Founded in New York in 1983, Rafael Viñoly Architects PC now has affiliate offices in both London and Los Angeles. Internationally known for architectural projects around the globe, the firm has designed a number of landmark cultural and civic complexes as well as laboratories and master plans.
Over the past quarter century, the practice has continually demonstrated its ability to reinvent institutional typologies and integrate the public realm into civic buildings.
The unusually diverse work the firm has completed includes award-winning courthouses, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, hotels, laboratories, recreational venues, residential commissions, and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Projects range in scale from lab casework to urban design and master planning. The firm has also completed several projects involving the restoration and expansion of large-scale buildings of significant historical and architectural value.
The practice’s atelier design intelligence coupled with the capabilities of a large, multi-disciplinary firm produces appropriate, creative responses to program requirements. Intensive research and informed evaluation lead to a variety of design and technical alternatives that the firm proposes to the client who may not be aware of other possibilities. These innovations and refinements often result in buildings that function measurably beyond client expectations.
Committed to civic enhancement on a human level as well, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ tuition-free Architectural Training and Research Fellowship Programs augment learning for young architects charting their own paths, proffering research opportunities not typically provided in the standard life of a project.
The firm’s staff of over 200 design professionals, including architects, structural engineers, interior designers, computer visualization specialists, model makers, artists, and fabricators, has the capacity, structure, and experience to assume complex projects of any scale.
Photograph of the Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC.