David Chipperfield is a world renowned English Architect with major works around the globe. These include the Hepworth in Wakefield and the Neues Museum in Berlin. A pared back aesthetic purity with clean lines and honest materials runs throughout his work. In 2009 David Chipperfield was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2010 he was knighted for services to architecture in the UK and Germany. In 2012 Chipperfield was Curator of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Chipperfield Architectural practices are based in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.