David Chipperfield CBE
AA Dipl., RIBA, RDI, Hon. FAIA, RA, BDA, Hon Doc (Kingston)
Principal, David Chipperfield Architects
Date of birth: 1953, London
1982 Corporate Member of the RIBA
1977 Diploma in Architecture, Architectural Association, London
David Chipperfield studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association in London. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.
David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has over 150 staff at its main offices in London, Berlin and Milan and representative office in Shanghai.
The practice has won over 40 national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA, RFAC & AIA awards and the RIBA Stirling Prize 2007.
In 1993 David Chipperfield was awarded the Andrea Palladio Prize and in 1999, the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal. In 2004 he was made an Honorary Member of the Florence Academy of Art and Design, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to architecture. In 2006 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), and in 2007 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and an Honorary Member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). In 2008 he was elected a Royal Academician (RA) and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University.
David Chipperfield has taught and lectured extensively in Europe and the USA. He has been Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, and Visiting Professor of Architecture at Harvard University, USA, University of Graz, Austria, University of Naples, Italy, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne, Switzerland, Art Institute Chicago, USA, Naples School of Architecture, Italy, and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.
In addition he held the Mies van der Rohe Chair at the Escola Tècnica of Barcelona in 2003 and is currently Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts London.
Des Moines Public Library in Des Moines, Iowa
The library forms an integral part of the new Des Moines 'Western Gateway Park'. This area of the city is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment and the new library and park will become a centrepiece for the urban renewal of Des Moines.
America’s Cup Building
The America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ (Sails and Winds) and accompanying park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup – the world’s premier offshore racing competition, staged in Europe for the first time in over 150 years. The Louis Vuitton Cup started in April 2007 and the climax, the 32nd America’s Cup match, commenced at the end of June 2007.