We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

  1. ArchDaily
  2. Sasaki Associates

Sasaki Associates: The Latest Architecture and News

How Sasaki Is Shaping the Future of the World’s Higher Education Campuses

Over the past few years, educational campuses around the world have been confronted with various trends and challenges of change, such as pandemic adaptation, climate crisis, the responsibility for sustainable design and online teaching. Sasaki Architecture, with offices in Boston, Denver and Shanghai, specialises in planning educational campuses around the world. With a broad portfolio of projects at various scales of intervention, recent projects in the United States, China, Mexico and Peru stand out.

How Sasaki Is Shaping the Future of the World’s Higher Education CampusesHow Sasaki Is Shaping the Future of the World’s Higher Education CampusesHow Sasaki Is Shaping the Future of the World’s Higher Education CampusesHow Sasaki Is Shaping the Future of the World’s Higher Education Campuses+ 13

"It's Both Subtle and Monumental": Reimagining Digital Design and Literacy at The Library of Congress

Digital literacy is not a topic architects usually consider. For Aliza Leventhal, Head of the Technical Services Section, Prints & Photographs Division at the ‎Library of Congress, the processes of literacy and design go hand-in-hand. Previously the corporate librarian and archivist for Sasaki, Aliza is leading national conversations on everything from born-digital design files and archiving to institutional memory and knowledge sharing. Today, she's working with architects and designers to reimagine digital workflows for future access and ideation.

It's Both Subtle and Monumental: Reimagining Digital Design and Literacy at The Library of CongressIt's Both Subtle and Monumental: Reimagining Digital Design and Literacy at The Library of CongressIt's Both Subtle and Monumental: Reimagining Digital Design and Literacy at The Library of CongressIt's Both Subtle and Monumental: Reimagining Digital Design and Literacy at The Library of Congress+ 14

Building Community: The Women of Sasaki Designing More Sustainable and Inclusive Futures

Celebrating community, three interdisciplinary leaders of design firm Sasaki are building space for change. Defining the future through collective, contextual, and values-driven projects, they are showing how working together produces greater impact. Following the belief that better design comes through open exchange and deep engagement, each of these women are creating more sustainable and inclusive futures.

Building Community: The Women of Sasaki Designing More Sustainable and Inclusive FuturesBuilding Community: The Women of Sasaki Designing More Sustainable and Inclusive FuturesBuilding Community: The Women of Sasaki Designing More Sustainable and Inclusive FuturesBuilding Community: The Women of Sasaki Designing More Sustainable and Inclusive Futures+ 12

Sasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton Rouge

Interdisciplinary design practice Sasaki has unveiled new details of the 660-acre Greenwood Community Park and Baton Rouge Zoo Master Plan. The Parks and Recreation Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC) approved the first phase of the plan to move into design and implementation, and since then the team reached out to over 4,000 Baton Rougians over the course of nine months. The masterplan and park proposal aims to be reflective of the community’s needs as they imagine a new future together.

Sasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton RougeSasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton RougeSasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton RougeSasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton Rouge+ 6

Sasaki Completes Master Plan for New Urban District next to Wuhan's High-Speed Rail

Designed by Sasaki in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including Arup, JLL, and the Wuhan Planning Institute, the Wuhan Yangchun Lake Business District master plan was approved by the city. Imagining “a progressive yet realistic vision for the district”, the project, a landscape-forward urban blueprint, will define Wuhan’s next generation of growth.

Sasaki Completes Master Plan for New Urban District next to Wuhan's High-Speed RailSasaki Completes Master Plan for New Urban District next to Wuhan's High-Speed RailSasaki Completes Master Plan for New Urban District next to Wuhan's High-Speed RailSasaki Completes Master Plan for New Urban District next to Wuhan's High-Speed Rail+ 28

Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki Announce New Residential Tower in Boston

Höweler + Yoon Architecture and Sasaki have announced the groundbreaking for new construction on 212 Stuart Street, in the historic Bay Village neighborhood in downtown Boston. The residential tower is a 19-story building containing 126 units with two townhouses and retail space on the ground level.

Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki Announce New Residential Tower in BostonHöweler + Yoon and Sasaki Announce New Residential Tower in BostonHöweler + Yoon and Sasaki Announce New Residential Tower in BostonHöweler + Yoon and Sasaki Announce New Residential Tower in Boston+ 10

Sasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul City

Imagined by Sasaki, the Kabul Urban Design Framework creates a vision of what the city can become. The project generates a set of guidelines that can transform the Afghan capital into a model of sustainable, equitable, and resilient development.

Sasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul CitySasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul CitySasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul CitySasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul City+ 29

Sasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in Vietnam

Sasaki has been selected by the government of Ho Chi Minh City to conceive the innovation district in the eastern part of the city, in collaboration with enCity, an international planning practice based in Singapore and Vietnam.

Sasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in VietnamSasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in VietnamSasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in VietnamSasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in Vietnam+ 31

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Revitalizes Boston's Commonwealth Pier through Adaptive Reuse

Schmidt Hammer Lassen has announced details of their second U.S. project: the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. An adaptive reuse project that will bring new life to Boston’s Commonwealth Pier, the 68,500-square-meter mixed-use project seeks to reactivate a historic maritime hub to create a new waterfront destination.

The largest pier building in the world when completed in 1901, the Commonwealth Pier will be reactivated with the introduction of new materials, increased daylight, and new points of connectivity. The exercise in adaptive reuse will contain flexible office space, dynamic event space, new retail, dining, and public amenities.

Sasaki Revitalizes Vacant Rail Yard to Create Florida's New Central Park

With the aim to create the self-proclaimed “Central Park of Lakeland,” global design firm Sasaki is converting Bonnet Springs Park in Central Florida from a former CSX railyards property to an ecological hub. Initially, a vacant brownfield, the site is currently undergoing environmental remediation to tackle the years of industrial damage, with plans to be open to the public by 2020.

Sasaki Revitalizes Vacant Rail Yard to Create Florida's New Central ParkSasaki Revitalizes Vacant Rail Yard to Create Florida's New Central ParkSasaki Revitalizes Vacant Rail Yard to Create Florida's New Central ParkSasaki Revitalizes Vacant Rail Yard to Create Florida's New Central Park+ 8

This Mesmerizing Drone Footage Showcases the Success of the New Chicago Riverwalk

One year on from the Chicago Riverwalk’s completion, designers Sasaki Associates have released mesmerizing footage of the Riverwalk from a new perspective. Using a drone to give an overview of the project, the video captures the successful integration of the Riverwalk into the urban landscape as it changes shape and form, defining a unique experience for the public. Global design firm Sasaki led the team as prime consultant on the last two phases of the Riverwalk, working in close collaboration with local firm Ross Barney Architects.

This Mesmerizing Drone Footage Showcases the Success of the New Chicago RiverwalkThis Mesmerizing Drone Footage Showcases the Success of the New Chicago RiverwalkThis Mesmerizing Drone Footage Showcases the Success of the New Chicago RiverwalkThis Mesmerizing Drone Footage Showcases the Success of the New Chicago Riverwalk+ 9

New, Innovation-Driven, "Smart City" Will be Built Just South of Boston

Smart cities” are the latest urban phenomenon popping up across the globe. Among the newest being realized will be Union Point, a masterplan with a commitment to innovation located just south of Boston, USA.

What is a “smart city?” It is a city in which embeds multiple data collection technologies within the city in hopes of providing a supportive and competitive advantage to the city’s residents and business. Officials then use this data to make their cities safer, healthier, and more efficient. Cities are not geniuses quite yet, but the “smart city” is rethinking the way cities are run.

New, Innovation-Driven, Smart City Will be Built Just South of BostonNew, Innovation-Driven, Smart City Will be Built Just South of BostonNew, Innovation-Driven, Smart City Will be Built Just South of BostonNew, Innovation-Driven, Smart City Will be Built Just South of Boston+ 14

8 Ways We Can Improve the Design of Our Streets for Protest

Once largely viewed as a fringe activity belonging to passionate extremists, protest is now—in the wake of a controversial new administration’s ascension to power in the US and a heightened interest in politics globally—a commonplace occurrence, with a much broader participant base in need of places to gather and move en masse. This revitalized interest in protest was perhaps most visible on one particularly historic occasion: on January 21st, 2017, a record-breaking 4.2 million people took to the streets across the US to exercise their first-amendment rights.

Women’s marches took place on the frozen tundra (we have photographic evidence from a scientist in the Arctic Circle) and even in a Los Angeles cancer ward. But for the most part, these protests happened in the streets. In the first few months of 2017, the streets of our cities suddenly took center stage on screens across the world. From Washington to Seattle, Sydney to San Antonio, Paris to Fairbanks, broad boulevards and small town main streets were transformed from spaces for movement to places of resistance. From the Women’s March on Washington to April’s People’s Climate March, protestors are looking for space to convene and advocate for the issues that matter most to them.

Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai

With nearly 24 million inhabitants to feed and a decline in the availability and quality of agricultural land, the Chinese megacity of Shanghai is set to realize the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, a 100-hectare masterplan designed by US-based firm Sasaki Associates. Situated between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city center, Sunqiao will introduce large-scale vertical farming to the city of soaring skyscrapers. While primarily responding to the growing agricultural demand in the region, Sasaki’s vision goes further, using urban farming as a dynamic living laboratory for innovation, interaction, and education.

Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in ShanghaiSasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in ShanghaiSasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in ShanghaiSasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai+ 17

Bruce C. Bolling Building by Mecanoo and Sasaki Wins 2017 Harleston Parker Medal

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has announced announced Mecanoo and Sasaki as the winners of the 2016 Harleston Parker Medal for their design of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. Awarded each year by the BSA and the City of Boston, the prestigious award honors “the single most beautiful” building or structure built in the metropolitan Boston area over the past 10 years.

SOM, LMN Architects Among Winners of AIA Urban Design Honor Awards

In addition to the 18 architectural projects selected as recipients of the 2017 Institute Honor Awards, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have also named 5 projects as winners of the 2017 Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design.

Sasaki’s "Forest City" Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 Islands

Located on four man-made islands in Iskandar Malaysia, “Forest City” is set to be South-East Asia’s largest, mixed use green development. Designed by Sasaki Associates, the master plan has an estimated investment of S$58.3 billion (US$40.9 billion) and is expected to bring around 220,000 jobs to the area. Located near the economic centers of Southeast Asia, the new Forest City is ideally placed to become a hub of commerce and culture. Designed to encourage live/work culture, it is composed of “financial institutions, high-tech research and development facilities, headquarter offices, and a variety of creative industries that establish an innovative and sustainable employment base for the region,” write the architects. Read more after the break.

Sasaki’s Forest City Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 IslandsSasaki’s Forest City Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 IslandsSasaki’s Forest City Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 IslandsSasaki’s Forest City Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 Islands+ 23

A Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s River

02 Mile Aerial Perspective - Downtown. Image Courtesy of UH College of Architecture
02 Mile Aerial Perspective - Downtown. Image Courtesy of UH College of Architecture

Nearly 9,000 kilometers separate Venice, Italy from Houston, Texas, and yet, both cities are bound by a simple connection: the coexistence of the urban fabric with the waterfront. This connection was brought to life this summer through The University of Houston’s exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale's Time Space Existence Event: RISKY HABIT[AT]: DYNAMIC LIVING ON THE BUFFALO BAYOU. Awarded the Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAAF) Award for Best Exhibition, the exhibition showcased the complexities and potential of the city's relationship with its waterfront. To better understand Houston’s waterfront and the changing relationship between the city and its river we visited the site ourselves. Read after the break to see what it’s like to talk a walk along the Bayou, and to find out what the Houston river project can learn from similar undertakings in Chicago, Des Moines, and Newark.

A Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s RiverA Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s RiverA Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s RiverA Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s River+ 50