City officials and local residents vote to keep the popular community gathering place permanently downtown.
Architectural Record highlights PAU’s transformation of the long-shuttered industrial landmark into an all-electric commercial office building featuring a dramatic vertical garden and myriad amenity spaces.
Contributor and PAU Founder and Creative Director Vishaan Chakrabarti on how New York City can model coexistence at a time of intense Jewish-Palestinian tension.
Read Paul Goldberger’s review of PAU’s latest project, calling it “the best piece of new architecture along the New York waterfront right now, and, arguably, the most important”.
PAU founder and creative director Vishaan Chakrabarti discusses how to create joyous cities and argues that the best cities must be designed for sustainability, equity and inclusion at Bloomberg CityLab 2023.
Designboom reports on the groundbreaking for the expansion that will build upon Pei’s iconic 1995 glass pyramid design while nearly doubling the museum’s size and maintaining its identity as a Cleveland landmark.
Spectrum News 1 reporter Jenna Jordan sits down with PAU founder and creative director Vishaan Chakrabarti at the groundbreaking to discuss expansion plans that will improve the iconic I.M. Pei structure and help music’s legacy play on for future generations.
Read The Republic piece highlighting the Exhibit Columbus street dance that attracted a pluralistic, partying throng that organizers felt blurred the lines of ethnic, occupational and other differences under one inclusive dome.
“A great work of architecture—and that’s what this is—mediates between history and future, between a past we value without wishing to bring it back and a horizon we can’t map yet want to be ready for.” Justin Davidson, New York Magazine.
Archinect details the project which is one of just a few net-zero large buildings to grace the New York commercial market post-Covid.
Fast Company details PAU’s new building within a building that has been transformed into a light-filled office building with a triple height atrium lobby, floor plates as large as a Manhattan office building, bike parking, an indoor pool, and a spectacular glass vault on top.
Spectrum NY1’s Roger Clark walks the reimagined, PAU-designed landmark building that is the centerpiece at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Factory site.
Architectural Record explores this year’s exhibits headlined by PAU’s InterOculus, located at the crossroads of downtown Columbus where the installation served as the centerpiece for an opening weekend community fete.
Vital City Contributor Vishaan Chakrabarti on forging a path forward and how to make the next decade New York’s decade of home construction.
Dezeen covers PAU’s plan to integrate the new wing directly into the original museum’s glass pyramid and add a new entry lobby, exhibition spaces, offices, an education center and a 6,000-square-foot multipurpose venue.
The Architect’s Newspaper explains why this year’s Exhibit Columbus raises the bar for design expositions looking to partner with local communities.
The Architect’s Newspaper covers the highly anticipated-50,000-square foot expansion to I.M. Pei’s original glass pyramid design from 1995 that will be PAU’s first built museum project.
Michael Kimmelman writes that there may finally be hope for North America’s busiest, dreariest train hub with the stars aligned around a clearly superior plan from the team of ASTM, PAU and HOK.
The Architect’s Newspaper’s Bill Millard covers the public’s first look at a long-awaited Penn Station renovation plan that may be the best bet among current contenders.
View Fox5 TV’s coverage of the rollout announcement for plans to create light-filled, open-air train halls that include a towering entrance, an integrated stone facade and increased public accessibility.
ABC7 covers the ASTM, PAU and HOK plan to wrap Madison Square Garden into a unified, grand new station.
The development team of ASTM, PAU and HOK unveils a plan that wraps MSG in a towering stone facade, unifies the current station, and saves at least $1 billion.
The rollout of the unified plan from the team includes glassy train halls, details of negotiations with MSG and a price tag
Editors praise the team for coalescing a near-consensus around an elegant yet complex plan to remake Penn Station without having to move Madison Square Garden.
Crain’s details how the comprehensive plan from ASTM, PAU and HOK has gained supporters among New York’s power brokers through a combination of big ideas, due diligence, and eye-catching designs.
Commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Cultured Magazine looks at 11 boundary-pushing artists and their thoughts on resilience and imagination.
The Architect’s Newspaper details a new proposal that merges visions and may, at long last, solve the problem that is Penn Station.
As the FAA renews its interest in civic architecture, over 100 municipal and regional airports may see upgrades to their air traffic control towers.
Watch PAU Founder and Creative Director Vishaan Chakrabarti at the TWA Summit 2023 from The Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Archinect highlights the innovative designs that vary in height from 63 to 119 feet and include elements such as all-electric building systems, thermal efficient facades, mass timber, and recycled steel and metal products.
Dezeen covers PAU’s newly-released designs for sustainable air traffic control towers that will be built at U.S. airports as the largest commission since I.M. Pei’s designs in the early 1960s.
Read about the adaptable control tower designs that contain a range of environmentally-friendly features and that are set to be built at 31 regional airports across the United States.
Archinect covers the JCFO installation housed in the unique microclimate of the redesigned interior.
Priyam Marik sits down with Vishaan Chakrabarti to discuss architecture, urbanity, and how being a Bengali is his superpower.
Exhibit Columbus’ 2023 Winter Presentations offered the public a chance to comment on the upcoming round of installations resulting in a lively exchange on the design process.
The New Yorker’s William Finnegan sits down with Vishaan Chakrabarti to discuss how the effort to renovate midtown Manhattan’s transit hub has been stalled by money, politics, and disputes about the public good.
The Republic covers the official reveal of the designs of the 4 Miller Prize winners, considered the centerpiece of the August event.
The Financial Times and PAU’s Vishaan Chakrabarti discuss how these office to residential conversions can leave a lasting imprint on the city.
The City is My Lover: How New York City came to consume me.
The New York Times details PAU’s innovative design to bring the historic Domino Sugar Refinery back to life.
Miller Prize winners to unveil upcoming Exhibit Columbus design plans.
Read the MADE By series which profiles leading voices in architecture and design. Vishaan Chakrabarti believes that cities – if they are designed to be sustainable, equitable and joyous – are the best hope for humanity.
Architectural Record details PAU’s recently released plan, which places public infrastructure at the center of successful urban design.
The Architect’s Newspaper highlights the public spaces in the famous upstate New York city that are slated for a major upgrade courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.
Archinect details plans for the creation of four gateway structures to enhance connections between downtown Niagara Falls and the state park, building on a previous 2021 Strategic Plan partnered by PAU and New York State.
Listen to Vishaan Chakrabarti discuss the prospect of making urban communities more livable, affordable and part of the climate solution on Climate Optimists Podcast.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s review of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy.
Trevor Noah and David Kibuuka sit down with Vishaan Chakrabarti to discuss the joys of New York City’s car-free street life during the Covid-19 pandemic on The Trevor Noah Podcast.
Read how the parks, mass transit, dense housing and lack of cars in the artfully imagined big screen metropolis may predict what our future real-life cities look like.
CNN podcast Downside Up discusses a world where our communities serve our needs, not our cars; with PAU Founder and Creative Director Vishaan Chakrabarti.
Read about PAU’s partnership with the City of Columbus to bring cultural and economic development to the public areas surrounding The Commons, the heart of Columbus’ historic downtown.
The Goldilocks Framework: High-density, low-rise housing plus current technologies offer one solution to population growth and climate change.
Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul tap leaders from New York City’s business, labor, academic, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to examine the future of New York City and the region’s economy.
Read about the mission of a group of Architects who have volunteered their time to help Ukrainian design professionals find work opportunities and job placement with U.S.-based design firms.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed on a solution to our global housing and climate problems that is hiding in plain sight.
Foster + Partners and Collaborating Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti discuss the design of the head-turning, all-electric tower.
“Know Your Architect” delves into the genesis of form and highlights how various mediums and means of expression can be used to narrate stories in architecture and design.
PAU and sbp’s Wave Bridge creates a unique, people-centric experience in the middle of a major American city.
“Hochul’s Penn Station Plan Is the Worst Kind of Urban Renewal.” Author Justin Davidson sounds off on the dubious arguments surrounding this latest plan and why it is the public that may be railroaded.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed on how Eric Adams can shape the future of cities.
Watch Vishaan Chakrabarti’s TED talk that proposes a sustainable vision of housing for all of humanity.
Read why Chakrabarti believes the Pennsylvania Station Area Civic and Land Use Improvement Project State of New York General Project Plan should not move forward.
Read The Architect’s Newspaper’s article about PAU’s recently completed strategy for Downtown Niagara Falls.
Read about the groundbreaking ceremony for the West Tower, the first high-rise building to break ground in Schuylkill Yards.
Read about PAU’s strategy to reveal history, create connections, and promote mixed-use development in Downtown Niagara Falls.
Read Architect Magazine’s article that praises PAU’s plan for Sunnyside Yard, calling it “a prototype for the kind of mega-development that New York desperately needs.”
Read about Ruchika’s unconventional path to architecture.
Watch PAU founder, Vishaan Chakrabarti, speak about inclusive urban planning.
Read Architect Magazine’s coverage on PAU’s initial design for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum expansion and renovation.
Read about why Chakrabarti thinks cities will survive the pandemic.
Read about why PAU was included on Fast Company’s annual Most Innovative Companies list.
Read Cultured’s article about Ruchika Modi, highlighted in their Power Players column which is dedicated to women shaping the architecture profession.
Read the Crain’s article about PAU’s plan to relocate Madison Square Garden, transform Penn Station and the surrounding neighborhood, and entice commuters.
Read The Architect’s Newspaper’s article about PAU’s latest win in the Midwest.
Read about the initial design for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame expansion and renovation.
Read The New York Times announcement about The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s plans for the future.
Read about the “landmark link for the crossroads of America” that PAU and sbp will be designing together.
Listen to Vishaan Chakrabarti make the case for urban living.
Read 16 Tech’s announcement about the design team for their signature bridge project that will connect their 50-acre campus with Indianapolis’ research corridor.
Read about PAU’s 30-acre plan for Michigan Central, commended for weaving new structures into the historic neighborhood and dubbed by Metropolis, “an alluring, modernized regional destination for high-tech talent.”
Read about the transformative PAU-led plan for Ford’s 30-acre Michigan Central site in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.
Read Princeton University Press’ announcement about their acquisition of The Architecture of Urbanity: Designing Our Future for Pluralism and Planet.
Watch PAU Founder, Vishaan Chakrabarti, and Ford’s global design director, Jennifer Kolstad, discuss the future of workplaces.
Watch Vishaan Chakrabarti discuss opportunities for more equitable architecture and public space post-COVID-19.
Read Farhad Manjoo’s article about PAU’s proposal to make streets more equitable by banning private vehicles in Manhattan.
Vishaan Chakrabarti discusses a new urban agenda that provides equitable housing, health care and transportation for all as a means to build and repair cities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the Buffalo News article about USA Niagara’s appointment of PAU to lead the redevelopment plans for all of their properties in Niagara Falls.
Read the Curbed article about how PAU’s Sunnyside Yard “may just be the future we didn’t know we needed.”
Vishaan Chakrabarti shares his perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic relative to the future of urban places.
Read Fast Company’s article about the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan where PAU Founder, Vishaan Chakrabarti describes the plan as a test case for “a new model for building housing and infrastructure.”
The Architect’s Newspaper applauds PAU’s “ambitious master plan” for ensuring that Sunnyside Yard will not be another version of Hudson Yards.
NYCEDC reveals new website to share the PAU-led Master Plan for Sunnyside Yard.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s reaction to the executive order to impose a neoclassical style on all future federal architecture.
PAU’s proposal to fix Penn Station ranked number one (and number three!) by Justin Davidson of NY Mag.
In the story on the Governor’s renovation plan for Penn Station, Archinect references PAU’s long-time interest in the project and our design proposal pitched in 2016.
Listen to Ruchika Modi discuss how urban environments, when sensitively designed, can and should benefit the entire planet.
“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.”
Mark Faulkner explains the massing and materiality logic of PAU’s JFK towers at Schuylkill Yards for The Architect’s Newspaper.
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.
Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article about PAU’s skyline-changing towers at Schuylkill Yards.
Vishaan Chakrabarti was interviewed by Metropolis about the deanship position at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design he will assume in 2020.
Read the Design Exchange article about PAU’s 17-acre, 500,000 square foot project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
AN looks at PAU’s approach to the conversion of a Landmarked sugar factory into a contemporary office building.
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 reports on Vishaan Chakrabarti, who will lead UC Berkeley’s architecture college.
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.
Watch Vishaan Chakrabarti’s main-stage Ted Talk on how we can design timeless cities for our collective future.
“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
Vishaan Chakrabarti analyzes the impact of New York City losing out on Amazon HQ2.
AN looks at what architects want from a Green New Deal, with Vishaan Chakrabarti arguing for greater density and improved mass transit.
Vishaan Chakrabarti speaks at BoF’s VOICES, advocating for well-designed urban environments, which result in greater prosperity, sustainability, equity, and joy.
Sam Lubell surveys adaptive reuse in New York City, including PAU’s Domino Sugar Refinery, reimagined.
Read the Architect’s Newspaper article on PAU’s innovative urban community development in East New York.
Watch NY1 interview the team behind the Innovative Urban Community Development on an 11-acre site in East New York.
The Business of Fashion covers Vishaan Chakrabarti’s presentation at VOICES 2018 in Oxfordshire, UK.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed about Amazon’s HQ2.
“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.”
Leading the charge for Sunnyside Yard — 180 acres of potential in western Queens.
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.
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.
In its series on immigrants who have made important contributions to the fields of architecture and design, Architectural Digest speaks with Vishaan Chakrabarti.
The Architects Newspaper looks at the future of Sunnyside Yard.
Read the Fast Company article on Vishaan’s Ted Talk about the importance of building “cities of difference.”
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.
Listen to Vishaan Chakrabarti talk about architecture as a form of writing in the world.
MetroFocus interviews Vishaan Chakrabarti on PAU’s proposal to save Penn Station.
Read about PAU’s new plans for Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery.
The highs and woes of running a “die-hard architecture practice.”
Spurring a revival of Newark’s downtown.
Vishaan Chakrabarti talks about PAU’s upcoming projects with Archinect’s Julia Ingalls.
Read Ned Cramer’s article on what architects won’t build, referencing PAU’s list, “What We Won’t Do.”
PAU receives a Project Honor Award in the 2017 AIA New York Design Awards for our proposal for a new Penn Station.
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.
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.
Read the New York Times article on PAU’s proposal for a new Penn Station.
Attend Vishaan Chakrabarti’s lecture at Design Matters, a thought-provoking series presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.
“How Architecture and City Planning Can Combat Social Inequality”: Vishaan Chakrabarti talks with Curbed Appeal host Asad Syrket and guest host Zoe Rosenberg.
Architizer names PAU one of the 10 Firms to Watch in 2016.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Q+A session on PAU with Architect magazine’s Edward Keegan.
Read Justin Davidson’s article about the launch of the PAU.
Crain’s New York Business covers Vishaan Chakrabarti’s new firm, PAU.
“Architect and planner Vishaan Chakrabarti has had some crazy ideas over the years…”
Read Jay Caspian Kang’s piece in the New Yorker magazine, “The de Blasio Housing Debate: A Conversation with Vishaan Chakrabarti.”
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s op-ed in New York Times.
Read Anjili Raval’s “At Home” interview, “Vishaan Chakrabarti, Architect and Urbanist.”
Watch the Charlie Rose interview with Vishaan Chakrabarti upon the publication of “A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America.”
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s article, “Hyperdensity and Civic Delight.”
Vishaan Chakrabarti’s first book, “A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America,” is out! Pick up a copy from the publisher.
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.
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.
Record speaks with “Newsmaker: Vishaan Chakrabati.”
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.
Read Vishaan Chakrabarti’s posts on the Architectural League’s Urban Omnibus website, discussing urban density, global warming, transportation, citymaking, social change, and more.