The firm of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects has been recognized as one of the most creative and innovative architectural firms for over half a century. Philip Johnson’s leadership in the modern movement, and later playing a seminal role in the introduction of post-modernism and deconstructivism, has helped to form new ideas and exciting directions in design and architecture around the world. Now, under the leadership of Alan Ritchie, who worked with Philip Johnson for over twenty-five years, the firm continues to explore and present new and cutting edge designs. In 2004, when Philip Johnson retired, he expressed his confidence in passing on his legacy on to Alan Ritchie.
Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects is a New York Professional Corporation, with a staff of five Architects, three draftsmen, two administrative support and an in-house interior design group.
Alan Ritchie, the managing partner of the firm, is a respected designer in his own right and has been responsible for the implementation of many of the office’s most important designs. Mr. Ritchie and other senior members of the staff provide the knowledge necessary to assure the ultimate success of the project.
Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects’ emphasis is on quality design and an understanding that input from the client is critical to its process. The firm’s philosophy is founded on the belief that understanding the client’s desires, needs and goals is an essential first step in generating designs that are functionally as well as aesthetically successful. Technical excellence, adherence to established schedules and budgets, and long-term performance are among its most important design objectives.
A team led by a senior member of the firm is established at the outset of each project and carries it through from design to completion of construction. This participation and continuity results in the creation of completed projects of the highest quality and design excellence.
The firm has won numerous awards and is well-known for many distinguished buildings, such as the At&T Corporate (a.k.a. Sony) Headquarters, Lipstick Building, Penzoil Place, Trump International, Chrysler Center, The Amon Carter Museum, The Metropolitan, and The Pennsylvania Academy of Music.