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
Bloomberg Tower
New York, NY, USA
2005
Business Instructional Facility, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, USA
2008
The Visionaire
New York, NY, USA
2008
Torre Costanera
Santiago, Chile
2014
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
2017
The Centrale
New York, NY, USA
2020
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC, USA
2022
171 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA, USA
2025

Studio

Partners

Associate Principals

Senior Associates

Associates

  • Pedja Bilinac, AIA

  • Ileana Dumitriu

  • Cory Frost

  • Sonya Hals

  • Olivia Shenglin Huang

  • Marcus Myerholtz

  • Molly O'Neill, AIA

  • Dustin Page

  • Adam Parkyn

  • Jeff Pleshek

  • Jon Robert

  • Kaori Yoneyama

Designers

  • Alvi Aliaj

  • Alejandra Alonso

  • Shantal Chahin

  • Patrick Cheah

  • Chen Chen

  • Ryan DeSilva

  • Shelby Dolan

  • Allison Drda

  • Yuchen Gao

  • Max Geary

  • Minwoo Hahm

  • Wei Han

  • Shunpeng He

  • Zhe Huang

  • Chen Huang

  • Minu Lee

  • Tina Liu

  • Junrui Liu

  • Kuan Liu

  • Haotian Ma

  • Laura Meade, RA

  • Antonio Medina

  • Aditya Mehta

  • Maxwell Mensching

  • Yonathan Moore

  • Yuhao Pan

  • Jun Hyung Park

  • Zachary Petrus

  • Elizabeth Pierce

  • Javier Sols

  • Alexander Stagge

  • Ke Tang

  • Jesefa Templo

  • Yiqing Tong

  • Daosheng Wang

  • Xiaoling Wang

  • Yao Wang

  • Yizhen Wang

  • You Wu

  • Tianhui Zhang

  • Zhongyi Zhang

  • Nicky Zheng

Preceptors

  • Charlie Davis

  • Yu Liu

  • Seong Park

  • Claudio Perez

  • Emily Tran

  • Jiahua Wu

Office Staff

  • Sharif Aggour

  • Nicholas Clinton

  • Nicole Colomonico

  • Lucky Coffey

  • Julie DeCola

  • Kim DiRaffaele

  • Betsey Dunham

  • Mya Freeman

  • Melissa Kraby

  • Jim Martin

  • Michael Nock

  • Jim Owens

  • Heather Pumphrey

  • Stephanie Rideout

  • Sophia Shi

  • Regina Spivey

  • Cynthia Trotta

  • 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.