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10/5/20, 6pm - 7pm

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. 

Cohen’s guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that is important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This installment of Person Place Thing will be a conversation with Rick Cook, Founding Partner of COOKFOX Architects.

Ordinarily, this program takes place live, on-stage; but for the duration of the current crisis, we’ll live-stream our conversations.

For more information and to hear past episodes, visit

Rick Cook, Founding Partner, COOKFOX Architects.
Randy Cohen, Host, Person Place Thing

Rick Cook is a Founding Partner of COOKFOX Architects. Over the past 25 years, he has built a reputation for innovative, award-winning architectural design. For 14 years, Cook led the firm Richard Cook & Associates, where he cultivated a broad portfolio ranging from master planning to commercial and residential projects. In 2003, he joined Bob Fox to form COOKFOX Architects, based on a transformative vision: beautiful design guided by high standards of sustainability and a commitment to excellence enriched by the collaborative process. The firm’s work includes four LEED Platinum projects in New York City: the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, Skanska USA’s office in the Empire State Building, and both COOKFOX’s former and current office interiors. Cook is also the design architect for the first LEED certified Broadway theater, an award-winning neighborhood redevelopment in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and a visitor’s center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which received awards from the Boston Society of Architects and the AIA New York.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New YorkerHarpersThe Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman,” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle.

Organized by
Center for Architecture and Person Place Thing
10/5/20, 6pm - 7pm
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