CTBUH Gold Member

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners


Member Since: 2011

Member Offices: New York City

Since its formation in 1955, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I. M. Pei & Partners) has completed nearly 250 projects in over a hundred cities across North America and around the world. The firm's clients include major corporations, private developers and public authorities, as well as educational, cultural and religious institutions.

The partners and their colleagues approach every building project on its own terms, drawing inspiration less from formal or theoretical preconceptions than from particularities of place and program.

Although the firm's practice over the past five decades has been exceptionally diverse in terms of building type and setting, a central theme consistently evident in its built works is the conception of architecture as an art of place making — an art embodying above all else a concern for the quality of public space and public life.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level


Member Since


Member Offices

  • New York City




Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed




Competition Entry


Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation


Under Demolition



Bank of China Tower

367.4 m / 1,205 ft


U.S. Bank Tower

310.3 m / 1,018 ft


600 Travis Street

305.4 m / 1,002 ft


World One

280.2 m / 919 ft


World View

277.6 m / 911 ft


200 Clarendon

240.8 m / 790 ft


Commerce Court West

239 m / 784 ft


Capella Tower

236.5 m / 776 ft


Goldman Sachs Headquarters

228.3 m / 749 ft


Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street

227.2 m / 746 ft


Henry Cobb

Winner: Henry Cobb

Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award 2013

Ctbuh Leaders

Michael Bischoff

Michael Bischoff

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017

New York City

Jay L. Berman

Jay L. Berman

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016

New York City

Henry Cobb

Henry Cobb

CTBUH Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013

New York City

Building Completions Timeline



18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Christine Bruckner of M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan of FXFowle; Jay L. Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners...


17 October 2016

Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies

Tall buildings in an urban context are not neutral: their presence is amplified by large populations; the consolidation of real estate; contrast with adjacent streets,...

Global News

05 November 2019

Hotel, Retail Portions of Los Angeles’ Century Plaza Open in Spring 2020

The ambitious $2.5-billion Century Plaza project, centered on the landmark crescent-shaped hotel that has hosted presidents and rock stars over more than five decades, has...

Associated companies

I.M. Pei & Partners


150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

30 Years

Most Common Function*

Office, 44 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 27 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.


*Based on 98 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline


Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.


Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.