SHoP Featured Twice in List of NYC’s Most Iconic Towers

Two recent SHoP supertalls, The Brooklyn Tower and 111 West 57th Street, take their place alongside the Empire State, Chrysler, Metropolitan Life, Seagram and Woolworth buildings in this curated list of timeless New York City classics.

Facade Installation Nears Completion at FIT

Facade installation is nearing completion on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s ten-story New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot structure is engineered to LEED Gold standards and will yield classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights.

Youtube HQ Underway In San Bruno

SHoP Architects has done several projects for Google, including the conceptual Charleston East plan and collaboration with the Downtown West master plan. The firm writes, “the YouTube Headquarters is designed to be an anti-icon, a building that puts people first.”

Hudson’s Site: Most Significant Detroit Project in Decades

Hailed as the most significant development in the city of Detroit in decades, the redevelopment of the Hudson’s site into a mixed-use development earned the project a 2023 CoStar Impact Award for commercial development of the year in Detroit, as judged by a panel of local industry professionals. The real estate firm founded by billionaire Dan Gilbert is in the process of remaking the site on Woodward Avenue into a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development complete with offices, destination retail, event spaces, public rooftop amenities, an activated public plaza and a soaring tower that, at 685 feet, would be the second-tallest in the state.

Pier 17, a 12-Year, 168-Person Project

Recently, the team at SHoP Architects responsible for Pier 17 in New York City—the award-winning reimagining of the South Street Seaport neighborhood—sat down to discuss their 12-year effort from idea to full build. They are all still at SHoP and have become project leaders across the organization. The team includes Angelica Trevino Baccon, Scot Teti, Andreia Teixeira, Sean Bailey and Clinton Miller.

Uber HQ Wins 2023 AIANY Design Award

The AIA’s oldest chapter has announced the winners of the 2023 AIANY Design Awards. While all the submitting architects are members of the New York chapter of the professional organization, not all of the projects are located within the five boroughs, the Empire State, or even North America.

Celebrating Eight of Melbourne’s Great Buildings

In the context of financial pressures to maximise floor areas and without any legislative impediment to do otherwise, Collins Arch has still achieved a level of civic contribution and quality that is disappointingly rare in contemporary city development. The scheme optimises its occupation of a whole city block to address each street differently, setting up localised responses suited to different scales, contexts and uses. The strategy delivers true ground-plane porosity, creating multiple public routes throughout the site, and a variety of dwell spaces that cleverly navigate a major level change from Collins Street down to Flinders Lane.

Collins Arch: Best Tall Building in Australia

The groundbreaking complex in downtown Melbourne, comprising a hotel, residences, workplaces and an active network of new public spaces, was celebrated with several major awards—among them Best Tall Mixed-Use Building in the world and Best Tall Building in Australia—by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the international authority on all things skyscraper.

111 West 57th Street Wins CTBUH Awards

At its recent annual conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat awarded several honors to our recently completed project 111 West 57th Street. The celebrated tower, the third highest in New York City, won worldwide notice as Best Tall Residential Building and Best Tall Building over 400 meters.

SHoP Named 2022 American Prize Laureates

The annual award, established in 1994, is given to an office or practitioner in the United States who has “emblazoned a new direction in the history of American Architecture with talent, vision, and commitment” and who has “demonstrated consistent contribution to humanity through the built environment and through the art of architecture.” Previous winners of the prize include Norman Foster and Michael Graves.