Sir David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in London 1985 after working for Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. He later established offices in Berlin, Shanghai and Milan. The practice has built over 100 projects for both the private and public sectors, and has worked on civic projects and urban masterplans.
Among the practice’s major completed works are the rebuilding of Neues Museum in Berlin; an MBA building for the HEC Paris School of Management; the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri, USA; the Museo Jumex in Mexico City; the Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul; and a major redevelopment of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
The practice has received a number of international awards and citations for design excellence, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007 for The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany, and both the Mies van der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture) and the Deutscher Architekturpreis in 2011 for the Neues Museum in Berlin.
David Chipperfield himself has received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, Praemium Imperiale, the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal, the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts, and the Grand DAI Award for Building Culture. In 2010, he was he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and was knighted for services to architecture in the UK. He curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2012 and served as mentor for architecture for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for the 2016-17 cycle. In 2017, he founded Fundación RIA, a private, non-profit entity working towards meaningful economic, environmental and cultural development in Galicia, Spain. He has also lectured extensively worldwide on architecture.
Sir David studied architecture at the Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.