Person Place Thing with Rick Cook, FAIA

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Person Place Thing Horizontal LogoOn April 27, COOKFOX Architects and the Center for Architecture will host a conversation between architect Rick Cook and former Ethicist columnist for The New York Times, Randy Cohen, in a live recording of the radio show and podcast Person Place Thing. Cook will tell us about a person, a place, and a thing that have shaped his work on sustainability, social equity, and well-being in the built environment. The evening will also feature performances by electric guitarist Nicky Barbato.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the conversation will begin at 6:30pm. Guests will be invited to explore the COOKFOX studio before and after the conversation.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great speakers.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the 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. In 2010, his first play, The Punishing Blow, ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything, was published by Chronicle.

Rick Cook is the founding partner of COOKFOX Architects, a firm devoted to creating environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. For 14 years, Rick led Richard Cook & Associates where he cultivated a broad portfolio, including The Center for Well-Being at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY. In 2003, Rick formed COOKFOX and its work includes the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the visitor’s center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and the Neeson Cripps Academy in Phnom Penh. Currently, Rick is designing the new Marymount School building that will set a new standard for sustainable education environments, a workplace building along the Hudson River Park for Google which has opened a stretch of West Houston Street to the sky for the first time since 1932, and supportive housing for seniors in the Bronx, designed to passive house standards.

This event will be recorded for broadcast on Northeast Public Radio. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit PersonPlaceThing.org.


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