David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

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Sir David Alan Chipperfield CBE (born 1953) is a British architect, born in London. He has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai. Uncompromisingly modernist in outlook, his practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, rather than a 'house style'.

Career

Chipperfield received his Diploma from the Architectural Association in London. He worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, and in 1984 established his own practice, David Chipperfield Architects. The practice has over 250 staff from 15 countries, working on a variety of projects in Europe, the United States and China.

In 1999, David Chipperfield was awarded the Tessenow Gold Medal, what was followed by a comprehensive exhibition of his work together with the work of the Tessenow Stipendiat and Spanish architect Andr├ęs Jaque, held in the Hellerau Festspielhaus.

In 2000 he was one of the architects to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. in 2004 was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to architecture, and was made Honorary Member of the Florence Academy of Art and Design in 2003.



David Chipperfield has taught architecture in Europe and the United States, and has lectured extensively on the work of the practice. In addition David Chipperfield held the Mies van der Rohe Chair at the Escola T├Ęcnica, in Barcelona, Spain.

Chipperfield was the only British architect to be shortlisted...
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