BLDUP Newsletter

James Carpenter Design Associates

Architect

James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA) is a cross-disciplinary design firm working at the intersection of architecture, art, design, and engineering. Led by James Carpenter, the firm is recognized for its distinctive use of natural light, which serves as the foundation of its design philosophy.

Architecture Operations D.P.C. (ARCOPS) is an independent and full service architecture firm established in 2012 which collaborates with JCDA to seamlessly provide clients with comprehensive design services on projects ranging in scale from new buildings to signature design features to reactivations of existing spaces—in each instance providing a unified design vision to guide the project from conception to completion.

JCDA brings a luminescent artistic sensibility to its designs, leveraging glass to mediate a dialogue between interior and exterior space, and to exploit the performative aspects of natural light. This approach is evident across its practice, including such major cultural projects as the Israel Museum’s expansion and campus renewal project in Jerusalem (2005-2011); the expansion of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum at the St. Louis Arch grounds (2010-2018); and the new Bornholm Cultural Museum and Art Museum Expansion in Bornholm, Denmark (2014-2018). Major private projects, including the Gucci Japan Flagship building in Tokyo (2003-2006) and the “Ice Falls” water feature in the Hearst Tower (2002-2006), also create a layered, dynamic experience of the built environment through the spatial articulation of glass and light.

The firm is also noted for its activations of public spaces, including recently completed designs for New York’s Fulton Street Center, the monumental “Sky Reflector-Net” (2004-2014), and the exterior envelope and lobby of Seven World Trade Center Tower (2001-2006) in New York. Projects such as the University of Chicago’s Midway Crossing (2009-2014), which included landscape and infrastructure linking the college’s north and south campuses, speak to JCDA’s ability to reintegrate and reanimate the built environment within the urban context.

JCDA applies a studio model to its creative practice, with the studio functioning as an interactive space where clients and collaborators can explore the materials and concepts of each project on an ongoing basis. The firm works closely with clients to determine a comprehensive design vision that reflects and enhances the unique attributes of a site, the individual experience of space, and the manifestation of natural light throughout the built environment. This concept is distilled into a comprehensive design that is refined in coordination with project partners, including architects, landscape architects, environmental designers, fabricators, and structural engineers. JCDA reviews all phases of planning and construction, in order to ensure that a unified design sensibility is maintained throughout the process.

Founded in 1979, JCDA is led by James Carpenter, with a creative team including Richard Kress, Joseph Welker, Rayme Kuniyuki, Katharine McClellan, Xavier Schirlin and Garrett Ricciardi. JCDA has been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Environmental Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution and the American Institute of Architects Honor Award. Mr. Carpenter received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.

 

Get In Contact with James Carpenter Design Associates

James Carpenter Design Associates Overview

Address: 145 Hudson Street
ZIP: 02144
Established: 1979
# of Projects: Free
Area of Work: Free
Current Project Status: Free
Website: Free

Detailed Organization Data

Latest News

View All News Articles With A PREMIUM Membership

When you upgrade, you get access to all news articles. BLDUP writes about the latest developments in your market in realtime.

TRY PREMIUM NOW

Mar 04, 2016

Seaport Pavilion is now open to the public. The result is a wide outdoor space...

Read More >>

James Carpenter Design Associates Breakdown

View All Organization Snapshots With A PRO Membership

When you upgrade, you get access to all Organization Snapshots. Organization Snapshots act as company 'baseball cards' where you can quickly understand a Company's strength and weakness by the numbers.

TRY PRO NOW

PROJECT STATUS
WORK BY SECTOR
PROJECT SIZES

Favorite Partners

See All Organizations Top Working Partners With A PRO Membership

When you upgrade, you get access to all Organizations' partners - who they have worked with and how many times on what projects.

TRY PRO NOW

Thought Leadership

No new thoughts. Inquire about becoming a thought leader by clicking here

James Carpenter Design Associates' Recent Projects

View Company Portfolios With A PRO Membership

When you upgrade, you get access to any Organization's Project Portfolio.

TRY PRO NOW

Reviews

Average User Rating

Rating Breakdown
1
2
3
4
5

No Reviews