The Office of the Future
“In these ‘between spaces,’ we forge natural connections with daylight and vegetation,” Chris Sharples says. “The building begins to breathe.” Such healthful environments, with an abundance of fresh air, send a message about a company’s commitment to its staff’s wellbeing.
SHoP Wins 2021 Best of Practice Award
SHoP Architects has been at the forefront of architectural practice for decades—not just in terms of design caliber, but perhaps more importantly in redefining design process. Their model of practice demands that project tools, methods and modes of delivery evolve, and they expertly wield this arsenal to execute complex, ground-breaking work.
9 DeKalb Avenue Becomes Tallest Structure In Brooklyn
9 DeKalb Avenue has passed a milestone in its way to becoming the first supertall skyscraper in the outer boroughs. The 73-story residential tower recently surpassed the 720-foot roof height of Brooklyn Point, giving it the title of the tallest structure in Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, 9 DeKalb Avenue will stand 1,066 feet tall and yield 425 rental apartments and 150 condominiums.
Justin Davidson Reviews 111 West 57th Street
SHoP’s 111 has been in the works for years, of course, and if you think it may be a sumptuous relic in a post-pandemic age of modesty, the tea leaves suggest otherwise. Soon, a skyscraper so scrawny you can practically see around it will be framed by the next generation of fat colossi coming to the neighborhood around Grand Central. One Vanderbilt is already there, patting the Chrysler Building on the head like a kid brother. SOM’s 175 Park is on the way. KPF’s 343 Madison isn’t far behind. And they will not be the last. No tower will be the last, biggest, or tallest for long, but this one might be the best.
Ace up the Sleeve
After two decades in the same space, a Washington, D.C., law office began contemplating a change. A new office building by the late Helmut Jahn rising on Pennsylvania Avenue presented an enticing alternative. The firm contracted New York’s SHoP Architects for early programming and test fits, and when 184,000 square feet across eight floors of Jahn’s building were ready, the firm was ready for them.
Collins Arch Wins Victorian Architecture Award
After a recent visit from the jury, Melbourne’s Collins Arch, a collaboration between SHoP Architects and Woods Bagot, was awarded the prestigious Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture.
Work Continues on New Academic Building at FIT
Excavation and foundation work are progressing on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in the Garment District of Chelsea.
On the Importance of Collaboration & Curiosity
With projects ongoing around the world, from Sydney to Botswana, designboom spoke with all seven of SHoP’s principals. Read the thoughts of Christopher Sharples, Angelica Trevino Baccon, Gregg Pasquarelli, Dana Getman, John Cerone, Coren Sharples, and William Sharples
Uber Delivers a Surprise—San Francisco’s Best New Public Space
Uber’s new headquarters in San Francisco’s Mission Bay shows that sometimes disruption can be a good thing.