Ennead Architects

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Ennead Architects LLP
Limited liability partnership
Industry Architecture
Founded New York City, U.S. ("Ennead Architects", 2010-present; "Polshek Partnership", 1998-2010; "Polshek and Partners", 1994-1998; "James Stewart Polshek and Partners", 1980-1994; "James Stewart Polshek and Associates", 1970-1980; "James Stewart Polshek, Architect", 1963-1970)
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 (/ˈenēˌad/) is a New York City-based architectural firm. Previously known as Polshek Partnership, the firm's partners renamed their practice in mid-2010.[1]

The 175-person[2] 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 presently led by twelve Partners: Timothy P. Hartung, Duncan Hazard, V. Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Molly McGowan, Richard Olcott, Susan T. Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Peter Schubert, Don Weinreich, and Thomas Wong, with the founder of the original Polshek Partnership James Polshek holding the title of Design Counsel and remaining actively involved on select projects.

The Partners established Ennead Architects International LLP in 2012, expanding the studio's geographical reach and formalizing the firm's active pursuit of opportunities to make significant architecture throughout the world. In 2014, the firm established a Shanghai office to further streamline their operations in the Asia-Pacific.

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 a conviction that meaningful architecture must truly represent the mission and identity of an institution drive the firm’s design philosophy.[3]

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.[4]

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)


External links[edit]

Media related to Polshek Partnership at Wikimedia Commons