Henry N. Cobb is a founding principal of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, based in New York City. During the six decades since his firm was established in 1955, his practice has embraced a wide variety of building types in cities across North America and around the world.
Throughout his career, Cobb has coupled his professional activity with teaching, most intensively during a five-year term (1980-85) as Studio Professor and Chairman of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he continues to teach occasionally as a visiting lecturer.
Cobb is a recipient of the Gold Medal for Architecture, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Hypostyles, a site-specific exhibition designed by Cobb will open in the SCI-Arc Gallery on Thursday, April 2, 7pm with a gallery talk featuring Cobb and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss, followed by an opening reception.