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Architect , educator

John William Cox, American architect, educator. Recipient Donaghy award excellence in design, 1974; Innovationsin Housing citation of merit, 1981. Designer of housing and health care projects, commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States. member of faculty School Architecture, U. Houston, 1983-1986.


Cox, John William was born on January 10, 1950 in Cleveland. Son of Nelson Henry Junior and Margaret Elizabeth (Negrelli) Cox.


Bachelor of Science, Kent State University, 1974. Master in Architecture, University Michigan, 1975. Master of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1995.


Design assistant Richard Fleischman Architects, Cleveland, 1975-1976, Don Hisaka and Associates, Cleveland, 1976-1978. Designer Caudill Rowlett Scott, Houston, 1979-1981. Senior designer Pierce Goodwin Alexander (Linville), 1981-1984.

President John Cox Design Associates, Inc., 1984-1987. Senior designer Sikes Jennings Kelly & Brewer, 1987-1988. Vice president Schneider Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988-1990.

Project manager Gunn Levine Associates, Detroit, 1990-1996, Hines Interests, Detroit, since 1997. Lecturer University Michigan. Member faculty School Architecture, University Houston, 1983—1986.

Design juror Rice University, Kent State University, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University. Real estate development manager General Motors Renaissance Center and General Motors Detroit Riverfront Plz. and Promenade.


  • Achievements include architectural designer/project manager for healthcare projects for Karmanos Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Detroit Medical Center Facility Master Plan, Mercy Health Systems Saline Community Hospital, Branch County Community Health System. Residential developments in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, Omaha, Maui, defense (F-15) projects in Saudi Arabia. Unbuilt conceptual designs for Schlumberger Offshore Drilling Prototype, Chiles Drilling, Texas Commerce Bank Prototype Branch Facility, Farm Credit Bank of Texas Headquarters.

    Development project manager for Detroit Medical Center Corporate Headquarters, Detroit, General Motors Global Headquarters, Detroit.


Member of faculty School Architecture, U. Houston, 1983-1986.


Married Mary Jo Tims, December 17, 1977. Children: Elyssa Marie, Shaun William, Britain Thomas.

Nelson Henry Cox Junior

Margaret Elizabeth (Negrelli) Cox

Mary Jo Tims

Britain Thomas Cox

Elyssa Marie Cox

Shaun William Cox