Architect Gregg Pasquarelli received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1994 where he graduated with Honors for Excellence in Design. He cofounded SHoP Architects in 1996 and has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally. This think tank has pushed the designer’s realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, construction, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies. As both practitioners and educators, their commitment to challenging the entire process of building has made a convincing argument to a generation of architects that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive. Their 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.
SHoP received the 2009 National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Cooper‐Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Emerging Voices Award in 2001 from the Architectural League of New York, the Academy Award in Architecture from the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000, as well as multiple Progressive Architecture and AIA Awards and Citations. Pasquarelli has held visiting professorships at Yale University, Columbia University, The University of Virginia, Syracuse University and The University of Florida. SHoP recently published their monograph titled, “Out of Practice,” in 2011.