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SHoP's Vishaan Chakrabarti Launches New Practice Dedicated to Cities

Former SHoP partner, scholar, author and urbanist Vishaan Chakrabarti has announced the creation of Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), a new practice focused on the "advancement of cities through cosmopolitan architecture and strategically innovative urban planning." As founder and CEO, Chakrabarti will lead the New York City-based firm with a mission "to create an ecological network of empowered citizens, generous buildings, discursive public space, strong infrastructure and a thriving urban environment."

PAU's first client will be Sidewalk Labs, a new urban innovation company funded by Google that seeks to solve urban issues through the application of technology.

Lycée Louis Barthou / Pierre Marsan

  • Architects: Pierre Marsan
  • Location: Pau, France
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Arthur Pequin

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School, Educative & Cultural Center / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes

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