Wendy Cox teaches architecture at Norwich University and previously at Yestermorrow Design-Build School, Auburn University and Southern Polytechnic State University. She has been recognized for her work in green design, socially responsible architecture and energy efficiency. She continues as a 'guest critic' at Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and has been a critic at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Ms. Cox received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. She became a registered architect in 1996 and continues with her private practice specializing in sustainable design projects. Her design entered in the international design competition for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA was awarded recognition by the jury. Her competition boards are archived at the Memorial and her work was exhibited in a show at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. She has exhibited her art work in shows at the University of Colorado, Denver and at the Nexus Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, earning a first prize in a show at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Ms. Cox interned with the internationally known architect, Eisenman Architects and her participation in projects during that internship is listed in several publications including the Progressive Architecture January 1990 Awards Issue. She was the recipient of the Christie Prize for Earth Stewardship at Norwich University in 2001 and continues her interest in environmental issues through lecturing on topics including complexity theory and architecture at conferences both here and also in Soeul, South Korea and Udine, Italy. She is also the co-adviser for the NU Green Building Collective and helped in the planning of the recent VEC conference at Norwich University.
Most recently she was awarded a Faculty|Student Summer Research Fellowship in 2005 where she took two Norwich University students to Australia to see the work of Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt’s work and participate in a permaculture workshop run by persons trained by Bill Mollison. In 2006, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the NKS (A New Kind of Science) Summer School sponsored by Stephen Wolfram Research in which she investigated 3D branching algorithms using Mathematica and gave a lecture on her results at the 2007 NKS Conference in a paper titled ‘Paradoxical Appropriations.’ In 2008, she received the Dana Category I award for excellence in research, teaching and university service.