Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (also known as Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners) are a husband-and-wife architectural firm founded in 1986, based in New York. Williams and Tsien began working together in 1977.[1] Their studio focuses on work for institutions including museums, schools, and nonprofit organizations.[2]

Tod Williams

Tod Williams (born 1943, Detroit, Michigan) received his undergraduate, MFA, and Master of Architecture degrees from Princeton University, New Jersey after graduating from the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills. He is the father of model Rachel Williams and filmmaker Tod "Kip" Williams, both by his first wife, dancer Patricia Agnes Jones, whom he met while studying at Princeton.[3] Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome[4] and serves as a trustee of the Cranbrook Educational Community.[5] He has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters,[6] National Academy, American Philosophical Society (2017), and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Billie Tsien

Billie Tsien (born 1949, Ithaca, New York) received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and her M. Arch. from UCLA. She has worked with Williams since 1977 and they have been in partnership since 1986.[7] Tsien is currently President of the Architectural League of New York[8] and Director of the Public Art Fund.[9] She has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Academy, the American Philosophical Society,[10] and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tsien was one of the recipients of the Visionary Woman Awards presented by Moore College of Art and Design in 2009.[11]

Teaching

Williams and Tsien have taught at the Cooper Union, Harvard University, Cornell University, University of Texas, City College of New York, and Yale University.

Recognition

Williams and Tsien are the recipients of more than two dozen awards from the American Institute of Architects. They received a 2014 International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects. In 2013, each was awarded a National Medal of Arts from President Obama.[12] They have received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Brunner Award, the New York City AIA Medal of Honor, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture, the Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize, and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.

A selection of works

Selected publications

References

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  4. ^ "Board of Trustees | American Academy in Rome". www.aarome.org. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees 2015-2016". Cranbrook. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  6. ^ "American Academy of Arts and Letters - Current Members". www.artsandletters.org. Archived from the original on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  7. ^ Executive Profile: Billie Tsien Businessweek. Accessed on January 09, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Architectural League of New York | Board of Directors". archleague.org. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  9. ^ www.tendercreative.com, TENDER -. "Public Art Fund : Board & Staff". www.publicartfund.org. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  10. ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  11. ^ "Visionary Woman Awards History". Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  12. ^ "National Medal of Arts | NEA". www.arts.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  13. ^ "David Geffen Hall - Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects". twbta.com. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  14. ^ www.architectmagazine.com https://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/obama-presidential-center_o. Retrieved 2021-03-30. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  16. ^ Edward J. Sozanski (September 10, 2007). "Barnes chooses its design team". Philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  17. ^ "Skirkanich Hall". Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  18. ^ Saffron, Inga (10 September 2007). "Barnes chooses its design team". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  19. ^ Williams, Tod (2007). Art and use. Billie Tsien. Buffalo, NY: School of Architecture and Planning, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. ISBN 978-0-9771057-6-2. OCLC 180765817.
  20. ^ Tsien, Billie; Williams, Tod (2000). Work/Life. Monacelli Press.
  21. ^ Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie (2010-01-01). "The Physical Space of Science: The Neurosciences Institute and Skirkanich Hall". Cell Cycle. 9 (1): 28–31. doi:10.4161/cc.9.1.10524. ISSN 1538-4101. PMID 20037467. S2CID 34950074.
  22. ^ Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie (1991). "Domestic Arrangements: A Lab Report. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien". Design Quarterly (152): 21–28. doi:10.2307/4091253. ISSN 0011-9415. JSTOR 4091253.
  23. ^ Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie (1996-01-01). "Peas and Carrots". Oz. 18 (1). doi:10.4148/2378-5853.1278. ISSN 2378-5853.
  24. ^ Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie (2003-01-01). "Talking Houses". Oz. 25 (1). doi:10.4148/2378-5853.1401. ISSN 2378-5853.
  25. ^ Tsien, Billie; Williams, Tod (2009). "Roxy Paine". Bomb. New Art Publications. 107: 38–45.
  26. ^ Tsien, Billie (1981). "Liberty". Heresies. Heresies Collective, Inc. 11: 38.

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