sekou cooke STUDIO

Sekou Cooke is an architect, researcher, educator, and curator born in Jamaica and based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the newly appointed Director of the Master of Urban Design program at UNC Charlotte and a recipient of the 2021/2022 Nasir Jones HipHop Fellowship at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Through his professional practice, sekou cooke STUDIO, he brings thoughtful processes and rigorous experimentation to a vast array of project types from public, non-profit, and residential works in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, to mixed-use projects and tenant improvements in California, to speculative developments locally and internationally.
Courtesy of Michael Barletta

Past Works

Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture

Courtesy of the AIA NY Center for Architecture, 2018, photo by Erik Bardin

Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture

Courtesy of SpringBOX, 2019, Saint Paul, MN, photo by Chad Holder

Syracuse Hip-Hop Headquarters

Courtesy of Isaac Howland, Syracuse, NY, 2021

ADU 1s and 2s

Courtesy of Sekou Cooke, 2021, Los Angeles, CA