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Gregg Pasquarelli Weighs in on Glass-and-Steel Skyscrapers

“Yes, skyscrapers are large, but building dense, tall buildings close together, with high-quality public space, connected to mass transit, is the most sustainable thing we can do.”

Pier 35 Featured on Dezeen

For the rectangular site, the team created several gardens and a large, sloping metal screen that will eventually be covered with foliage. In the evening, the perforated structure is illuminated by golden light.

A New Staten Island Outlet Mall Intends to Defy the Retail Apocalypse

On Staten Island, [SHoP] has matched the outlet aesthetic with good-value design — durable and moderately stylish, with an occasional touch of flair (escalators sheathed in orange glass).

A ‘Goldfinger’ Car Highlights a Special Family Bond—James Bond

Bill and Chris Sharples, co-founders of SHoP, talk to A.J. Baime about their grandfather’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage. Photo courtesy Gordon Grant for the Wall Street Journal.

Benchmark School in Architectural Record

Questions concerning how students learn do not automatically suggest design solutions, but when the Benchmark School approached William and Chris Sharples, two of the founding principals of SHoP Architects, for help in the development of robotics as a teaching tool, they saw opportunity.

A 1980s Office Tower at 335 Madison Avenue Gets a 1920s Update

The plans, designed by SHoP Architects, call for a new lobby inside the atrium with different kinds of seating, plants and a whimsical sculpture by Takashi Murakami, along with a slew of new amenities.

SHoP Breaks Ground on Fulbright University Vietnam

A university campus designed by SHoP Architects has broken ground in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With the first phase of the project set to open in 2022, Fulbright University Vietnam will be the country’s first independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education.

SHoP’s Midtown Supertall Brings Terra-cotta and Bronze to New Heights

The tower stands out with a facade that incorporates three materials: terra-cotta, glass, and bronze ornamental work.

NYC’s Newest Condos Are Inspired by the Past

Still under construction, SHoP’s 86-story, 1,428-foot-tall 111 W. 57th St. is slender but still feels more substantial than its toothpick-ish glass neighbors on Billionaires’ Row.

Ayumi Sugiyama at Coast to Coast

SHoP’s Director of Cultural Projects, Ayumi Sugiyama, will participate in Coast to Coast, a panel hosted by Colony and Design Milk at NeueHouse Madison Square on June 11.