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Victor F. “Trey” Trahan Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects is a global architecture firm with offices in New Orleans and New York founded in New Orleans by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III, FAIA in 1992.

Trahan Architects developed an extensive portfolio of work that spans the realms of the cultural, academic, athletic, residential, ecological, and beyond. Notable projects include the Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia; Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana; and conservation and preservation undertakings in St. Francisville, Louisiana and in Corcovado National Park in Patagonia, Chile.
2020 AIA New Orleans, Honor Award for Interior Architecture. Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre.
2020 AIA New Orleans, Honor Award for Unbuilt Architecture. New England Mixed-Use Development.
2020 AIA New Orleans, Merit Award for Unbuilt Architecture. Ochsner Center for Innovation.
2020 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum. Ochsner Center for Innovation.


SNKH. Despite young age, the team of SNKH studio has an experience of designing buildings of different scales in Armenia, Russia and France. Their aim is to create contemporary architecture based on knowledge, creativity and conceptual thinking. 

They believe that architecture has to define and reflect all the aspects of contemporary life. So, the analysis of the given task is the important part of their working process.


Haworth Tompkins is a British architectural studio, voted Building Design Architect of the Year and RIBA London Architect of the Year in 2014. Founded in 1991 by Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins, the studio has an international reputation for theatre design, the Liverpool Everyman Theatre winning the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year by a UK architect. Haworth Tompkins was part of the Gold Award UK winning team at the Prague Quadrennial and was chosen to exhibit theatre work at the 2012 Venice Biennale. Performance projects include the Royal Court, the Almeida temporary theatres at Kings Cross and Gainsborough Studios, Snape Maltings, the Young Vic Theatre (shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007), The Egg at Bath, the Oxford North Wall, NT Future and The Bridge.

Graham Haworth. Director. Graham studied architecture at the University of Nottingham and the University of Cambridge. He worked with John Outram Associates, SOM and Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones and was a founding member of Bennetts Associates in 1987 before forming Haworth Tompkins Architects with Steve Tompkins in 1991.

With Steve, Graham is involved in the design of all the projects carried out by the firm and was director in charge of Coin Street Iroko Housing Co-op on the south bank, 103 New Bond Street, Newington Green Student Housing, Liverpool One Regeneration, Mummery + Schnelle Gallery and the Hayward Gallery. He is currently working on major projects such as the London Library, the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Graham has lectured and been invited as a critic in several of the leading schools of architecture in the United Kingdom and Europe. He has exhibited at the RIBA and at the Royal Academy Summer Show.

Steve Tompkins. Director. Steve studied architecture at the University of Bath and traveled long before joining Arup Associates in London. He was a founding member of Bennetts Associates in 1987 before forming Haworth Tompkins Architects with Graham Haworth in 1991.

With Graham, Steve is involved in the design of all the projects carried out by the firm and was director in charge of The Young Vic Theater, a new music campus for Aldeburgh Music, the Coin Street Center Quarter, National Study Theater and the Wall del Norte Performing Arts Center. He is currently working on major projects such as the National Theater, the Everyman and Playhouse theaters in Liverpool, the conversion of Battersea Arts Center and the Bush Theater, Chichester Festival Theater as well as a new social housing project in Pimlico for the Peabody Trust.

Steve has taught and lectured at several architectural schools in the United Kingdom and is currently Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Greenwich, as well as guest critic at Cambridge and external examiner at Dundee. He has exhibited architectural work in the RIBA and RA, and landscape paintings in several galleries in the United Kingdom.

Toby Johnson. Managing Director. Director general. Toby studied architecture at the University of Cambridge. He worked with MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, where he was Managing Director for three years before joining Haworth Tompkins in 2005.

Prior to joining Haworth Tompkins, Toby coordinated projects such as the Phoenix Initiative for Coventry City Council, a major seven-year regeneration program that was nominated for the 2004 Stirling Award, the Dana Center, for the Science Museum, File Ruskin at the University of Lancaster and student facilities of the London School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Since joining Haworth Tompkins, Toby has played an important role in the Young Vic Theater Project, the National Theater Studio, the Coin Street Neighborhood Center and the Liverpool One Regeneration Project.

Toby is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the office and the supervision of project execution and contract administration. He has been involved with several professional organizations including being part of the design review panel of the London district of Southwark, and participating with the RIBA.

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Peter Clegg and Keith Bradley. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are an award-winning architectural practice with an international reputation for design quality, for pioneering environmental expertise and a progressive architectural approach.

Peter Clegg established the practice with Richard Feilden in 1978. Regarded as a key pioneer in environmental design, he has more than 30 years' experience in low energy architecture and is actively involved in research, design and education. Peter works primarily in the education and cultural sectors. He has led projects at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London’s Southbank Centre, Brighton Dome and the development of the new Leventis gallery in Cyprus. He is Chair of the RIBA Awards Panel, the South West Design Review Panel, holds a professorship at Bath University, and in 2009 was made a Royal Designer for Industry.

Keith Bradley joined the practice in 1987, was made a Partner in 1995, and set up our London Studio in 1998. He has since led many of our award-winning projects, including the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Accordia Housing Project in Cambridge. His recent work has encompassed major urban regeneration schemes throughout the UK, together with public museums, galleries, and academic institutions, including university projects in London, Manchester and Belfast. Keith holds the honour of being Chair of the Design Council CABE Design Review Panel, is guest lecturer at various schools of architecture, and a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Victor Stolbovoy Syndicate Architecture

Syndicate Architecture.Syndicate is an architectural practice which has a self-commissioned base. Office was founded in 2017 and is lead by Victor Stolbovoy. He studied at the ETH and has received his BSc degree in Architecture in the Spring semester 2016. Since then he has worked for architectural practices, first for E2A in Zurich and later for Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. After acquiring the necessary practical experience, he decided to continue his studies at the ETH at Masters level and has joined the Chair for Digital Fabrication in Architecture as a teaching assistant.

All time collaborators: Anastasiya Afanaseva, Adelsha Pateev, Alexandra Perevalova, Nadezda Zlobina,Karina Nadeeva, Olga Polishuk, Petr Mironenko, Artur Makarov, Yun Khan.


Stefano Boeri, born in 1956, is a Milan-based architect and since June 2011 he is Councillor for Culture, Design and Fashion for the Municipality of Milan. From 2004 to 2007 he was editor in chief of “Domus” international magazine. From 2007 to 2011 he was editor in chief of the international magazine “Abitare”. Professor of Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, he has taught as visiting professor at Harvard GSD, MIT, Berlage Institute and Architectural Association, among others. Since 2007 he is the director of the international festival of architecture FESTARCH. Recently he has curated “Sao Paulo Calling” a project about informal settlements, promoted by the Segretaria de Habitaçao of Sao Paulo.


Achillina Bo was born on December 5, 1914 in Rome, Italy. Lina was the oldest child of Enrico and Giovana Bo, who later had another daughter named Graziella. In 1939, she graduated from the Rome College of Architecture at the age of 25 with her final piece, "The Maternity and Infancy Care Centre". She then moved to Milan to begin working with architect Carlo Pagani in the Studio Bo e Pagani, No 12, Via Gesù. Bo Bardi collaborated (until 1943) with architect and designer Giò Ponti on the magazine Lo Stile – nella casa e nell’arredamento. In 1942, at the age of 28, she opened her own architectural studio on Via Gesù, but the lack of work during wartime soon led Bardi to take up illustration for newspapers and magazines such as Stile, Grazia, Belleza, Tempo, Vetrina and Illustrazione Italiana. Her office was destroyed by an aerial bombing in 1943. From 1944-5 Bardi was the Deputy Director of Domus magazine.

The event prompted her deeper involvement in the Italian Communist Party. In 1945, Domus commissioned Bo Bardi to travel around Italy with Carlo Pagani and photographer Federico Patellani to document and evaluate the situation of the destroyed country. Bo Bardi, Pagani and Bruno Zevi established the weekly magazine A – Attualità, Architettura, Abitazione, Arte in Milan (A Cultura della Vita).[4] She also collaborated on the daily newspaper Milano Sera, directed by Elio Vittorini. Bo Bardi took part in the First National Meeting for Reconstruction in Milan, alerting people to the indifference of public opinion on the subject, which for her covered both the physical and moral reconstruction of the country.

In 1946, Bo Bardi moved to Rome and married the art critic and journalist Pietro Maria Bardi.

In Brazil, Bo Bardi expanded his ideas influenced by a recent and overflowing culture different from the European situation. Along with her husband, they decided to live in Rio de Janeiro, delighted with the nature of the city and its modernist buildings, like the current Gustavo Capanema Palace, known as the Ministry of Education and Culture, designed by Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx and a group of young Brazilian architects. Pietro Bardi was commissioned by a museum from Sao Paulo city where they established their permanent residence.

There they began a collection of Brazilian popular art (its main influence) and his work took on the dimension of the dialogue between the modern and the Popular. Bo Bardi spoke of a space to be built by living people, an unfinished space that would be completed by the popular and everyday use.

Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, José Silva, Plantea Estudio

PLANTEA is a Madrid based practice established in 2008, to give continuity and consolidate the casual collaborations held by the team members since 2001. Over a period of eight years, the small practice started by Luis Gil and Lorenzo Gil, after years of experience working in Frechilla López-Peláez Arquitectos, has incorporated a number of architects and designers which support and enrich the output of the team. The knowledge acquired by Luis and Lorenzo, during these years has been complemented recently by the incorporation of José Silva who, after years working in London delivering world class buildings for Duggan Morris Architects, has joined the practice as joint director and partner to support and enhance both the design output and the performance of the practice as a whole.

Their approach is inclusive and collaborative, fostering creative dialogue with clients, consultant teams, statutory authorities, contractors and end users, as well as an active exchange between the disciplines of architecture, interior design, art, and urbanism. A strategy that demands the highly analytical approach.


Frank Owen Gehry, was born in 1929 in Toronto (Canada), but adopted American nationality after moving to Los Angeles in 1947 with his parents. He graduated in Architecture in 1954 from the University of Baja California and began working in the studio of Victor Gruen. After completing his military service, he studied Urban Planning at Harvard and returned to Gruen’s office. He moved to Paris in 1961 with his wife and two daughters, where he worked for a year with André Rémondet. In 1962, he opened his own studio –Frank O. Gehry and Associates– in Los Angeles, from which he has worked on projects in America, Europe and Asia for five decades now.

He rose to prominence in the 70s for his buildings with sculptural forms that combine unusual industrial materials such as titanium and glass. During this same period, he began to develop a role as a designer of furniture with his Easy Edges collection, conceived as a low-cost range comprising fourteen pieces made out of cardboard, subsequently followed by the more artistic range, Experimental Edges. Since the late 80s, the name of Frank Gehry has been associated with the deconstructionist movement, characterized by fragmentation and the rupture of a linear design process, resulting in buildings with a striking visual appearance. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (1997) and the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague (1996), known as the Dancing House, may be considered among the most prominent examples of this formal language. Likewise noteworthy among his works are the Aerospace Museum of California (1984), the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (1989), the Frederick Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis (1993), the DZ Bank building in Berlin (1998), the Gehry Tower in Hannover (2001), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stata Center in Cambridge (2003), the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) and the Maggie's Centre in Dundee, Scotland (2003). Gehry has also worked on a museum of contemporary art in Paris for the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the design of his first playground in New York, at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan known as The Battery, and the remodelling and recovery of Mayer Park in Lisbon, which included the restoration of the Capitolio Theatre. In Spain, 2006 saw the opening of the Herederos del Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego (Álava), and he has also designed the Sagrera Tower in Barcelona.

His work has been the subject of numerous case studies and, in 2006, the film director Sydney Pollack released the documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry, presented at Cannes. In that same year, he presented his project for the new Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi. In 2008, he designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Hyde Park, London. The first residential building in Asia designed by Gehry, the Opus Hong Kong tower, was opened in 2012. He is currently working on the design of the Eisenhower Memorial to be built in Washington; on the West Campus that Facebook is to build in Menlo Park, California and on the project of a residential tower in Berlin, which will become the tallest skyscraper in the city.

His designs have received over one hundred awards around the world. Noteworthy among the distinctions he has received are more than a dozen honorary degrees, the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize (USA, 1977), the Pritzker Prize (1989), the Wolf Prize in Arts (Israel, 1992), the Praemium Imperiale (Japan, 1992), the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (1994), the Friedrich Kiesler Prize (Austria, 1998), and the Twenty Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects (2012). He also holds the National Medal of Arts (USA, 1998), the Lotos Medal of Merit (USA, 1999), the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects (1999), and the Royal Gold Medal for the promotion of architecture (2000), awarded by the Queen of England. Gehry has been a member of the Pritzker Prize Jury and of institutions such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the US National Design Academy and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Frank Gehry. GEHRY Partners, LLP

Gehry Partners, LLP. The Gehry Partners team on the Battersea project is headed by Craig Webb and Brian Aamoth. Gehry Partners, LLP is a full service architectural firm with extensive international experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theater, performance, commercial, and master planning projects.

Founded in 1962 and located in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Partners currently has a staff of approximately 125 people. Every project undertaken by Gehry Partners has Frank Gehry personally involved. Frank is supported by the broad resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm’s senior partners and staff. On Battersea, the design team will be led by Craig Webb who has collaborated with Frank for over 20 years. Current projects include: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; LUMA Foundation in Arles, France; Divan Orchestra in Berlin; Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C.; King Street Development in Toronto, Ontario; Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia; Q-MOCA in Quanzhou, China; and West Campus for Facebook in Menlo Park, California. Projects under construction include the Puente de Vida Museum of Biodiversity in Panama; Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France and the Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building for the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from USC in 1954, and studied city planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He founded Gehry Partners, LLP, in Los Angeles in 1962, a full-service architectural firm that developed extensive international experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theater, performance and commercial projects.

Hallmarks of Mr. Gehry’s work include a concern that people dwell comfortably within the spaces that he creates, and an insistence that his buildings address the context and culture of their sites.

Despite his international stature and renown, he continues to be closely associated with Los Angeles, where his 1978 redesign of his Santa Monica home launched his international career.

“Frank holds a special place in his art for the work of contemporary artists. He was a central figure in the contemporary art world in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s, working closely with Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, John Altoon, Bob Irwin, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha and Ken Price. And he continues to work closely with artists, including Claes Oldenburg and Jeff Koons, for whom he has collaborated on deeply sensitive installations of their work,” said Cuno. “Given his contributions to architecture, and the Getty’s extensive research and collections in Los Angeles art and architecture at the mid-century and beyond, and the commitment of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute to the conservation and study of modern architecture, it is fitting that we present Frank with our highest honor.”


Renato Rizzi graduated in Venice in 1977. After working for a decade with Peter Eisenman, he returned to Italy to pursue teaching, design and theory.

In 1984 he won the competition for the sports area Gravels, in Trento, completed in 2002, awarded in 1992 with the first prize in the National / Arch. From 1984 to 1992 he began working in New York with Peter Eisenman. Of that period: La Villette, Paris; the new headquarters of the Monte dei Paschi Siena; the Opera House in Tokyo and recently in 2008 "Research Tower", Padua. He participated in numerous international competitions, including New Zealand, Warsaw, Berlin, Barcelona, ​​Wellinghton, Copenhagen, Krakow. In 1992 he was awarded the National Award In / Arch and in 2003 he received an honorable mention for the Gold Medal for Architecture Italian .. In 2003, he won the third prize in the competition for the design of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo . In 2009 he won the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture of the Milan Triennale with the project for the Casa Museo Depero realized in 2008; wins the mention the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe in 2009; Honorable Mention Compasso d'Oro ADI for the House of Art Futurist Fortunato Depero in 2011. Besides being a designer and teaching, develops an intense research. The main publications: P. Eisenman, "The End of the Classic" (eds), Cluva Ve, 1987 ,; "Mystical nothing" F. Motta Editore 1996; "Poverty and redemption: the European city in the look of thought" with GL Salvotti, Venice 1999; "The voices of idleness" Venice in 1999; E. Severino "Technology and Architecture" Milan 2003 by; "The divine landscape", Venice 2008; "The Daimon Architecture, Theoria-Heresy", Bologna 2006; "The wall Jewish empire Eisenman," Mimesis 2009; "John Hejduk: Incarnatio" Marsilio Ed. (Fri), 2010; "The irreconcilable" with R.Toffolo and M.Donà, Mimesis Ed. (Milan-Udine), 2010; "The Unbreakable" Mimesis Ed. (Milan-Udine), 2010; "The Eagle-S (c) isma of the Image," Mimesis Ed. (Milan-Udine), 2011; "Parma Unexpected" Mup Publisher (Parma), 2013.

In 1986, establishes in Trento Trentino Section of In / Arch, National Institute of Architecture. Associate professor of architectural composition IUAV, Venice; has lectured at Harvard, Cairo, La Plata, Auckland.

He has exhibited his works at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 1984, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2010. He is the director since 2009 of the series "Aesthetics and Architecture" for Mimesis Edizioni.

Rizzi for teaching, research and profession are closely integrated, in fact its theoretical commitment is directed to reopen the technical-scientific knowledge to know the ontological-metaphysical as essential and outdated horizon, for our contemporary, Architecture.





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