Simone De Conno, AIA
Simone joined COOKFOX in 2004 and has since worked on a wide range of projects. Beginning with Skanska USA’s LEED Platinum Headquarters in the Empire State Building, he went on to design One Congress Street, a proposed mixed-use complex in Boston, MA. He then worked on Live Work Home, a prototype for affordable, sustainable urban infill solutions that was named a winner of the international design competition “From the Ground Up” in 2008. Simone has contributed to 300 Lafayette Street and 512 West 22nd Street, both new Manhattan office buildings inspired by biophilia, as well as 150 Charles Street, a high-end residential building in the West Village. More recently, he has worked on a large mixed-use development at St. John’s Center in Manhattan, a private home in the Hamptons, and 760 Madison Avenue, which will be the future home to the Armani flagship retail space and residences.
Currently, Simone is project manager for the renovation of the historic Cable Building, a nine-story Beaux Arts building designed by McKim, Mead & White and located at 611 Broadway.
A native of Tuscany, from a young age Simone was inspired by his home’s human-scale architecture, connection to nature, and attention to detail and craftsmanship. He spent summers in his father’s construction company learning how things work together and sometimes how they don’t. He studied architecture in Florence, and he broadened his horizons by continuing his education in the US. Here at COOKFOX he feels blessed to be part of a team of talented professionals inspired by biophilia, committed to sustainable design, and dedicated to shaping a better future for our children.
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, Master of Science in Architecture, 2008
- New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, 2006
- Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, School of Architecture, 2004