The firm has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (1968 Firm Award), the Illinois Council of the AIA (1985 Chicago Architecture Award), The New York Society of Architects (1992 Lifetime Achievement Award), and the New York State AIA (2009 Firm Award).
Projects by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners have been awarded 24 National Honor Awards for Architecture (the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects confers on individual projects), more than any other single-office architectural practice.
Based in New York, the firm’s partners and colleagues approach each project on its own terms, drawing inspiration less from formal or theoretical preconceptions than from particularities of place and program.
Across five decades of exceptionally diverse practice, two central themes are consistently evident in the firm’s body of work. The first is the conception of architecture and planning as an art of place-making—embodying above all else a concern for the quality of public space and public life. The second is a commitment to the craft of building—emanating from a belief that thoughtful use of materials and careful attention to detail are indispensable to the creation of a meaningful and responsible built environment.
Sustainability, in its social and technical manifestations, is a key aspect of both of these concerns and is evidenced by a roster of LEED-accredited professionals and a portfolio of projects shaped by consideration of climate, energy and water efficiency, daylight, and environmental quality. The firm’s innovative work ranges from one of the earliest AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects to many current LEED Platinum and Gold projects, both certified and in design.
More about the firm’s recent and current work can be found at www.pcf-p.com.
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has completed building and planning projects in more than 100 cities around the world. The firm’s clients include major corporations, private developers, and public authorities, as well as educational, cultural, and religious institutions. The firm has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (1968 Firm Award), the Illinois Council of the AIA (1985 Chicago Architecture Award), The New York Society of Architects (1992 Lifetime Achievement Award), and...