Designing the way forward

Pelli Clarke & Partners designs buildings and spaces that inspire and transform communities worldwide.

Based in New Haven and New York City, our Partners lead interdisciplinary teams of architects, designers, and technical experts across the globe. Diverse perspectives, focused engagement, and empathy fuel our design process.

From our founding in 1977, Cesar Pelli instilled a culture of creativity and innovation. We proudly carry this legacy forward as we redefine possibilities for living, working, and learning in a changing world.

Defining the future of placemaking

Transformative architecture is born from deep engagement with the unique circumstances of purpose and place. We work side-by-side with our clients to create buildings and spaces that embody their core values and expand possibility. The same studio team is dedicated to each project for its duration, ensuring meticulous development from start to finish.

Advancing better communities

Stewardship is the driving force behind everything we do. We have an important responsibility to design buildings and spaces that enhance people’s lives and make a positive difference in the world.

Each new building and public space is a single piece of a city — a part of a community that exists today and a part that belongs to the future. We believe successful buildings and spaces are thoughtful citizens, making sustained contributions to the culture, function, and wellbeing of the communities they serve.


A culture of intelligent collaboration

Cesar Pelli created a legacy of creativity and investigation we proudly carry forward today. Transformative architecture is achieved through a spirited exchange that encourages all participants to pose questions and contribute ideas. This rigorous but open and responsive design process began with Cesar’s insistence that we have no “signature style” and that each building must be seen as unique.

Our work today is fueled by inclusivity and collaboration — our working method is to create an energetic, inspiring environment in which diverse perspectives are fully explored.

Protecting our shared future

Sustainable principles are at the center of our design process and protect our shared future. From concept to construction, we make forward-looking decisions that respond to urgent realities of climate change and advance the resilience of cities worldwide.

Sustainability is an ecosystem of complex interrelationships that defies easy answers. We approach it as a holistic experience — for a building to be sustainable, it must be economically viable and ensure a stronger, cleaner, and healthier future for all of us.

  • First LEED Gold and Platinum residential high-rise in the United States
  • First LEED Platinum tower in Spain
  • First LEED Gold building at Yale University
World Financial Center, New York
New York, NY, USA
1988
Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV, USA
2009
Lyra
New York, NY, USA
2022
Hotel Jen Qianhai
Shenzhen, China
2022
Atrium Place, Gurgaon
Gurgaon, India
2024
171 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA, USA
2025

Studio

Partners

Associate Principals

Senior Associates

Associates

  • Alejandra Alonso

  • Patrick Cheah

  • Ryan DeSilva, Associate AIA

  • Max Geary, LEED GA

  • Sonya Hals

  • Kuan Liu

  • Kaori Yoneyama

Designers

  • Shantal Chahin

  • Nun Cungbik

  • Shelby Dolan

  • Ethan Lethander

  • Ingrid Liu

  • Haotian Ma

  • Antonio Medina

  • Aditya Mehta

  • Sam Park (Consultant)

  • Zachary Petrus

  • Elizabeth Pierce

  • Shangfeng Rao

  • Olivia Sklyarova

  • Javier Sols

  • Rubo Sun

  • Yizhen Wang

  • Chen Xiang

  • Hannah Yang

  • Tianhui Zhang

Preceptees

  • Emi Shima

  • Kyle O'Quinn

Office Staff

  • Sharif Aggour

  • Nicholas Clinton

  • Nicole Colomonico

  • Lucky Coffey

  • Julie DeCola

  • Kim DiRaffaele

  • Betsey Dunham

  • Mya Freeman

  • Melissa Kraby

  • Jim Martin

  • Jim Owens

  • Heather Pumphrey

  • Stephanie Rideout

  • Regina Spivey

  • Cynthia Trotta

  • Maximilian Waldman

China — Directors

China — Senior Project Managers

  • Tina Liu

  • Yuhao Pan

China — Project Managers

  • Wei Han

  • Chen Huang

  • Jun Park

  • Ke Tang

China — Senior Designers

  • Chen Chen

  • Bruce He

  • You Wu

  • Yibo Zhong

China — Designers

  • Tianyuan Deng

  • Junrui Liu

  • Yiqing Tong

  • Xiaoling Wang

  • Yao Wang

  • Jiahua Wu

  • Nicky Zheng

  • Zhongyi Zhang

China — Office Staff

  • Sophia Shi

  • Wendy Wang

  • Mengxuan Zou

Founders

Awards

Design excellence is the ethos that drives our work. We have been internationally recognized with nearly 500 awards in shaping transformational architecture, including over 90 design awards from national, regional, and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Selected awards

  • American Institute of Architects: Firm Award
  • American Institute for Architects: Gold Medal to Cesar Pelli
  • Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Best tall building worldwide

Bibliography

  • by Michael J. Crosbie and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
    Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser

  • Curtain Walls - Recent Developments by Cesar Pelli & Associates

    by Michael J. Crosbie, Cesar Pelli, Cesar Pelli and Associates
    Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser

  • Perform - Designing for the Performing Arts

    by Ted Whitten and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
    Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group

  • Observations for Young Architects

    by Cesar Pelli
    New York, NY: The Monacelli Press

  • Pelli: Life in Architecture

    by Michael J. Crosbie and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

  • Sections Through a Practice Cesar Pelli & Associates

    by Hiroyuki Suzuki and Cesar Pelli
    Hatje Cantz Publishers, Bilingual edition

Careers


We are always looking for talented people to join our team. We have employment opportunities in our New Haven, New York, Shanghai, and Shenzhen offices.

Please contact employmentNH@pcparch.com for the New Haven, Shanghai, and Shenzhen offices and employmentNYC@pcparch.com for the New York office.

Emails should include a resume and work samples.