Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, New York, NY
Frame + Essence
We believe that our work must be based on principles and not on form.
“We believe that our work is done in service to others so we try to work for schools, museums, and other non profit institutions.
We believe in the importance of experience over object making. We design from the inside out.
We believe in the importance of the land and our buildings are always in relation to their context.
We believe in constructing buildings well – we want to imagine that they can last a hundred years.
With these principles in mind – we often create a simple image from words
” a beehive’
” a box cracked open by light”
” a campus in the park”
and use these words as touchstones to keep the project close to
guide the development of the work and to help the clients ( and ourselves)
why we make the decisions we make.”