Pennsylvania Architects

  • 15 Young Firms to Watch: Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia

    Interface Studio Architects uses research, teaching, and community involvement to support and enliven its practice.

     
  • Cecil Baker's recent 100-unit condo project, the Western Union Building, rises above the narrow residential streets of Washington Square West.

    hall of fame: f. cecil baker, aia

    For a young architect in Philadelphia, 1972 was a bad year to be starting a business.

     
  • rising star: taal safdie and ricardo rabines

    For Southern Californians, Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines do quite a bit of walking. The two architects walk 7-year-old Raquel, the youngest of their three children, to her elementary school on weekday mornings.

     
  • superior interiors

    Architect Jim Zack got his first taste of construction when he was 16. He liked it so much he continued to work as a carpenter for five years before heading off to the University of California at Berkeley. “Architecture was a natural extension of what I had been doing,” he says.

     
  • the construction zone

    Andy Byrnes put himself through architecture school by building houses, and he enjoyed every minute of it. When he moved to Phoenix after graduation, his priorities were to get his contractor's license and track adown fellow Tulane alumnus Richard Fairbourn.

     
  • hall of fame: bohlin cywinski jackson

    In the nearly four decades since BCJ began in 1965, it has become renowned for an unusually broad and well-received range of work.

     
 
 
 
 
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