Ennead Architects

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Ennead Architects LLP
Limited liability partnership
Industry Architecture
Founded New York City, U.S. (Ennead founded 2010, first firm name; James Stewart Polshek Architect, 1963)
Founder Joseph Fleischer, Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich, Thomas Wong
Headquarters New York City, USA
Services Architecture
Master Planning
Historic Preservation
Interior Design
Number of employees
Website http://www.ennead.com/

Ennead Architects LLP is a New York City-based architectural firm. Previously known as Polshek Partnership, the firm's eleven partners renamed their practice in mid-2010.[1]

The 170-person firm offers architecture, master planning, historic preservation and interior design services. The majority of the firm’s work is for cultural, educational, governmental and scientific not-for-profit institutions. The firm is led by eleven Partners: Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Molly McGowan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich, and Thomas Wong. Founder of Polshek Partnership James Polshek holds the title of Design Counsel and is actively involved on selected projects. In 2012, Peter Schubert joined the partners to establish Ennead Architects International LLP expanding the studio's geographical reach and formalizing the pursuit of opportunities to make significant architecture throughout the world. In 2014, Ennead established a Shanghai office that further streamlines the operations in the Far East.

The firm’s architectural solutions are rooted in extensive research involving the analysis of context, program, public image and environmental and construction technologies. Commitment to exploring architecture’s expressive power and conviction that meaningful architecture must truly represent the mission and identity of an institution drive the firm’s design philosophy.[citation needed]

The firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council, and twenty-five percent of registered architects on staff are LEED Accredited Professionals.[citation needed]

Notable projects[edit]

Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York


Performing arts[edit]


Laboratories / Healthcare[edit]


Industry / Infrastructure[edit]


Programming / Master planning[edit]

Design awards[edit]

Firm awards[edit]

  • Medal of Honor, AIA/New York Chapter (2012)
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award (2004)
  • President’s Award, AIA/New York Chapter (2003)
  • AIA Architecture Firm Award (1992)

American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards for Design Excellence[edit]

New York Times printing plant
  • The Standard, New York, New York, NY (2012)
  • Yale University Art Gallery Kahn Building Renovation, New Haven, CT (2010)
  • University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building, Ann Arbor, MI (2007)
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR (2006)
  • American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York, NY (2002)
  • The New York Times Printing Plant, Queens, NY (2001)
  • Queens Borough Public Library, Flushing Regional Branch, Queens, NY (2001)
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT (2000)
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron, OH (1999)
  • Center for the Arts Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA (1994)
  • Seamen’s Church Institute, New York, NY (1993)
  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (1988)
  • 500 Park Tower, New York, NY (1986)
  • New York State Bar Center, Albany, NY (1972)


  • edited by Susan Strauss and Sean Sawyer. (2004-10-07), Polshek Partnership Architects: 1988-2004, The Polshek Partnership, Princeton Architectural Press, p. 240, ISBN 978-1-56898-469-8 
  • Profile Series

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