Lecture: Skyscrapers and Beyond

May 2nd, 2014

Bob Fox, who has designed more than 30 skyscrapers including the highly sustainable Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, will present “Skyscrapers and Beyond,” an illustrated review of his work and current explorations, on Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall.

Cofounder and one of two partners in COOKFOX Architects in New York City, Bob Fox is known for his passion for environmentally responsible design. He is one of the founders of Terrapin Bright Green, an environmental consulting firm, and served as an advisor to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. He also has contributed to numerous civic initiatives, for example, as member of the Interface Dream Green Team, Chair of the GSA Green Team, and as an Advisory Board member of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University.

In addition to designing the Bank of America Tower, the firm has won awards for the Henry Miller’s Theatre, a neighborhood development in the South Street Seaport, and a visitors’ center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. The Condé Nast Building/4 Times Square building, designed by Bob’s previous firm, Fox & Fowle, won a 2001 National Honor Award for Design, the highest award given by the American Institute of Architects.

Bob Fox’s talk is part of the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, one of many programs offered by the Essex Library. Please call the library at (860) 767-1560 to register for this free event. Sponsored by Centerbrook Architects, the lecture series is in its sixth season.

Photo by COOKFOX