Oct 30th 2014

Rafael Viñoly Lecture "Designing 432 Park Avenue"

“My design philosophy is rooted in the development of architectural ideas that are powerful, distinctive, and relevant to the specifics of both program and context."
-Rafael Viñoly

Uruguayan born Rafael Viñoly, Founder and Principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects, design architect of numerous award-winning projects, delivered the third 2014 Fall Lecture – “Designing The Tallest Residential Building In The Western Hemisphere: 432 Park Avenue” – on Wednesday, Nov 5 th at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall.

432 Park Avenue is a residential project in midtown Manhattan in New York City. With the height of 1396 ft, it is the third tallest building in the United States. The building was topped out in October, 2014 and the construction is scheduled to complete next year.

Around the age of twenty, Viñoly was already a founding partner of Estudio de Arquitectura, which would become one of the largest design studios in Latin America. In 1978 he moved to the United States, and in 1983 he founded Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Rafael Viñoly Architects is based in New York and has offices in London, Los Angeles and the United Arab Emirates. The firm has a diverse portfolio and includes award-winning educational facilities, courthouses, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, hotels, laboratories, hospitals, recreational venues, residential commissions, and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Projects range in scale from laboratory casework to urban design and master planning.

The firm is currently working on a number of projects including The New Stanford Hospital, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, The Rockefeller University Campus Master Plan and New Laboratory Building, and 20 Fenchurch Street.