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Our Practice

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is an international architectural firm based in New York City.

Across six decades of practice, we have produced an exceptionally diverse portfolio of work—in scale, program, purpose, and expression. We are widely recognized for our commitment to craft, our sophisticated sense of form, our attention to shaping the public realm, and our ability to navigate complex projects and sensitive contexts.

The practice is led by eight partners. From left: Jay Berman, Michael Flynn, Yvonne Szeto, Ian Bader, Henry Cobb, Michael Bischoff, George Miller, and José Bruguera

We have completed over 250 building and planning projects in more than 100 cities across North America and around the world.

Our clients include major corporations, private developers, and public agencies, together with educational, cultural, civic, and religious institutions. We provide a holistic and integrated design process, incorporating capabilities that include strategic planning, programming, architecture, interiors, tall building design, urban design, campus planning, master planning, renovation/expansion, recladding, and repositioning.

Our work is motivated by a commitment to the craft of building.

We believe thoughtful use of materials and careful attention to detail are indispensable to creating a meaningful and responsible built environment. Our highly regarded in-house building enclosure expertise is central to this endeavor, as is our integrated approach to sustainability—joining context, culture, and climate with detailed knowledge of material technologies, building systems, and development strategies.

Our approach is guided by a dedication to the art of place making.

We draw inspiration above all else from program, place, and people, seeking to create built environments that nurture and enrich the daily lives of individuals, communities, and institutions. Our record of success comes from our ability to envision works of architecture that thoroughly reflect their clients’ aspirations, eloquently respond to their contexts, and actively engage their users and communities—and from our proficiency in communicating the principles and benefits of our design proposals to diverse stakeholders.

We conduct our global practice from a single design studio, combining large-firm capacity with small-firm character.

Our collegial and collaborative culture—guided by a hands-on approach—generates an innovative and highly responsive design process. Each of our clients works directly with one or more of our partners and a dedicated project team that integrates the judgment, expertise, imagination, and creativity of our diverse and talented professional staff.

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Since our formation as I. M. Pei & Associates in 1955, we have been consistently recognized for design leadership and design excellence.

In addition to a number of awards for the totality of our practice, individual built works have received more than two hundred major awards, including twenty-four AIA Institute Honor Awards and three AIA Twenty-five Year Awards.

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People

Partners
Henry N. Cobb Michael D. Flynn George H. Miller Ian Bader Yvonne Szeto Jay L. Berman Michael W. Bischoff José Bruguera
Founders
I. M. Pei Eason H. Leonard Henry N. Cobb
Associate Partners
Craig N. Dumas Roy G. Barris Winslow Kosior Ivan Kreitman Bruce N. White Christina Chung Andre Morawski John H. Mueller Katherine Bojsza Andrea L. Day Min Lee Matteo Milani Christina Contis Nambiar
Senior Associates
Hitoshi Maehara Que Ranne Rhee Christopher Jend Francis W. Cooke Haruko Fukui Michael Lyon DuckJune Park Jinmin Rhee Annie Yan Bailey Dan Craven Kerry Sheehan Jake Hokanson Yusuke Okabayashi
Associates
Gianni Neri Mau Lung Ho Ayelet Gezow Catherine F. O'Connor Ivor Ip Keunsook Suk Will Garris Palmyra Stefania Geraki Alberto Montesinos Xiao Qin Christopher Reynolds
Professional Staff
Taehyung Park Byeongil Daniel Lee Marissa Nava Adam Poinsett-Hall Laura HyunJung Joo Judith Aviva Glina Malik Ajose Arianna Conca Todd Cossman Konstantin Pauliuchkou Jinjoo Yang Mahdi Sabbagh Alison Rachel Truwit Marshall Ford Asmita Jani Riya Patel
Communications
Marc Diamond, Director Emma Cobb, Senior Editor Dwidson Metayer, Proposals Manager
Accounting
Vincent J. Longo, Director Lucrecia Beza Theresa Hawkins Pole Miles A. Hintzen Marc Santomauro
Information Technology
George Podolak, Director
Administrative
Janet Graves, Senior Executive Assistant Pompilio Lemus Nicole Rospigliosi
Former Partners
I. M. Pei James Ingo Freed Eason H. Leonard Araldo A. Cossutta Leonard Jacobson Werner Wandelmaier

Awards

In addition to the major firm awards described on this page, a full listing of firm and project awards is available for download below.

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Distinguished Achievement Award
2017

Honoring the firm’s “significant contribution” to American architecture
—National Academy

Firm Award
2009

Recognizing “notable achievements in design, community service, education, and service to the profession”
—AIA, New York State chapter

Lifetime Achievement Award
1992

For the firm’s “outstanding contribution to the advancement of architecture, artistically as well as to the architectural profession”
—New York Society of Architects

Honor Award
1990

Recognizing “excellence in design and advancement of construction technology”
—Construction Specifications Institute, Metropolitan New York Chapter

Chicago Architecture Award
1985

For “significant contributions to architecture and to the design of urban environments”
—AIA, Illinois Council, and Architectural Record

Poses Creative Arts Award for Architecture
1981

Recognizing “architectural innovation and excellence”
—Brandeis University

Firm Award
1968

For the firm’s “consistently distinguished design”
—American Institute of Architects