Darin C. Cook


“Architecture is ultimately about placemaking — the most meaningful places elicit a deep sensorial experience that connects us to the environment and becomes part of our memory.”

Darin C. Cook is passionate about design, placemaking, and material exploration and development. He leads residential, academic, and institutional projects, including Wolf Point, a transformative placemaking project central to the large-scale revitalization of Chicago’s riverfront. A Fulbright Scholar in the former Yugoslavia, Darin’s greatest satisfaction comes from translating conceptual ideas into built form. He takes pride in mentoring junior colleagues and working with students in the art and craft of architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.

Favorite Building: The Therme Vals in Switzerland — a beautiful place that elicits a profound multisensory experience.