Gilbert D. Cooke, FAIA

Gilbert D. Cooke, FAIA

Professor, Undergraduate Architecture, and Dean Emeritus

Phone: 619-684-8762


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Office Location: 3rd level, Old Main

Research Interests: Neuroscience and architecture (Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, or ANFA), vernacular architecture and design

Design and Teaching Philosophies:Teaching architecture is about people first and the celebration of individual project and client identity; that of and human social groups; and is built on the common denominators of both historic and new ideas that ground both order
and form. It is the marriage of aesthetics, technology and science; is always changing; and is accepting the foibles of the moment amidst the enduring quality of that which defines the best of our built environment. Teaching is an art of gentle persuasion; distinguishing subjectivity from facts, fostering emulation without imitation; and instilling the joy of knowledge and discovery. I will, with great confidence, enhance this approach to life and education as I enter my final years of this most gratifying profession through continued research and as current vice-president of the Academy of Neuroscience and Architecture as well as through the diversity of ideas generated by this multidisciplinary group of esteemed colleagues.

Education: Gilbert Cooke studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his first two years and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with a B.Arch. He then attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he earned his M.Arch.

Honorary Degrees/Awards/Memberships: Honorary M.Arch. from NewSchool of Architecture and Design; fellow of the American Institute of Architects; National Board Member and Officer, NAAB and NCARB; visiting scholar at UCSD (present); chair of the Maryland Architecture Registration Board

Additional Information: Current President of ANFA; member of the East Village Association Board of Directors; officer of the NewSchool Foundation; thesis mentor; Yantalo Foundation consulting architect