Sir David Alan Chipperfield CBE (born 1953) is a British architect, born in London. He has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai. Uncompromisingly modernist in outlook, his practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, rather than a ‘house style’.
After receiving his Diploma from the Architectural Association in London he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster and in 1984 established his own practice, David Chipperfield Architects. The practice currently has over 120 staff from 15 countries, and is working on a variety of projects in Europe, the United States and China.
David Chipperfield’s list of favorite/significant buildings (post 1980):
- Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA by Renzo Piano
- Thermal Baths at Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor
- Gehry House, Santa Monica, California, USA by Frank Gehry
- Dutch Embassy, Berlin, Germany by Rem Koolhaas/ OMA
- Faculty of Architecture, Porto, Portugal by Alvara Siza Vieira
- Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium, Beijing, China by Herzog & de Meuron