Grimshaw was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. The practice became a partnership in 2007, and operates worldwide with offices in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney, and Doha, employing a staff of 325. Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers all major sectors, and the practice has been honored with over 200 international design awards.


Grimshaw is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of our buildings. This commitment stems from a desire to gain familiarity with local manufacturing and building processes, and to develop relationships with the best consultants to deliver architecture that meets the highest possible standards. It is also based on a desire to be truly engaged in the evolution of a place – to contribute to its development on a meaningful level. It is the firm’s aim to be wholeheartedly engaged in its environment, especially here in New York, and from this awareness generate truly inspiring and transformative design.