SHoP Architects

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SHoP Architects
Practice information
Partners Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, Gregg Pasquarelli, Kimberly Holden, Vishaan Chakrabarti, William Sharples
Location Manhattan, New York City
Founded 1996
Buildings Barclays Center, The Porter House, East River Esplanade
Awards AIANY Honor Award, National Design Awards

SHoP Architects is an architecture firm in Lower Manhattan, New York City, with projects located throughout the United States and several African countries. Led by six principals[citation needed] with a staff of over 160 architects and designers, the firm provides services to residences, commercial buildings, schools and cultural institutions, as well as large-scale master plans.

Founded in 1996, many of the firm's principals and senior staff hold teaching positions at educational institutions in the New York metropolitan area.[citation needed] The firm's work has been exhibited internationally and included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.[citation needed] Its first monograph, Out of Practice, was published in 2012 by the Monacelli Press.[citation needed]


SHoP Architects is known for its designs of the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone, Botswana.[citation needed] It has also designed a renovation of Governors Island and the new Essex Crossing, both in Manhattan, New York; as well as design the expansion of the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, California.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2014, SHoP was named Fast Company magazine's "Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World",[1] and one of its "Most Innovative Companies in the World".[2]

SHoP Architects' awards also include the 2009 National Design Award for Architecture Design from the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards, and awards from the American Institute of Architects' New York City and New York State chapters.


  1. ^ Ferro, Shaunacy (28 March 2014). "THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN ARCHITECTURE". Fast Company. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Rice, Andrew (20 February 2014). "MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2014, #33 SHoP Architects". Fast Company. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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