Jon Pickard

Jon Pickard

Principal, Pickard Chilton

Jon Pickard has been recognized internationally for his achievements in architecture. He has designed or collaborated in the design of some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including such prominent projects as the ExxonMobil Global Campus in Houston, Texas; Mutual of Omaha’s new headquarters in Omaha; HPE’s headquarters in Houston; Northwestern Mutual’s headquarters in Milwaukee; the Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; UBER Sky Tower in Los Angeles, California; 1180 Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia; 300 North LaSalle in Chicago; the CalPERS Headquarters Complex, in Sacramento; and Wells Fargo’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Prior to the founding of Pickard Chilton, he collaborated with Cesar Pelli in the design of numerous landmark and award-winning projects, including two of the largest commercial developments ever built: the World Financial Center in New York, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre in Kuala Lumpur, a development that includes the Dewan Filharmonik, Malaysia’s National Symphony Hall, and two of the world’s tallest buildings, the Petronas Towers.

Mr. Pickard received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University and his Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. Iowa State University awarded him its Design Achievement Award (1989) for distinguished contributions to the arts, and the Christian Petersen Design Award (2007). In conjunction with William Chilton, he is co-recipient of the 2011 Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to alumni by the University. The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston recognized Jon Pickard as its 2006 Honoree. He regularly serves as a visiting critic at Yale University and has led an advanced design studio at Iowa State University. He has lectured extensively at academic institutions. Mr. Pickard currently serves on the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council.

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