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New Studio in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

13 June 2023

Grimshaw has been engaged with projects in Aotearoa New Zealand for over 10 years during which time we have developed city shaping projects such as Auckland City Rail Link. Today we announce the opening of a dedicated Auckland studio, the eighth studio in the practice’s global network, the next step of the evolution of our presence in country.

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Andrew Perez named as new Managing Partner of Grimshaw's Melbourne Studio

19 April 2023

Grimshaw announces the appointment of Andrew Perez as the new Managing Partner of its Melbourne studio.

Andrew has been with Grimshaw for 19 years, joining our London studio in 2004, and was made Partner in 2018. He has lived and worked in Australia since 2015 when he commenced a leadership role on the Melbourne Airport projects.

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Grimshaw to transform LA Chinatown parking lot into all-electric mass timber office building

23 March 2023

Grimshaw Architects, in collaboration with The Riboli Family and development manager Granite Properties, has submitted an entitlement proposal to the City of Los Angeles to transform an existing surface parking lot at 130 West College Street in Chinatown into a dynamic, all-electric mass timber creative office building.

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Grimshaw Reveals the Poly Centre at 210 George Street, Sydney Australia

27 March 2023

Grimshaw's new 27-storey workplace, the Poly Centre, is a vital new component of the emerging Alfred, Pitt, Daley and George Streets (APDG) precinct, adjacent to Circular Quay.

The design is sculptural in form, and manifests as a tripartite composition: east-facing core, a 27-storey central tower facing westward, and an 11-storey tower formed by a series of cantilevered arches creating a sheltered public realm in dialogue with the street and this historically significant precinct.

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Grimshaw selected for pre-design phase of Smith College’s Reimagining Lyman project

21 March 2023

Grimshaw is working with Smith College in the programming phase of the project to identify a new vision and program for the Lyman Plant House and Conservatory – a building at the heart of the College’s historic Botanic Garden, set within their campus in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Grimshaw Wins Shenzhen Transport Hub Competition

14 April 2021

A design consortium led by Grimshaw, alongside Mott MacDonald, China Aviation Planning and Design Institute (AVIC CAPDI) and Beijing Urban Construction Design and Development Group (BJUCD) has been selected as the winner of an international competition for Shenzhen Airport East Integrated Transport Hub. The multi-disciplinary design team also includes schlaich bergermann partner (sbp), Atelier Ten and Gross Max.

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Grimshaw reveals plans for a new 'Factory of Creativity' at Santa Monica College

1 June 2020

Grimshaw, with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (Little) as architect of record, is pleased to reveal initial concepts of the new 21,000 sf arts complex for Santa Monica College (SMC) in Santa Monica, California. Situated on the corner of 1Llth Street and Pico Boulevard, the building will replace an existing surface car park and serve as a new western gateway for the college. Utilizing an industrial aesthetic yet elegant in its detailing, the new Arts Complex endeavours to become a 'factory of creativity' inviting students, faculty and the community of Santa Monica to immediately feel at home.

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Girmshaw announces prefabricated health facilities in partnership with SG Blocks Inc. and Osang Healthcare

27 May 2020

Grimshaw is pleased to announce the D-Tec suite of prefabricated health facilities created in partnership with SG Blocks and Osang Healthcare for on-site immediate Covid-19 testing. The deployable technology line upcycles disused shipping containers as a foundation for a sturdy and sustainable solution to mass testing needs. D-Tec is being launched in its first iteration to rapidly respond to the needs that the Covid-19 pandemic has created for scalable, easy-to-assemble facilities that can be deployed and relocated on short notice.

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Grimshaw’s designs for HS2 Curzon Street Station approved by Birmingham City Council

23 April 2020

Grimshaw’s design proposals for Birmingham’s new HS2 Curzon Street station were approved by Birmingham City Council today, becoming the first HS2 Phase One station to achieve consented status. This key project milestone represents 24 months of close collaboration with HS2, the city of Birmingham and other key stakeholders. Curzon Street station will form an integral part of a major new transport interchange, bringing together HS2, Moor Street Station, West Midlands Metro tram and new bus facilities.

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Grimshaw and Little appointed to design landmark Arts Complex for Santa Monica College

3 March 2020

Grimshaw and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (Little) are pleased to announce the successful proposal of a new Arts Complex for Santa Monica College (SMC) in Santa Monica, California. The new complex signifies the opportunity to create an iconic landmark building along Pico Boulevard that will celebrate and bolster the reputation of Santa Monica College’s Art Department as ‘one of the best foundational art programs in California.’

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Grimshaw Chairman reveals ambitious approach to environmental strategy

4 December 2019

Andrew Whalley, Grimshaw Chairman, laid out an ambitious approach to the firm’s environmental strategy in his opening keynote at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. His lecture, titled ‘Zero,’ outlined Grimshaw’s commitment to an ambitious start of the new decade in which all of Grimshaw’s international operations and studios will operate on a net zero carbon basis, and all of its design work will be net zero carbon ready within the decade.

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Grimshaw’s major new art museum in Istanbul opens its doors to world

Monday, 16th September 2019

The new Arter contemporary art museum in Istanbul, designed by Grimshaw, has opened its doors to the public.

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Grimshaw strengthens global leadership team with two new partners

Thursday, 6th June 2019

Grimshaw is delighted to announce they have strengthened their global leadership by appointing Annelie Kvick Thompson and Andrew Byrne as Partners in our London and Los Angeles studios.

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Grimshaw welcomes the announcement of the transformation of JFK International Airport

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Grimshaw has welcomed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a $13 billion plan to transform JFK International Airport into a world-class 21st century airport including $12 billion of private investment.

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Grimshaw designs tiny home for social enterprise, Nestd™

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Grimshaw has designed its first tiny home for Nestd™, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness.

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Ruler of Sharjah appoints Grimshaw to design botanical garden

Thursday, 26th July 2018

Grimshaw has been appointed for a new botanical garden in Sharjah, UAE, which has a mission to encourage discovery and education while conserving the rich floral heritage of Sharjah, the UAE, and the rest of the world.

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London Bridge station design team celebrates completion of landmark project

Thursday, 19th July 2018

London Bridge station has received its royal re-opening by His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. The celebration marked the end of a £1bn redevelopment project which has transformed the station, catalysing the London Bridge Quarter and connecting millions more passengers to the capital’s transport network.

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SG Blocks Signs Master Services Agreement with Grimshaw Architects for Exclusive Container-Based Modular Design

Thursday, 6 June 2018

SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has signed a master services agreement with Grimshaw to partner on future design projects.

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Grimshaw designs Watershed installation for Melbourne Knowledge Week Hub

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Grimshaw has transformed the Meat Market in North Melbourne into a giant installation that literally wraps around the events at the hub for Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW18), the City of Melbourne’s annual festival which explores the smart and innovative future of Australia’s fastest growing city.

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Scale Rule’s Next Generation Design Pavilion Inspires Future Architects for Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Thursday 3rd May

As a headline part of Clerkenwell Design Week, 22-25 May 2018, design collective Scale Rule will install a pavilion in St James' Churchyard for the third consecutive year. Conceived by GCSE students from central London, the structure will respond to this year's Clerkenwell Design Week theme of 'sustainability', and strengthen the idea of social cohesion as a community meeting space

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Grimshaw selected as Lead Architect for new Terminal 1 at Newark Liberty Airport

Monday 19th March

Grimshaw, in partnership with STV as Lead Design Firm, have been selected to serve as the Lead Design Architect with the joint venture team of Tutor Perini/Parsons for the $1.4 billion terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Grimshaw launches two industrial design products destined to enhance the aviation environment

Thursday 19th April

Grimshaw’s Industrial Design department is celebrating two successful collaborations with a diverse set of products recently launched at Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, Sweden.

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New vision takes flight for Melbourne Airport

Thursday 21st December

Grimshaw designs carousel to improve passenger experience.

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Arup and Grimshaw reveal designs for landmark botanic garden project in Oman 

Tuesday 14th November

The breathtaking Oman Botanic Garden will be revealed to the world today by Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd), who have collaboratively delivered the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretative designs.

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Photography competition and exhibition celebrates 10 years of a Melbourne architectural icon

Wednesday 12th July

Southern Cross Station is now 10 years old, and Grimshaw, in collaboration with Open House Melbourne and Southern Cross Station Pty Ltd, is hosting an Instagram photo competition to mark the occasion.

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664 Collins Street tops off on new city block for Melbourne

Tuesday 23rd May

Grimshaw has celebrated the topping off of 664 Collins Street, the practice’s second commercial building in Melbourne, with a rooftop ceremony hosted on Monday by Mirvac and major tenants, Pitcher Partners and ExxonMobil.

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Grimshaw designs its first cubby house to help Kids Under Cover prevent youth homelessness

Wednesday 29th March

Grimshaw has designed its first cubby house which will be auctioned at a VIP event at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show on Thursday, 30th March as part of this year’s Cubby House Challenge.

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The future of airport seating: Aeris launches at Passenger Terminal Expo

Wednesday 15th March

Grimshaw has designed an innovative airport seating system for Tecno, launched at Passenger Terminal Expo, 14 - 16th March in Amsterdam.

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CBD and South East Light Rail prototype stop unveiled

Wednesday 12th March

The New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, has today unveiled a prototype for the Grimshaw designed Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) stops in Moore Park, Sydney.

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Grimshaw reveals updated details of Expo 2020 Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Thursday 19th January

Grimshaw has been an integral part of the Expo 2020 Dubai presence at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (12th – 21st January, 2017), unveiling revised images and features of the Sustainability Pavilion.

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Grimshaw’s design for start-up incubator adds key project to Bristol’s enterprise zone

Wednesday 14th December

Grimshaw’s portfolio of workplace design has expanded with a new project in the dynamic Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Working for Skanska, the practice is developing a master plan for Bristol Temple Square, as well as a building within the site to house Engine Shed 02, a start-up incubator and co-working space.

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Grimshaw completes first school project: a new science building for Dulwich College

Wednesday 8th October

The Laboratory at Dulwich College is a state-of-the-art science building located in the heart of the school’s historic campus in south London. The £14 million Grimshaw-designed scheme was officially opened earlier this month and is the first completed school project in the practice’s education portfolio.

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Grimshaw selected to design Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Thursday 8th September 2016

Grimshaw is delighted to have been commissioned to create the Sustainability Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo, which will be held in Dubai, UAE. Born of a tradition of remarkable architecture built for the world exposition stage, the Sustainability Pavilion aims to illuminate the ingenuity and possibility of architecture as society looks to intelligent strategies for sustainable future living.

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Grimshaw appointed to design Europe’s largest technology innovation centre at Here East

Tuesday 6th September 2016

ENTIQ, the innovation delivery and business accelerator specialists and DV4, Delancey’s evergreen investment fund, have selected Grimshaw to design Europe’s largest innovation centre at Here East, London’s 1.2 million square foot digital and creative campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This centre will bring together a community of small and big businesses that will build connected products that will improve people’s lives, with an initial focus on sport, health, fashion, design and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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London Bridge Station design team celebrates opening of street level concourse and through platforms

Tuesday 30th August 2016

The design team working on London Bridge Station – Arcadis, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff JV and architect Grimshaw, working for main contractor Costain - are celebrating the successful delivery of the second stage of the programme today, with two thirds of the street level concourse and three new through track platforms opened.

One of the most complex and ambitious rail station redevelopments in the UK to date, the transformation of London Bridge Station - part of Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme - requires the team to design a safe change from six through and nine terminus platforms to nine through and six terminus, without causing major disruption to passengers.

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333 George Street tops out as Grimshaw’s first commercial building in Sydney

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Grimshaw is celebrated a significant milestone for its first commercial building in Sydney - 333 George Street - with a topping out ceremony hosted by Charter Hall and Watpac.

Rising from the heritage precinct of Martin Place and with three street frontages, 333 George Street has been designed to create a unique and acclaimed corporate destination; an elegant landmark that reflects the legacy of its historic setting and public prominence.

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Grimshaw’s housing development above Nine Elms Station

Friday 18th March 2016

TfL has received resolution to grant consent for Grimshaw's Nine Elms Over Site Development (OSD), in a unanimous decision by the Lambeth Council Planning Committee.

Four key buildings are contained in the design: three of which will be residential with a minimum of 25% affordable rental housing, built over Nine Elms Underground Station. The fourth building will comprise commercial office and retail spaces. The proposals deliver 332 residential units with 161 one bedroom, 155 two bedroom, 14 three bedroom and 2 four bedroom apartments, providing much needed homes for residents on a variety of income scales.

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Now Architects and Grimshaw appointed to design new home for horse racing in South Korea

8th March 2016

A team consisting of NOW Architects in association with Grimshaw has been selected to design LetsRun Park in Yeongcheon, South Korea. The project was secured through an international design competition hosted by the Korea Racing Authority and organized by the International Union of Architects, receiving entries from 23 leading global practices. The winning design and master plan details a 148 hectare park that combines a comprehensive new racecourse with a family park featuring a wide range of equine-themed sports, activities and outdoor attractions.

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Grimshaw and MDT-tex launch tessellating canopy system

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

A successful collaboration between architects and tensile designers reached its final stage last week at Frankfurt’s Light + Building festival and trade fair, where MDT-tex launched the final Tensilation Type EV canopy system. Grimshaw has been working with MDT-tex to develop a product that offers both the flexibility that comes with modular canopies and the engineering advantages of a unified structure.

The resulting design created a dramatic display at Light + Building, and delighted design-savvy spectators, while situated in the courtyard of the grand Palais Thurn & Taxis in the heart of Frankfurt. Projections by photographer and light artist, Laurenz Theinert, brought the canopies to life.

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