Friday, January 6, 2012
Offices of Allied Works
12 West 27th Street, 18th Floor
Allied Works is an interdisciplinary architecture and design practice that operates from offices in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Founded by Brad Cloepfil in 1994, the practice has been defined by a deep concern for the landscape, human experience, and craft, as well as the preservation and enhancement of the public realm.
In 2003, Allied Works established an office in New York after receiving the commission to re-design 2 Columbus Circle for the Museum of Arts and Design. Other projects have included the NYC Loft, a major urban residence in Lower Manhattan, and the Dutchess County Residence, a suite of buildings including a main house, guest house, and private gallery located on 350 acres. The opening of the Main House in early 2012 will complete the estate, which features landscape design by Michael van Valkenburgh, site-specific façade installations by Doug Aitken and Mel Bochner, land works by Jeppe Hein, Franz West and Roxie Paine, and several furniture designs by Allied Works.
In November 2011, Allied Works completed the Clyfford Still Museum, a single-artist institution devoted to the life and work of the 20th century painter.
Currently, Allied Works is working on a variety of projects at all scales. Among these are the design for the National Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, Alberta, a 135,000 sf performance, education, exhibition, and production space dedicated to advancing Canada’s musical heritage, which is scheduled to open in 2014. In collaboration with Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, the practice is also completing the Vancouver Community Connector, a 14-acre urban park and freeway cap in Vancouver, Washington, just north of the Columbia River. Additional major works include master planning and a major building redevelopment for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a master plan and new facilities for Sokol-Blosser Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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