In-demand Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list earlier today, joining a list of leaders, celebrities and artists such as Lin-Manual Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, and Tim Cook. His former boss, Rem Koolhaas, penned the introductory essay, which complimented Ingels "lack of angst" and visionary projects, more aligned with Silicon Valley and today's zeitgeist than the cliche of architect as tortured genius.
The recognition adds to an already impressive year for Ingels and his firm, which has seen the release of a new stadium design for the Washington Redskins, an invitation to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and the completion of his Tetrahedron residential project in New York.
TIME has given a similar nod to architects in the past, though none were honored last year, and has featured numerous architects on past covers, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Neutra.
Bjarke Ingels: TIME 100 [TIME]