Bob Fox

Terrapin Founder

Bob Fox is a highly respected leader in the green building movement, whose work has advanced ideas of urban sustainability and design excellence. His projects have set new precedents in scale and strategic impact, establishing him as an influential voice in the architectural profession, the business community, and in service to the public sector.


Bob Fox A founding partner of Fox & Fowle Architects, Bob guided that firm to a prominent position of national leadership in sustainable high-rise building and urban design. Among 30 major projects completed in New York was the influential 4 Times Square – Condé Nast Headquarters, which set new standards for energy efficient high-rise buildings. Beginning in 1999, Bob directed a team that created New York City’s landmark Residential and Commercial Environmental Guidelines for Battery Park City, which will eventually result in over 5 million square feet of LEED Gold buildings. In 2003, Bob Fox joined with Richard Cook to form Cook+Fox Architects, a firm devoted to creating beautiful, environmentally responsible high-performance buildings.

In 2006, Bob was named a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council for the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, which has championed the ambitious PlaNYC initiative. In 2006 Bob also received the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest honor, a Leadership Award for service to the green building community. Among other accolades, he has received the New York City Council’s inaugural “Big Green Apple” Award for Environmental Leadership and the prestigious Urban Visionary Award from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Bob serves as an advisor to a number of projects and institutions, including the World Trade Center development team, the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University, and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. He was the founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council New York Chapter and is a member of the “Green Team” for Interface Corporation. He has also served as a board member for De La Salle Academy since 1995. He has lectured at forums including the National Building Museum, the American Institute of Architects, and Yale University. Bob received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University, and he and his wife Gloria live in Manhattan and the Hudson River Valley.