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Sekou Cooke is a Jamaican-born, architectural practitioner and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and has taught architectural studios and seminars at New York City College of Technology, California College of the Arts, and Academy of Art University. Sekou received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, and is a licensed architect in the states of New York and California.

His current research centers around full-scale prototyping techniques and the emergent field of Hip-Hop Architecture


sekou cooke STUDIO grew out of Sekou’s commitment to architectural practice, which includes eight years of high-end residential and commercial design in New York and a further two years of multi-unit residential and mixed-use building design in San Francisco. Experiences as a project architect with Michael Davis Architects and Seidel/Holzman, and as a co-founder of slap.ink DESIGN COLLECTIVE shaped the identity of early practice.  Current trajectories occupy the overlap of professional practice and academic research.

We offer a full complement of professional architectural and interior design services including conceptual design, design documentation, construction administration and project visualization for residential and commercial project as well as large-scale developments.  Projects completed include retail and commercial spaces in the New York and San Francisco Bay Areas, residential and conceptual projects in Jamaica and Liberia, and competition entries across the country.

Our vision incorporates an alternative approach to design problems resulting in highly individualized solutions and an elevation of discourse within the design community.  A purity of material use and legibility; maintenance of our compulsive attention to detail; and a constant re-evaluation of standard design thought, all come together to keep this vision alive.