Thomas Phifer and Partners Written by Stephen Fox and Sarah Amelar
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Thomas Phifer and Partners

Written by Stephen Fox and Sarah Amelar

  • November 30, 2010
  • Hardcover
  • Architecture - Individual Architect
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 10 x 12
  • $75.00
  • $88.00
  • 978-0-8478-3525-6

About This Book

The first book on the brilliant young architect Thomas Phifer and the work of his firm, Thomas Phifer and Partners. Thomas Phifer and Partners is recognized for its distinct transformation of modernism. The essence of timeless buildings—simplicity—is achieved through thoughtful responses to the natural environment, study of the human ecology of the site, and a search for appropriate modes of construction, which dictate the forms, spaces, and appearance of buildings. The firm believes that every structure should occupy a harmonious place within its surroundings by balancing human needs and environmental imperatives. This book explores all of Phifer’s major commissions, including Salt Point House in New York, Salt Lake City Courthouse, and his most recent achievement, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, which opens in April 2010.

About the Author

Thomas Phifer has worked previously in the offices of Richard Meier and Charles Gwathmey and is widely recognized among architects as an up-and-coming star. Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and a fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the School of Architecture, Rice University. Sarah Amelar is an architecture writer and a contributing editor at Architectural Record.


  • “The first book on the work of young architect Thomas Phifer and his firm… examines the firm’s distinct transformation of modernism and his approach to creating timeless buildings.” ~Residential Architect
    “Flipping through the pages is like looking at an art book, where each photograph… becomes the focus…the presentation suits Phifer’s buildings to a T.” ~A Daily Dose of Architecture
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