Barcelona (1999)
- National Constitution Center, Philadelphia (2003)
- Hyatt Center, Chicago (2005)
- Palazzo Lombardia, Milan, Italy (2005)
- International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, D.C. (2005)
- Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University (2005)
- 1 Memorial Drive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (2008)
- Torre Espacio, Madrid, Spain (2008)
- 200 West Street, New York (2009)
- Palazzo Lombardia, Milan (2010)
- 7 Bryant Park, New York (2016) 
- Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, One Dalton Street, Boston (2019)
- Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948-2018: Scenes from a Life in Architecture (2018). Monacelli Press. ISBN 9781580935142.
- "Henry Cobb, Courtly Architect of Hancock Tower, Dies at 93". The New York Times. March 4, 2020.
- "Harvard Design Magazine supporters". gsd.harvard.edu. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009.
- ""2013 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner"". Archived from the original on 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
- "2015 President's Medal honoree". archleague.org. Architectural League of New York. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
- Reiner-Roth, Shane (March 3, 2020). "Henry N. Cobb dies at 93". The Architect's Newspaper. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
- "Bank of China". www.architectmagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.