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.

9 DeKalb’s Superstructure Soars Past Halfway Mark In Downtown Brooklyn

Construction has passed the halfway mark on 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn and the Outer Boroughs’ first supertall.

Essex Wins AIA Regional & Urban Design Award

The 2021 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

A New Home for the International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing

The three-story, 40,000-square-foot arts center by SHoP Architects with an interior designed by Gensler is the ICP’s third home and the first to house both its educational facilities and curatorial spaces since its original location on Fifth Avenue.

SHoP Designs a Green Energy Plant for the Queens Waterfront

The plant would generate power from the East River, as well as via solar and geothermal energy, and serve as a green energy source for the nearby Queensbridge Houses. It also includes a new pedestrian bridge from Long Island City to Roosevelt Island.

A Deep Dive into Environmental Innovation at Atlassian HQ

At the heart of the project are three ambitious targets for lowering emissions compared to a standard office tower: running the building off 100 per cent renewable energy, reducing the operational carbon by 50 per cent and reducing the embodied carbon by 50 per cent.