Rod Knox

Principal, ROD KNOX ARCHITECT
Founded firm in 1980.
Board of Directors, Pro Bono Design, Open Space Initiative NYC 2012

LICENSE & REGISTRATION
RA Registered Architect NY
NCARB Certified for Interstate Practice

EDUCATION
M ARCH Harvard University 1976
B ARCH The Cooper Union 1975
B ART The Cooper Union 1970

VETERAN
US Navy 1961-65

TEACHING
Professor: Cooper Union: 1977 – Present
Selected other:
Series of Lectures on the Decorative Arts FIT 2010
Panelist: Black Space NYIT Symposium 2005
Visiting Critic: Harvard, City College, University of Pittsburg, Cambridge, Bartlett, AA, Universita IUAV di Venezia, Howard, Catholic University

HONORS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Partial List:
Durbin Grant, 2004
Dale Harris Grant, 2002
Graham Foundation Scholarship Grant
Peer Review: NYC DDC, 2001 & 2002
Community Board 9 “Open Space Planning”
Paris Vogue: East River In-Fill Project
NYS Governor’s Award Citation 1995
Guides Gallimard: NYC 1994 tours of NYC
NY Times Hudson Waterfront Project
Professional Excellence Award, Cooper Union
Distinguished Alumni Award, Cooper Union 1993
Pittsburgh Corning Design Award, 1991
Japan Architect: House for an Intersection
City College IRADAC Exhibit 1990
Speaker: NY Society for Ethical Culture
AIA Teaching and Practice” 1985
NY Construction News: Mayflower Award
Yale Exhibition East River Reclamation Project
Lotus International: Cubist House Project
Education of an Architect: Cooper Union Ed.
Window Room Furniture: Cooper Union Ed.
Skyline Magazine

SELECTED PROJECTS
RKA has completed a wide variety of projects in and out New York City and abroad . The firm is renowned for inventive solutions to difficult programs, budgets and time constraints.
Mayflower Pumping Station: $25M
Harlem-on-the-Hudson Esplanade: $5M
Bradhurst Redevelopment: block of 7 buildings: $30M
St. Albans Church
Aunt Lens Toy & Doll Museum Project
Boys Choir of Harlem School Project
1515 Broadway, 4 floos NY State Corporate Offices: UDC, DED and IDC,
McDonalds Fieldhouse: NYC Parks Dept.
The UN-City Project, 600-acre reclamation of the West channel in the East River, 1997
Riverwalk Retreat: Eco-lux Jamaican resort 2009
Apartment for Stargazer NYC 2012
As well, several restaurants and private residences.

CURRENT RESEARCH
Metamorphosis of Style: The 1893 Columbian Exposition and the 1936 Texas State Fair.
Brutalist Utopias and other Oxymoronic Concepts In Architecture.
Form Follows Philosophy: Beauty is Truth
Neoplasticism: An Idea That Fell Flat.
Dormant Strains: Byzantine, Islamic, Gothic
The Vesica: Gateway to Paradise
Caravaggio: Shadowy Plots and Dark Dramas
Feminine Form: Do women make better buildings?
Harlem: Boulevards of Bogus Dreams
Early Skyscrapers: The Tall Thin Towers of NYC
Architecture, Eloquence