Posts by Zac Zuber-Zander

  • César Pelli, 1926-2019

    It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of César Pelli, co-founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

  • Jie Zhang Presents at Symposium on Stainless Steel Facades

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects was prominently featured at the Symposium on the Application of Stainless Steel in Buildings and Curtain Wall held on April 26, 2019 in Shanghai, China. Jie Zhang, General Manager of the Shanghai office, gave the opening keynote presentation.

  • Salesforce Tower Wins 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed Salesforce Tower was awarded the 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This prestigious award is the highest accolade a tower can receive on an international level. Recognized for its focus on structural efficiency, sustainability, occupant health, and urban impact, Salesforce Tower is celebrated[…]

  • Senior Associate Celia Featured Guest at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Senior Associate Celia Toche led Advanced Studio Workshops and a Masters of Architecture class for Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey at three of its campuses:  Estado de Mexico, Mexico City, and Santa Fe. Celia’s keynote presentation “Beyond LEED & WELL: Five Sustain-Abilities in Contemporary Practice” was enthusiastically received by students and faculty. Her class featured a[…]

  • Fred Clarke Featured Presenter at 2019 AIA Conference

    Senior Design Principal and co-founder Fred Clarke, FAIA will be a featured speaker at the 2019 AIA Conference held in Las Vegas. Fred will be a presenter at the pre-conference workshop “Built to Last: How Public Architecture Stands the Test of Time” on June 5, 2019. This four session workshop will explore renovation and restoration,[…]

  • Alexander Court wins Natural Stone Institute 2018 Pinnacle Award of Excellence, Commercial Interior

    Alexander Court won the Natural Stone Institute’s 2018 Pinnacle Award of Excellence for Commercial Interior. The 2018 Award Program describes that the project “[is] an ambitious project merging two existing office buildings into one larger structure, whose lobby is now the largest office building lobby in Washington, DC.” The building overall utilizes 90,000 square feet[…]

  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Hosts The Architectural League of NY’s First of 2019 First Friday 

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ New York Office co-hosted (with Kliment Halsband Architects) The Architecture League of NY’s First Friday event, the first of 2019. The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see current work. Over 200 Architectural League members were[…]

  • Salesforce Tower Wins Project of the Year Award

    Salesforce Tower won Project of the Year from the 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awards. The project also received the Award of Excellence from AIA Connecticut. The AIA Connecticut Design Awards are hosted on an annual basis and celebrates the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and the excellence of architectural projects.  The awards ceremony was held on[…]

  • Salesforce Transit Center Receives Award of Excellence

    Salesforce Transit Center received an Award of Excellence from the 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awards. The AIA Connecticut Design Awards are hosted on an annual basis and celebrates the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and the excellence of architectural projects.  The awards ceremony was held on December 3, 2018.

  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater Wins WAN Award

    The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater won a World Architecture News Award for Performing Spaces in the Americas category. This award recognizes the most inventive and imaginative designs for the performing arts. The WAN Awards is the world’s largest international architectural awards program. The panel of judges consists of international experts in architecture,[…]

  • Principal Mitch Hirsch Led Discussion on Performance Spaces for AIANY

    Principal Mitch Hirsch led a panel discussion on the importance and challenges of designing performance-based spaces for the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee at the Center for Architecture in New York City. He was joined by Joseph W.A. Myers, President and Principal Consultant at Kirkegaard Associates and Scott Crossfield, Design Principal at Theatre Projects. The three[…]

  • Sidra Medicine to Celebrate Grand Opening on November 12th, 2018

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is proud to announce that Sidra Medicine will celebrate its grand opening on November 12, 2018. Principal Mark Shoemaker, AIA will travel to Doha, Qatar to attend the event. Sidra Medicine is designed to be a world-​class hospital with state-​of-​the-​art clinical services, providing an environment to attract the best healthcare talent[…]

  • Salesforce Transit Center Wins MasterPrize Award

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects won two Architecture MasterPrize Awards—Mixed-Use Architecture and Transportation—for Salesforce Transit Center. The Architecture MasterPrize Award recognizes excellence, creativity, and innovation in architectural design worldwide. The jury consisted of architects, academics, and industry professionals across the world, and awards were given to projects that pushed the boundaries of innovation in architecture.  An[…]

  • Alexander Court Wins ENR MidAtlantic 2018 Award of Merit Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects new project Alexander Court has won the ENR MidAtlantic 2018 Award of Merit Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration. Winners were determined by Independent juries of industry leaders in design and construction from each of ENR’s 10 regional editions. Alexander Court is a Class A office development in the core of Washington DC’s[…]

  • Associate Principal Axel Zemborain to Speak at Design Week on October 9th, 2018

    Associate Principal Axel Zemborain will speak at the second annual Design Week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which holds conferences, exhibitions, and debates. Axel will be discussing his design work on the 41-story Torre Iberdrola of the Abandoibarra development in Bilbao, Spain and the 30-story headquarters Torre Banco Macro in Beunos Aires, Argentina. Sponsored by the[…]

  • Associate Principal Rob Narracci Speaks at International Conference

    Associate Principal Rob Narracci was a key speaker at the 2018 Advanced Building Skins Conference in Bern, Switzerland. He spoke to an international audience of architects, academic researchers, engineers, and other design-related professionals about Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication, and its application on office towers. Rob Narracci shared Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ recent Porta Nuova[…]

  • Associate Principal Randy Volenec Speaking at National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit

    Associate Principal Randy Volenec spoke at the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit. His presentation—along with Dow Constantine from King County, DeLee Shoemaker from Microsoft, and Andrea Giuricin from NTV HSR Italy—will cover “Significant Increase in Large Private Investment in Rail, High Speed Rail as a Profitable Business & Investment, Public-Private Partnerships, Rail and Real[…]

  • Fred Clarke to Present at Urban Design Forum

    Fred Clarke, FAIA, Senior Design Principal and co-founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, will present at the Urban Design Forum on September 12, 2018. His talk will include a 15-minute presentation on the Transbay District, which includes Salesforce Tower, Salesforce Transit Center, and Parcel F, and its role and influence on housing, commercial development, and[…]

  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Designed Salesforce Transit Center Now Open

    San Francisco, CA – Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects unveils the 1.2 million square foot Salesforce Transit Center including its rooftop park, Salesforce Park. Stretching four blocks along Mission Street, one block south of the city’s Financial District, the long awaited Transit Center is a new paradigm for urban design in the United States. Pelli Clarke[…]

  • Associate Hongxi Yang Presents at CAAPS 43rd Annual Convention

    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect Associate Hongxi Yang presented at the CAAPS (Chinese American Academic and Professional Society) Annual Convention. Her presentation, called “Three Dimensional City—The Making of Multilevel Public Space,” covered ways to enhance the public experience with prominent international Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects projects, such as Piazza Gae Aulenti, Chengdu Natural History Museum, Shantou[…]