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Sudhir Jambhekar
Senior Partner, FXFowle Architects, New York
“Beyond Tall Buildings”

The creation of architecture, particularly individual buildings, is about improving the built environment. However, it is equally important to think about infrastructure and public work as a critical component. The typologies benefit from good design and suffer without it - as people experience infrastructure and public buildings firsthand every day. Designing the built environment requires a commitment to bigger, linked thinking and environmental concerns without compromising meaning, usefulness, and aesthetics. This presentation will highlight projects of various typologies and scales - from individual tall buildings and their connections to their surroundings, as well as infrastructure projects - showing how they provide opportunities for linkages and growth.


FXFOWLE INTERNATIONAL Senior Partner Sudhir Jambhekar is an architect and urban designer with nearly 40 years of experience on a wide variety of project types and scales. Sudhir’s passion for design, art, and intellectual exchange with the next generation contributes a valued diversity to the design dialogue at FXFOWLE. Sudhir approaches design as a perceptive search for meaning and usefulness, narrowing the infinite possibilities for a project to an idea that balances the forces at work in each. His approach is rooted in the belief that all elements are part of the larger whole, and each element of the built environment is not only worthy of, but requires, design excellence. His major current projects include a 40-hectare masterplan of Dubai’s Business Bay for Dubai Properties, a winning competition for a 301-meter tall mixed-use Park Hyatt hotel tower in Mumbai, and a 500-acre master-planning project on the Dubai Waterfront for Nakheel. He led the design of the award-winning competition entry for the Queens Museum of Art expansion, chosen as one of five finalists, as well as the firm’s innovative entry for the new Perth Amboy High School competition, also a finalist. He was the lead designer for Manhattan’s new Second Avenue Subway and designed several light rail stations in the New York area.

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