David Chippefield was born in London in 1953 and he obtained his Architecture Degree in 1977. In 1984, after partnering with Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster he founded the David Chipperfield Architects firm. With branches in London and Berlin, the firm is a multi-language and multi-cultural centre where the age of the architects is compensated by their experience. The 90 people who work for the firm come from 16 different countries and speak more than 22 different languages; that is a very important diversity to have because this multifaceted reality helps to constantly widen the procedural vision "from the inside".
The David Chipperfield Architects firm has designed many projects, some of them getting the RIBA award: River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames; Kaistrasse Studios in Düsseldorf; Ernsting Service Center, Coesfeld-Lette; "Casa in Galizia", and more recently, the new Antony Gormley studio.
Among the works in progress are:
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska
Ansaldo, the city of the culture (La Citta delle Culture), Milan
BBC Scotland Pacific Quay, Glasgow
City of Justice, Barcelona
Figge Art Museum, Davenport
Hinter dem Giesshaus 1 Gallery, Berlin
Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Museum of Natural History in Verona
Neues Museum, Berlin
The Court House of Salerno, Italy
The development of the Cemetery of the San Michele Island, in Venice.
The David Chipperfield Architects studio has won more than 20 national and international contests and was awarded with many international awards and citations for achieving excellence in planning; among the awards received we highlight the RIBA, RFAC and AIA and the "Premio Andrea Palladio". In 1999, David Chipperfield was awarded with the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal. The David Chipperfield Architects studio designs are very often found in many books, articles in newspapers, and magazines, and they on display in its international offices.
Architect Chipperfield has been a guest at Howard University in the United States, the Graz University in Austria, the Naples University, the Royal College of Art in London, and the Ecole Polytechnique in Laosanne. Also, David Chipperfield is an architecture professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste of Stuttgart and at the "Cattedra Mies Van Der Rohe" by the "la Escola Tecnica". Currently he is a professor of architecture at the United States of Sassari University, in Alghero.
He designed the Abaco system and the Chandelier, Corrubedo and Slot lamps for FontanaArte.