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Morphosis Architects

Contemporary Architecture Studio led by designer Thom Mayne, Los Angeles, California, USA

post updated Apr 6, 2021

Morphosis Architects : Design Studio Information

Morphosis is a collective practice committed to rigorous design and research that yields innovative buildings and urban environments. With permanent offices in Los Angeles and New York City, site offices in Paris and Shanghai, and projects worldwide, the firm’s work encompasses a wide range of project types and scales including residential, institutional, cultural and civic buildings as well as large urban planning projects.

Morphosis engages contemporary society and culture through architectural design and education. We begin every project by asking broad questions; guided by the project itself, we query a wide range of cultural, urban, political, and ecological knowledge to discover ideas that stimulate the relevance and creativity of our designs. Resolution emerges as our understanding of the project allows us to synthesize increasingly complex inputs, ideas, and challenges. We seek design choices that optimize the use of natural resources, human comfort, energy conservation, and sustainability to yield high performance buildings and urban environments. Finally, we arrive at a work that is multivalent, layered, and integrative.

Since its founding, this Los Angeles architects studio has received 25 Progressive Architecture awards, over 90 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards and numerous other honors in recognition of the firm’s innovative work. The architects studio has been the subject of group and solo exhibitions around the world, including, Continuities of the Incomplete, an exhibition of architecture studio’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France in 2006.

Drawings, functional objects, furniture and models produced by the architects studio are in the permanent collections of institutions including MoMA, New York; SF MoMA, San Francisco; the MAK, Vienna; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and FRAC Centre, France. Morphosis buildings and projects are published extensively in prominent architectural publications internationally. In collaboration with academic institutions worldwide, the Morphosis studio has conducted extensive research on contemporary urban issues and has produced a series of publications including LA Now, Volumes One through Four.

The architecture studio has also been the subject of over 20 monographs, including a 2003 monograph from Phaidon, and 5 volumes published by Rizzoli International that span the complete works of the architects firm.

Morphosis Architects – Buildings

Designs by Morphosis, alphabetical:

6th Street Residence, Santa Monica, California, USA
Date built: 1988

41 Cooper Square, New York, USA
Date built: 2009-
Morphosis Architects 41 Cooper Square New York
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41 Cooper Square

Blades Residence, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Date built: 1995

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date built: 2004

Cedar Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date built: 1988

Cooper Union Architecture School, East Village, New York, USA
Date built: 2006

Crawford Residence, Montecito, California, USA
Date built: 1990

Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, California, USA
Date built: 1999

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Udine, Italy
Date built: 2007

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Zagreb, Croatia

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Klagenfurt, Austria
Date built: 2002

Kate Mantilini, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Date built: 1986

Los Angeles Center, Emerson College, Hollywood, California, USA
Los Angeles Center

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, USA
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
picture from architecture studio
Perot Museum of Nature & Science

The Phare, Paris, France
Date: 2007-12
Phare Tower Paris
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Phare Tower ParisAIA New York Honor Awards 2011 Unbuilt Work Honor Award

Recreation Centre – University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date built: 2006

Salick Healthcare Office Building, Los Angeles, California, USA

San Francisco Federal Courthouse, San Francisco, USA

Science Center School, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sun Tower, Seoul, South Korea

United States Federal Building, San Francisco, USA
US Federal building

University of Toronto Graduate housing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Morphosis Architects : main page

Location: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Santa Monica Architects Practice Information

The architects studio location: Santa Monica, California, USA

Celebrated merican design studio founded in 1972.

Thom Mayne co-founded this LA architecture firm:
Thom Mayne Architect
photo : Richard Schulman

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Morphosis Monograph
New Morphosis Book + Website, 4 Mar 2009

Thom Mayne : Pritzker Prize winner 2005

Morphosis Architects exhibition – Pompidou Centre Paris

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