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Spatial Design

Nina Cooke John


Studio Cooke John Architecture + Design

New York, United States

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Nina has always been inspired by the creativity she witnessed in her homeland: the art of people transforming everyday limitations into innovative solutions. She imbues this spirit of innovation into every design project.

Nina began her professional career working on the designs of cultural institutions with Voorsanger and Associates and Polshek Partnership (now Ennead) before moving on to retail design, corporate offices and custom residential construction with Reddymade Design. She now runs her own architecture practice, Studio Cooke John.

Nina earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. She now teaches at Parsons School of Design.

Her work was recently featured in Dwell Magazine’s “13 Extraordinary Women in Design and Architecture You Need to Know” and the Center for Architecture’s exhibition, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture.




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