Henry N. Cobb

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Henry N. Cobb
Born April 8, 1926 (age 92)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Phillips Exeter Academy
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Architect

Henry N. Cobb (born April 8, 1926, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American architect and founding partner with I.M. Pei of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City.

Early life

Henry N. Cobb was born on April 8, 1926. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


Cobb is an architect. Additionally, he was the chairman of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University from 1980 to 1985.[1] He has received honorary degrees from Bowdoin College and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In 1983, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and become a full Academician in 1990.

Cobb won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's 2013 Lynn S. Beedle Award.[2]

Personal life

Cobb lives in New York City and North Haven, Maine.[citation needed]

Notable buildings

U.S. Bank Tower (center), Los Angeles (1990)

Some notable buildings for which Cobb has been principally responsible include:


  • Profile of Henry N. Cobb provided by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  1. ^ Harvard Design Magazine suporters Archived 2009-07-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "2013 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner"

External links

  • Cobb bio on official website of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • Thomas Farragher: Special Report on the Boston Globe; "The Hancock at 30" includes Henry Cobb audio slideshow (paywalled)


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