David Chipperfield Architects
Introduced by Billie Tsien
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.
David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.
David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.
Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.
Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.
Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.
7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street