Polshek Partnership Architects creates buildings whose designs authentically express the progressive missions of cultural, academic and scientific institutions and demonstrate technical and artistic excellence. The studio's projects significantly contribute both to the cultural life of their communities and to the enhancement of their contexts. In addition to The Standard, New York, award-winning projects include the Rose Center for Earth and Space, William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Carnegie Hall Renovation and Expansion, Newseum, University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building, WGBH Public Broadcasting Headquarters. The 150-person studio is located in New York City.


What we create is rooted in how we work: collaboratively, connecting with clients for the benefit of their comminities and the public realm.

We believe in architecture and design as inherently public: open, shared and enduring.

We listen carefully, engage actively and respond thoughtfully. Integrity and ingenuity are fundamental to our process.

Through meaningful dialogue we create an adaptive, passionate working environment and craft innovative, compelling, sustainable solutions.

Polshek Partnership was established in 1963 by James Polshek. Today, nine partnners lead the 145-person studio. Mr. Polshek currently serves as Senior Design Counsel to the partnership.