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Foster + Partners’ Russian Copper Company headquarters echoes its namesake material

  Foster + Partners has completed a shimmering new headquarters for the Russian Copper Company, one of the world’s largest mining companies. The warm brown exterior echoes the building’s symbolic nature while reimagining the conventional office from the inside. In the small city of Yekaterinburg, the 15-story office tower sits on the landscaped bank of

Marc Simmons

Marc Simmons is a founding principal of Front, Inc., based in New York, and Associate Professor of the Practice in the School of Architecture + Planning at MIT. He has also served as Ventulett Chair in Architectural Design in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. Marc is a recognized global leader in the design,

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Sebastian Mendez

Sebastian is a licensed architect with 16+ years of experience. Prior to founding Tankhouse, Sebastian was an Associate Partner at Foster + Partners New York where he lead the design and project management for a range of North and South American projects spanning luxury residential, cultural and commercial design. Sebastian earned his master of science

Chris West, RIBA

Chris is a Partner at Foster + Partners based in New York. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and from Rice University in 1994. He joined Foster + Partners in 1995, initially working on the design of a mixed-use scheme for the King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh. More recently, he led the

Derek Tasch, AIA

Derek Tasch is the health system architect for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, also known as Penn Medicine. His role focuses on real estate master planning for the system and individual hospital entities, driving the successful planning of large capital projects, interfacing with the Penn Medicine executive team and the university’s Facilities and Real

425 Park Avenue telescopes skyward with diagrid glass

Some may know of 425 Park Avenue as the Manhattan address of a buzzy new restaurant location from Eleven Madison Park Michelin-star owners, but it is also the site of the (partially) new 47-story office building designed by Foster + Partners for L&L Holding Company. Almost nine years after a winner of the invitation-only design

Beyer Blinder Belle returns Washington, D.C.’s Carnegie Library to splendor with intensive masonry repair

As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is chock full of seats of government, monuments, and civic spaces, all the more monumental when placed at the intersection or terminus of the city’s diagrid of triumphal boulevards, or within one of the many historic parks dating back to the 1791 L’Enfant Plan. Located within Mount Vernon Square, the

Aluminum panels injected with air make EarthCam’s new campus glow

For nearly 20 years, EarthCam has documented projects by many of the world’s top design firms: Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, LLP, The Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Shigeru Ban, Snøhetta, and Weiss/Manfredi. The company, founded in 1996, is a global leader in providing webcam content, technology, and services. An expansion

Michael Bessner, AIA

Michael’s career began with a passion for art, photography, and furniture craftsmanship, laying the foundation for his enduring fascination with design. Viewing architecture as an intricate tapestry of individual elements woven into a broader canvas of societal impact and responsibility, he has continuously embraced this dual perspective. His aim is to conceive projects that echo

Graham Clegg

Graham Clegg, AIA, NCARB distills complex challenges down to their essence, arriving at potent yet elegant solutions. Raised in a family full of creatives, he is first and foremost a maker. Graham is inspired by the challenge of design and seeks out solutions unique to each client and building. He takes pride in true collaboration,

Q&A: Robert Heintges on taking risks and the value of a curtain wall

Robert Heintges is an influential architect and teacher who has advanced envelope design through his eponymous practice, Heintges & Associates, and through his teaching at Columbia GSAPP and Rice Architecture. This interview is part of my effort to document how different forms of specialized design expertise inform multiple architecture practices at once, and produce unstable forms of architectural authorship.

Faulders Studios’ Wynwood Garage enlivens the streetscape with perforated aluminum

The revival of cities across the United States is fundamentally reshaping streetscapes across the country, with dense developments sprouting from barren lots and pedestrian-oriented spaces usurping what were vehicular realms. In a semi-paradoxical twist, the transformation of the American city has also delivered a reappraisal of the ubiquitous parking garage. And while the aesthetic treatment of

University of Washington’s molecular engineering complex is now complete

Six years after the University of Washington opened its 90,000-square-foot Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building (MolES), a new addition, the Nano Engineering and Sciences Building (NanoES), has nearly doubled the size of the complex located at the center of the University of Washington (UW) Seattle-based campus. The Seattle offices of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP (ZGF) programmed and designed the two-phased


Empowering the Facade Design Community Exploring the design and performance of next-generation facades. Testimonials This year’s Facades+ LA event was impressive. It was a gathering of people seeking knowledge about the integration of environmental excellence in our industry and the work we need to do. Congratulations on the Facades + team and their efforts at