Bob Fox, AIA

Partner Emeritus

Portrait of Bob Fox.
Portrait of Bob Fox.

Bob Fox is one of New York City’s most highly respected leaders in the green building movement. Widely recognized for leadership in sustainability and design excellence, Bob’s work has established him as an influential voice in the architectural profession, the business community, and in service to the public sector. In 2003, Bob joined with Rick Cook to form COOKFOX Architects, a firm devoted to creating beautiful, environmentally responsible high-performance buildings. The firm is best known for its design of the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the first commercial skyscraper to receive LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council and the second tallest building in New York City.

The only architect on the Mayor of New York City’s Advisory Council for the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Bob joins other sustainability experts and public policy advisors in guiding the Mayor’s ambitious goals for the future of New York City. Bob has also served on the MTA’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability. Additionally, he is the Founding Chair and current member of the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council/NY Chapter, the Founding Chairman of the GSA Green Building Advisory Committee and a GSA Peer Reviewer, a member of the Interface Dream Green Team, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the USGBC Center for Green Schools, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Bard University’s MBA in Sustainability program, and Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. Bob also served on the President’s Councils of both Scenic Hudson and Cooper Union, and has been a prominent member of De La Salle Academy’s Board since 1995.


  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1965
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture, 1973

Honors & Awards

  • Gotham Giant Award, Museum of the City of New York, 2009
  • Rachel Carson Environmental Award, Natural Products Association, 2008
  • Leadership Award, US Green Building Council, 2006
  • Big Green Apple Award, New York City Council, 2006
  • Urban Visionary Award, Cooper Union, 2002