The First 30 Years
This survey of one of the world’s leading architecture firms celebrates three decades of design excellence, environmental sustainability, and architectural innovation, and explores some fascinating proposals for the future of the practice.
In the areas of transportation, commercial, recreational, residential, and educational design, Grimshaw excels at delivering workable spaces that will serve its clients’ needs for years to come. Among the many British projects featured in this book are the International Railway Terminal for Eurostar trains at Waterloo, the Eden Project in Cornwall, the Financial Times building in London Docklands, and the Regional Headquarters for the RAC at Bristol. The practice has also completed projects in Germany, such as the Frankfurt Exhibition Hall and VITRA furniture offices; the Ijberg Bridge in Amsterdam; the Plant Science Center in St Louis; and the Southern Cross Railway Station in Melbourne, Australia, for which the practice recently won the Lubetkin Prize. Other projects in Spain, Mexico, and Zurich are included as well. Beautifully presented, these projects reveal the evolution of a firm that is quickly growing in influence, and clearly shows that the ideals of economy, sustainability and integrity continue to inform their work.
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw graduated with Honors from the Architectural Association, London in 1965 and immediately started his own practice. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1994 and President of the Royal Academy in 2004. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the AIA. He was knighted in 2002 and continues to actively lead his practice as Chairman of the Board.