September’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Thomas Phifer founded Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. He takes a human-centered approach to design, connecting the built environment to the natural world. Thomas’s work has a sense of openness and community. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Thomas received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1975 and his Master of Architecture in 1977, both from Clemson University. In 1977 he studied at the Clemson Architecture Center in Genoa, Italy. Thomas...

September’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Phifer and Partners

September’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Thomas Phifer founded Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. He takes a human-centered approach to design, connecting the built environment to the natural world. Thomas’s work has a sense of openness and community. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Thomas received his...

August’s Architect of the Month: Eero Saarinen

August’s Architect of the Month: Eero Saarinen

An architect with ties to St. Louis whose work I have always admired is Finnish-American Eero Saarinen, who was known as a leader of the second-generation modernists. In 1947, he designed the magisterial Gateway Arch, built to commemorate the westward expansion of the...

July’s Architecture Educator of the month: Geoffrey Taylor

July’s Architecture Educator of the month: Geoffrey Taylor

Designing for the next generation is an important trend in architecture and design. A forward-thinking architectural educator that I admire is Geoffrey Taylor, Dean of the School of Building Arts at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).A Harvard and SCAD...

Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. When it was completed in 1974, it was the world’s tallest building – standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories....

April’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

April’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Photo By: PCMAAdrian Smith is an architect that I admire and have featured before on Bob Clark Beyond. The mind behind some of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the world, he also designed the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the world’s tallest structure....

March’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Heatherwick

March’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Heatherwick

Photo Credit: New York Aktuell, The VesselThomas Heatherwick is an English architect and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. His work is outstanding and he has been described as one of Britain's most significant designers. He studied...

January’s Architect of the Month: EwingCole

January’s Architect of the Month: EwingCole

Pfizer, Inc EwingColeEwingCole takes a collaborative approach to real estate architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction. Like Clayco, the firm’s objective is to enhance how design and architecture impact the individual. We share an integrated design...

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava, UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo, Dezeen Photo.Santiago Calatrava is a Catalan architect, engineer, and artist known for his beautiful, neo-futuristic buildings and bridges and his amazing ability to create visual statements. I admire his career and his...

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are two architects that have designed some really impactful and beloved buildings around the world. They’re an outstanding team that have applied their craft to a wide variety of projects, from museums and embassy buildings to private...

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

Dezeen Photo. Adrian Smith is another architect with ties to Chicago that I admire, and he is the mind behind some of the most recognizable and enormous buildings in the world. He’s also the amazing architect who designed the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest...

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

Photograph by Eric Laignel, Interior Design.When I think of an architect who has made an impact on my life in a personal way, I’d say that Carols Martinez definitely holds that title. He’s a genuine and talented person who is deeply dedicated to his craft, and his...

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

Chicago Architecture CenterRalph Johnson is an award-winning architect who has a deep understanding and appreciation of his hometown of Chicago. His work is instantly recognizable by many who know the city well, and he has added to a long and proud tradition of the...

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Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis...

Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis...