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Archinect Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

“As Chakrabarti prepares to assume deanship over the school in 2020, he offers a preview of what his tenure might hold, speaks out against the “false choices” embodied by recent architectural pedagogies, and lays out a vision for how young architects might balance a desire for structural change with the patience and experience required to create work with lasting positive effects.”


The Architect’s Newspaper on PAU’s JFK Towers

Mark Faulkner explains the massing and materiality logic of PAU’s JFK towers at Schuylkill Yards for The Architect’s Newspaper.


Scratching The Surface Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

Jarrett and Vishaan talk about his circuitous path to architecture, the intersection of practice and teaching, and how he plans to approach his new deanship.


The Philadelphia Inquirer Glows About PAU’s Proposed Skyscrapers at Schuylkill Yards

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article about PAU’s skyline-changing towers at Schuylkill Yards.


Metropolis Interviews Chakrabarti on Deanship of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design

Vishaan Chakrabarti was interviewed by Metropolis about the deanship position at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design he will assume in 2020.


Design Exchange on PAU’s Radical Mixed-Use Project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Read the Design Exchange article about PAU’s 17-acre, 500,000 square foot project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


The Architect’s Newspaper on PAU’s Domino Sugar Factory Conversion

AN looks at PAU’s approach to the conversion of a Landmarked sugar factory into a contemporary office building.


Crain’s New York on the New Urban Design Advocate as UC Berkeley Dean

Read the Crain’s New York article on Vishaan Chakrabarti, who will lead the UC Berkeley architecture school as it is “poised to take on the three pressing challenges of our era—climate change, social inequity and technological dislocation—through the lens of design excellence,” as he put it in the school’s announcement.


San Francisco Chronicle on the New Dean at UC Berkeley’s Architecture College

San Francisco Chronicle reports on Vishaan Chakrabarti, who will lead UC Berkeley’s architecture college.


Vishaan Chakrabarti Appointed Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley

PAU is proud to announce that our founder, Vishaan Chakrabarti, has been appointed the dean of the College of Environmental Design (CED) at the University of California, Berkeley, effective July 2020. Vishaan will continue to lead our firm, including opening a west coast office after he assumes the deanship, as well as providing creative direction for both offices.

Ruchika Modi, Studio Director and Associate Partner, will continue to run our New York office supported by Mark Faulkner, Associate Partner.

PAU and the CED are both committed to the twin pillars of design excellence and social impact, and as such we are confident in the reciprocity and rewards of this exciting new relationship. More information can be found here.


Vishaan Chakrabarti at TED2018

Watch Vishaan Chakrabarti’s main-stage Ted Talk on how we can design timeless cities for our collective future.


Vishaan Chakrabarti Named Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

“This year’s Honorary Fellows have been rightfully recognized as leaders. . . . We are honoured to . . . welcome a provocative thinker like Chakrabarti who is challenging our ideas about cities and urban life.” –Diarmuid Nash, FRAIC, Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows


Metrofocus on the Impact of Losing Out on Amazon HQ2

Vishaan Chakrabarti analyzes the impact of New York City losing out on Amazon HQ2.


The Architect’s Newspaper on a Green New Deal

AN looks at what architects want from a Green New Deal, with Vishaan Chakrabarti arguing for greater density and improved mass transit.


Designing Cities of Difference

Vishaan Chakrabarti speaks at BoF’s VOICES, advocating for well-designed urban environments, which result in greater prosperity, sustainability, equity, and joy.


Oculus Magazine on Brave New Approaches to Preservation

Sam Lubell surveys adaptive reuse in New York City, including PAU’s Domino Sugar Refinery, reimagined.


The Architect’s Newspaper on PAU’s Innovative Urban Community Development in East NY

Read the Architect’s Newspaper article on PAU’s innovative urban community development in East New York.


NY1 Announces PAU’s Innovative Urban Community Development in East NY

Watch NY1 interview the team behind the Innovative Urban Community Development on an 11-acre site in East New York.


Vishaan Chakrabarti at VOICES 2018

The Business of Fashion covers Vishaan Chakrabarti’s presentation at VOICES 2018 in Oxfordshire, UK.


New York Times Op-Ed by Vishaan Chakrabarti

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed about Amazon’s HQ2.


NY Mag on Newark’s Impending Revival

“On a 12-acre site next to Broad Street Station PAU has mapped a new pocket of urban intensity and lively architecture . . . a long, snaking apartment bloc jacked up above a supermarket and a hall for taco stands and brisket trucks.”


New York Times on Sunnyside Yards as the next Mega-Development

Leading the charge for Sunnyside Yard — 180 acres of potential in western Queens.


Vishaan Chakrabarti Featured on AIA New York

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s interview, part of a series celebrating the 28 members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2018.


PAU Wins the High Line Hat Contest

The Architects Newspaper takes us to the over-the-top hat party at the High Line, where the night was won by Vinayak Portonovo for PAU.


Architectural Digest Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

In its series on immigrants who have made important contributions to the fields of architecture and design, Architectural Digest speaks with Vishaan Chakrabarti.


PAU Selected to Lead the Masterplan for Sunnyside Yard

The Architects Newspaper looks at the future of Sunnyside Yard.


Fast Company Covers Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Ted Talk

Read the Fast Company article on Vishaan’s Ted Talk about the importance of building “cities of difference.”


The Daily News on Rethinking Penn Station

Read the op-ed in the Daily News calling for a sense of urgency to put into action a real, cost-effective plan to fix Penn Station.


Design Observer Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

Listen to Vishaan Chakrabarti talk about architecture as a form of writing in the world.


Push to Save Penn

MetroFocus interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti on PAU’s proposal to save Penn Station.


NY Mag on Plans for the Domino Sugar Refinery

Read about PAU’s new plans for Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery.


Yale Paprika Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

The highs and woes of running a “die-hard architecture practice.”


The Architects Newspaper on Newark’s Bears Stadium Development

Spurring a revival of Newark’s downtown.


Archinect Interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti talks about PAU’s upcoming projects with Archinect’s Julia Ingalls.


New York Times Op-Ed

Read the New York Times op-ed hailing PAU’s proposal for a new Penn Station as “the arrival of another renewal plan, so vastly better than anything that came before it that it’s a shame Mr. Cuomo hasn’t embraced it.”


Architect on What PAU (Will and) Won’t Do

Read Ned Cramer’s article on what architects won’t build, referencing PAU’s list, “What We Won’t Do.”


AIA New York 2017 Design Awards

PAU receives a Project Honor Award in the 2017 AIA New York Design Awards for our proposal for a new Penn Station.


Vishaan Chakrabarti Keynote Speaker at Cities as Solution

Join Vishaan Chakrabarti at the Downtown Seattle Association’s 2017 State of Downtown breakfast for a morning of thought-provoking speeches offering an insight into past and future economic trends shaping the center city.


Public Space for Free Expression

PAU joins 12 New York City organizations to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attention to the importance of ensuring and expanding safe spaces for demonstration.


Penn Station Reborn

Read the New York Times article on PAU’s proposal for a new Penn Station.


Vishaan Chakrabarti Speaks at Design Matters

Attend Vishaan Chakrabarti’s lecture at Design Matters, a thought-provoking series presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.


Curbed Interview with Vishaan Chakrabarti

“How Architecture and City Planning Can Combat Social Inequality”: Vishaan Chakrabarti talks with Curbed Appeal host Asad Syrket and guest host Zoe Rosenberg.


A Firm to Watch

Architizer names PAU one of the 10 Firms to Watch in 2016.


Q + A with Vishaan Chakrabarti

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Q+A session on PAU with Architect magazine’s Edward Keegan.


New York Magazine on PAU

Read Justin Davidson’s article about the launch of the PAU.


Crain’s New York article

Crain’s New York Business covers Vishaan Chakrabarti’s new firm, PAU.


Architect’s Newspaper on the Launch of PAU

“Architect and planner Vishaan Chakrabarti has had some crazy ideas over the years…”


New Yorker article

Read Jay Caspian Kang’s piece in the New Yorker magazine, “The de Blasio Housing Debate: A Conversation with Vishaan Chakrabarti.”


“About America’s Urban Future”

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed in New York Times.


Financial Times Interview with Vishaan Chakrabarti

Read Anjili Raval’s “At Home” interview, “Vishaan Chakrabarti, Architect and Urbanist.”


Charlie Rose Talks with Vishaan Chakrabarti

Watch the Charlie Rose interview with Vishaan Chakrabarti upon the publication of “A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America.”


Places Journal

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s article, “Hyperdensity and Civic Delight.”


A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

Vishaan Chakrabarti’s first book, “A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America,” is out! Pick up a copy from the publisher.


Vanity Fair on the Waterfront

Read Paul Goldberger’s article, “A Skyline for Williamsburg? The Brooklyn Waterfront Gets a Radical—and Terrific—Redesign.” The Domino Sugar plan was completed in collaboration with SHoP Architects, PC.


New York Magazine

Justin Davidson writes, “The Domino Sugar Plan Signals a Whole New Attitude Toward Development.” The Domino Sugar plan was completed in collaboration with SHoP Architects, PC.


Architectural Record Interview with Vishaan Chakrabati

Record speaks with “Newsmaker: Vishaan Chakrabati.”


The Brian Lehrer Show

Listen to Brian Lehrer’s interview with Vishaan Chakrabarti, “LoLo: Imagining New New York.” The plan was completed in collaboration with Professor Laurie Hawkinson and students from Columbia University’s GSAPP, Luke Wilson and Muchan Park.


Urban Omnibus Posts by Vishaan Chakrabarti

Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s posts on the Architectural League’s Urban Omnibus website, discussing urban density, global warming, transportation, citymaking, social change, and more.