Architekt, London & Zürich
Caruso St. John Architects
Although he never wanted to be an architect himself, Adam Caruso finally ended up studying architecture at McGill University in Montreal, like his father did many years before. In 1990 Adam Caruso and Peter St John, established the practice Caruso St John" . The two are interested in the emotional potential and physical qualities of construction. Their fascination for materials, backed up with an involvement in academic and office based research is reflected in their work. Projects by the practice include; New Art Gallery Walsall, Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Brick House, London and Gagosian Galleries in London, Rome, Paris and Hong Kong. The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2000) and the Brick House, London (2006) have been short listed for the Stirling Prize, the UKs most prestigious architecture award, in recognition of this ambition. Recently completed projects include Nottingham Contemporary and the new Café at Chiswick Gardens. Caruso St John has been the architect for Tate Britain since 2007. Adam Caruso taught at the University of North London from 1990 to 2000, and was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath from 2002 to 2005. He has been Visiting Professor at the Accademia di Achitettura in Mendrisio, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, at the ETH Zurich, and on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2011 Adam Caruso was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich.