Conversations in Context

Gregg Pasquarelli + Philip Nobel

Conversations in Context invited leaders from creative fields to reflect on the site’s past, present, and future, and to contribute their perspectives on the Glass House and its significance to contemporary debates.

Gregg Pasquarelli is a Founding Principal of SHoP Architects, a firm that has gained recognition for creating a new model of architecture centered on the belief that “great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together,” and SHoP Construction, “transforming intricate design into easily understood construction models by rethinking the overlap between design and construction.” Pasquarelli has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally, and serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York. He was trained in business and architecture, and has taught at Yale University, Columbia GSAPP and the University of Virginia.  SHoP’s current work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront, the Innovation Hub Government Complex in Botswana, Africa, the South Street Seaport Redevelopment in New York, and projects for Google in Mountain View, CA.

Philip Nobel is a practicing architect and architecture and design critic who has written for Artforum, VogueThe New York TimesMetropolisThe Nation and other publications.  Sixteen Acres, (Metropolitan/Holt, 2005) is his most recent book on the politics of the World Trade Center reconstruction. He practices architecture with the firm of Nobel & de Monchaux.

The 2011 season of Conversations in Context was generously sponsored by BMW and Design Within Reach.

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