Thursday, September 17, 2009

SHoP and Atlantic Yards

SHoP Architects and Ellerbe Becket will replace the ousted Frank Gehry on the troubled Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards project. When the news broke last week, it sparked discussion in the design community, including more speculation over the turmoil of this Forest City Ratner project.

I ran a piece on SHoP last year where founding principle Gregg Pasquarelli discussed his firm's philosophy. There's a short Q & A with Pasquarelli about Atlantic Yards here.

Gehry's design: Dr. Seuss takes Brooklyn.

The SHoP Design: Better?