The Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) was established in 1981 by Renzo Piano with offices in Genoa, Italy and Paris, France. The practice has since expanded and now also operates from New York. RPBW is led by 9 partners, including founder and Pritzker Prize laureate, architect Renzo Piano.
The practice permanently employs about 130 architects together with a further 30 support staff including 3D visualization artists, model makers, archivers, administrative and secretarial staff. They usually provide full architectural design services and consultancy services during the construction phase. RPBW design skills extend beyond mere architectural services including interior design services, town planning and urban design services, landscape design services and exhibition design services.