Sir David Chipperfield (CBE, RA, RDI, RIBA) established his architectural practice in 1985. With practices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, the office has developed a diverse international body of work including cultural, residential, commercial, leisure and civic projects as well as master planning exercises. Within the portfolio of museums and galleries, projects range from private collections such as the Museo Jumex in Mexico City to public institutions such as the revitalised Neues Museum in Berlin.
The reputation of Chipperfield has been further established by both a commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture and a strong focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution that is architecturally, socially and intellectually coherent. On-going current projects include the Nobel Center in Stockholm; a new building for the Kunsthaus Zurich in Switzerland; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin; a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park in New York; a luxury resort in Doha, Qatar; the James Simon Gallery, a new entrance building to Berlin’s Museum Island; Elizabeth House, a major new office and residential development near Waterloo in London; the Palace of Justice in Salerno, Italy; and a headquarters building for Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific in Seoul.
David Chipperfield has taught architecture in Europe and the United States, and has lectured extensively on the work of the practice, including as Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart from 1995 to 2001. In addition Chipperfield held the Mies van der Rohe Chair at the Escola Técnica, Barcelona and the Norman R. Foster Professorship of Architectural Design at the Yales School of Architecture. He is a visiting professor at the University of the Arts London and has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation and is currently a trustee of Sir John Soane’s Museum.
The practice has won more than 100 international awards and citations for design excellence. In 2003 Chipperfield was made Honorary Member of the Florence Academy of Art and Design. In 2004 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to architecture. In 2007 Chipperfield was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the 2010 Chipperfield was knighted for services to architecture in the UK .In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and in 2012 curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. In 2013 he received Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale in recognition of a lifetime’s work and in 2014 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Italian furnishings firm Driade. In 2015 Chipperfield launched his debut collection of cabinets with David Gill Gallery entitled ICONIC.