We are pleased to announce the design of New York City Football Club’s new Elite Training Facility in Rockland County, New York – the first permanent home for the team. The project, consisting of one and a half regulation-sized grass fields, and a 25,000 square foot building, housing team offices, space for player rehabilitation and welfare, and other amenities, is planned for completion in early 2018.
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Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will join the notable jury of this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) which will be held from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The annual awards program celebrates architectural excellence and features accolades in 32 categories, including ‘World Building of the year’ and ‘Future Project of the Year.’ During her 19-year career with Rafael Viñoly Architects, Ms. Lamberti has led both master plan and building projects for academic, research, cultural, commercial and civic clients. She also oversees strategic planning and development for the firm, worldwide.
2016 World Architecture Festival
November 16 –…
On October 18, 2016, Satoshi Toyoda, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will participate in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2016 Conference, which will be held progressively across three cities in China: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. The conference will explore the impact – both positive and negative – of density, vertical growth, and concentrated urban infrastructure in China and around the world.
Joining a panel discussion titled ‘Integrating the Occupier Experience,’ Mr. Toyoda will discuss finding new ways to incorporate new technologies and changing work patterns into internal environments, in…Read More
In commemoration of its 125th anniversary, the editors of Architectural Record have chosen to honor 125 of the most important works of architecture built since the magazine’s founding in 1891. We are thrilled that the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Novartis Building 337 was included as one of the most significant works that defined architecture in our era. Read the story here, and find more information on the project here.
This past week, the last of 19 prefabricated structural modules was installed over the FDR Drive adjacent to The Rockefeller University River Campus in New York City. The modules are part of an expansion project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects that will provide the University space for growth, while maintaining the prized qualities of the site: a historic plan, architecture, and landscape. More information on this project is available here.Read More
This coming September, The Consulate General of Argentina in New York will celebrate Argentine Architecture and Design with a series of events co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter. Rafael Viñoly will open the month-long celebration with a keynote on September 8th, on the topic of consistent themes in his work that define a process-oriented approach and its diverse results.
Rafael Viñoly: Evolution and Continuity in a Half Century of Practice
September 8, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Consulate General of Argentina in New York
12 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Current construction view of The Rockefeller University’s River Campus Expansion, designed by Viñoly.
A new laboratory, educational and campus life facilities are accommodated in a horizontal expansion that bridges over the adjacent FDR drive and generously extends the University’s landmarked gardens to the edge of New York City’s East River. More information available here.Read More
The Viñoly-designed New Stanford Hospital at the Stanford University Medical Center in California is over three-quarters complete!
The new hospital’s modular plan can be easily adapted for a variety of uses and allows both for incremental expansion of the hospital building and a horizontal development strategy that complements the low-rise campus context of Stanford University and its Medical Center. View drone construction footage here.Read More
As part of the Viñoly-designed expansion of The Rockefeller University, a crane hoisted the first of 19 modular steel structural assemblies into place above the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive in New York City in the early hours of June 15th. Read The New York Times coverage here.
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The Planning & Placemaking Awards has selected the Cringle Dock Redevelopment of the Viñoly-designed Battersea Power Station Master Plan as the winner of its 2016 Planning Permission of the Year award.
The Planning & Placemaking Awards is a UK-based awards program that recognizes excellence in professional planning work, as well as associated fields such as legal services and stakeholder engagement. Entries are judged on the projects that improve the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of a community, as well as certain category-specific criteria. More information available here.Read More
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On Wednesday, June 29th, Viñoly Partner Andrea Lamberti will speak at CTBUH Philadelphia. Ms. Lamberti will explore how mixed-use residential towers in cities across the United States are becoming instruments of urban change – propelling neighborhoods in transition into active, vibrant communities, while minimizing the outward growth of city footprints. She will present three case studies in New York, Chicago, and Miami, and will illustrate how the City of Philadelphia can benefit from these urban market experiences.
Living High: From Bottom to Top
June 29, 2016
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rafael Viñoly on the design of The Hills at Vallco at this past week’s AIA Santa Clara Valley Panel Discussion.
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Want to learn more about the design and architecture of The Hills at Vallco?
Join us for an exciting discussion with AIA Santa Clara Valley and the architects of The Hills at Vallco this Thursday, June 23rd from 5:30-8:00pm.
Learn how the green roof responds to storm water management, seismic forces, heat load reduction, and delivers 30 acres of California native plants and oaks, hiking trails, and even a demonstration vineyard. Hear both Rafael Viñoly, FAIA and Laurie Olin Hon AIA, FASLA explain how the project delivers urban amenities, public spaces and a 30 acre green roof.
We are pleased to announce that the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate designed by Viñoly won the 2016 Society of American Registered Architects Award.Read More
Demolition has begun on a 1960s tower overlooking London’s Hyde Park to make way for the Viñoly-designed Marble Arch Place, a mixed-use (residential, office, and retail) development.
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Viñoly revamps an iconic Albert Kahn building in the Far West Side of Manhattan.
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CNN Style’s worldwide survey of the latest and greatest in bridge design names Laguna Garzón Bridge as one of the “12 Spectacular New Bridges That Break The Mold.”
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Rafael Viñoly sits down with the Financial Times’ Jonathan Margolis to discuss the slenderness of 432 Park Avenue.
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Viñoly is hiring qualified and motivated professionals to join our New York Headquarters and Washington D.C. local office. Visit our Archinect jobs page for more information on all of our current openings.
– Senior Interior Designer – New York, NY
– Performing Arts Project Manager – Washington D.C.
– Performing Arts Project Architect – Washington D.C.
– Mixed-Use Project Architect – New York, NY
– Digital Fabricator and Architectural Model Maker – New York, NY
– Senior Architect – New York, NY
For more information and images on the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, click here.Read More
Rafael Viñoly will give a talk at the Royal Academy in London about originality in architecture, the responsibilities of architects, and the challenges facing cities over the next few decades.
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The eighth-grade class of the Harlem Academy- an independent school that prepares bright motivated students from undeserved communities for success at top secondary schools- were tasked with designing a building for an existing New York City lot that could serve the community.
Working with Viñoly, students developed various concept designs before building a 3-D model, which had to consider function, aesthetics, structure, and sustainable design principles. The culmination of the assignment was a visit to Viñoly’s New York headquarters this past Friday, where each student presented his or her design and model to a panel of architects, answering questions and receiving…Read More
Superb new entry into WAN Education Award by Viñoly. With the goal of creating a truly integrated, world-class institution, New York University and the Executive Affairs Authority of the Abu Dhabi Government forged a partnership with in the Fall of 2007 to promote education, advanced research, and intellectual inquiry in the sciences and arts—the first such endeavor in Abu Dhabi and the Middle-East.
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In this event Rafael Viñoly talks with Owen Hopkins, the RA’s Architecture Programme Curator, about a range of topics, including the function of the originality in architecture, the public responsibilities of architects, the controversies that have surrounded several of his projects, and the part architects can play in overcoming the challenges facing cities over the next few decades.
Royal Academy of Arts (RA) Talk Series: Rafael Viñoly
31 March 2016
6:30 to 8 pm
The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London W1
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Planning approval has been granted to the Viñoly-designed Graphene Engineering Centre (GEIC) at The University of Mancherster. The £60m research and development facility will complement the University’s nearby National Graphene Institute; bridging the gap between academic research and the material’s commercial application.
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20 Fenchurch Street has been honored with this year’s Best Commercial High-rise Architecture London Award from the International Property Awards, a premier awards program that recognizes and rewards excellence in the field.
Designed by Viñoly, 20 Fenchurch Street breaks with common architectural expression by enlarging the floor plates at the top of the building instead of the bottom, creating additional public space at ground level and providing extra leasable floor area to the most valuable upper stories. Comprising thirty-two levels of Grade A office space and a double height ground-floor lobby, the tower is crowned by a three-level Sky…Read More
The New Stanford Hospital – an 824,0000 sq. ft. facility designed by Viñoly and currently in construction – will meet the latest seismic safety standards and house modular patient care facilities equipped with modern medical technology.
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Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Viñoly, recently contributed her expertise to the 2015 AIANY Grow Symposium, a one day conference in New York City geared toward emerging leaders in the profession seeking inspiration and knowledge from leaders who are reshaping their practices. Full video coverage of the day’s events are now available here.Read More
Take a look at recent construction views of the Viñoly-designed Laguna Garzón Bridge in Uruguay, which is currently under construction and slated for completion this November. This unique circular bridge – with round concrete pillars supporting two straight ramp sections and a central rotunda with two lanes of traffic sandwiched between two pedestrian walkways – was designed to slow circulation to minimize impact to the lagoon’s eco-system.Read More
Viñoly is proud to announce the completion of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute), a new 68,000 square foot building in Boston, Massachusetts designed by Viñoly. Located on Columbia Point, at the northeast end of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the United States government, invigorating public discourse, encouraging participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
On March 30th, President Barack Obama…Read More
At this year’s Building Museums 2015 – an annual symposium on the planning and management of museum building projects –Viñoly’s David Rolland will join a panel discussion that centers on the rejuvenation of museums and the integration of new and existing spaces. Using The Cleveland Museum of Art as an example, the panelists will discuss the $350M renovation and expansion, and its success from an owner’s and a designer’s perspective.
Building Museums Symposium 2015
215 Charles Street
Session: The Transformation Process: Bringing Together The Old And The New
Date: Monday, March 23rd, 10:30 AM – 12:00…Read More
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Regeneration Medicine Building, a 68,000 gsf, LEED Gold certified research facility is located on a steeply sloping site that provided unusual design challenges. Viñoly, working as Design Architect with SmithGroup as the Architect of Record, developed a terraced scheme that follows the curve of the site’s boundary street, and responds to researcher preferences by offering landscaped green roofs and open-plan laboratories with abundant natural light exposure. With its small footprint, this sweeping architectural gesture treads lightly on the site and adheres to green design principles. In a narrow location between a curving,…Read More
Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture for the closing of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘The Architects’ is a film by renowned artist Amie Siegel that cuts transversally through the city of New York, moving through ten architecture studios – beginning with Viñoly – unveiling the operational territories and landscapes of global architecture production. A singular visual unfolding, the film deploys silent conversations among the architectures, locations, objects and characters that inhabit the picture frame, raising questions of scale, agency and power. Parallel tracking shots through the working offices chart the office typology through sameness…Read More
This past October, Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Viñoly, spoke at the 2014 Municipal Art Society of New York City Summit. Ms. Lamberti’s talk examined how New York City’s life sciences research and healthcare institutions partner with the City of New York to stimulate economic development, create more livable public environments, and leverage intellectual leadership in achieving scientific and clinical breakthroughs. Ms. Lamberti presented the Stavros Niarchos Foundation- David Rockefeller River Campus, designed by Viñoly, as a recent example of this type of partnership.Read More
This past fall, Rafael Viñoly spoke at the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as part of the College’s featured guest lecturers for its inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) celebration. Mr. Viñoly ‘s talk aligned with the celebration’s focus on recognizing distinguished architectural works built in North and South America, by exploring the design, innovative form, and structural strategies of the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue.Read More
The University of South Carolina’s new Darla Moore School of Business opened to students and faculty for the start of the Fall 2014 semester. The 251,891 sq. ft. facility houses the school’s ambitious range of academic programs and showcases its commitment to sustainable enterprise and development. The building, which is currently tracking to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, boasts flexible and adaptable learning environments to bolster collaboration among the school’s 5,320 students, 150 faculty members and 100 support staff, as well as a range of spaces for collaborations and commemorative events.Read More
Viñoly is proud to announce the opening of 20 Fenchurch Street’s Sky Garden in London this January. The Sky Garden spans the top three floors of the distinctive new 62,100 m2 (687,000 sq. ft.) office tower and includes gardens, a viewing area, terrace, cafe, bar and restaurants. This unique public space was designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure, offering visitors an opportunity to experience London from a different viewpoint.Read More
Viñoly has been selected to lead the design of the University of Manchester’s new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). The new facility will be critical in the development of graphene – a one atom thick material that is 200 times stronger than steel – in commercial applications. The GEIC will complement Manchester’s existing National Graphene Institute (NGI), where over 200 scientists and engineers are dedicated to graphene and 2-D materials research. Together, the two facilities will develop Manchester’s and the United Kingdom’s knowledge base and reinforce their leading position in graphene research.Read More
Rafael Viñoly recently sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Alexandra Wolfe to discuss his design approach and how ‘good architecture elevates you.’
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Tomorrow, October 23rd, Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Viñoly, will speak at the 2014 Municipal Art Society of New York City Summit. Ms. Lamberti’s talk will examine how New York City’s life sciences research and healthcare institutions partner with the City of New York to stimulate economic development, create more livable public environments, and leverage intellectual leadership in achieving scientific and clinical breakthroughs. Ms. Lamberti will present the Rockefeller University Master Plan, designed by Viñoly, as a recent example of this type of partnership.
In its fifth year, the 2014 Summit will focus on the themes of Equity, Place, and…Read More
On October 6th, Rafael Viñoly, Principal and Founder of Viñoly, will join Kevin B. Mahoney, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Vice Dean for Integrative Services for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to speak at the 2014 Tradeline Facility Strategies Conference for Academic Medicine and Allied Health in Boston. Mr. Viñoly and Mr. Mahoney’s talk will examine the programmatic and financial drivers — from integrated-program capital planning strategies to trends in medical education that drive facility design and technology budgets — of Penn Medicine’s Jordan Medical Education Center, a…Read More
On September 30th, Chan-li Lin, Partner at Viñoly, will speak at the 2014 Healthcare Facilities Symposium + Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Lin — who leads research and healthcare projects at top tier academic medical centers for the firm — will join Bert Hurlbut, Vice President of Construction, New Stanford Hospital, and Erich Burkhart, Principal, Lee, Burkhart, Liu to present “Intersection of Science, Technology and Humanity – The New Stanford Hospital.”
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium + Expo, now in its 27th year, brings together designers, planners, construction and management teams in healthcare facilities. The Symposium provides a forum for…Read More
The Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) International Conference will take place this year from July 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Viñoly-designed David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the world’s first LEED certified convention center (LEED Platinum). Viñoly will be at the conference giving the following guided tours of the convention center and a presentation on the design of collaborative academic research facilities. We hope you can join us and we look forwarding to seeing you there.
Tour of David L Lawrence Convention Center*
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 4:15 PM-5:15…Read More
This past May, Viñoly hosted The Municipal Art Society of New York’s Idea’s for New York’s New Leadership talk. Over 250 guests joined policy makers, civic experts and city officials for a conversation on affordability, equity, resilience and the future of New York City. Speakers and panelists included: Carl Weisbrod, Chair, NYC Department of City Planning; Polly Trottenberg, NYC DOT Commissioner, Kyle Kimball, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation; Brad Lander, NYC Council Member; Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation; Mindy Fullilove, Research Psychiastrist, Columbia University; Steve Hindy, Cofounder & Chairman, Brooklyn Brewery; Founding Chairman,…Read More
Every year, a dynamic network of 40 organizations in the New York metro region come together to promote and facilitate international trade in the United States economy. Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Viñoly, kicked off the 2014 World Trade Week New York event with a keynote speech on using technology to grow businesses globally.
This past May, the Bronx County Hall of Justice, designed by Viñoly, was featured at the Moscow Architecture Biennale in an exhibit titled New York: Grid City. The exhibit, curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky and Intercontinental Curatorial Project, surveyed 13 New York City projects and explored how the City’s grid impacted their development, programming and form.
The University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, is one of 11 buildings to have won an RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Regional Award 2014. The Institute was also featured in BBC Radio 4’s May 8, 2014 broadcast of the ‘Inside Science program’.Read More
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (EMK Institute) designed by Viñoly announced it will open to the general public with a formal dedication in March of 2015.
The heart and soul of the Institute is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber with viewing gallery – a vivid expression of Senator Kennedy’s abiding commitment to public service. Senator Kennedy had a deep respect for the United States Senate and its unique role in our system of government. He believed that it has the power to make a positive difference in the lives and futures of…Read More
Viñoly is pleased to announce the completion of The Rockefeller University’s campus master plan, and the design of a new laboratory building, which will serve to support the University’s renown as one of the foremost biomedical research institutions in the world
In recent years, collaboration among research scientists has come to be considered more essential than ever. This is particularly true at The Rockefeller University, which since its inception has embraced an open structure to encourage collaboration between disciplines and empower faculty members to take on high-risk, high-reward projects. No formal departments exist, bureaucracy is kept to a minimum…Read More
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Farm Research Campus houses flexible, state of the art research laboratories as well as a conference center and support facilities, in an integrated structure designed to LEED Gold standards. Set into a gentle hillside on a 689-acre woodland site, the terraced building blends into its lush surroundings through an 18,000 square foot green roof that is the second-largest in the United States. Planted with native species of grasses, flowers and other plant varieties, the roof contributes to the overall project’s storm-water management strategy, which also employs retention ponds that help organize the…Read More
Chan-li Lin, Partner at Viñoly, spoke at the Healthcare & Real Estate 2014 Conference on April 8th, in New York City. Mr. Lin – who leads research and healthcare projects for the firm – joined national healthcare providers and real estate executives to discuss the most innovative healthcare real estate investment and development trends in 2014; new and unique types of debt programs for new investment and development; what roles equity investors’ play in today’s healthcare real estate arena; and the impact of fundamental changes in healthcare delivery on healthcare real estate and medical office buildings.
Mr. Lin has…Read More
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (“SEFA”) recently nominated Jay Bargmann, Vice President at Viñoly to serve on its Advisory Board. Mr. Bargmann has accepted with great enthusiasm.
SEFA was organized in 1988 to meet the needs of an important industry of lab designers and manufacturers of laboratory furniture. The Advisory Board consists of an elite group of laboratory design professionals who will share their knowledge with SEFA members, lab owners, operators, architects, contractors and others, to advance the goal of creating safe laboratory environments.
Mr. Bargmann has overseen the firm’s customized flexible laboratory bench, casework and furnishings systems, beginning with…Read More
As the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina nears completion of construction, the project has been the focus of several recent events in Columbia, SC.
This past March, over ninety members of the AIA Greater Columbia chapter toured the project, which is under construction and scheduled to open later this year. Led by Joyce Ignacio, project manager of Viñoly, the tour encompassed the 251,891 gross square foot building and provided members with an up-close view of the building’s innovative programs as well as its design, material selections and sustainable features and initiatives.
Ms. Ignacio…Read More
This past February, Rafael Viñoly spoke at The Skyscraper Museum as part of a lecture series offered in conjunction with its current exhibition: “Sky High & The Logic of Luxury.” Mr. Viñoly spoke on Viñoly’s exploration of innovative forms and structural strategies for several tower projects, including the design of 432 Park Avenue.
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Rafael and Diane Viñoly have redesigned the Park Avenue Armory’s annual art and design fair. This coincides with the fair’s broader geographical and historical curatorial concept as conceived by its new leadership, Artvest Partners, which has also re-named the event Spring Masters, New York.
Rafael Viñoly’s design for the exhibit booths centers on a hexagonal planning module that can be variably combined to encourage and accommodate an array of presentation strategies by the exhibitors. The booths are clustered in irregularly-shaped groups, yielding diagonal passages through the hall that are more varied and dynamic and ultimately more stimulating for the fair’s…Read More
In conjunction with its exhibition SKY HIGH & THE LOGIC OF LUXURY, The Skyscraper Museum presents a series of lectures and panel discussions by the architects, engineers, and developers of New York’s new characteristic form of super-slender ultra luxury residential towers.
Rafael Viñoly, founding principal of Viñoly, will be giving a lecture on the firm’s philosophy, and exploration of innovative forms and structural strategies of several tower projects, including the post-9/11 WTC competition, in which the collaborative design of the THINK team for a World Cultural Center was a finalist. The lecture will culminate with the the design of 432…Read More
MICHIGAN – The Van Andel Institute’s Phase II building has been awarded LEED Platinum status by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). A major fixture of Grand Rapid’s “Medical Mile,” the Institute was designed by Viñoly in 1997 as a phased-growth facility, expandable and adaptable to meet the changing needs of its team of elite researchers. Phase II added 240,000 square feet of new laboratory space as well as innovative environmental and service features that bring the building to the forefront of health sciences in the 21st century.Read More
The Van Andel Institute, a LEED Platinum-certified cancer research institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a flexible, phased-growth facility that encourages researcher interaction and can adapt to fit the changing needs of the research program for the private institute. An integrated team approach was taken in identifying sustainability goals early in the design process, providing a framework for the development of design solutions while always holding the client’s scientific research program as the primary overriding objective. Phase II of the project is one of a select few laboratory buildings in the United States to achieve Platinum certification level. Through…Read More
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is a multi-disciplinary environment that aims to inspire industry leaders, ranging from design firms to healthcare owners, to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space.
Viñoly’s partner, Chan-li Lin recently participated in a speaking engagement centered on the Viñoly-designed University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery – a LEED Silver hospital consisting of 1.2 million square feet and is recognized as one of the nation’s most modern clinical and surgical centers dedicated to specialty care and research in areas such as cancer,…Read More
Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Viñoly, joined a panel discussion at the Municipal Art Society’s Jane Jacobs Forum, moderated by renowned author and broadcaster, Laura Flanders. The panel featured leading women in the fields of architecture and planning, landscape architecture, development, community development, business and the arts: Deborah Cullinan of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Peggy Deamer of Yale School of Architecture, Gayle Farris or GB Farris Strategies Inc., Mary Miss of City as Living Laboratory, Laura Starr of Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, and Sheela Maini Søgaard of BIG Architecture, and Ms. Lamberti.
The lively discussion was centered…Read More
The University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business is slated for substantial completion later this year, and will open in late 2013. Viñoly’s design aligns with the university’s drive for sustainable innovation, forming a natural gateway into Columbia’s lnnovista Master Plan-a sustainable work and living community. The new facility will house the school’s ambitious range of academic programs and showcase its commitment to sustainable enterprise and development. The building, which is currently tracking to achieve LEED Platinum Certification – making it the largest energy efficient building in the state – boasts an efficient circulation scheme, offering more shared…Read More
Construction of the 432 Park Avenue tower designed by Viñoly is well under way. The new residential tower will rise to become a prominent feature of the New York City Skyline from its site on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. Inspired by the extraordinary qualities of the Manhattan city grid – which through its regularity and modularity both individual expression and flexibility can be achieved – the building is a slender, un-encumbered volume that rises to mark the geometric center of the City’s skyline. The project consists of residences beginning at 340 feet above grade, and two smaller…Read More
Viñoly is proud to announce the design of a new academic building for the Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. With over 100,800 students and a faculty of over 6,500 teachers, Universidad de Buenos Aires is the premier institution for scientific study and research in Argentina and the core of academic learning for South American nations.
The innovative building design responds to the site with an interior ellipse and infinity-shaped courtyards that were purposely carved out of the central atrium to protect the native trees that predate the development of the site. The building features an…Read More
Far from creating just electronic models, Building Information Modeling (BIM) encompasses many facets, including: technology, people and processes. Rather than using BIM as a technology applied to solve a problem, Viñoly applies it as a technology that can transform the design process, e.g., the reverse engineering of spatial data into modeling assets – just one example of the ever-evolving BIM process and its transformative potential.
For the design of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Viñoly was asked to replicate the U.S. Senate Chamber for the center of the Institute but was only given limited periods…Read More
432 Park Avenue, a residential apartment tower designed by Viñoly, is featured in the Skyscraper Museum’s exhibition: SKY HIGH, open now. The exhibition examines the recent proliferation of slim, tall residential towers in Manhattan, and is organized around a series of themes and projects, beginning with: a history of slenderness and examines the special engineering issues, wind tunnel testing, and damping devices against sway that must be designed for tall and very thin structures; how contiguous lots and air rights are assembled; options for optimizing floor plans and ceiling heights; and many more topics.
SKY HIGH runs through April…Read More
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attended the 121st Police Precinct Station House’s official dedication ceremony in Staten Island, New York this past week. The new station house, a project of the Department of Design and Construction and the New York City Police Department, is Staten Island’s first new precinct headquarters in decades, and the first police facility in New York City to seek LEED Silver certification.
“Over the past 12 years, we have made historic progress in fighting crime on Staten Island and across the entire city,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Today, we are…Read More
Viñoly is proud to announce the completion of the University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute New Building, which opened this past October. An innovative and architectural tour-de-force, the new 24,400 gsm building will serve as a single collaborative environment within a world-class facility designed to adapt to continued growth and foster interaction between mathematics research groups in Oxford.
The Mathematics Institute had originally been dispersed across four different sites when Viñoly was hired to design a new building for the department. The department’s existing buildings were significantly crowded and offered no further space for expansion, and its dispersed community was in…Read More
Design and fabrication are undergoing rapid transformation and are becoming much more closely linked than at any time in history, making a rapid convergence of the designer and the fabricator. To further its commitment to innovative design and to lead in the convergence of design and fabrication, Viñoly’s Computational Research + Design (CR+D) – a collective initiative composed of members of the firm with strong technical backgrounds – works to optimize the workflow among the different disciplines within the firm by introducing software exchange standards and through applied research in avant-garde digital design and fabrication techniques – with focus on: complex geometries,…Read More
Viñoly is pleased to announce the commission by Post Brothers – Philadelphia’s foremost innovative developer of residential property – to design the adaptive reuse of 1401 Spruce Street, an iconic tower located on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia, across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (also designed by Viñoly). The 21-story Classical Revival style tower with elaborately detailed terracotta cladding was designed by Joseph Kuntz in 1922, and served as the headquarters of the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company.
The transformation of 1401 Spruce Street respectfully preserves the existing facade while providing luxury…Read More
This past spring, Jay Bargmann, Vice President of Viñoly, gave a presentation titled ‘Flexible, Integrated Research Environments – A Systems Approach’ at both the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin, and at the Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The design and planning concepts expressed in these presentations are now being refined and developed into a book with the same title that will be published in late 2014.Read More
The International Herald Tribune’s new event: City Visionaries, serves to provide a forum for debate and the sharing of best practice for the visionary management and marketing of cities. Scheduled for May 2014 in London, the event will bring together some of the most influential and inspirational business figures, along with city leaders, designers, urban planners, academics and economic experts to address key issues.
City Visionaries held a launch event this September, which included a panel discussion joined by Rafael Viñoly and moderated by Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic of The New York Times. The theme of the discussion: The reinvention of…Read More
121st Police Precinct Station House received a Merit Award from Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2013 Best Global Projects Competition, an annual award program, dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and its designers in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Independent juries of industry leaders in design and construction judge twenty specialized categories, ranging from airports to sports/entertainment. And, judging of projects is based on five criteria, including: safety, innovation and teamwork.Read More
The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) Livable Buildings Award serves as a mark of distinction for commercial buildings. It is awarded each year to buildings that demonstrate livability, which we define as exceptional performance in terms of occupant satisfaction, resource efficiency, and overall design.
This year the jury selected the Viñoly designed – UCSF, Institute for Regeneration Medicine in San Francisco, as the winner of the 2013 Livable Buildings award. The project met the highest standards for providing healthy and productive indoor environments, and represent best practices for sustainability and overall design.
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies’ distinguished building awards program honors new and cutting-edge American design. This year, firstsite Contemporary Visual Arts – a striking museum in Colchester, UK designed by Viñoly – was the recipient of the program’s prestigious American Architecture Award.Read More
In its 26th year, the 2013 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is a multi-disciplinary environment that aims to inspire industry leaders, ranging from design firms to healthcare owners, to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. This year’s conference will be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago from October 1-3.
On the October 3rd session of the conference, Viñoly’s partner, Chan-li Lin will be participating in a speaking engagement titled ‘Hedging Your Bets: High Performance with High Stakes,’ which will be a discussion centered on the Viñoly-designed University of…Read More
This past June, Rafael Viñoly spoke at the Center for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Height and Heritage conference in London.
In concert with the conference’s theme of addressing unique challenges of building tall in historic cities, Viñoly examined how the 20 Fenchurch Street project breaks with perceived boundaries of common architectural expression while respecting and embracing its context within the historic London environment.Read More
Viñoly is pleased to announce that the firm was recently shortlisted for the New U.S. Embassy in Beirut.
The new Embassy site is located in Awkar, approximately 11 kilometers north of the city center and in close proximity to the existing Embassy. The new Embassy complex will include a chancery, support offices and utility buildings, a parking structure, Marine residence, representational housing, staff housing, access control facilities, and a community center.
More information is available on the U.S. Department of State’s website: state.govRead More
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s newly opened North Wing marks another milestone in its renovation and expansion project, scheduled for completion in late 2013.
The new North Wing galleries – flanked by the East Wing (opened in 2009) and West Wing (scheduled to open in December, 2013) – reinstalls the museum’s Pre-Columbian, Native North American, Japanese, Korean, and textile collections to the public.Read More
From June 13-15, Finland will play host to the 2013 Glass Performance Days (GPO) Conference – the largest international conference of architectural and solar glass. With new technology in glass constantly pressing forward, the conference provides a forum for specialists, individuals and corporations to discuss and explore cost-efficient innovations.
The GPO conference theme this year is: glass technology, design and sustainability. On June, 13th – the conference’s opening day – Charles Blomberg, Partner of Viñoly, will be giving a presentation, ‘Shear Transparency: The Making of the Kravis Center Living Room,’ featuring the structurally glazed multi-use pavilion of the Claremont…Read More
Wallpaper* Magazine – the celebrated global design magazine – recently released a short video featuring Rafael Viñoly on his thoughts behind the design of the new luxury residential tower 432 Park Avenue.
Offering a mix of high-end apartments, 432 Park Avenue will rise to an impressive 96-storey high slender structure, featuring elegant 1Oft by 1Oft square windows. The tower will be New York’s tallest skyscraper – as well as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Watch the video on wallpaper.comRead More
This year, the Center for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is holding its annual conference in London from June 11-13. In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, and Europe increasingly embracing the skyscraper – even in cities traditionally seen as ‘anti-tall’ – the conference will address the unique challenges of building tall in historic cities.
Rafael Viñoly will be giving a keynote speech on the June 12th session, with a presentation entitled ‘Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities.’ Mr. Viñoly will examine how 20 Fenchurch Street departs from perceived boundaries of common…Read More
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Gold certification to Penn State University, Millennium Science Complex (MSC) – a 291,000 gross square-foot research facility integrating the university’s Life Sciences and Materials Sciences departments and completed in 2011 – for its green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community.
“The success and importance of the Penn State University MSC is not a result of having achieved LEED Gold certification, rather it is a confirmation that the creation of a meaningful design holistically integrates sustainable technologies and environmental strategies,” said David Rolland, Partner of…Read More
Viñoly is being honored with an award from the Society of American Architects, New York Council (SARA NY) – an Award of Excellence in Civic Architecture for the 121st Police Precinct Station House, located in Staten Island, New York. This award is bestowed annually to a project that makes and important contribution to the public realm of New York City.
“Sitting between a quiet residential district and a heavily commercial street – Richmond Avenue, the Committee (SARA NY) particularly impressed at how the project both responded to the neighborhood with extreme sensitivity while creating a remarkable architectural statement in…Read More
Viñoly announces the official “Groundbreaking” of the New Stanford Hospital, as part of the Stanford University Medical Center: Project Renewal. This past Wednesday, May 1, University and medical center leadership gathered at an event to mark this milestone in the project’s construction and design, scheduled for completion in 2017. The new hospital will be open for patient care in early 2018.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, requiring a new, state-of-the-art facility, selected viñoly for its unique approach to health-care design. Rather than creating the typical base-and-tower hospital building, the firm proposed a modular plan that can be easily adapted for…Read More
This June, AIA New York is mounting an exhibition on active design in the United States in a range of scales to show how designers and architects in partnership with city and national governments are encouraging increased physical activity and greater attention to health in the built environment. The exhibition, entitled FitNation will include the Viñoly-designed Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
This year, the Center for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is holding its annual conference in London from June 11-13. In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, and Europe increasingly embracing the skyscraper – even in cities traditionally seen as ‘anti-tall’ – the conference will address the unique challenges of building tall in historic cities.
Rafael Viñoly will be giving a keynote speech for the June 12th session, with a presentation entitled ‘Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities.’ Mr. Viñoly will examine how 20 Fenchurch Street breaks with perceived boundaries of…Read More
Three Viñoly projects were selected for awards in the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), NY Council’s 2013 Professional Design Awards Program. In it’s 18th year, the awards celebrate meritorious architecture and design.
Our winning projects include:
Carrasco International Airport, recipient of the Gold Award of Excellence
firstsite Contemporary Visual Arts, recipient of the Silver Award of Merit
Cleveland Museum of Art, recipient of Silver Award of MeritRead More
This past February, David Rolland, AIA/NCARB, partner at Viñoly, participated in a panel discussion held at The Center for Architecture in New York City. The panel was sponsored and organized by New York City’s Department of Design and Construction, and focused on the use of geothermal heat pump systems in New York City building projects.
Citing the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Mr. Rolland illustrated the challenges and benefits of incorporating an open loop geothermal system, and how it was successfully integrated as part of a sustainable building project.
And in China on March 27, Andrea Lamberti, AIA/NCARB, partner at…Read More
firstsite Contemporary Visual Arts joins a shortlist of 19 buildings in the running for the prestigious 2013 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award: East.
The award program recognizes buildings that have high architectural standards, demonstrate sustainable credentials and make a substantial contribution to the local community and environment within the East of England region.
A regional jury will asses the shortlisted buildings with winners to be announced on June 12, 2013.Read More
This year, Architizer.com broke away from traditional award programs by partnering with the renowned Webby Awards to showcase the world’s best buildings to a broader audience online. Winners were selected in a two-stage process, shortlisted first by a global jury of 200+ thought leaders and luminaries. Each category had two final winners – one selected by the jury and a second one selected by Architizer’s own 1,000,000+ strong community of users and fans.
Viñoly received nominations in two categories: Ray and Dagmar Dolby Institute of Regeneration Medicine at UCSF, in San Francisco (Institutional category), and Carrasco International Airport, in…Read More
The Ames Family Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art opened to the public to great fanfare. The opening represents a significant milestone in the ongoing renovation and expansion that is scheduled for final completion in Fall 2013.
The Ames Family Atrium is the heart of the new design, a great, light- filled piazza sheltered by a soaring glass roof with a gently curved profile that spans from a new administrative wing. Supported by thin mullions, the roof appears to float above the original building. The space will be central to the museum experience by helping orient visitors and…Read More
After five years of preparation, the 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot Center for Care and Discovery opened to hematology and oncology patients, marking the hospital’s biggest expansion to date. An architectural and technological tour de force, the Center for Care and Discovery (CCD) uses design to foster collaboration and interaction among doctors, researchers, clinicians and staff to continue world-class science and medicine while putting the patient at the center of care.
The building was designed to accommodate continually changing medical technology and practices; in particular, the 18-foot floor-to-floor height and large 31.5-by-31.5-foot structural square grid, allowing for extraordinary level of flexibility…Read More
On February 4, 2013, students, faculty and staff joined University of South Carolina’s Business School‘s namesake, trustee and benefactor: Darla Moore in a topping out ceremony of the 251,891 square foot, six- story building in Columbia, South Carolina.
Viñoly’s new design aligns with the university’s drive for sustainable innovation, forming a natural gateway into Columbia’s recently completed lnnovista Master Plan-a sustainable work and living community. The new facility will house the school’s ambitious range of academic programs and showcase its commitment to sustainable enterprise and development. The building, which is currently tracking to achieve LEED Platinum Certification – making it…Read More
Architizer.com is an online architectural news and information source, and conducts an annual awards program, which includes a final jury stage decided through a public voting process. We encourage you to review and consider voting for our projects through the following links. Vote soon as the closing date is March 8, 2013!
Airports Category: Carrasco International Airport
Institutional Category: UCSF Institute for Regeneration MedicineRead More
Viñoly is pleased to announce that two of our projects: The Carrasco International Airport and the UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine – were nominated for the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards in the Airports and Institutional categories, respectively. The Clyde F. Barker Transplant House, University of Pennsylvania Health System has also received a special mention.
The Architizer website is an architectural news and information source, and this is the first year they have conducted an awards program which includes a final stage decided through a public voting process. We are honored to have made the short-list and have cast our…Read More
The Millennium Science Complex, a 291,500 square-foot research facility on the Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus, has achieved LEED Gold certification, in keeping with Penn State’s push for ecologically sustainable development on campus.
The building, which integrates the department of life sciences and the department of materials science and engineering into a single facility aimed at fostering synergy among the researchers, features an innovative structural solution designed to isolate vibration from materials science researchers and a comprehensive sustainable design approach that is achieving sustainable design and resource conservation goals.Read More
The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY will present the travelling exhibition The Landmarks of New York from June 24-September 4, 2012. The exhibition contains 90 photographs of some of New York’s more than 1,200 landmarks, including such architectural icons as the Woolworth Building, Rockefeller Center, the Plaza Hotel, the Brooklyn Bridge, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as less familiar sites such as the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, the Rockefeller Guest House, the Historic Street Lamppost, and the Little Red Lighthouse.
At the opening reception on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6 pm, Rafael Viñoly will join a panel…Read More
Viñoly is pleased to announce that five directors within the firm have been promoted to partner. The new partners represent leadership across all of the firm’s practice areas. Their appointment will support the firm’s growth and help shape its succession plan, and will further its commitment to reinvent institutional typologies and integrate the public realm into civic buildings and master plans.
With 30 years of experience, Charles Blomberg, Technical Director, leads the technical development of nearly every project within the firm. He oversees the translation of preliminary design concepts into highly articulated and…Read More
LEICESTER – Recently published by Ashgate, Geometry and Atmosphere: Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality discusses the complexity of building for the performing arts. Viñoly’s Curve Theatre in Leicester is one of six prototypes featured in the book. The book provides an in-depth study, exploring all stages of the project – from briefing, to designing, to managing the construction process.
As an anchor for redevelopment of the St. George’s Conservation Area in downtown Leicester, the Curve Theatre seeks to engage community life. To fulfill this mission, Viñoly turned the typical theater configuration “inside out,” exposing the production, construction, craft, and technical components…Read More
MEXICO – In Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers as Builders and Critics:, published by the Research Program at the end of 2011, at team of Mexican architects and urbanists led by Richard de Pirro take a long, close look at the informal settlements that are growing up around Mexico City and elsewhere. Calling them progressive developments for their open-ended quality, they analyze the settlement patterns and growth phases of a typical development. They call on governments and NGOs to facilitate rather than block their transformation into urban neighborhoods and offer detailed guidelines for doing so.
In the book, which represents…Read More
CLEVELAND – The second phase of the Cleveland Museum of Art is slated for substantial completion later this year, and will celebrate a grand opening in 2013. The original museum, built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, is situated at the head of a pastoral park landscape designed by the Olmstead Brothers. Many subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the order of the original plan. Viñoly’s two-phased plan brings a renewed sense of order and circulation to the museum complex and restores focus to the original 1916 building.…Read More
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems’ Perelman Center For Advanced Medicine has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Design Award of Special Recognition by the Pennsylvania SARA (Society of American Registered Architects) and was given an Honorable Mention in the Healthcare Sector by World Architecture News (WAN). This first phase of the three-phased master plan, completed in 2008 as a joint venture with Perkins Eastman, is a 1.3- million-square-foot ambulatory care and cancer center, designed to integrate the surgery, cardiology, imaging, and cancer departments of the UPENN health system…Read More
Viñoly is pleased to participate in the upcoming forum, Architecture: Art of Renewal, presented by The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Rafael Viñoly will be serving as a panelist in the forum, and will present two of our recent projects: The Cleveland Museum of Art and firstsite Visual Arts Facility in Colchester. On the panel will also be Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, who will present recent projects, including the Embassy of the United States, London. Cathleen McGuigan (Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record) will serve as panel moderator.
We invite you to join us this Thursday evening in New York…Read More
The Research Program of Viñoly published Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers as Builders and Critics. The book represents the culmination of a three-year research process organized and funded by the Research Program. In it, four teams of researchers analyze how residents are designing, building, and interpreting cities in the face of wrenching transformations. The cities chronicled in depth include examples from China (Shanghai and Shenzhen), Latin America (Bogota and Mexico City), and Indonesia (Banda Aceh). Shorter sections cover Lima and Rio de Janeiro. The authors show how residents respond creatively to environmental disaster, poverty, housing shortages, and surging urban population.…Read More
SAN FRANCISCO – The University of California San Francisco Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building received multiple awards from the AIA, the most recent being the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter 2011 Design Awards. This innovative project fosters strong interaction between researchers, and sets a high standard for new laboratories, recently receiving LEED Gold certification. The steeply sloping, narrow site provided many unique challenges to the team, who were able to successfully execute the project on an accelerated building schedule.Read More
CALIFORNIA -Viñoly’s Kravis Center at Claremont McKenna College in California has been named the 2011 Region’s Best Overall Project and Best Higher Education/Research Project by Engineering News Record. The Silver LEED-certified facility houses classrooms, space for five of the college’s research institutes, and features a series of terraced floors, large courtyards, and an all-glass outdoor “living room” in the center of the U-shaped buildingRead More
BOSTON – April 8, 2011 – Rafael Viñoly gathered this past spring with elected officials and members of the Kennedy family for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The historic project, situated on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, stands next to the existing John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, encouraging visitors to explore both buildings. The institute will house participatory educational programs designed to engage the public in our system of government and heighten awareness of the U.S. Senate’s role in the government. The foundations for the building…Read More