Warren Jacob Cox, FAIA, earned a bachelor's degree and master of architecture from Yale University and worked as the technology editor for Architectural Forum from 1961 to 1962. He worked as a designer for the Washington, D.C., architecture firm Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon from 1962 to 1965 before establishing Hartman-Cox Architects in 1965 with George Hartman. The firm's practice areas include office and institutional buildings in urban or historic settings such as the Euram Building, Market Square, the Georgetown University Law Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., as well as many university libraries and professional school buildings nationally. The firm has been honored with numerous design awards, was named Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects in 1988, and was honored with the American Institute of Classical Architecture firm award in 2006. Cox was the recipient of the 2006 Centennial Award given by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Institute of Architects.