Founded in 1994 by Brad Cloepfil with studios in New York and Portland (Oregon)
Allied Works is an integrated architecture and design practice whose diverse projects and creative works seek to enrich and enhance the individuals, institutions and organizations they serve.
Established in 1994 and operating from studios in New York and Portland, Oregon, the practice has grown steadily through the completion of major museum projects, innovative educational facilities, residences and workplaces of varied scale, purpose and character, and locations across the globe. This diversity is by intention, as it presents perspectives from all fields of practice, offers new insights and inspiration, and advances the search for innovative solutions.
We are passionate about design at every scale and for every purpose, and we possess a range of skills and capabilities that we feel would enrich and inspire new creative conversations.
Current works include a new School of Art building for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; two major embassy projects for the US State Department, including a new embassy compound in Maputo, Mozambique, currently under construction, a new winery in Oregon’s acclaimed Dundee Hills AVA, and a new Art Museum for Penn State University, in State College, Pennsylvania.
Brad Cloepfil. Biography
Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works, Brad Cloepfil creates culturally resonant architectural designs that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. He has designed and realized a wide range of projects around the world, including civic and educational institutions, arts organizations and museums, and private residences. He has received particular acclaim for his work on creative and cultural projects and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction.
Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in his native Portland, Oregon, in 1994, and opened the New York City office in 2003. The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Oregon, and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.