Cook, Jeffrey (Ross) 1934-2003
COOK, Jeffrey (Ross) 1934-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born June 26, 1934, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; died March 24, 2003, in Paradise Valley, AZ. Architect, educator, and author. Cook was a much-admired architect who was a pioneer is designing homes that were solar-powered, energy efficient, and better integrated into their surrounding environments. He graduated from the Manitoba University School of Architecture in 1957, and studied architecture further at the Pratt Institute. In 1961 he joined the faculty at Arizona State University, where he became a professor of architecture in 1972 and Regents' Professor in 1988. He was also the owner of his own company in Phoenix and helped to found the organization Passive Low Energy Architecture, as well as serving as an advisor to the U.S. government on energy policies. Cook was deeply interested in building structures that were energy efficient and designed to take advantage of the climate and environment of the area in which they were built. When he completed his own home in Arizona in 1968, he found fame for his innovative use of solar energy. Cook was the author of several books on architecture, including Passive Solar (1978), Anasazi Places (1992), and Seeking Structure from Nature: The Organic Architecture of Hungary (1996).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Writers Directory, 18th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 2003.
Independent (London, England), March 31, 2003, p. 20.