Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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|Founded||New York, NY, United States (1955 )|
|Founder||I. M. Pei FAIA, RIBA (1917– |
Henry N. Cobb FAIA (1926–
Eason Leonard FAIA, RIBA (1920–2003)
|Headquarters||88 Pine Street|
Manhattan, NY, United States
|Henry N. Cobb FAIA |
Michael D. Flynn FAIA
Ian Bader FAIA, LEED
Yvonne Szeto FAIA, LEED
Jay L. Berman AIA
Michael W. Bischoff AIA, LEED
José Bruguera AIA
|Services||Architecture, Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Urban Design, Planning|
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is an American architectural firm based in New York City, with major projects in more than a hundred cities around the world. Its work is noted for excellence in design.
The firm provides a full range of architectural services, as well as planning and urban design.
Projects designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners have received more than 200 awards for design excellence, including 24 AIA National Honor Awards. In addition, the firm has been recognized numerous times for design excellence in the totality of its practice.
The firm has changed names twice:
- 1955 – Originally I. M. Pei & Associates, founded by I. M. Pei, Eason H. Leonard, and Henry N. Cobb
- 1966 – Renamed I. M. Pei & Partners
- 1989 – Renamed Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Works in progress
Projects in progress include 7 Bryant Park, an office tower in New York City; World One and World Crest in Mumbai, luxury residential towers, and Supemus Office, a boutique office tower, all at Lodha Place in Central Mumbai, a mixed-use development based on a 2009 master plan by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Tivoli Kanten | Tivoli Edge, a mixed-use project in Copenhagen; Soyak Krystal Kule, a corporate headquarters in Istanbul; and 1000 Connecticut Avenue, an office building in Washington, D.C.
Current higher education projects include Fiterman Hall at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Law School and Residence Hall at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus, both in New York City; McGlothlin Medical Education Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, an Expansion Campus for China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, adjacent to the original campus by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
Among the firm’s recently completed projects are Palazzo Lombardia, the new seat of the Lombardy Regional Government, in Milan; 200 West Street, the global headquarters of Goldman Sachs in New York City; NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina; Milstein Family Heart Center in New York; First International Bank of Israel in Tel Aviv; Butler College Dormitories at Princeton University; WaveRock, a high-tech and financial office near the historic core of Hyderabad, India; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Headquarters in Paris; and Torre Espacio, an office tower on Madrid’s major avenue Paseo de la Castellana.
Works through 2005
Significant works of the firm through 2005 include John F. Kennedy Library, John Hancock Tower, and John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse and Harborpark in Boston; Dallas City Hall, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Fountain Place in Dallas; Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong; U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles; First Bank Place in Minneapolis; Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York; National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the expansion and modernization of the Louvre museum in Paris; San Francisco Main Public Library; and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has been recognized many times for the totality of its practice. The firm received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Academy in 2017; New York State AIA Firm Award in 2009; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Society of Architects in 1992; and the Chicago Architecture Award, in recognition of “significant contributions to architecture and to the design of urban environments,” in 1985. The Poses Creative Arts Award, which honors a distinguished body of work and leadership in the development of an art form, was bestowed upon the firm in 1981, in recognition of its “architectural innovation and excellence, having enriched the American landscape with some of its most graceful and aesthetically satisfying works of architectural art.” In 1968 the American Institute of Architects conferred on the practice its Architectural Firm Award, citing the “eminently successful collaboration among the partners, associates and staff . . . which has resulted in years of consistently distinguished design.”
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- "Architecture Firm Award Recipients" The American Institute of Architects. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- "Poses Institute for the Arts: Creative Arts Awards" Brandeis University. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Firm Awards" Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Services" Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "AIA National Honor Awards" Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- 'Projects in Progress.' Index to Projects by Date. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
- 'Projects Completed 2000–Present.' Index to Projects by Date.  Retrieved 2012-07-26.
- "Honor Award Recipients" AIA New York State. Retrieved 2012-09-06
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