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Rodney Mims Cook Jr

Founder and President, National Monuments Foundation


Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He is a scholar of the American Academy in Rome. At the age of 15, he initiated the campaign to successfully save the 5000+ seat Fox Theatre and in 1974 was a White House intern. He is a Founding Trustee of The Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Architecture and organized the design and construction of the Princes’ Olympic Games Monument in Atlanta with Anton Glikine, et al. He is a charter signer of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Cook is the founder and president of the National Monuments Foundation, an organization that choreographed the design and construction of the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. He is on the boards of directors of the Fox Theatre Incorporated, the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD, The Scott Room at the United States Senate, National Building Museum, Washington DC, Mr. Cook’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes and USA Today. The National Monuments Foundation is currently focused on rebuilding Historic Mims Park and preserving the legacy of Vine City on the Westside of Atlanta.

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