Zach Craun, LEED GA, WELL AP

Senior Associate

Portrait of Zach Craun.
Portrait of Zach Craun.

Zach joined COOKFOX in 2012 and has since applied his knowledge to a wide range of projects. His past work includes 150 Charles Street and the renovation of the new home for the De La Salle Academy, an independent middle school in New York City for academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged boys and girls. He also worked with Footprint Power on a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Salem, MA. The smaller, more efficient facility will allow mixed and industrial uses on the rest of the 65-acre site, including a 7-acre community park.

Currently, Zach is working on a 73-unit residential building at 100 Vandam Street in Manhattan, which incorporates the adaptive reuse of an existing brick warehouse. He is also designing a 380-unit residential building in Tampa, Florida, which is part of a 52-acre master plan slated to be one of the world’s first WELL and LEED ND Communities. Recently, he helped lead the LEED, WELL, and Energy Star certifications for the studio’s new office at 250 West 57th Street.

At COOKFOX, Zach values the firm’s dedication to creating architecture that emphasizes context, craft and environmental responsibility. In addition to his architectural contributions, he heads the firm’s AIA 2030 Committee and the COOKFOX Green Team, both internal groups responsible for implementing sustainable practices. Outside of the studio, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the De La Salle Academy and the Fontainebleau Association, as well as an active member of the Urban Green Council.

Prior to COOKFOX, he worked with Schwartz/Silver in Boston, where he worked on academic buildings, libraries and campus plans, as well as both local and federal government projects.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, 2004
  • Boston Architectural College; Boston, MA, Master of Architecture, 2009
  • Columbia University GSAPP; New York, NY, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, 2012
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