Architectural Record presents brief interviews with the personalities making headlines in the architecture world. From noteworthy architects to clients to policy makers, we speak with the people shaping the profession.

Edward Mazria

Edward Mazria
The Architecture 2030 founder and recent Purpose Prize winner speaks with Architectural Record about being a green building pioneer and how he’s faring in his mission to make all buildings carbon-neutral.

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Noa Santos

Noa Santos
Determined to make interior design affordable for all, Noa Santos, a 23-year-old Stanford graduate, recently launched his own firm, 50 for Fifty.

Photo courtesy Noa Santos

Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang
The founder of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects discusses being named a 2011 fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is only the fourth architect to receive the distinction commonly known as a “genius” award.

Photo © Chris Kitahara

Daniel Libeskind

Libeskind Looks Back
Although his design for a "Freedom Tower" was replaced by SOM's One WTC, Daniel Libeskind helped shape the rebuilding at the World Trade Center through his master plan. RECORD recently spoke with him about the process.

Photo courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind

Kaufman and Siegel

Robert Siegel knew he would need to evolve his firm after the death of his business partner, Charles Gwathmey, in 2009. He wasn’t interested in teaming up with another practice—until he got a call from the New York architect Gene Kaufman. Now, Kaufman and Siegel are heading up the rebranded firm Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects.

Fumihiko Maki

During his many decades practicing architecture, Fumihiko Maki has accrued an impressive collection of awards, including the Pritzker Prize (1993) and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale (1999). Now, the American Institute of Architects has announced that this year’s Gold Medal will honor the esteemed architect.

Diébédo Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s story is remarkable: He grew up in poverty-stricken Burkina Faso, won a scholarship to study carpentry in Germany, and went on to earn an architecture degree from the Berlin Technical University. While still a student, he built his first project: a school in Gando, his native village, which received an Aga Khan Award and starred in the recent MoMA exhibition Small Scale, Big Change. We speak with Kéré about his background, his current projects, and his aspirations for the future.

Photo © David Heerde

Ole Scheeren

After 15 years at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, including eight years as a partner, Ole Scheeren has split from Rem Koolhaas and set up his own firm. The new practice, called Büro Ole Scheeren, is based in Beijing and Hong Kong. We recently spoke to Scheeren about leaving OMA and his plans for the future.

Photo courtesy Büro Ole Scheeren

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