The true importance of architecture lies in its ability to solve human problems, not stylistic ones. A building is too permanent and too influential on public life and personal comfort to be created primarily as “public art.” Modern abstractions or nostalgia cannot themselves generate ideas for structures of lasting value. Only buildings that serve broadly defined social, political or cultural objectives can achieve this.

James Stewart Polshek
Context and Responsibility, 1988

Polshek by decade

 

2010-Present

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2019

The Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award

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2018

James Stewart Polshek wins the AIA Gold Medal

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Exhibition at the Center for Architecture, NYC
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2014

Build, Memory is published by Monacelli Press

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2010

The Jewish Museum opens

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2007

Newseum/Freedom Forum Foundation, World Headquaters

 

2000s

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2006

JSP appointed to the New York City Design Commission

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2004

Princeton Architectural Press publishes Polshek Partnership Archictects, 1988-2004

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2003

JSP receives AIA New York Chapter President’s Award

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2000

American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space

 

1990s

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1998

The Santa Fe Opera Master Plan and Theater

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1992

Brooklyn Museum Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing

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1995

National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

1980s

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1988

Context and Responsibility published

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1987

Carnegie Hall Renovation

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1987

Brooklyn Museum Master Plan Competition

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1986

500 Park Tower