University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Glenn Cook records,

1972-1979, undated



Collection Summary

Creator Cook, Glenn
Title Glenn Cook records,
Dates 1972-1979, undated
Abstract Glenn Cook is a landscape architect and educator. He began his career at the firm Stewart E. King & Associates in San Antonio, taking ownership of the firm in 1978. Cook maintained a part-time consultation practice from 1978 to 2010 during his 32-year tenure at Mississippi State University (MSU). The collection consists of project files and drawings, primarily from the 1970s in the San Antonio area.
Identification COOK Accession No(s): 2010017, 2010029, 2011011
Quantity .08 lin. ft. manuscript material, 164 sheets drawings
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of Glenn Cook (1940 - )

Glenn Cook is a landscape architect and educator. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in June 1940, and moved to Louisiana with his family as a child. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University in 1964. Cook served on active duty in the Army from 1964 to 1966, and served from 1966 to 1971 in the active reserves as commander of a construction engineer company. He resigned at the rank of captain, then went on to teach at MSU from 1978 to 2010. Cook received a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Mississippi in 1986.

Cook began his career in landscape architecture at the firm Stewart E. King & Associates in San Antonio, taking ownership of the firm in 1970. In 1978, he took a teaching position with the Department of Landscape Architecture at MSU. During his 32 years at MSU, he maintained a part-time consultation practice, which he continues today. With co-author Carolyn Peterson, Cook received the Alamo Award from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for a 25-year master plan for the Alamo buildings and grounds in 1979. Cook published a book, Innovative Outdoor Recreation Developments, with the National Recreation and Park Association in 2000.

Cook is active in both professional and civic organizations. With the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), he served as president of the Southwest Chapter from 1975 to 1976, president of the Texas Chapter from 1976 to 1977, president of the Mississippi Chapter from 1995 to 1996, and was inducted into the Council of Fellows in 1997. Cook also has ongoing leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America, Kiwanis International, and the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, Mississippi. He is married and has three sons.


Scope and Content of the collection

The collection consists of two series: Project Files and Drawings. The Project Files series contains a plan for the Alamo buildings and grounds and plans and specifications for the Spanish Governor's Palace Park in San Antonio. The Drawings series consists of architectural landscape drawings mostly done in collaboration with Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners. Projects are primarily from the 1970s in the San Antonio area.


 

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: Project Files and Drawings.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in The University of Texas Online Catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings
Creator (persons):
Cook, Glenn, 1940-
Subjects:
Landscape Architecture--Texas
Spanish Governor's Palace (San Antonio, Tex.)
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Document types:
Architectural drawings

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenn Cook records, Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Drawings processed by: Donna Coates

Paper processed by: Donna Coates


References to works by or about Glenn Cook

Cook, Glenn, Innovative outdoor recreation developments : case studies of public parks and recreation, Ashburn, Va. : National Recreation and Park Association, 2000.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series A: Project Files

box folder
1 1 Spanish Governor's Palace Park, plans and specifications, February 1976
1 The Alamo: Master Plan Report for The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, May 1979



 

Series B: Drawings

Subseries Abstract
The Drawings subseries entries are indexed by client name when known, otherwise by project name. The term "drawing" includes both original works (such as pencil on trace paper, or ink on tracing cloth) as well as copies (such as sepia prints, blue line prints, etc.).
Project name: Casa Villita. Site development.
Date on drawings: 1977
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cohagen residence. Site development.
Date on drawings: 1974
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
Client: Cohagen, William L. (Mr. and Mrs.)
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Forest Lake Estates. Site development.
Date on drawings: 1974
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
City: Dallas
County: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hotel Plaza Nacional. Site development.
Date on drawings: 1977
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: James E. Anderson Park
Date on drawings: 1976
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Kingsville Neighborhood Park
Date on drawings: 1972
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
City: Kingsville
County: Kleberg
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Peterson residence [unbuilt]
Date on drawings: 1970s
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Client: Peterson, Franics K.D. (Dr. and Mrs.)
City: Dallas
County: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Ranch on the Pedernales. Conference Center. Site development.
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Robb residence. Site development.
Date on drawings: 1974
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
Client: Robb, Charles (Mr. and Mrs.)
City: McLean
County: Fairfax
State/Province: Va.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Brooks Memorial Garden, Argyle.
Date on drawings: 1974
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
City: Alamo Heights
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Spanish Governor's Palace Park
Date on drawings: 1975, 1976
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Six Mile Creek
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wulff house
Date on drawings: 1974
Primary archt/firm: Glenn Cook
Collaborators: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners
Client: Wulff, Anton
Street address: 107 King William Street
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.