Announcing Leadership Promotions

Studio News 06.08.2022
New COOKFOX partners Arno Adkins, AIA and Susie Teal, AIA, LEED AP
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Our leadership team is growing!

We are excited to announce recent leadership promotions in our studio.

Senior Associates Arno Adkins, AIA and Susie Teal, AIA were promoted to Partners.

Arno joined COOKFOX in 2010 and has worked across a variety of project scales and typologies including the renovation of a historical private residence in Garrison, NY, and the design of 301 East 50th Street, a high-rise residential building in Manhattan. He was also the project architect for One South First, a mixed-use tower at the northern end of the Domino Sugar masterplan on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn and 512 West 22nd Street, a biophilic workplace building on The High Line in Manhattan. Currently, he is leading the design of a ground-up residential condominium tower within the historic Ladies Mile District on West 23rd Street and is the project architect for 555 Greenwich Street, a new modern workplace and urban streetscape in the Hudson Square District. Arno is the Partner-in-Charge for 900 Marquette, a new high-rise workplace building in Minneapolis, and is leading the establishment of a new COOKFOX studio there.

Susie joined COOKFOX in 2012. Her first assignment at the firm was as project architect for Phase Two of City Point, an award-winning mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. She was also the project architect for 535 Carlton, an affordable housing building in Brooklyn and is currently the project manager of 378 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Susie is also the Partner-in-Charge for five buildings in the Washington Metro Area, including two residential buildings 1900 Crystal Drive in Arlington, a workplace building in Potomac Yards, Alexandria, and two residential buildings in the Sursum Corda neighborhood of D.C. Susie speaks regularly on biophilic and sustainable design and housing, and has presented at the AIA Conference on Architecture, Greenbuild, CitiesAlive, NYCxDESIGN, the Façades+ Conference, and the Urban Green Council. She is the co-leader of COOKFOX’s Design for Freedom initiatives.

Other promotions include:

Bethany Borel, Luca Baraldo, Miha Brezavšček, Jared Gilbert, and Zach Craun to Associate Partners;

Adam Beaulieu, AIA, Jeffrey Shiozaki, AIA, Luciana Spinola, Int. Assoc. AIA, Nathaniel Felder, AIAPatricia Lozano, Sierra Sharron, AIA, Simon Willett, AIA, Simone De Conno, AIA, and Spencer Lapp, AIA to Senior Associates;

Bailey Topper, Kate Ives, AIA, Kelsey Odom, AIA, Liam Martin, Michael Levy Bajar, AIA, Tinglan Guo, AIA, and Zach Grzybowski to Associates.

We are very proud of our colleagues and look forward to seeing how their leadership will shape COOKFOX. Congratulations!