20 Fenchurch Street achieves the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL Building Standard Core Precertification – the largest building in the United Kingdom to ever achieve this recognition. This is the second key milestone in the wellbeing journey of this distinctive building in London that achieved the WELL Health and Safety Rating earlier in the year.
IWBI is the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people-first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard and WELL ratings, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational…Read More
33 years ago today, the Jury of the International Architectural Design Competition for the Tokyo International Forum awarded First Prize to Rafael Viñoly.
Viñoly’s proposal for the pre-eminent arts complex – one of the most daring structures ever built in Japan – is fully accessible to the public yet sheltered from the frenetic pace of its urban surroundings and hosts a variety of global exchange and cultural events. The complex’s dramatic Glass Hall consists of two intersecting glass and steel arcs, which enclose a vast central lobby and is composed of seven stories above ground and three below. The…Read More
On November 3rd, Rafael Viñoly Architects Principal and Lead Designer, Rafael Viñoly will give a talk at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales on the design of flexible academic and institutional laboratory and scientific buildings that support collaboration and innovation.
The event will be held in the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Cero + Infinito building (featured here) a sustainable, trapezoid-shaped building housing the classrooms, research laboratories and administrative offices of the university’s departments of Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. The building innovatively responds to the site which it occupies and provides occupants with…Read More
On November 1st, Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner and 2022 AIA New York President, Andrea Lamberti will moderate a panel discussion on how New York City and the greater region have slowly increased their resiliency to coastal storms and their impacts ten years after Hurricane Sandy, and what is needed now to create a resilient future that adapts to climate change — from coastal storms to extreme severe heat and extreme rainfall — and ensure the well-being of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Organized by the AIANY and the Regional Plan Association, this forward-looking event aims to…Read More
In celebration of its 12th year, Archtober has launched a BloombergConnects Guide highlighting the month-long festival of architecture’s activities, programs, and exhibitions across New York city’s five boroughs.
The new guide includes 277 Fifth, a 55-story tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects to maximize exposures on all residential floors, providing views and daylight on all sides. The tower’s centralized building core and perimeter columns ensure that each residential floor is column-free, allowing flexibility of layout on each floor. Defining characteristics of the building include glass and transparency, and one of the most distinguishing features is a series of…Read More
Yesterday, we welcomed students from Columbia University’s MS Real Estate Development program to our New York City office for a talk given jointly by Bruce A. Menin, Principal of Crescent Heights, and Rafael Viñoly, Principal and Lead Designer of Rafael Viñoly Architects.
The talk, part of the program’s ‘Architect and Developer Dialogues’ course led by adjunct professor Raquel Ramati, focused on the property development, and the concept and design of NEMA Chicago, an 896-foot-tall rental residential tower developed by Crescent Heights and designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects.
NEMA Chicago features residential units throughout the building that benefit…Read More
277 Fifth receives LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the 55-story tower was designed to maximize exposures on all residential floors, providing views and daylight on all sides. The tower’s centralized building core and perimeter columns ensure that each residential floor is column-free, allowing flexibility of layout on each floor. Defining characteristics of the building include glass and transparency, and one of the most distinguishing features is a series of double-height, open-air loggias designed…Read More
On October 11, Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner and 2022 AIA New York President, Andrea Lamberti will participate in a panel discussion at ‘Beyond Territories – Made Make Making’ an exhibition and symposium organized by the AIA Hong Kong and the Center for Architecture (AIA New York).
Lamberti and fellow panelists will explore how the demarcation between geographical territories has become less distinct for architects working in different countries and across different cultures with the advancement of technology, and particularly the enforced rapid deployment, acceptance, and usage of some of them during the pandemic.
越界 – 回憶 實現 變進 /…Read More
We are saddened by the passing of Katharine Lee Reid, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art (2000–2005) this past September.
One of Reid’s leading accomplishments during her influential leadership at the Cleveland Museum of Art was the launch of an 8-year, $320 million expansion and renovation master plan designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. The transformation restored the institution’s original 1916 Greek Revival building to its intended prominence in a composition that connects it to and celebrates an addition by architect Marcel Breuer through two new gallery wings that resolve the Museum’s circulation and enclose a new light-filled…Read More
These recent images show the construction progress of the Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the new Justice Complex will house 24 Courtrooms (2 Civil, 10 Criminal, and 12 Family), Hearing and Mediation Rooms, Grand Jury, and Jury Assembly spaces. Courts Administration, the Hudson County Prosecutor, the Surrogate, and the Sheriff’s Department will also have office space in the building. Amenities will include a 75-seat public cafeteria, a self-help law library, a children’s play area, and training spaces for staff.
40% of the total project construction has been…Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner Andrea Lamberti will participate in a panel discussion on September 20th at the Citizen Sustainability Summit in New York City, which is being held during the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC.
The discussion, hosted by the Danish Association of Architectural Firms and in partnership with the AIA New York, will address two main themes: urban growth, city planning and sustainability, and how to transform cities successfully; sustainable buildings and how to reduce environmental impact to the built environment.
Exemplifying sustainability and transformation is The Rise (shown…Read More
Earlier this month, Rafael Viñoly Architects Director Stephanie Tsang joined fellow members of the National Medal of Honor Museum project team for a panel discussion organized by CREW Forth Worth, an active, non-profit organization is dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. The discussion centered on the planning, design, and construction of a world-class museum devoted to commemorating and preserving the stories of recipients of the nation’s highest and most prestigious military honor, the Medal of Honor.
Currently under construction in Arlington, Texas, the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed National Medal of Honor Museum encompasses…Read More
This coming Friday, September 2, Rafael Viñoly will give a talk on Uruguay’s coastal development challenges and opportunities at the 2022 Architecture and Urbanism Forum in Canelones, Uruguay.
Organized by Arquitectura y Diseño magazine and promoted by the Canelones Municipality and its Investment Promotion Agency, the forum will focus on the transformation, development, and explosive growth over the past 20 years of Ciudad de la Costa, a coastal city in the Canelones Department.
Rafael Viñoly: Paisajes Urbanos, Paisajes Rurales
September 2, 2022, 7:15 pm UTC
Foro de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2022
Km. 18, Av.…
Billionaire Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tara Loader-Wilkinson spoke to Rafael Viñoly about his career in architecture, work ethos, and design philosophy for the August 2022 edition of the magazine. The story, which also highlights Viñoly’s master plan and residential work, including Marble Arch Place and The Bryanston, Hyde Park in London, is on newsstands and available online now.
Read the profile online here.Read More
125 Greenwich Street, a 912-foot tall residential tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and located in New York City, is featured in The Skyscraper Museum’s new exhibition: RESIDENTIAL RISING: Lower Manhattan since 9/11.
The exhibition focuses on the increase of lower Manhattan’s population over the past twenty years – notwithstanding the catastrophic events of 9/11, as well as the financial crisis of 2008 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 – through the growth of tall and generally slender residential buildings that have transformed the skyline, and the conversion of older office buildings into apartments. The exhibition also includes…Read More
The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, located in a newly constructed tower developed by Flag Luxury Group and designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, opened to receive guests and visitors today, July 26th.
Rising 580-feet above one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the hotel’s 250 guestrooms include 19 suites, with an additional 16 one and two-bedroom penthouse residences – all defined by an abundance of natural light and sweeping city views. The hotel features renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, including unique culinary venues, a rooftop bar, a spa and fitness center, a large public garden, and open terraces with greenery and…Read More
Earlier this July, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Model Shop Team gave members of the Model Makers Guild of New York a tour of the firm’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
Guild members learned about how the firm’s in-house fabrication of concept, alternative and exhibition models, and full-scale physical mock-ups using CAD/CAM techniques and meticulous hand craftsmanship supports the design process. Members were also taken through the firm’s 1,370-square-meter (4,500-sq. ft.) facility housing advanced 3-D printing and CAD/CAM equipment as well as traditional assembly and wood-shop space.
The Model Makers Guild of New York was established in 2019 and is a community…Read More
On Thursday, August 4th, Rafael Viñoly will join Kevin B. Mahoney, CEO, Penn Medicine, for a conversation at the Vanderbilt University’s 16th Annual Healthcare Design and Construction Symposium.
The discussion, moderated by Sanjiv Gokhale, Vanderbilt University Professor and Engineering Endowed Director of Construction Management, will center on the planning, design, and delivery of innovative healthcare facilities, citing examples such as Rafael Viñoly Architects’ phased expansion of the Penn Medicine Complex, consisting of an ambulatory care and cancer center; a biomedical translational research facility; a faculty office building; and a fully integrated medical education center…Read More
On July 19, celebrated pianist Kirill Gerstein will perform on the Maene-Viñoly Concert Grand Piano at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. The performance, which will also be broadcast live on Medici.tv, will mark the debut of a new instrument featuring a curved ergonomic keyboard developed jointly by architect Rafael Viñoly and master piano maker Chris Maene.
Piano Recital: Stravinsky, Schubert & Liszt
July 19, 2022, 11:00 am
Verbier Festival 2022
Église de Verbier
Chemin de l’Église
1936 Verbier (Bagnes)
Full festival program and tickets available here.Read More
Rafael Viñoly and master piano maker Chris Maene have developed the Maene-Viñoly Concert Grand – a unique 21st Century evolution of the grand piano. The instrument’s curved ergonomic keyboard matches the natural sweep of a pianist’s arms rotating from the shoulders and facilitates effortless playing across all registers. The keyboard’s radial arrangement is extended to strings that fan out over a much larger soundboard augmenting the instrument’s capacity for nuance, clarity, and power.
Viñoly, an avid amateur pianist whose own experience and close friendships with master pianists, has sharpened his awareness of the instrument’s biomechanical demands and inspired his idea…Read More
In Voices of Design Leadership: Insights from Top Collaborative Design Firms, a new book authored by Ken Sanders FAIA and published by Wiley, Rafael Viñoly shares stories, insights, and projects from his remarkable career as a first-generation immigrant to the United States, and perspectives on the architectural profession’s traditional scope of services.
The new book seeks to educate, inform, and inspire a new generation of diverse design leaders. Sixteen profiles on luminaries in architecture, interior design, planning, and research are featured with stories and projects from their own professional journeys and their paths to design leadership success.
Located between Franklin and Leonard Streets in New York City, 101 Franklin is a full redevelopment of a 16-story office building built in 1948. The transformation by Rafael Viñoly Architects for Columbia Property Trust features a reimagined exterior enclosure designed to improve the quality of the office environment, increase the visual connection between the interior and exterior, and strengthen the office plan by articulating the noble grid of the existing utilitarian structural frame.Read More
We welcomed students from Uruguay’s Universidad de la República – Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo to our New York City headquarters today for a tour and presentation by Román Viñoly on Rafael Viñoly Architects’ design methodology and diverse portfolio of work, including current commercial, residential, mixed-use, cultural, sport and transportation projects in North America, South America, and Europe.
It was a pleasure to meet the students and we wish them all the best in their studies and future endeavors!Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner Andrea Lamberti will speak at the 18th Laborrunde Symposium: Building Laboratories Today That Will Work Tomorrow, on June 2 in Berlin, Germany.
Ms. Lamberti will give a presentation on the design, planning, and innovative construction of The Rockefeller University, Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus, a new laboratory, educational and campus life facilities that are accommodated in a horizontal expansion that bridges over an adjacent parkway in New York City and generously extends the University’s landmarked gardens to the edge of the East River. She will also highlight the fit out…Read More
Installation of Amaris’ curtain wall is almost complete, and landscaping of a new 1.5 acre public park adjacent to the building is underway as seen in these recent construction images.
Located in Washington D.C., the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed 12-story, 96-unit, residential building serves as a portal to The Wharf, a more than 3.2 million square foot, world class, mixed-use development along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River. The building’s curvilinear form allows for highly flexible interior layouts, expansive views, daylight deep within each residential unit, and creates a recognizable and distinctive form along the waterfront.
Learn more…Read More
Presented by the National Medal of Honor Museum and Foundation, Mission Inspire is a podcast that explores the history and legacy of the Medal of Honor and features interviews with notable guests who uphold this tradition.
Rafael Viñoly spoke to host Mo Barrett in the most recent episode about the concept behind the new National Medal of Honor Museum and how its design helps to support the Museum’s mission to commemorate and preserve the stories of more than 3,500 recipients of the nation’s highest and most prestigious military decoration.
Set in a five-acre tranquil landscape in Arlington, Texas,…Read More
On May 18, Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner and 2022 AIA New York President, Andrea Lamberti will give opening remarks at the inaugural Climate Change and the Role of Cities Conference organized by the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization and AIA NY and co-sponsored by UN-Habitat and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The conference will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will feature a cross section of thinkers, stakeholders and representatives from across the globe for an exchange of case studies on planning for climate change and a discussion of the critical role…Read More
Stanford Hospital receives LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the 824,000-square-foot healthcare facility blends humanity with technology to revolutionize the patient experience. The seven-story medical building meets new earthquake safety standards and features a modular plan that 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.
Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner Andrea Lamberti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, will begin a new role on January 1, 2002, as the president of the AIA New York, the largest AIA component in the country. Lamberti’s new role was celebrated this past Thursday at AIA New York’s 2022 Board Inaugural, where Immediate Past President Kenneth A. Lewis, AIA, passed the gavel to her. In her new position, Lamberti will set the direction for the organization in the coming year, with plans to encourage practitioners to leverage the profession’s capacity for lifelong learning to do better, working together to build…Read More
On November 5, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jay Bargmann will speak at the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association’s (SEFA) 32nd Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Ft. Lauderdale.
Bargmann will give a presentation on the design, planning, and innovative construction of The Rockefeller University, Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus (2020 SEFA Lab of the Year Award Winner), a new laboratory, educational and campus life facilities that are accommodated in a horizontal expansion that bridges over an adjacent parkway in New York City and generously extends the University’s landmarked gardens to the edge of the East River.… Read More
On October 29, Rafael Viñoly Architects will virtually present two academic projects to the judging panel of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards at WAF 2021.
Sebastian Goldberg from the firm’s Buenos Aires office will present the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales – Pabellón II, and David Hodge from the firm’s New York City Headquarters will present The Rockefeller University, Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus, respectively.
Both projects were shortlisted earlier this year and will now compete in the award program’s Higher Education and Research – Completed Buildings…Read More
Curtain wall installation is underway at the Amaris, a 12-story, 96-unit, residential building in Washington, D.C., as seen in these recent construction images.
The Amaris will serve as a portal to The Wharf, a more than 3.2 million square foot, world-class, mixed-use development along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River. The building’s curvilinear form allows for highly flexible interior layouts, expansive views, daylight deep within each residential unit, and creates a recognizable and distinctive form along the waterfront.
More information on this project available here.Read More
Beginning on Wednesday, October 13, Rafael Viñoly will share his thoughts on the current state of the architectural discipline, its evolution, approaches to education, and future challenges in a four-part online conversation series organized by the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, CPAU Professional Council of Architecture and Urbanism and the SCA Central Society of Architects.
The series, held over the course of 4 weeks, will be broadcast live in Spanish and moderated by Ana Rascovsky, Berto González Montaner, María Jesús Huarte, Hernán Maldonado and Tristan Dieguez.
THE STATE OF THE ART
The Rockefeller University Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus has been awarded the 2021 International Architecture Award in the Schools and Universities category. Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, The International Architecture Awards honors building and urban planning projects worldwide that stretch the boundaries of architecture.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the River Campus features a new laboratory, educational and campus life facilities that are accommodated in a horizontal expansion that bridges over an adjacent parkway in New York City and generously…Read More
On August 11, Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will join a diverse group of industry thought leaders for The Center for Health Design’s webinar, Intersections: Where Healthcare Will Happen.
Environments where people receive healthcare have been evolving for decades, with fluctuations between concentrated environments of care to disperse sites throughout the community. However, recent events have demanded that healthcare delivery and spaces be radically rethought – people will more often receive healthcare at the intersections of where they live, work, and learn.
The webinar will explore where these intersections exist – now and in…Read More
Construction on the superstructure of the Amaris progresses as shown in these recent photos.
Located in Washington D.C., the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed 12-story, 96-unit, residential building serves as a portal to The Wharf, a more than 3.2 million square foot, world class, mixed-use development along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River. The building’s curvilinear form allows for highly flexible interior layouts, expansive views, daylight deep within each residential unit, and creates a recognizable and distinctive form along the waterfront. The building will also include 16,000 square feet of retail space at street level that will open out to…Read More
The Texan recently reported on The National Medal of Honor Museum’s fundraising progress and projected groundbreaking date.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the new Museum will be dedicated to commemorating and preserving the stories of more than 3,500 recipients of the nation’s highest and most prestigious military decoration and will be set in a five-acre tranquil landscape with 25,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art Education Center, conference and event space, and an outdoor amphitheater for ceremonies.
Read the full story here.Read More
1185 Broadway’s exterior construction hoist has been dismantled and the tower’s façade installation is nearing completion as reported in a recent New York Yimby feature.
Located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, the 580-foot-tall tower will be home to the City’s newest Ritz Carlton Hotel, featuring 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees.
Read the full story here.
Photos: Michael T. YoungRead More
On June 23, Rafael Viñoly will be the next guest on Kirill Gerstein Invites, a series of online forums with leading thinkers led by internationally renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein and hosted by the Kronberg Academy.
Viñoly will speak on his design approach and contributions to the built environment, his passion for music and a groundbreaking piano project he has been designing and developing and explore from this unique perspective how the “Design Process” may differ from the “Creative Process” and how Architecture, Design and Music really are related.
On Design: In Architecture, Objects and Music
This past Friday, May 21, Rafael Viñoly was appointed as an Honorary Member of the Centro Argentino de Ingenieros (CAI) for his prominent career trajectory and contributions to humanity, development, and the profession in Argentina and around the world.
The recognition was given by CAI President Pablo Bereciartúa during a virtual talk with Mr. Viñoly on the interdisciplinary relationship between engineering and architecture; challenges architects face today; education reform; and the future of cities.
CAI, a non-profit organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and founded in 1895, highlights the strategic importance of engineering in society.
NEMA Chicago wins the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) 2021 Audience Award in the Best Tall Building – Americas category.
The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference and Awards program recognizes projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and this was the first year in which conference delegates could cast their own votes for overall Audience Award category winners in real time alongside jurors in the judging of 160 projects from around the world.
NEMA Chicago, an 896-foot-tall tower designed by Rafael Viñoly…Read More
The south facade of the Carl Icahn Laboratory of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University features an arcade of 31 40-foot tall louvers designed to provide shading and control heat gain within the building. Lattice-like bands of aluminum in the louvers appear interwoven and cast a dappled shadow on the ground that evokes the double-helix structure of DNA.
The louvers emerged out of the original concept for the building, which focused on the creation of a shared common space, bounded on two sides by rectangular “loft- like” research laboratories, and on the third side by the elliptical…Read More
On May 13, Rafael Viñoly will give a lecture as part of the University of Buenos Aires School of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism’s Ciclo de Conferencias 2021, a virtual lecture series featuring prominent international architects and designers.
Mr. Viñoly will share his perspectives on the architectural profession, speak on the design approach of his namesake practice, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and highlight select project work in different scales and context. The lecture will be given in Spanish and will be broadcasted live on YouTube.com.
Ciclo de Conferencias: Rafael Viñoly
Thursday, May 13, 2021
On May 14, Rafael Viñoly Architects Partner and AIA New York 2021 President-Elect Andrea Lamberti, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Partner and AIA New York 2021 President Kenneth A. Lewis, will co-moderate a conversation with former HUD Secretary and OMB Director Shaun Donovan, one of the candidates running for Mayor of New York City, to learn more about his vision on how he will address critical architectural issues in New York City over the coming years.
The event is the first in a series organized by the AIA New York Political Action Fund in preparation for New York City’s pivotal…Read More
On May 5th, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti will give a talk as part of Columbia GSAPP Career Services’ Virtual Information Sessions, which aims to connect students with the broader professional design community. Ms. Lamberti will speak on the firm’s background, leadership, team diversity, design approach and collaborative working process. She will also highlight select project work in different scales and context.
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Columbia GSAPP Career Services – Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Open to current Columbia GSAPP students and alumni only.
On May 6, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jim Herr will join a NYC Builds Bio+ panel discussion on how The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s expansion plan is ground-breaking for New York City’s life sciences industry.
Mount Sinai recently signed a long-term lease for 165,000 square feet at 787 11th Avenue, a mixed-use conversion of an iconic Art Deco industrial building, developed by The Georgetown Company and designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. The leading research institution’s new space will span across three floors and house a comprehensive imaging center and a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, as…Read More
This coming Thursday, April 22, Rafael Viñoly will speak on the topic of resilience in architectural practice at a joint conference led by UPenn SWSoD, Harvard GSD, MIT DUSP, and Columbia GSAPP.
The one-day virtual event will engage academics, practitioners, students, and communities of diverse backgrounds and disciplines in Latin America and the Caribbean in critical discourse on the concept of resilience and its several forms across urban systems. Speakers will share their perspectives on the significance and practice of resilience and explore its implications and transformative capacities.
Resilience Untangled: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) annual Tall + Urban Innovation Conference goes virtual this year from May 18 – 20. The two-day event explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world.
NEMA Chicago, an 896-foot tall residential tower and recipient of CTBUH’s Award of Excellence: Best Tall Building 200-299 meters category, will be jointly presented at the event by Crescent Heights’ Chris Palermo and Rafael Viñoly Architect’s Chan-li Lin as part of a competition for additional CTBUH awards.
CTBUH 2021 Tall…Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly will join the notable jury of this year’s Dezeen Awards. The annual awards program, now in its fourth year, identifies and celebrates excellence in architecture, interiors and design around the world.
Entries to the 2021 awards are open until Wednesday, March 31st, and winners will be announced this coming November.
Read the full story on Dezeen here.Read More
In celebration of National Medal of Honor Day, NBC’s Today Show interviewed Medal of Honor recipients, Lieutenant Colonel Will Swenson and Major General Pat Brady, on the construction of the new National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington Texas.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the new Museum will be dedicated to commemorating and preserving the stories of more than 3,500 recipients of the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat and will be set in a five-acre tranquil landscape with 25,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art Education Center, conference and event space, and an outdoor amphitheater for ceremonies.… Read More
The Architect’s Newspaper reports on the development of a new life sciences hub inside 787 11th Avenue, a former car showroom and assembly of auto shops now being converted to offices by Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Developer Georgetown Company announced two anchor tenants to build out the new life sciences hub: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which will develop a new 165,000-square-foot healthcare facility, and architect, designer, and inventor Neri Oxman, who will build a 36,000-square-foot research and design lab.
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ transformation of 787 11th Avenue in New York City, an Art Deco icon by Albert Kahn, honors…Read More
We are proud to announce the Edificio Plaza Alemania in Montevideo, Uruguay has won the 2020 National Energy Efficiency Award in the ‘Buildings in Use Phase’ category.
Organized by the country’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the annual awards program recognizes institutions, organizations, and companies that have designed or developed projects that demonstrate a high level of energy efficiency through responsible and efficient use of energy resources, and reducing consumption but maintaining levels of production, comfort, safety and attention to daily needs.
The Edificio Plaza Alemania, a 13,390 m² Class A office building, was designed by Rafael Viñoly to…Read More
Andrea Lamberti, AIA, Partner, will serve as a mentor at AIANY Women in Architecture’s (WIA) 12th annual Speed Mentoring event this coming Wednesday, December 9th.
This event is one of WIA’s core programs, providing networking opportunities for women architects at all levels. Each attendee will meet in virtual breakout rooms with professionals of all levels in three 20-minute sessions for informal discussions helmed by one of 25 AIANY WIA’s mentors, many of whom are partners or principals at their firms.
AIANY Women in Architecture Speed Mentoring
Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: Live webinar
On December 1, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will host a virtual benefit: Wright Night 2020. The event will highlight the Trust’s mission to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy and the significance of public donations that help support these achievements as well as preserving Wright’s original sites for future generations.
The event will also feature a special guest appearance by Rafael Viñoly, who will share his thoughts on the enduring work of Wright, with special focus on the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois.
Wright Night 2020
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) goes virtual this year with WAFVirtual 2020, from November 30th through December 4th. The week-long event is free to attend and aims to bring the global architecture community together through panel discussions, networking events and talks.
This year’s event program includes Rafael Viñoly, who will contribute to WAF’s ‘Around the World’ series by speaking on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected New York City and the architectural profession.
WAF Around the World Series: New York, USA
Friday, December 4, 7:10 AM EST
Registration (Free): worldarchitecturefestival.com
This past Thursday, October 29, Rafael Viñoly participated in a webinar hosted by El Observador along with entrepreneur Martín Varsavsky and moderator Carina Novarese on the topic of ‘offices of the future.’ The webinar explored how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the way we work and where we work from; the challenges of adapting to virtual technologies and ever-changing health and safety restrictions; and how the pandemic prompts a reinvention of the workplace.Read More
We are proud to announce that The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University has been awarded the 2020 SEFA Lab of the Year.
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) awards program spotlights laboratory projects that align with SEFA’s goals of creating innovative, efficient, and safe laboratory environments.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University, features a new laboratory, educational and campus life facilities that are accommodated in a horizontal expansion that bridges over an adjacent parkway in New York City and…Read More
The first renderings of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, National Medal of Honor Museum were revealed as part of the Museum’s 1-year anniversary celebration this past Thursday.
Dedicated to commemorating and preserving the stories of more than 3,500 recipients of the United States of America’s highest medal for valor in combat, the Museum will be located in Arlington, Texas, and will be set into a five-acre tranquil landscape with 25,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art education center, conference and event space, and an outdoor amphitheater for ceremonies.
The symbolism of the project is manifested in a monumental slab of…Read More
The New Stanford Hospital was honored with a 2020 Best Projects Award from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in the Health Care category – Northern California region. The project will now move on as a finalist for ENR’s Project of the Year and will be considered for ENR’s national Best of the Best Awards.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the 824,000-square-foot hospital is a culmination of more than a decade of visionary planning and design that blends humanity with technology to revolutionize the patient experience. The seven-story medical building features 368 private rooms and state-of-the-art operating suites and is the only Level 1 Trauma Center…Read More
New York Yimby recently reported on the construction progress of 1185 Broadway, home to New York City’s newest Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed tower’s superstructure is nearing its 580-foot pinnacle, and the curtain wall installation has been progressing rapidly as seen in these photos by Tectonic Photo.
Located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, the tower will feature 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the tower will offer guests and residents striking views of…Read More
Window wall installation at Marble Arch Place is moving along quickly as seen in these recent images.
Located on the corner of Hyde Park in London, the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Marble Arch Place is a large mixed-use development that will result in a new landmark building for the City, and a striking gateway to the West End.
The development’s variable massing houses The Bryanston, an 18-storey residential tower with 54 apartments elevated above the city and historic parkland; a 7-storey commercial building providing over 95,000 sq.ft. of high quality office space, retail spaces, and a cinema; and new public realm…Read More
Back in 2014, in connection with The Skyscraper Museum’s exhibition SKY HIGH & the Logic of Luxury, Rafael Viñoly gave a survey of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ high-rise history over several decades and many countries, as a precedent and context for the design for 432 Park Avenue, the world’s tallest completed residential tower.
The Museum’s website is offering free access to a curated selection of content from their vast archives, including the full-length video of Rafael Viñoly’s 2014 survey. To view the video, and to discover and explore New York City’s rich architectural heritage, visit: skyscraper.org.Read More
In 2019, the AIA New York | Center for Architecture created a career discovery program to provide high school students exposure to the architectural profession at the cusp of their decision making for college and the future.
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to have participated in this year’s ‘Discover Architecture’ program and delighted for the opportunity to share our work, experiences, and day-to-day tasks in a dynamic architectural practice with our student, Mahiyat (seen here with members across our design and model shop teams).
We wish the very bright and talented Mahiyat success in all of her future endeavors!Read More
Chan-li Lin, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects and Chris Palermo, Executive Vice President Development at Crescent Heights, will give a joint presentation on the concept and design behind NEMA Chicago at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference in Chicago (April 5-7).
The presentation is part of the CTBUH 2020 Awards competition that celebrates the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world. NEMA Chicago was bestowed the award program’s Award of Excellence – Best Tall Building 200-299 meters this past December and will…Read More
Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate visited Rafael Viñoly Architects’ headquarters in New York City this past Friday for a tour of the studio and a presentation by Andrea Lamberti on the firm’s diverse portfolio of work and case studies on recently completed and in-progress mixed-use and commercial projects in the United States, United Kingdom, and South America.
During the visit, students were also given an impromptu talk by Rafael Viñoly on efficiency, profitability and responsibility in global real estate.Read More
Battersea Power Station is featured in a recent Architectural Digest story by Brian Ng on how three architects (Rafael Viñoly, Renzo Piano, and Peter Barber Architects) are reshaping derelict spaces in London, as the city’s housing demands continue to rise.
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ master plan for the Battersea Power Station — a Grade-II* listed former electric power plant in London on the River Thames— creates a mixed-use sustainable development offering commercial and retail functions as well as residential, cultural, and event spaces interspersed with community facilities and a zero-carbon energy plant for the adaptive reuse of the power station…Read More
The Ritz Carlton New York, Nomad’s concrete superstructure is nearing its 508-foot pinnacle and façade installation is underway as shown in these recent photos by Field Condition.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed tower will be home to the City’s newest Ritz Carlton Hotel, featuring 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the tower will offer guests and residents striking views of the Empire State Building and downtown.Read More
On February 4, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti will give a lecture at the University of Portsmouth – School of Architecture on why the relationship to nature and the outdoors has been essential to ideas about learning and the forming of academic communities.
Ms. Lamberti will explore how access to healing gardens and views are understood to be essential to fostering wellness. How contemporary campuses focused on learning, biomedical research and health build on these principles yet due to urban conditions and planning frameworks, the campus green is transformed as a result. Citing three recent works by Rafael…
Tokyo will host the host the Olympic Games for a second time in history later this year. Central to the 2020 Olympics’ theme of sustainability and environmental consciousness, Tokyo will reuse several legacy venues from the 1964 Olympics and other existing sites to host competitions, including the Tokyo International Forum for the Olympic Weightlifting: 5,000 and Paralympic Powerlifting: 5,000 events.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム Tōkyō Kokusai Fōramu) is a unique and much-celebrated civic complex on a 6.7 acre site that accommodates dance, musical and theatrical performances, conventions and trade shows, business meetings, and receptions.…
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to have been selected as the architect of the National Medal of Honor Museum’s new home in Arlington, Texas. The new museum will be dedicated to commemorating the stories of more than 3,500 recipients of the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat.
“As someone who wasn’t born in America, but chose it as my home more than 35 years ago, it is the privilege of a lifetime to have the opportunity to design and build America’s next national treasure in Arlington – the American dream city. This museum will proudly celebrate the service and sacrifice of…Read More
Join Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, Partner, on Wednesday, January 29 at the Center for Architecture (AIANY) for a panel discussion hosted by the AIA New York Science and Research Facilities Committee.
Ms. Lamberti and a group of esteemed peers will discuss how, across a range of industries, the demand for innovation is necessitating extremely flexible and highly-technical environments. The talk will include presentations by the panelists, including one by Ms. Lamberti on how modular and prefabricated approaches are shaping the firm’s work, citing a recently completed life sciences institution as an example.
Scaling Customization: New Frontiers of Flexibility for Innovative Environments… Read More
Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association (SEFA) recently announced continuing the ‘Lab of the Year’ competition in 2020. The awards program recognizes excellence and innovation in laboratory design and construction in two categories, New Laboratory and Renovated or Adaptive Reuse Laboratory.
“This exciting development spotlights laboratory projects that align with SEFA’s goals of creating innovative, efficient, and safe laboratory environments,” said Jay Bargmann, Vice President, Rafael Vinoly Architects, and a SEFA Advisory Board member.
Submissions are open now to designers (architects or engineers), owners, and builders of laboratories of all types, located anywhere in the world. The awards…Read More
We welcome the new year from our new headquarters in New York City, which features an expansive and flexible floorplate, reconfigurable workspaces, 23-foot ceiling heights, and a new glass curtain wall with panoramic views of downtown, the East River and Brooklyn.Read More
We are proud to announce the architectural team of Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects have been named by the Southampton Hospital Association (SHA) to design the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in Southampton, NY. The team was selected for their innovative approach to healthcare design that will meet the diverse needs of the East End community, and for the team’s sensitivity to the site.
The Hospital will move from its current location in the Village of Southampton to 15 acres on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University to better allow for the creation of a state-of-the-art community facility with consolidated…
The Chicago Tribune’s Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin, reviewed NEMA Chicago, and named it one of the finest efforts of the city’s current building boom.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 896-feet tall, tower is nearing completion and set to become Chicago’s tallest rental residential building. The tower rises from the corner of Indiana Avenue and Roosevelt Road and creates a tall southern edge to Grant Park, balancing the mix of heights on the downtown Chicago Loop skyline. All residential units throughout the building benefit from a larger than typical structural bay, a distinction that allows for floor-to-ceiling glass windows with zero…Read More
Yesterday, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, Partner, helped to kick-off New York City Real Estate Tech Week as a panelist on Propmodo’s Future Cities discussion exploring emerging technologies and trends reshaping cities in the next decade. The panel included John Macomber, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Michael Hendrix, Director of State and Local Policy, The Manhattan Institute; and moderator Aaron M. Renn, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Contributing Editor, City Journal. Ms. Lamberti shared the firm’s approaches on designing flexible and future proof projects with equitable amenities, citing the Vallco Town Center, The Van Andel Institute, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David…Read More
A dedication ceremony held yesterday at the new Stanford Hospital, with more than 300 University leaders, key stakeholders, donors, and community members, marked the completion of the new state-of-the-art healthcare facility. The 824,000-square-foot, Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, hospital is the culmination of over a decade of visionary planning and design by Rafael Viñoly Architects in collaboration with Stanford Medicine. The new hospital blends a human-centered approach to care with a razor-sharp focus on integrating technological advancements into every aspect of medical care delivery. Four acres of gardens, original art and sweeping views share the spotlight with state-of-the-art interventional operating and…Read More
Join us this coming weekend, October 19th and 20th, for a rare opportunity to tour The Rockefeller University’s landscaped grounds and historic and modern buildings, including the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus, a 900-foot-long campus extension built over the FDR Drive. Tours are part of Open House New York’s annual Weekend program and are open to the public. Members from the Rafael Viñoly Architects Team will be on hand to highlight unique design features, as well as answer questions.
More information available here.
On October 30th, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti will speak on a panel at the Bisnow State of San Diego Healthcare and Life Sciences Event. Ms. Lamberti, along with a group of esteemed peers, will explore how the region is responding to national healthcare trends, technological developments and growing consumer demand, and how its real estate market needs innovative strategies that create space for new facilities and meet the evolving requirements of the healthcare industry.
STATE OF SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
Marble Arch Place topped out this past Wednesday, marking a significant construction milestone. A special commemoration was held on-site with Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly, developer Almacantar’s team, members of the construction and project teams, and VIP guests.
Located on the corner of Hyde Park in London, Marble Arch Place’s variable massing houses an 18-storey residential tower with 54 apartments, a 7-storey commercial building providing over 95,000 sq.ft. of high quality office space, and retail spaces in a complex that activates a new pedestrian street with mixed program activities.
Set to be completed in 2020, this landmark…
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bassam Komati as Partner, effective September 10, 2019, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the firm. Mr. Komati will serve his new role in the firm’s New York City headquarters, where he is currently based.
For over a decade, Mr. Komati has been involved in projects from their initial design stages–assisting Rafael Viñoly with development of concepts–through work on 3-D BIM models, traditional drawings, and physical models. He has developed innovative technical and sustainable solutions for several large-scale projects, including the New York University Abu Dhabi.Read More
GID Development Group launched the leasing of rental apartments at Waterline Square, a 2.2-million square foot development, consisting of three residential towers, including the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Three Waterline Square. The 34-story tower resembles multi-faceted crystals and contains residences with carefully expressed corners and gently sloping exterior walls that optimize surrounding views of water, park and city skyline.
Learn more about Three Waterline Square here.Read More
Yesterday evening, Rafael Viñoly Architects hosted The Society of Turkish American Architects Engineers and Scientists (MIM) Talk: Refik Anadol ‘Space in the Mind of a Machine’ at the firm’s New York City headquarters.
Mr. Anadol, a media artist and director, spoke on using artificial intelligence and machine learning in his work, and how it questions the possibility of a post-digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities by embedding media arts into architecture.Read More
Archtober 2019’s Building of the Day Registration is now open. Organized by the Center for Architecture, the tours are part of a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions across New York city’s five boroughs. The building of the day on 2nd October will be the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Join representatives from the Museum and Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti for a guided tour of interior and outdoor spaces, and learn more about the thinking and concept behind the unique structure that differs from its context, in color as well as physical form, yet remains welcoming and…Read More
Join us this coming Thursday, 12th September for New York by Architects 2019, an annual exhibit of artwork by New York area architects and related professionals. This year there will be 60 artists exhibiting 90 artworks, including work by Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly. The event supports an AIA scholarship for students seeking their first professional degree in architecture or related design discipline from an accredited school within New York State.
New York by Architects
Thursday, 9/12, 6 pm – 10 pm
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Darlington Hall (behind the church) at 1085 Fifth Avenue (entry at 90th…
Archi-Depot Museum, Japan’s first museum specializing in architectural models, has mounted a new exhibition exploring the collaborative process between architects and structural engineers to articulate and materialize the architect’s concept and vision. The exhibit includes an original model of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Tokyo International Forum, a critically acclaimed arts center on a 6.7 acre site that hosts a variety of global exchange and cultural events in a complex that includes one of the most daring structures ever built in Japan.
Images shown here include the model as well as the complex’s Glass Hall, a large glass enclosure with…Read More
125 Greenwich Street‘s curtain wall installation is wrapping up as reported by the New York Yimby and seen in the images shown here. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 912-foot tall tower topped out in March of this year, and once completed will offer 273 residencies with a unique amenities space on the top three floors. Built as two side-by-side monumental I-beams rotated 90 degrees into the sky, the tower’s uncommon structure is especially resistant to wind forces and makes possible a more flexible mix of residential units with wide open vistas over the city and the harbor.
Read the story…Read More
Yesterday marked the official opening of the Edificio Plaza Alemania, the first office building in Uruguay designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. An inaugural celebration was attended by the project team and invited guests, including dignitaries from Uruguay and South America. Guests were given tours of the 13,390 m² Class A office building, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Strategically located between the financial center of the Old City, the World Trade Center and the port, the building features a compact core, post-tensioned floor slab construction and efficient structural load distribution that enable very generous, extremely flexible floor plate dimensions.…
This coming fall, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, Partner, will speak at two events in San Diego and New York City on designing for healthcare and life sciences, and facade innovations, respectively.
State of San Diego Healthcare & Life Sciences
October 30, 2019 – San Diego, California
San Diego is continuously growing as a national hub for life sciences, biotech, and pharmaceuticals. As the nation sees an aging population, more and more institutions, firms and individuals begin to invest in healthcare real estate, and San Diego is seeing incredible growth in the asset class. Ms. Lamberti will present select projects…Read More
Architectural Digest names 432 Park Avenue as one of thirteen buildings that have redefined architecture in the past five years.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed residential and mixed-use tower rises to become a prominent feature of the New York City skyline from its site at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 57th Street. The building is a slender, un-encumbered volume that marks the geometric center of the skyline. The project consists of residences on middle and upper levels and common spaces distributed throughout the lowest levels. Two smaller volumes adjacent to the tower house retail and commercial…
The steel structure of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Dubin Family Indoor Training Center at Stony Brook University has risen. The steel-supported tension fabric structure will house an indoor multi-purpose synthetic turf practice field and support facilities, and will feature innovative lighting, filming equipment, and sound and video systems. Designed for multi-use, the facility will provide Stony Brook intercollegiate athletic teams with year-round practice and training space.Read More
The Chicago Tribune recently featured NEMA Chicago, an 896-feet tall, luxury residential tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, which welcomed its first residents this past week.
Nearing completion and set to become Chicago’s tallest rental residential building, the tower rises from the corner of Indiana Avenue and Roosevelt Road and creates a tall southern edge to Grant Park, balancing the mix of heights on the downtown Chicago Loop skyline. All residential units throughout the building benefit from a larger than typical structural bay, a distinction that allows for floor-to-ceiling glass windows with zero sightlines and unparalleled lake…
The San Francisco Business Times gives readers a first look at the new Stanford Hospital – a seven-story, 824,000-square-foot, healthcare facility designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects – that is set to open for patient care this fall.
The state-of-the-art healthcare facility meets new earthquake safety standards, and features a modular plan that 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.Read More
As we relocate to 375 Pearl Street this coming Monday, 22nd of July, we pause to take a look back at nearly 30 memorable years at 50 Vandam Street, in New York City’s Hudson Square neighborhood. Rafael Viñoly Architects move to 50 Vandam Street in 1990 was a direct result of the rapid expansion of the firm’s architectural design staff. The minimally invasive renovation of the new space – a former produce-packing plant on a three-block-long side street in what was once an industrial neighborhood – was carried out in two months.
The building contains storage rooms,…
After more than a decade of planning, design and construction, the seven-story, 824,000-square-foot Stanford Hospital reached a major milestone on Friday, receiving a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. This milestone marks the final leg of construction on the new Stanford Hospital before it opens for patient care this fall.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, state-of-the-art healthcare facility reinterprets and updates the original 1959 Edward Durell Stone-designed hospital with open-air courtyards in a combination of a central atrium and rooftop green space. The atrium brings daylight and landscape to the lower levels, where a landscape feature and public amenities create…
The Masdar Building – Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester is shortlisted for two awards: the Regional Royal Institute of Chartered (RICS) Awards – 2019 Grand Final, and the 2019 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards!
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and completed in 2018, the Masdar Building is the first new building in the redevelopment of the University of Manchester’s North Campus and serves as a leading research facility for graphene and 2-D material process engineering and technology transfer, complementing the University’s existing National Graphene Institute.
The building’s design maximizes laboratory space, especially at…
New York Yimby reports on the construction progress of 1185 Broadway, home to New York City’s newest Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed tower broke ground in late 2018 and the building’s superstructure is currently out of the ground and stands several stories above street level. The 508-foot-tall tower will feature 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the tower will offer guests and residents striking views of the Empire State Building and…Read More
277 Fifth is shortlisted for the 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards! The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 55-story, 663-foot residential tower is located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood and nearing completion. The building features residences with column-free interiors, multiple exposures, and the vertical floor-to-ceiling windows that frame expansive views of the city.
More information on the WAF Awards available here.
Recent images of Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Edificio Plaza Alemania, a 13,390 m² Class A office building in Montevideo, Uruguay. In the final stages of construction, the building features unequalled floor-to-floor heights of 3.5 meters and was designed to meet the latest international standards for construction, fire safety, resiliency and environmental sustainability (to achieve LEED Gold certification). Sited on the Rambla, Montevideo’s distinctive shoreline promenade and greenway, the building’s occupants will enjoy panoramic 360˚ views, a vibrant neighborhood and a direct connection to the city’s verdant coastline.
Images: building exterior, entrance, typical office floor, lobby and elevator bank,…
This coming Wednesday, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti will speak on a NYC Build Bio+ Life Science Real Estate Development Symposium panel exploring innovative strategies that create space for new facilities and meet the evolving requirements of the life sciences industry. Ms. Lamberti will elaborate on the motivation and design behind the recently opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University: two new acres of highly flexible space to work, study, collaborate, and make breakthroughs. Ms. Lamberti will then join a group of esteemed peers to discuss the changing nature of real estate environments, placemaking…Read More
We are proud to announce the opening of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus project at The Rockefeller University, which includes new buildings with state-of-the-art laboratories, a dining commons, an academic center, a conference center, and gardens. These new facilities will further enrich the University’s highly collaborative research environment and also provide new venues for public programs, aiding the dissemination of science to a broader audience.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus project was launched in November 2014 by leadership pledges from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and from David Rockefeller. The initiative adds two acres of green…Read More
The Masdar Building – Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester wins the RICS Awards – North West: 2019 Project of the Year.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the Masdar Building is the first new building in the redevelopment of the University’s North Campus and serves as a leading research facility for graphene and 2-D material process engineering and technology transfer, complementing the University’s existing National Graphene Institute.
The building’s design maximizes laboratory space, especially at the lower levels and promotes interactivity and cross-project fertilization between faculty, students, and diverse industrial partners. Two…
125 Greenwich Street‘s curtain wall installation is quickly progressing as shown in these recent photos. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 912-foot tower topped out in March of this year, and once completed will offer 273 residences with a unique amenities space located on the top three floors. Built as two side-by-side monumental I-beams rotated 90 degrees into the sky, the tower’s uncommon structure is especially resistant to wind forces and makes possible a more flexible mix of residential units with wide open vistas over the city and the harbor.Read More
Construction work has wrapped up on 61 Ninth Avenue, a 170,000 sf office and retail building located in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed building features a versatile and efficient side core plan, soaring ceiling heights, private terraces on each floor, and a rooftop park overlooking the Hudson River. More recently, the building made the headlines on the leasing of its entire 142,500 sf office space to Yext as the technology company’s new headquarters.Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud of its ongoing collaboration with the Harlem Academy – an independent school that prepares students from underserved communities for success at top secondary schools and lifelong learning – on an architecture studio for the academy’s eighth grade students. Volunteers from Rafael Viñoly Architects’ team work with students over a semester on architectural principles through analysis, abstract exercises, and building-design problems. Photos shown here are of this year’s students’ project work in progress and class critique sessions. Students will be preparing final models in the coming weeks for the program’s culmination at Rafael Viñoly Architects’…Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jay Bargmann shared the firm’s elemental approach and the development of flexible integrated research environments that accommodate institutions’ evolving needs at Skoltech Conference in Moscow this past Friday.
Mr. Bargmann’s presentation featured the laboratory casework system of The Rockefeller University’s Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus.
We are honored to exhibit at the forthcoming Association of University Directors and Estates (AUDE) Annual Conference, 15th – 17th April 2019 at Lancaster University in Lancashire, United Kingdom, and support AUDE’s continued promotion of excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities.
Please visit us at stand 47 to learn more about our higher education expertise, and view our exhibition model of the recently completed Masdar Building – Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at The University of Manchester. Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, Partner; Marcos Blanes, Head of London office;…
277 Fifth receives the category distinction for Best Tall Building – Residential or Hotel at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat awards competition at the Tall+Urban Innovation Conference in Shenzhen, China!
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 55-story, 663-foot residential tower is under construction in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood and nearing completion. The building features residences with column-free interiors, multiple exposures, and the vertical floor-to-ceiling windows that frame expansive views of the city.
Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, recently gave high praise on his twitter account to the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Ciencas Exactas y Naturales, citing its sustainable features and innovative classrooms. The soon to be opened trapezoid-shaped building will house the classrooms, research laboratories and administrative offices of the university’s departments of Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.
The building’s 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…
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly and Jim Herr survey the steel-construction and overall progress of the firm’s future new home at 375 Pearl Street. Located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Manhattan, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ new headquarters will occupy the entire 31st floor of the building, and features impressive 23-foot ceiling heights and panoramic views of the city, harbor, and rivers.Read More
277 Fifth, a 55-story residential tower in New York City, was honored earlier this year with an Award of Excellence in the ‘Best Tall Building – 200-299 meters’ category at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2019 Awards. The project will now move forward to compete in the CTBUH awards program at the upcoming 2019 Tall+Urban Innovation Conference in Shenzhen, China, where over 60 teams of architects, engineers, owners and developers will present their respective projects to the juries of the program’s 17 categories. As part of the competition, Victor Group’s Asaf Shuster and Rafael Viñoly Architects’…Read More
Tomorrow night, March 26, in New York City: Bassam Komati, Director at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will give a presentation on the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building at The Rockefeller University – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus as part of an Urban Design Forum debate on building New York City’s life sciences economy.
Mr. Komati, together with fellow speakers: Paul Goldberger, Vanity Fair; Lois Mate, Ennead Architects; Nicole McKnight, KiiLN; and Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, East Egg Project Management, will discuss and explore different opportunities in attracting this new industry, including creative zoning, affordable and…
The foundation and basement floors of the Ritz Carlton New York – Nomad have been built to street level, and an construction crane has been installed as recently reported by New York Yimby. Work continues on the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 508 foot tall tower located at 1185 Broadway at 28th Street in New York City.
Scheduled for completion in 2021, the tower will feature 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees.
A teaser video featuring Rafael Viñoly was just launched in concert with the announcement that NEMA Chicago will be opening this coming spring.
The 76-story, Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed luxury residential rental tower was inspired by Daniel Burnham’s rational urban plan for Chicago, while the building’s structural system evokes the city’s iconic Willis Tower.
All residential units throughout the building benefit from a larger than typical structural bay, a distinction that allows for floor-to-ceiling glass windows with zero sightlines and unparalleled lake and park views. Residents will also have access to a 70,000-square-foot collection of locally-inspired amenities and tech-powered services.…Read More
Construction wraps up on the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 61 Ninth Avenue as recently reported by New York YIMBY. The new 170,000 SF office-and-retail building is located in New York City’s Meatpacking District, and features a versatile and efficient side core plan, private terraces on each floor, a rooftop park overlooking the Hudson River, and soaring ceiling heights.
Read the article here.Read More
Revista Propiedades recently featured the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Edificio Plaza Alemania, a 13,390 m² Class A office building in Montevideo, Uruguay. In the final stages of construction, the building features unequalled floor-to-floor heights of 3.5 meters and was designed to meet the latest international standards for construction, fire safety, resiliency and environmental sustainability (to achieve LEED Gold certification). Sited on the Rambla, Montevideo’s distinctive shoreline promenade and greenway, the building’s occupants will enjoy panoramic 360˚ views, a vibrant neighborhood and a direct connection to the city’s verdant coastline.
Read the article here.Read More
This coming March, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly will join an architecture keynote panel at the 92nd Street Y ‘City of Tomorrow’ summit to discuss the future of New York City’s built environment. Now in its third year, the two-day summit unites key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable two-day symposium with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics.
Architecture Keynote Panel
City of Tomorrow Summit
Friday, March 15, 2019; 6:30 pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
Celebrating 50 years: The Argentine Industrial Union Building (1968) – designed by Rafael Viñoly in conjunction with MSGSSV Architects – is a 120-meters-tall pure glass prism located on the edge of the Port of Buenos Aires. The design concentrates all of the building’s services and circulation within a thin concrete spine and channels the remaining load of the floor slabs onto two small piers. This arrangement permits maximum flexibility for individual floor plans between the double-height atrium at ground level and an open triple-height terrace at the top.Read More
This week marks the pre-leasing launch of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, NEMA Chicago. The 76-story tower was inspired by Daniel Burnham’s rational urban plan for Chicago, while the building’s structural system evokes the city’s iconic Willis Tower. Once completed, the tower will offer a wide range of residences, and 70,000 square feet of bespoke amenities.
More to come…Read More
It was a great pleasure to have students from Harvard Graduate School of Design in our studio today! Rafael Viñoly Architects’ David Rolland (GSD alumnus, 1987) gave students an overview of the firm’s design methodology and select project work, followed by a tour of the model shop and studio space.Read More
The Cipriani Punta Del Este is a new luxury residential, hotel, retail and entertainment complex located in Uruguay’s world-renowned beach resort city. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed complex includes the restoration of the emblematic San Rafael hotel, which will preserve the integrity of its celebrated structure, while giving it new life through distinctive residences, restaurants, spa, pools, casino, theatre, boutiques and a serviced beach club. The Cipriani family’s unparalleled, four-generation tradition of timeless luxury, exceptional hospitality, service and cuisine, will be imbued throughout the complex, creating a truly unique experience in Punta del Este.Read More
125 Greenwich Street is nearing its 912-foot pinnacle as featured in a recent New York YIMBY story. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, super-slender tower is located in Manhattan’s Financial District and will offer 273 residences with a unique amenities space located on the top three floors of the 88-story tower. Read the full story here.Read More
The construction elevator at 277 Fifth has recently come down as reported by New York YIMBY, signaling the final stages of construction. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed 55-story residential tower is located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, and features residences with at least two exposures, complete with vertical floor-to-ceiling windows that frame expansive views of the city. Read the full story here.Read More
This past Tuesday, His Royal Highness, the Duke of York, officially opened the Masdar Building, which houses The University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. The 8,400sqm GEIC building is located on The University of Manchester’s North Campus, which will house pilot production facilities and conduct research into graphene and other advanced materials.Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ annual holiday bash was held at 375 Pearl Street this year, giving the team and their guests a first-look at the firm’s future new home at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Manhattan. Currently under construction, the firm’s new headquarters will occupy the entire 31st floor of the building, and features impressive 23-foot ceiling heights and panoramic views of the city, harbor, and rivers.Read More
Curbed Chicago recently featured a first look at the interior and amenity spaces of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, NEMA Chicago. Currently under construction, the massing of the 893-foot residential tower is made up of square structural bays of varying stacked heights, evoking the city’s famous Willis Tower. The building will offer 800 units with views of Lake Michigan, Chicago’s downtown skyline and Grant Park, as well as 70,000 square feet of amenity space.
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Façade installation of Waterline Square is fully complete as recently reported by New York YIMBY. The 2.2 million-square-foot development is located in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood, and consists of a park and a trio of residential towers, including Three Waterline Square, a 34-story tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects that resembles faceted crystals.
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For the November issue of The Plan – Architecture & Technologies in Detail Architecture Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Nicola Leonardi sat down with Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti for a discussion on the motivation and design behind the Stavros Niarchos-David Rockefeller River Campus Research Building at The Rockefeller University. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed building runs along New York City’s East River shoreline over the FDR Drive and extends almost three city blocks, providing 135,600 square feet of interior space, enough to accommodate over 600 scientific personnel.
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This coming Thursday, November 15 in New York City: Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Charles Blomberg will join a panel discussion at the Zak World of Façades New York Conference on the topic of façade process management. Mr. Blomberg will be joined by an esteemed group of peers and the panel will be moderated by Mic Patterson of Schuco and Façade Tectonics Institute.
– Charles Blomberg AIA CSI NCARB, Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects
– Nicholas Leahy AIA LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman
– Ana Maria Bertuna, Vice President – Design & Construction, Mitsui Fudosan America
Heading to the HCD Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Phoenix, Arizona this week? Join us for a workshop on the design and construction of the New Stanford Hospital. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed hospital – in association with Perkins Eastman, and in collaboration with Stanford Health Care’s medical planning and construction leaders – features cutting-edge technology, distinctive design, innovative seismic base isolation, and flexible modular planning. Four project leaders, including Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Chan-li Lin will share insights on how the new medical facility will provide transformative patient care and accommodate the latest advances in medical technologies.
Team Rafael Viñoly Architects may not have won the ‘Pritzkerpumpkin’ award at this year’s Archtober Pumpkitecture competition, but we had a great time carving pumpkins with our fellow contestants. Our daring, but unsuccessful, resin cast design managed however to take home the ‘Miserable Mess’ prize!Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly recently sat down with Mansion Global’s Lucy Cohen Blatter to share his thoughts on what it means to be a good architect; where he finds creative inspiration; what makes a building successful; and the importance of responsible design.
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Tomorrow, Saturday, November 3 at the Cooper Hewitt in New York City: Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti will lead a workshop for kids ages 5 through 12 on the elements of architecture and house design. The workshop will take kids through experiences and activities of everyday living and how this translates into an approach for designing site, structure, building envelope and interior space.
Two workshop sessions will be available tomorrow and admission is free, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Design Kids – Design a House
November 3, 2018
Session 1: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The installation of 277 Fifth’s façade – a hybrid glass curtain wall and high-performance lightweight reinforced cast concrete panels – is nearly complete as seen in these fantastic images by Field Condition. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed 55-story residential tower is located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, and features residences with at least two exposures, complete with vertical floor-to-ceiling windows that frame expansive views of the city.Read More
Thank you to everyone who came out to Center for Architecture (AIANY)’s Archtober ‘Building of the day’ tour of 277 Fifth earlier this month! Shown here are images of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jim Herr leading the tour group through the 55-story residential tower, which is currently under construction in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. Organized by the Center for Architecture (AIANY), the tours are part of a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions across New York city’s five boroughs.
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Dezeen recently featured the latest skyscrapers on the rise in New York City’s Financial District neighborhood, including the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed 125 Greenwich Street NYC. These new towers are contributing to the transformation of a primarily commercial neighborhood into a vibrant new place to both work and live.
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It was a pleasure having the students of Columbia University’s Graduate Real Estate Program visit our office today for presentation on the design of 277 Fifth, a residential tower currently under construction in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Raquel Ramati, Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP, with panelists Moshe Shuster, President of Victor Group and developer of 277 Fifth, and Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects.Read More
The superstructure of Edificio Plaza Alemania has topped out and the building’s curtainwall installation is quickly progressing. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed Class A office building in #Montevideo, Uruguay, features unequalled floor-to-floor heights of 3.5 meters and the highest standards of construction, finishes, equipment and amenities. The building was designed to meet the latest international standards for construction, fire safety, resiliency and environmental sustainability (to achieve LEED Gold certification).Read More
On Wednesday, October 24, Marcos Blanes ARB RIBA, Director of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ #London office, will speak at a special reception at the Sky Garden on the design of 20 Fenchurch Street. The reception is part of this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers Congress, which aims to mobilise the global engineering community to deliver the UN Sustainable Development goals and will be attended by delegates from over 75 countries from around the world.Read More
This coming Wednesday, October 17 in Manchester, UK: Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jay Bargmann FAIA will speak at the Education Estates 2018 Conference. Mr. Bargmann will discuss the creation of a new campus paradigm for New York University Abu Dhabi – a 370,000-square meter campus with a total of 29 buildings – and how the campus plan reflects the goals of the University through its incorporation of sustainable and passive design principles as well as its interpretation of regional planning precedents.
More information and registration details here.Read More
Tomorrow, October 12 at the Center for Architecture (AIANY) in New York City, join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for a conversation with Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti. Ms. Lamberti will discuss her personal career trajectory; present select design and planning challenges arising from her work on university master plans, academic and research facilities projects from her 21 years at Rafael Viñoly Architects; and take a look at the women architects of the Rafael Viñoly Architects team today and from previous years.
Conversation with Andrea Lamberti, AIA, NCARB
Friday, October 12, 2018
Congratulations and happy 10th anniversary to the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute!
The Institute was established in 2008 with the aim of introducing New York University to Abu Dhabi through panel discussions with professors from the United States on topics ranging from research areas to local culture. Over the past decade, the Institute has organized hundreds of public discussions with international experts, and serves as the center of advanced research, scholarly, and creative activity in Abu Dhabi.
To commemorate this momentous milestone, the Institute has organized a series of events, including talks, screenings, workshops, and an exhibition, to take place at…Read More
Take a look at this recently released time-lapse video of Waterline Square’s three-year construction process. The 2.2 million-square-foot development of three residential towers, including a 34-story tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, is nearing completion and represents the last remaining waterfront development sites to be completed on New York City’s Upper West Side.
Watch the video here.Read More
On October 2, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly will give a keynote at the 5th Congress of the College of Architects of Mexico City and the Society of Mexican Architects. The annual conference takes place in Mexico City and serves as a platform to discuss a wide-array of issues related to the architectural profession. This year’s Congress theme focuses on ‘The Paradigm of the Urban Architect, More Architects = Better Cities’ which will explore the professional commitment of architects to create sustainable spaces with equity and inclusion in context of political and structural changes relevant to Mexico City
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Travel + Leisure recently named The Cleveland Museum of Art as one the major reasons to visit this rust belt city with a strong history of cultural institutions.
Rafael Viñoly Architects restored the Museum’s original 1916 Greek Revival building to its intended prominence in a composition that connects it to and celebrates an addition by Marcel Breuer (1973) through two new gallery wings that resolve the Museum’s circulation and enclose a new, light-filled central piazza.
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Introducing 162 East 64th Street, a townhouse designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and located in New York City’s #UpperEastSide neighborhood. The distinctive building, which was recently listed on the real estate market, features a highly innovative structural glass façade.Read More
A model of NEMA Chicago – a 76-story residential tower designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and currently under construction in #Chicago – was recently added to the popular ‘Chicago City Model Experience’ exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center. The newly expanded exhibit features more than 4,000 buildings that chart the City’s early growth and rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire, while highlighting its diverse neighborhoods, unique residential architecture, and innovative current projects.
Chicago City Model Experience
Chicago Architecture Center
111 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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Marriott International, Flag Luxury and Rafael Viñoly Architects broke ground yesterday on the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, a new tower that will pay homage to Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood’s storied history while also creating a new landmark that speaks to its exciting future.
Rising at 1185 Broadway at 28th Street in New York City, the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed tower will feature 250 hotel rooms, 16 branded residences, renowned Ritz-Carlton amenities and services, a rooftop bar, a large public garden, and open terraces that will feature greenery and trees. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the tower will soar more than 500 feet…Read More
The London Evening Standard names Firstsite Colchester as one of ten galleries to visit outside of London this summer. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed visual arts facility is a bold, bright crescent-shaped building that rises from an innovative, shallow foundation system that protects the early Roman ruins over which it is built and anchors the revitalization of one of Colchester’s most historic districts.
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We are honored and proud that Rafael Viñoly Architects’ founder, Rafael Viñoly, was included in Architectural Record’s list of foreign-born #American architects whose immigrant contributions are revitalizing American culture and the wider world.
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Featured on Bloomberg: Dwight Capital is the first tenant moving into 787 11th Avenue, an iconic New York City Art Deco building transformed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. The building’s transformation retains its heritage of auto dealerships on the lower levels, while converting and adding area to the upper levels to create distinctive office spaces whose architecture complements the original design. A main feature of the structure is its one-acre floors and wide column spacing, which afford open layouts that allow tenants to fit more employees per floor.
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Thank you ARQA.com for featuring the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate on arqa.com! The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed Institute is located at the northeast end of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, and symbolizes the Kennedy family’s important contribution to American politics and the late senator’s commitment to the legislative process. A public center for civic education, the Institute sits just north of the Massachusetts State Archives and is adjacent to the 1979 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, designed by I. M. Pei.
The building features total interactivity, immersing visitors within a simulated experience of the day-to-day life…Read More
Introducing Edificio Plaza Alemania, a 13,390 m² Class A office building in Montevideo, Uruguay – the first of its kind in the country. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed building boasts unequalled floor-to-floor heights of 3.5 meters and the highest standards of construction, finishes, equipment and amenities. The landmark building is currently under construction and was designed to meet the latest international standards for construction, fire safety, resiliency and environmental sustainability (to achieve LEED Gold certification).
Sited on the Rambla, Montevideo’s distinctive shoreline promenade and greenway, the building’s occupants will enjoy panoramic 360˚ views, a vibrant neighborhood and a direct connection to…Read More
Thank you Bespoke Careers for including Rafael Viñoly Architects in the recently released book ‘The Culture of Practice’. This compelling new book gives rare insights to the dynamics of architectural workplaces in five key cities, and examines how workplace culture is the crucible from which memorable architecture emerges, shaped by groups of highly talented individuals.Read More
Take a look at Field Condition’s recent construction photos of 125 Greenwich Street NYC in Manhattan’s Financial District! The superstructure of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed residential tower is now past the halfway mark towards its 912-foot (278 meters) pinnacle, and nearly a third of the building is already clad in its glass façade.
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Architectural Digest features a tour of the recently completed New York City FC’s first team soccer training facility, Etihad City Football Academy in Orangeburg, New York. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed facility is usable year-round and serves as a center for innovation and talent development. At its core, everything is built around the soccer pitch and the players’ functional needs to help them prepare to win. Each interior specialty function – including circular locker room, communal dining hall, professional kitchen with onsite chef specialist, medical treatment rooms, and gym – are positioned and designed so players can perform at their best…Read More
Rafael Viñoly in 277 Fifth video
CityRealty recently featured an exclusive video featuring Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly on the vision and thinking behind 277 Fifth, a 55-story residential tower currently under construction in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. The tower features perimeter columns that establish an alternating rhythm of vertical floor-to-ceiling windows, while at several points in the façade, double-height loggias are inserted to create open-air spaces for leisure and entertainment.
See the full video here.Read More
Opening July 5 at The Skyscraper Museum: SKYLINE, an exhibition that will chronicle New York City’s nearly 150 years of skyline development within five significant periods in which buildings take characteristic forms shaped by economic, technological, and regulatory factors. Featured in this exhibit will be scale models of two Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed super-tall and super-slim towers: 432 Park Avenue and 125 Greenwich Street NYC.
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On June 20 and June 22, David Hodge and Bassam Komati at Rafael Viñoly Architects led 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture construction tours of the Stavros Niarchos-David Rockefeller River Campus Research Building at The Rockefeller University. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed building runs along New York City’s East River shoreline over the FDR Drive and extends almost three city blocks, providing 135,600 square feet of interior space, enough to accommodate over 600 scientific personnel. The new building will feature a green roof that will effectively add almost two acres of open space to the University’s grounds.Read More
On June 26 at 20:00 GMT watch ‘Secrets of the World’s Super Skyscrapers’ on Channel 5 TV in the United Kingdom. This new programme features commentary by leading architects and engineers, including Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly and his recent tower projects: 432 Park Avenue, the world’s tallest residential building; and 20 Fenchurch Street aka ‘Walkie Talkie’ in London.Read More
Congratulations to Jay Bargmann, Vice President of Rafael Viñoly Architects, who is being honored today at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony in New York City for his significant contributions to the architecture profession.
The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the…Read More
Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture’s panel discussion on the creation of world-class science facilities: A Tower, A Landmark, A Bridge – Three New York City Laboratories. We hope you enjoyed the perspectives of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jay Bargmann on the Stavros Niarchos-David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University; Mitchell | Giurgola Architects’ Paul Broches on the Collaborative Research Center at The Rockefeller University, and Ennead Architects’ Todd Schliemann on the Belfer Research Building at Weill Cornell Medicine.Read More
The Center for Architecture (AIANY) News featured an interview with Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Jay Bargmann on his elevation by the Jury of Fellows of the The American Institute of Architects to the prestigious College of Fellows in the second category of Fellowship. The distinguished fellowship recognizes architects who have made efforts “To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice.
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Rafael Viñoly Architects at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City – June 21-23
At the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, the American Institute of Architect’s membership will convene in New York City from June 21-23. Over the course of three days, visitors will be immersed in a wide-range of workshops, seminars, tours, and events exploring the ‘Blueprint for Better Cities’ theme, which emphasizes topics such as diversity, equity, and inclusion; smart materials; energy and carbon; resilience; and design and health.
Rafael Viñoly Architects, Mitchell Giurgola Architects, and Ennead Architects will lead several events as part of the Conference, including an educational seminar on the creation of world-class science facilities, guided tours of theRead More
Rafael Viñoly Architects at the Society for College and University Planning North Atlantic Conference
Join us this coming March 5, 2018, for a discussion on the transformation of two historic New York City campuses through innovative real estate initiatives at Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts (March 4-6). The conference centers on creative approaches to challenges in higher education with emphasis on integrated planning as a sustainable approach.
Speakers Andrea Lamberti AIA, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects; David Carlos, Senior Managing Director at Savills Studley; David Deighton, Project Director at Lehrer; and Marc Gary, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at the The Jewish Theological Seminary…Read More
Living Tall: What Will Make Tall Buildings More Habitable Lecture Video
In Chicago last November, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Chan-li Lin participated in the third installment of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s joint skyscraper lecture program, Living Tall: What Will Make Tall Buildings More Habitable. Lin, along with a group of esteemed peers, including Richard Pulling, Vice President – Sales, Otis Elevator Company; Jim Burnett, President, OJB Landscape Architecture; James Loewenberg, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Development; and CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, discussed the ways in which tall buildings can better connect to the surrounding urban fabric. The discussion was preceded by short…Read More
61 Ninth Avenue Construction Update
Recent photos by Tectonic Photo show the construction progress of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 61 Ninth Avenue, a 170,000 SF office-and-retail building under construction in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The building features a versatile and efficient side core plan, private terraces on each floor, a rooftop park overlooking the Hudson River, and soaring ceiling heights.Read More
Never Built Live: Architects and Planners on their Unrealized Work
Never Built New York, a current exhibition at the Queens Museum on unrealized visionary architectural and urban designs in #NYC, invites visitors to discover the New York City that might have been through original prints, drawings, models, installations, and animations.
On Sunday, February 4th, 13 architects, planners, and historians will discuss the stories behind the exhibitions’s unrealized urban visions. Speakers will include Andrea Lamberti of Rafael Viñoly Architects, Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed, Christen Johansen of Ennead Architects, and Dan Wood of WORKac, amongst others. The event will be emcee’d by the exhibition’s co-curator Sam Lubell and architecture critic…Read More
The Wall Street Journal’s Round-up of 2017 House Call Interviews
The Wall Street Journal rounds-up their twelve favorite ‘House Call’ interviews of 2017 — a weekly installment by writer Marc Myers on noteworthy figures from the arts, sports, business and beyond about how they made it through childhood and where they lived along the way. Included in the round-up is Rafael Viñoly’s interview from March 2017, where he recalls his family’s modernist home in Buenos Aires, a passion for the piano and the thinking and concept behind the world’s tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue.
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New York Magazine feature on 9 top architects’ dream projects to impove (or save) New York City
New York Magazine asked Rafael Viñoly Architects and eight other architects to share their dream projects that would help address some of the largest issues facing NYC, including sea level rise, transit deserts, and the need for more green space. Read the full story here.Read More
Waterline Square Construction Update
Waterline Square reached a major construction milestone last week with the topping out of all three of its residential towers. The 2.2 million-square-foot development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side features a three-acre park surrounded by three towers designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), respectively.
Images by Field Condition; see more here.Read More
NEMA Chicago Construction Update
NEMA Chicago, a 76-story residential tower in Chicago designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, is steadily reaching towards the sky as seen in Building Up Chicago’s recent construction photos. Bookending Grant Park with the Aon Center, the tower will enhance the grandeur of the park as the heart of Chicago’s Burnham plan. The building’s massing, made up of square structural bays of varying stacked heights, evokes the city’s famous Willis Tower.Read More
277 Fifth Avenue Construction Update
A recent photo by Tectonic Photo shows construction progress at 277 Fifth Ave, a Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 55-story residential tower in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. The tower’s perimeter columns establish an alternating rhythm of vertical floor-to-ceiling windows that will frame views along multiple exposures and expansive interior walls. Residences will begin 100-feet above the city’s famed Fifth Avenue and each residence is a corner unit with dual exposures, providing natural light and bird’s-eye views of the street below, landmarks and the Hudson River.
Read NY Times story here, to learn more about the concept and design behind this…Read More
Design Boom Interview with Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti sat down with designboom at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week to discuss the firm’s current projects and the state of architecture today.
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Puente Laguna Garzón featured in 20th-anniversary edition of Bridges
The twentieth-anniversary edition of Bridges, a publication that chronicles the world’s most significant spans, has been expanded to include all-new photographs, architectural drawings and location maps. Author Judith Dupre reveals her seven favorite bridges from her updated compendium, which includes the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, Puente Laguna Garzón in Uruguay.
Read the full story on Co.Design here.Read More
Rafael Viñoly Keynote at World Architecture Festival
Watch Rafael Viñoly discuss the concept of performance in architecture in his opening keynote at the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin here.Read More
432 Park Avenue featured in LANY
This image of the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 432 Park Avenue – the tallest residential building in the world – was taken by photographer Jeffrey Milstein and appears in the new book LANY, which explores New York and Los Angeles from the air.
Read the full story on The Guardian here.Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin
Next Wednesday, 15 November, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Leadership will participate in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Rafael Viñoly will deliver a keynote presentation on how the concept of performance – creating flexible and integrated architecture that fosters and encourages a wide-range of interactions – is applied in the firm’s projects across a variety of building types.
Presentations will also be given by Viñoly and Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, on the firm’s two shortlisted projects for the WAF 2017 Awards: New Stanford Hospital and The Hills at Vallco, respectively. Lamberti will also be serving as a…Read More
The University of Manchester Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre – Construction Update
The University of Manchester, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) topped out today, reaching a significant milestone in the project’s construction. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 8,400 square-meter state-of-the-art technical facility features two continuous floor plates of modular labs to maximize flexibility of the highly-technical, specialized research space. This flagship facility will complement the University’s existing National Graphene Institute (NGI) to create a critical mass of graphene expertise made up of scientists, engineers, innovators and industrialists.
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Archinect Interviews Andrea Lamberti on Getting a Job at Rafael Viñoly Architects
The search for employment in the architectural profession is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. While it may tempting to send the same exact CV over and over again, no two architectural firms are identical and there are qualities that a firm won’t always list on their job ads. Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Andrea Lamberti, Partner, recently sat down with Archinect to discuss the firm’s hiring approach and what qualities make the most promising job candidates. Read the interview here.Read More
Three Waterline Square Tops-out
Three Waterline Square topped out vertical construction this week, while the tower’s curtain wall continues to go up below. The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed residential tower’s form and façade resembles faceted crystals and faces a three-acre park in the center of a 2.2 million-square-foot residential development in New York City.
More images and full story on CityRealty.Read More
Integrating Teaching within a Modern Healthcare and Research Environment Talk
On October 10th, 2017, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Partner Chan-li Lin and Gail Morrison, Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of Academic Programs, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2017 North Central Regional Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lin and Morrison will discuss the planning and design of the Jordan Medical Education Center at the Perelman School of Medicine and explore how this innovative center brings together teaching, practice and research in the field of medicine.
Completed in 2015, the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed Jordan Medical Education Center…Read More
Rafael Viñoly Architects joins panel discussion at the Center for Architecture
On Wednesday, October 4th, Satoshi Toyoda, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will join a panel discussion titled ‘Displacement: Capital’ at Center for Architecture (AIANY) in New York City. The panel will examine how high-rise housing in the city is one of the most vibrant areas for international architectural design, targeted at an increasingly international clientele.
October 4, 2017
6pm – 8pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
More information and registration available here.
Satoshi Toyoda, AIA, Partner, Viñoly
Bertram Beissel Von Gymnich, Director,…
This coming November, Chan-li Lin, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will participate in the fourth installment of Chicago Architecture Foundation and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s joint lecture series: Building Tall.
The event will feature four speakers with Mr. Lin on Rafael Viñoly Architects’ recent tall building projects, including NEMA Chicago, a 76-story residential tower under construction in Chicago. This will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by CTBUH’s executive director, Antony Wood, on how to achieve a greater symbiosis between tall buildings and cities at the urban scale.
Living Tall: What Will Make Tall Buildings…Read More
This past weekend, Rafael Viñoly presented a book that is fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a “book yet to be written” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Conference at The Cooper Union in New York City.
Video of the event, which includes Rafael Viñoly and a number of notable peers is available to view here.Read More
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the @RVA_NY-designed Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム Tōkyō Kokusai Fōramu). The much-celebrated civic complex is fully accessible to the public yet sheltered from the frenetic pace of its urban surroundings, and serves as the city’s pre-eminent arts center hosts a variety of global exchange and cultural events in a complex.
The complex’s Glass Hall, one of the most daring and imaginative structures ever built in Japan, consists of two intersecting glass and steel arcs, which enclose a vast central lobby and unite the elements of the complex. This dramatic structure is composed of seven stories…Read More
The New York Times recently featured the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 125 Greenwich Street, a residential tower currently under construction in Manhattan’s Financial District. The tower will rise to 912-feet and features curved glass corners supported by a central core. Read the full story here, and learn more on this project here.Read More
This coming November, Rafael Viñoly Architects will open its New York Headquarters for the Architectural League of New York’s First Friday events program. The popular series offers Architectural League members the opportunity to visit leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. We look forward to meeting everyone!
Friday, November 3, 2017
Rafael Viñoly Architects
50 Vandam Street
New York 10013
Register early as tickets are limited.
The World Architecture Festival 2017 speaker line-up has been announced: Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Rafael Viñoly will give the opening keynote on the 15th of November in Berlin, Germany.
This year’s event will focus on the theme of ‘Performance’ with talks and discussions examining the multiple aspects of performance that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic and psychological. Read the full story here.Read More
Rafael Viñoly sat down recently with Architectural Digest for a filmed interview to discuss several of his projects around the world, including 125 Greenwich Street – a 912-foot tall residential tower under construction in New York City. See the full video here.Read More
Engineering News-Record announced the winners of its annual Best Projects Awards, which included the Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery for best project in the Health Care category.
The Center for Care and Discovery features a modular grid design, which yields large, undifferentiated floor plates that are inherently flexible and more efficient than its existing campus, bridges over the adjacent street to optimize programmatic connections and circulation.
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This coming September, Jay Bargmann, Vice President of Rafael Viñoly Architects will speak at the International Lab Design Conference in Madrid, Spain. The inaugural event will focus on global challenges, design, and sustainability of laboratory facilities in U.S., European, and other international markets.
Mr. Bargmann’s talk will explore the principles that characterize the planning and design of the firm’s research building projects that support complex, interdisciplinary, collaborative and changing research activities. Mr. Bargmann will also present methodologies that quantify the research, office and collaborative space requirements for a flexible, integrated research environment as well as a system that…Read More
Waterline Square, a 2.2 million-square-foot residential development in New York City designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, will help finalize the Riverside Master Plan – a more than two decades old plan to transform 77 acres of waterfront land along Hudson River into a residential neighborhood. Read recent coverage of this development in The New York Times, Forbes and Mansion Global.Read More
The New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Center was recently featured in Auditoria magazine’s 2018 annual. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the Arts Center includes a 700-seat main theater, 150-seat concert hall, a 150-seat Black Box theater, project space gallery, lobby space for pre- and post-performance receptions, screening rooms, rehearsal rooms, film editing studios, classrooms and workshops.
Read the article here to learn how the Arts Center functions as a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work; how its flexible venue spaces were designed to encourage artistic cross-pollination; and how it fosters a dynamic…Read More
Two Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed projects, New Stanford Hospital and The Hills at Vallco have been shortlisted for the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. In its 10th year, the festival and awards program brings together the world architecture community for knowledge exchange, discourse and celebration.
The Hills at Vallco was nominated in the Future – Masterplanning category. The master plan revitalizes a disused shopping mall in Cupertino, California into a vibrant and sustainable new neighborhood with the largest green roof in the world sheltering a 769,140-square-meter mixed-use complex under a 30-acre, fully accessible public park. The New…Read More
On June 29th, 2017, Chan-li Lin will speak at Transformative Visions for Resilience, a conference in Chicago organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Illinois and the AIA Chicago on design innovation at a variety of scales. Mr. Lin will present The Hills at Vallco, a 769,140-square-meter mixed-use complex under a fully accessible 30-acre green roof in Cupertino, California, followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Matthew Messner, The Architect’s Newspaper’s Midwest Editor, on creating smarter buildings, healthier neighborhoods and more resilient cities.
Transformative Visions for Resilience
Thursday, June 29, 2017
On June 27, 2016, Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, will speak at THE PLAN Perspective 2017 USA Conference in New York City on the design of innovative research buildings. Ms. Lamberti will highlight Rafael Viñoly Architects’ research experience, including current projects under construction: The Rockefeller University River Campus Research Building, and the University of Manchester Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.
In its fourth year, Perspective USA is an international architecture forum promoted by The Plan magazine. The two-day event serves as a knowledge exchange of technical and innovative ideas, and features talks by esteemed members of the…Read More
Recent construction images of The Rockefeller University’s River Campus Research Building showcase the building’s curtain wall installation. The Research Building runs along New York City’s East River shoreline over the FDR Drive and features an open plan offering flexibility for the changing needs of researchers and to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. More information on this project is available here.Read More
This coming Friday, June 2nd, Rafael Viñoly FAIA JIA SCA IntFRIBA, will give the opening keynote at the Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care National Nursing Research Symposium at Stanford University in California. Now in its 8th year, the annual symposium highlights important research-related projects initiated and conducted by nursing and other clinical staff.
This year’s symposium will focus on the theme of “Creating a Healing Environment: From Designing Space to Delivering Care.” Rafael Viñoly will speak about the concept and design behind the New Stanford Hospital, a state-of-the art facility (currently under construction) that features a modular plan…Read More
The City Football Academy is the winner of three awards from the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) North West Awards in the categories of Regional, Sustainability, and Client of the Year. For over 50 years, the RIBA Awards have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the United Kingdom and around the world, including its annual awards program, the RIBA Regional Awards, which celebrates building projects in the United Kingdom for its regional importance.
The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed City Football Academy was born out of the Manchester City Football Club’s desire to consolidate its existing…Read More
The Janelia Research Campus at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute by Rafael Viñoly Architects won the lab of the year award from R&D Magazine in 2007 and is now ten years old. Join us next Tuesday, May 9th at the AIANY Center for Architecture for a panel discussion about how this suburban, horizontal prototype influenced the design of research environments. Using the Janelia Research Campus and the linear addition to The Rockefeller University’s River Campus labs as examples, panelists will discuss why its important to consider flexibility, adaptability, support space, office strategy, location, and ease of communication when designing…Read More
THE PLAN – Architecture & Technologies in Detail Architecture Magazine – has shortlisted three Rafael Viñoly Architects projects for THE PLAN Award 2017: New York University Abu Dhabi, Manchester City Football Academy, and The Hills at Vallco. The awards program was created to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by the architecture profession, and to promote debate on topical design and planning themes. Projects will be judged by an international jury, and through online public voting — cast your votes for our projects:Read More
Read The New York Times story on Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed, 125 Greenwich Street, a residential tower currently under construction in Manhattan’s Financial District. The tower will rise to 912-feet and features curved glass corners supported by a central core.Read More
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.
Watch time-lapse installation footage of the first three metal structures: First Module InstallationRead More
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
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 design of 432 Park…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
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