2008 Bybee Prize Awarded to Henry N. Cobb
The Building Stone Institute, one of the country’s longest serving natural stone trade associations, has awarded its 2008 James Daniel Bybee Prize to Henry N. Cobb, FAIA, in honor of the legacy of his work and excellence in the use of natural stone. Cobb will receive his award at a ceremony being held Friday, May 9 at The Fairmont in Dallas, Texas.
Cobb is a founding principal of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Architects. Throughout his career, he has coupled his professional activity with teaching, as lecturer and design critic at numerous schools of architecture, including those at Princeton, Columbia and Yale Universities.
Additionally, Cobb is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. During his career, he has received a number of awards for his achievements, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture and the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education.
Projects for which Cobb has been a design partner include: the John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976); the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston (1998); the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia (2003); and the Regional Headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City (2008).
Named in honor of James Daniel Bybee, a long-standing member of the Building Stone Institute, the Bybee Prize is awarded to an individual architect for a body of work executed over time and distinguished by outstanding design and the use of natural stone. Past winners have included Cesar Pelli, Lawrence Halprin, Malcolm Holzman and Paul Frieberg. MD