Dedicated to the interface between 21st-century culture and architecture, Bernard Tschumi Architects is an international architectural and urban design award-winning firm with over $1 billion worth of projects for institutional, private, and civic clients.
With offices in New York and Paris, the firm has been the recipient of numerous national and international honors, and has established a world reputation for its innovative design solutions to client concerns of different sizes and scales, from small facilities to large-scale master plans. Bernard Tschumi established the firm in Paris in 1983 with the commission for the Parc de la Villette and opened the head office, Bernard Tschumi Architects (BTA), in New York in 1988.
Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes (BTuA) was established in Paris in 2002-2021 to act as executive architects for BTA's French projects. All designs are personally directed and supervised by Bernard Tschumi.
Recent projects include the world-famous Acropolis Museum in Athens, the BLUE tower in New York City, the Museo-Parc in Alesia, Burgundy, France, the Paris Zoo and the second phase of Vacheron Constantin Headquarters, one of the most advanced watch factories worldwide. The 50,000 m2 (540,000 sf) Binhai Science Museum in Tianjin in China opened to the public in 2019. The 75,000 m2 (800,000 sf) Biology-Pharmacy-Chemistry Center for the University of Paris-Saclay opened in 2022, while a 20,000 m2 (215,000 sf) Center for Science and Entrepreneurship is currently under construction near Geneva, to open in 2025.
Twenty years after the first retrospective exhibition of Bernard Tschumi at MoMA in 1994, three large retrospective exhibitions have celebrated the work of Tschumi and his team in 2014-16 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Swiss Architecture Museum on Basel, and the PowerStation of Art in Shanghai.