Grimshaw Architects (formerly Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners) is an architectural firm based in London. Founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the firm was one of the pioneers of high-tech architecture. In particular, they are known for their design of transport projects including Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station, Waterloo International railway station and the award-winning Southern Cross railway station recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Lubetkin Prize. The firm currently has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Sydney, employing over 600 staff.
|Founded||London, United Kingdom |
Number of locations
New York City
|Sir Nicholas Grimshaw|
|Services||Architecture, Industrial Design|
Grimshaw has 19 partners worldwide: Jolyon Brewis, Keith Brewis, Vincent Chang, Andrew Cortese, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, William Horgan, Mark Husser, Ewan Jones, Kirsten Lees, Declan McCafferty, Neill McClements, Mark Middleton, Juan Porral, Neven Sidor, Neil Stonell, Andrew Thomas, Andrew Whalley, Andrew Perez and Michael Janeke.
Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are:
Arts and cultureEdit
- British Pavilion, Expo '92, Seville, Spain, 1992
- Caixia Galicia Art Foundation, A Coruña, Spain, 2006
- Eden Project, Cornwall, UK, 2001
- Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, US, 2008
- Horno 3: Museo del Acero, Museum of Steel, Monterrey, Mexico, 2007
- Mobilizarte Mobile Pavilion, Brazil, 2012
- National Space Centre, Leicester, UK, 2001
- Oxford Ice Rink, Oxford, UK, 1984
- Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami, US 2014
- Queens Museum of Art, Queens, 2013
- Thermae Bath Spa, Bath, 2006
- IJburg Bridge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001
- A40 Western Avenue Footbridge, London, UK, 2009
Science and educationEdit
- Eden Project: The Core, Cornwall, UK, 2005
- New York University Polytechnic: Rogers Hall, Brooklyn, US, 2011
- London South Bank University, London, UK, 2010
- London School of Economics: New Academic Building, London, UK, 2009
- University College London: Roberts Building Front Extension, London, UK, 2007
- University College London Cancer Institute: Paul O Gorman Building, London, UK, 2007
- Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2007
- Fulton Center, Manhattan, US, 2014
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 1, Pier 4A, UK, 1993
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 2B, UK, 2009
- International Terminal, Waterloo Sation, London, UK, 1993
- Istanbul New Airport (under construction)
- Manchester Airport Terminal 3, UK, 1998
- Paddington Station, London, UK, 1999
- Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013
- Southern Cross railway station, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
- Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (TTC) station, Vaughan, Canada (under construction and planned completion 2018)
- Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland, 2004
- 25 Gresham Street, London, UK, 2002
- 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
- British Airways Operations, London, UK, 1993
- Eden Project: The Foundation, Cornwall, UK, 2002
- Five Boats Houding, Duisburg, Germany, 2005
- Ludwig Erhaud Haus, Berlin, Germany, 1998
- Orange Operational Centre and Customer Service Facilities, Darlington, UK, 1998
- RAC Regional Control Centre, Bristol, UK, 1994
- The St Botolphs Building, London, UK, 2010
- Donald Danforth Plant Center, St. Louis, US, 2001
- Financial Times Printworks, London, UK, 1988
- Herman Miller Factory, Chippenham, UK, 1976
- Igus Factory & Headquarters, Cologne, Germany, 2000
- Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant & Headquarters, West Sussex, UK, 2003
- Vitra Furniture Factory, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 1981
- Western Morning News, Plymouth,UK, 1993
- Sainsbury's Store & Grand Union Walk Housing, London, UK, 1988
- Via Verde – The Green Way, The Bronx, US, 2012
- Carbuncle Cup – Building Design Awards
- AIA Honor Award – Horno 3: Museo Del Acero
- Architectural Practice of the Year – Building Design Awards
- World Architect of the Year – Building Design Awards
- Transport Architect of the Year – Building Design Awards
- 2008 RIBA European Award – Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station
- Royal Institute of Dutch Architects – Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station
- Stirling Prize Runner up – Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station
Grimshaw's first exhibition titled Product + Process debuted in 1988. The firm has since produced four exhibitions: Structure Space + Skin (1993), Fusion  (1998), Equilibrium (2000), and Micro to Macro: Grimshaw in New York  (2007). The latest exhibition, Equation: Design Inspired by Nature, launched on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in Singapore. Equation explores a series of themes that investigate biomimicry, biophilia and ecosystems and their influence on design.
- Grimshaw Architecture: The First Thirty Years
- Blue 02: Systems and Structure
- Blue 01: Water, Energy and Waste
- The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw
- The Making of Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
- The Architecture of Eden
- Grimshaw: Architecture, Industry and Innovation
- Structure, Space and Skin: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
- British Pavilion Seville Exposition
- Davies, Colin. "High Tech Architecture" (PDF). Retrieved 2 April 2009.
- World Architecture News. "Grimshaw's Southern Cross Station wins Lubetkin prize". Retrieved 26 October 2011.
- ArchitypeSource. "Grimshaw Architects Profile". Retrieved 26 October 2011.
- RIBA website. "RIBA International Awards / Winners 2007". Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Images Publishing. International Architecture Yearbook 7. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- Hugh Pearman. "Equilibrium: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners". Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- E-Oculus. "Macro to Micro: Grimshaw in New York". Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- URA. "Equation". Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Grimshaw Architects: The First 30 Year". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Blue 02: Systems and Structure". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Blue 01: Water, Energy and Waste". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Sdu Uitgevers. "The Making of Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA". Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "The Architecture of Eden". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Equilibrium". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Grimshaw: Architecture, Industry and Innovation". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Structure, Space and Skin: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "British Pavilion Seville Exposition". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 December 2012.