Henry N. Cobb

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Henry N. Cobb
Born
Henry Nichols Cobb

(1926-04-08)April 8, 1926
DiedMarch 2, 2020(2020-03-02) (aged 93)
EducationPhillips Exeter Academy
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationArchitect

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.

Early life[edit]

Henry N. Cobb was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Elsie Quincy (Nichols) and Charles Kane Cobb, an investment counselor.[1] He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Career[edit]

Cobb was an architect. Additionally, he was the chairman of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University from 1980 to 1985.[2] 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.[3]

Personal life and death[edit]

Cobb lived in New York City and North Haven, Maine.[citation needed] He died on March 2, 2020, in Manhattan at the age of 93.[4][1]

Notable buildings[edit]

U.S. Bank Tower (center), Los Angeles (1990)

Notable buildings for which Cobb was principally responsible include:

Gallery[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948-2018: Scenes from a Life in Architecture (2018). Monacelli Press. ISBN 9781580935142.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Henry Cobb, Courtly Architect of Hancock Tower, Dies at 93". The New York Times. March 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Harvard Design Magazine supporters". gsd.harvard.edu. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009.
  3. ^ ""2013 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner"". Archived from the original on 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  4. ^ Reiner-Roth, Shane (March 3, 2020). "Henry N. Cobb dies at 93". The Architect's Newspaper. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bank of China". www.architectmagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.

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