Monografie N° 9
Pickard Chilton practices from the second and third floors of a 1918 building on Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut, a small city graced by the gothic towers of Yale University and modern architectural landmarks by Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Roche Dinkeloo, Gordon Bunshaft, and Marcel Breuer. The studio of only 45 designers competes for projects with today’s architectural elite of much larger firms that include Foster + Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Murphy/Jahn, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Pickard Chilton has worked in 20 countries, with approximately 7,5M m2 (80M GSF) of projects built, under construction, or expected to be built.
Pickard Chilton’s process and ethos draw on a deep heritage that informs its practice. Principals Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA, William Chilton FAIA, RIBA, and Anthony Markese FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, all share a common Midwestern upbringing, and all three can trace their professional lineage to Eero Saarinen – Pickard and Markese through their work with Cesar Pelli, who practiced with Saarinen; and Chilton through his studies at the University of Minnesota with Ralph Rapson and his work with Leonard Parker, who also practiced with Saarinen.