Grimshaw Architects: Via Verde
Lecture at Arnolfini: Wednesday 19 March, 18:30.
As part of the Architecture Centre's season of events focusing on housing, this lecture by Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman at Grimshaw Architects, will discuss a number of public projects developed under New York's Design Excellence Programme.
Included in this is the RIBA International Award winning mixed-use and affordable housing development, Via Verde in the Bronx. This project was also shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize and features in the Architecture Centre's current exhibition RIBA International Awards.
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Mark Middleton, partner at Grimshaw in London, has been facing the Brexit decision's aftermath like many of his architecture-compatriots—with positive pragmatism. While many architects and design professionals strongly supported "Remain", they have little choice but to #keepcalmandcarryon, while carefully reevaluating how ties with the European Union could affect business, as well as London as a design capital.
Middleton joins Amelia Taylor-Hochberg on One-to-One to sort through the current mood for practitioners in the UK, and the effects Brexit could have on architecture projects and policy in the years to come.
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Recorded: November 24, 2009
Andrew Whalley, partner in charge of Grimshaw’s New York office presents the firm’s recent and current work, including EMPAC (The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), Via Verde, and the Fulton Street Transit Center.
Founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Grimshaw is an international practice with permanent offices in London, Melbourne, and New York. Grimshaw’s worldwide presence and commitment to sharing resources between offices allows the firm to approach each project with a collective knowledge base and shared aesthetic. Each city’s workforce is made up of a balanced mix of staff originating from the London office and staff who have joined the firm in each city; this blend ensures the continuity of Grimshaw’s design culture while enabling the firm to respond to uniquely local contexts. The firm’s work has been the recipient of numerous AIA, RIBA, and World Architecture awards and has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
Grimshaw established the New York office because “our contextually sensitive design culture demands geographical and cultural knowledge. We believe that our best architectural responses are created when we understand the wider context within which our designs take shape, and when we are able to interact with clients, sub-consultants, and peers on a frequent and personal basis.”
Andrew Whalley has been an instrumental part of Grimshaw since the earliest days of the practice, and has been Partner in Charge of projects in diverse sectors including education, performing arts, transportation, and workplace. His award-winning projects include the International Terminal at Waterloo, the Eden Project in Cornwall, and the redevelopment of the historic Paddington Station in London. He is currently Partner in Charge of Grimshaw’s New York office, which is one of eight architectural practices selected for major public projects under Mayor Bloomberg’s design excellence program. The New York office’s current portfolio ranges from the renovation of the 1939 Aymer Embury New York Pavilion as part of a redevelopment of the Queens Museum of Art, to the new Fulton Street Transit Center, part of the regeneration of downtown Manhattan. The Industrial Design Group recently completed the New York street furniture contract. Whalley oversees all live projects in the Americas.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall Fountain: Design Inspired by Nature Andrew Whalley, Grimshaw Architects
Responses by Amale Andraos, Lise Anne Couture, and Laurie Hawkinson, Columbia GSAPP From Grimshaw Architects: "Design Inspired by Nature will explore a series of themes that explain biomimicry, biophilia, ecosystems and other natural phenomena through the work and research done within the Grimshaw studios. Nature has long been a source of inspiration for the architectural solutions which have brought acclaim to the practice, and it is this close but not always obvious connection that are imparted within. Design Inspired by Nature is at once documentation of Grimshaw’s nature-inspired projects and a representation of the unique presentation of the practice’s current work." Sponsored by the Steel Institute of New York