Mar 11th 2020

VIDEO | Gregg Pasquarelli: Out of Practice

On February 26 the College of Architecture hosted Gregg Pasquarelli, co-founder of New York City’s SHoP Architects, for the Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean’s Lecture Series.

Gregg Pasquarelli: Out of Practice from IIT Architecture Chicago on Vimeo.

As a founding principal of the firm, Pasquarelli has been at the center of SHoP’s collaborative practice for more than 20 years, leading teams in design, master planning, and real estate development. He has served as lead partner on many of the firm’s most prominent projects in New York City, including The Porter House, the Barclays Center, Pier 17 and the East River Waterfront esplanade, 111 West 57th Street, and the American Copper Buildings. Beyond the studio, Pasquarelli has earned a reputation as a thoughtful leader of his generation of innovative architects and a powerful advocate for design quality and community values in contemporary city building.

In his talk, "Out of Practice," Pasquarelli highlighted certain projects that illustrate SHoP’s approach to prototyping and real-world R&D, discussed the marriage of traditional material systems with innovative technologies, and emphasized the importance of architects preserving a productive focus on the public realm.