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Sep 18, 2019
Ennead Architects Moves New York Office to 1 World Trade Center
(New York, NY, September 17, 2019) — Ennead Architects announced that its New York office will move to the 40th floor of 1 World Trade Center (1 WTC) beginning September 23, 2019. The firm has spent the last 35 years in the Meatpacking District, a neighborhood anchored by one of Ennead’s acclaimed designs, The Standard High Line.
The move downtown will provide more space to accommodate growth within the firm, and the larger floorplate will allow the entire New York office to work together on one floor for the first time. The office at 1 WTC has an open plan with significantly more collaboration space and makerspace, which will better support Ennead’s working culture.
Emphasizing uninterrupted views of the urban fabric of New York, the design of the new space prioritizes flexibility and access to daylight throughout. Ennead will be pursuing both WELL and LEED certification for the new office, reflective of the firm’s commitment to creating healthy and sustainable spaces.
When selecting a new location, the primacy of downtown as a vibrant center of the city was of importance to the firm. Ennead is known for shaping some of New York’s most significant civic and cultural institutions, from Carnegie Hall to New York City Center, and from the Brooklyn Museum to the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.
As the firm approaches its 10th anniversary as Ennead, the move downtown signifies a new chapter in its evolution. Founded in 1963 and formerly known as Polshek Partnership, the firm transitioned to Ennead Architects in 2010, charting a new course for the practice, while emphasizing greater pluralism and shared leadership. The firm is currently led by ten partners: Tim Hartung, V. Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Molly McGowan, Richard Olcott, Tomas Rossant, Peter Schubert, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich and Thomas Wong.
Apr 13, 2019
Biological Sciences Building, University of Michigan
Design: Ennead Architects / SmithGroup
photograph : Bruce Damonte courtesy of Ennead Architects
University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building
Sep 26, 2017
Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), UT Austin Campus, Texas, USA
photographs © Cockrell School of Engineering-The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), UT Austin Campus, Texas
Engineering building, EERC at UT Austin. The building’s design, centered around the idea of Transparency and Unification, defines a new paradigm for engineering education and research through the integration of undergraduate project-based learning, interdisciplinary graduate research, and a Center for Innovation focused on entrepreneurship.
Apr 30, 2017
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences at Vassar College, City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York State, USA
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Vassar College Building by Ennead Architects
The new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences redefines the sciences at Vassar. The building is both literally and figuratively a transformative connector ‒ bridging the disciplines of science and the surrounding wetland, while built like a bridge for minimal impact on the environment.
Dec 22, 2016
Peabody Essex Museum Breaks Ground, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Design: Richard Olcott / Ennead Architects
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Peabody Essex Museum Construction
Dec 7, 2016
New U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico
Richard Olcott/Ennead Architects
New York, NY, December 7, 2016 – The U.S. Department of State has selected Ennead Architects to design the new U.S. Consulate General project in Nogales, Mexico.
The multi-building complex will be situated on an 8.4-acre site in central Nogales, and will include a Consulate building, support buildings, and facilities for the Consulate community. The new complex will provide Consulate employees with a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern workplace.
The Ennead design team is being led by Richard Olcott, design partner; Kevin McClurkan, management partner; Kate Mann, project designer; and Felicia Berger, project manager. This same team is also working with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations on Ennead’s new U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support its staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities aim to represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.
Nov 18, 2016
Shanghai Planetarium Building, Lingang district, Shanghai, China
Design: Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects
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Shanghai Planetarium Building
Groundbreaking on the Shanghai Planetarium, the new 38,000 SM / 409,000 SF planetarium that will define a new identity for the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM) and the Lingang district of Shanghai.
18 Aug 2016
Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Architect: Tomas Rossant of Ennead Architects, with Jones Studio
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Beus Center for Law and Society Building – 5 Apr 2016
A new six-story, 280,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown Phoenix designed by Tomas Rossant of Ennead Architects, in collaboration with Jones Studio, BCLS was conceived and developed as a uniquely open urban environment where society and the study and practice of law converge.
Staten Island Courthouse Building, Richmond County, New York, USA
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez / Ennead Architects
photograph © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Staten Island Courthouse Building – 5 Apr 2016
On a hilltop site overlooking New York Harbor, the new Staten Island Courthouse designed by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects has a distinct presence on the St. George skyline, commanding views to and from New York harbor.
Arizona Center for Law and Society, ASU, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Architect: Tomas Rossant of Ennead Architects, with Jones Studio
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Arizona Center for Law and Society Building – 18 Mar 2016
Designed by Tomas Rossant of Ennead Architects in collaboration with Jones Studio, this new $130 million, six-story modern facility in downtown Phoenix opens itself up to the public as a place where society and the study and practice of law converge.
1 Mar 2016
Metropolitan Opera House New York Lobby Renewal, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, NY, USA
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Metropolitan Opera House Lobby Renewal
The Metropolitan Opera has recently selected Ennead Architects to design the renovation and expansion of its lobby.
5 Feb 2016
Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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Westmoreland Museum Building
The new expansion and major renovation of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art designed by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects has launched a new era for the Museum. The expansion is a striking counterpoint to the original neo-Georgian structure, marrying old and new.
New York City Center, NY, USA
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New York City Center – news, 11 Sep 2013
New York City Center was recently presented with the 2013 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award by The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). City Center has been recognized as a national model for historic theater restoration and renovation, for the quality of its programs and services and for providing cultural leadership within its community – both on stage and off.
Peabody Essex Museum Building, Salem, Massachusetts, USA – 14 Aug 2013
Architects: Ennead Architects
photograph Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces the selection of Ennead Architects to design the museum’s $200 million, 175,000-square-foot expansion. Renowned for design excellence and for its collaborative approach, Ennead was chosen from a group of distinguished architecture firms that were invited to participate in a design charrette this summer. Ennead brings extensive museum experience to the project, having designed the much-acclaimed renovation and expansion of the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as several significant projects at the Brooklyn Museum, Natural History Museum of Utah, William J. Clinton Presidential Center and the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.
Ennead Selected as Finalist in FAR ROC Competition
ENNEAD ARCHITECTS / ENNEAD LAB ONE OF FOUR FINALIST TEAMS IN FAR ROC DESIGN COMPETITION
New York, NY, July 23, 2013 – Ennead Architects / Ennead Lab is one of four finalist teams to proceed to Phase II of the For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) design competition for the sustainable and resilient development of Arverne East, an approximately 80-acre parcel on the Atlantic Ocean devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania, USA – building news
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
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Westmoreland Museum of American Art – 31 + 18 Jul 2013
Groundbreaking news for the renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects. The design creates a new face and identity for the original neo-Georgian building, which enhances the Museum’s link to the City. The L-shaped massing of the expanded building features a new south-facing façade that visually frames the original brick building and forms a linear porch along its length.
Global and International Studies Building, Indiana, USA
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GISB Indiana University – 11 + 10 Jun 2013
The Global and International Studies Building (GISB) designed by Susan Rodriguez of Ennead Architects, in association with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, recently broke ground on the campus of Indiana University. With this inaugural home of IU’s School of Global and International Studies, the University takes a major step toward becoming a world leader in global studies, educating students to play key roles in solving critical global issues.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, San Francisco, CA, USA
Design: Ennead Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates and Nagata Acoustics
photograph © Jeff Goldberg
Ennead Architects – latest building – 28 Nov 2012
this new building was created with the total audience experience very much at the forefront. Its seats are arranged in a “vineyard” format, with seating sections ringing the stage and beginning on the same level as the performance platform. The result will be a concert experience of unparalleled intimacy. Complementing the artistic presentations will be amenities such as customer-service areas to spacious restroom facilities, a café and a picturesque foyer that opens onto a graceful veranda.
West Kowloon Cultural District Art-themed Park, SAR, China
One of 7 Shortlisted Design Teams news
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West Kowloon Cultural District Art-themed Park – 8 Nov 2012
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (“WKCDA”) announced today a shortlist of seven design teams that have been invited to submit technical proposals for the development of Hong Kong’s first art-themed park, 14 hectares of landscaped public space for arts and culture at the West Kowloon Cultural District, by the waterfront in Kowloon.
Recent Ennead Architects News
American Architecture Awards Honor Four Buildings By Ennead Architects, NY, USA
New York, NY, September 4, 2012 –The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, has announced the winners of its 2012 American Architecture Awards. These are among the field’s most prestigious awards, honoring the best of new design in American architecture.
Four projects designed by Ennead Architects have been recognized with 2012 American Architecture Awards:
– Natural History Museum of Utah: Team led by Todd Schliemann, design partner, and Don Weinreich, management partner.
– New York City Center: Team led by Duncan Hazard, partner-in-charge.
– Stanford Law School William H. Neukom Building: Team led by Richard Olcott, design partner, and Don Weinreich, management partner.
– Westchester Community College Gateway Center: Team led by Susan Rodriguez, design partner, and Timothy Hartung, management partner.
A special exhibition of all awarded American buildings will be presented at “The City and the World” symposium presented by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum in Istanbul, Turkey in conjunction with the Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition will travel throughout Europe following its opening in Turkey.
Ennead Architects Wins Two AIA New York State Awards, NY, USA
31 Aug 2012 – Two projects designed by Ennead Architects have been awarded 2012 AIANYS Design Citations: the Natural History Museum of Utah and New York City Center. Recognizing outstanding works of architecture through its annual Design Awards Program each year since 1968, the New York State American Institute of Architects celebrates achievements in design excellence by New York State architects, honoring the architects, clients and consultants who work together to create and enhance our built environment.
Natural History Museum of Utah. Designed by Todd Schliemann, the Natural History Museum of Utah overlooks the Salt Lake Valley, its commanding profile and copper skin blending seamlessly into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Partners Schliemann and Don Weinreich led the Ennead design team, in association with David Brems and John Branson of GSBS (Gillies Stransky Brems Smith) of Salt Lake City.
New York City Center. Led by Duncan Hazard, the complete renovation of New York City Center has preserved the essential character of the landmark building while reinvigorating the identity of one of the City’s most venerable performing arts venues.
The 2012 AIANYS Design Awards Reception and Presentation will take place Friday, September 28th at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY.
23 May 2012
Yale University Art Gallery Redevelopment, New Haven, CO, USA
photo © Christopher Gardner, 2012
Yale University Art Gallery
The Yale University Art Gallery, in New Haven, Connecticut, has completed major work on its renovation and expansion and commenced installation of the museum’s esteemed collections. The revitalized Gallery will open to the public on December 12, 2012. The expansion project, which has been accompanied by parallel growth in the museum’s holdings, will transform the visitor experience.
5 May 2012
Two New Partners, USA
ENNEAD ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW PARTNERS GUY MAXWELL AND THOMAS WONG
New York, NY, May 4, 2012 – Guy Maxwell and Thomas Wong have become partners in Ennead Architects. They join Joseph Fleischer, Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Kevin McClurkan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann and Don Weinreich as the leaders of the internationally-acclaimed 170-person New York City studio.
Guy Maxwell received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Maxwell is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional. He joined Ennead in 1994. Projects include: Department of Homeless Services, Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH); Fire Department of New York, Rescue Company 3; New York Hall of Science Great Hall Interior and Terrace Restoration; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Crypt Arts Center and North Transept Renovation; and Vassar College, Science Project. Maxwell is also on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Audubon Society, a Trustee of the Bird-Safe Glass Foundation, and a former member of the Egress Committee of the New York City Model Code Program.
Thomas Wong received both Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Wong joined Ennead in 1993 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Projects include: New York City Center Renovation; Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center at the Wall; NYU Langone Medical Center Master Plan and Kimmel Pavilion; Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; and Yale University Art Gallery Renovation and Expansion. Wong is a member of the Municipal Arts Society.
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Ennead Architects Awarded 2012 AIANY Medal of Honor
New York, NY, April 2012 – Ennead Architects was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter at its 2012 Honors and Awards Luncheon held Wednesday at Cipriani Wall Street. Since 1917, the AIANY has awarded the Medal of Honor, the Chapter’s highest honor, to a member or firm for distinguished work and high professional standing, reinforcing the AIA’s central principle: design matters.
An internationally recognized studio in New York City, Ennead is known for its cultural, educational, scientific, and governmental work: award-winning buildings whose designs authentically express the progressive missions of their institutions and are responsive to their specific environmental conditions. The studio’s collaborative process is rooted in extensive research involving the analysis of context, program, public image, emerging technologies and a commitment to sustainable solutions.
Eleven partners lead the 170-person studio: Joseph Fleischer, Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich and Thomas Wong.
Among Ennead’s award-winning projects are: New York City Center; Natural History Museum of Utah; Stanford Law School William H. Neukom Building; The Standard, New York; Rose Center for Earth and Space; William J. Clinton Presidential Center; Carnegie Hall; Frank Sinatra School of the Arts; Yale University Art Gallery Renovation and Expansion; Weill Cornell Medical Center Weill Greenberg Building; The Schemerhorn; Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant; and Fire Department of New York, Rescue Company 3.
16 Dec 2011
Ennead Architects Design
RICHARD OLCOTT / ENNEAD ARCHITECTS SELECTED TO DESIGN PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY’S VETERANS PLAZA
New York, NY, December 15, 2011 – Pennsylvania State University has selected Ennead Architects in collaboration with Sculptor Mark Mennin as winner of the design competition for the new Veterans Plaza. The gift of the class of 2011, the memorial will honor Penn State veterans. Ennead partners Richard Olcott and Timothy Hartung will lead the design team.
In a pivotal location adjacent to both the University’s Old Main and its quad and Pollack Road, the memorial occupies a culturally and spatially significant spot on campus, sited to become a central part of the campus experience.
Preliminary plans for the Veterans Plaza feature a circular walkway and curved wall made of precast concrete, centered around an artistic representation of a warrior’s shield, symbolizing honor and sacrifice.
The plaza’s curved wall will be named to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a 1998 liberal arts graduate and the only Penn State alumnus to earn the Medal of Honor. Lt. Murphy, a Navy Seal, posthumously received the U.S. military’s highest decoration for his actions in 2005 during the war in Afghanistan.
The proposed shield form is a ten-foot-diameter disc carved in polished black “jet-mist” granite set to float above the grass, its surface carved to simulate “rippling water” and thus to evoke a feeling of contemplation.
With this project, Ennead will now have designed three projects for Penn State, including the Dickinson School of Law’s Lewis Katz Building on the University Park campus and the Lewis Katz Hall on the Carlisle campus. Richard Olcott and Timothy Hartung, along with partner Kevin McClurkan, led the Ennead design team for these previous projects.
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Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, USA
Ennead Architects, LLP with GSBS
photo © Stuart Ruckman
Natural History Museum of Utah
Ennead Architects is Recognized with Four SARA NY Awards
New York , NY, July 11, 2011 – Established by the Society of American Registered Architects, the SARA Awards recognize design excellence and encourage client participation in achieving the best in the built environment. Four projects by Ennead Architects have received 2011 SARANY Awards:
FDNY Rescue Company 3, SARA Award of Excellence; design team led by Todd Schliemann, Timothy Hartung, V. Guy Maxwell, and Wm. Jack Phillips. The Schermerhorn, SARA Award of Excellence; design team led by Susan Rodriguez and Timothy Hartung.
The Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, SARA Award of Merit; design team led by Susan Rodriguez and Timothy Hartung. National Museum of American Jewish History, SARA Award of Merit; design team led by James Polshek and Joseph Fleischer.
FDNY Rescue Company 3 New York : SARA Award of Excellence
The Schermerhorn Brooklyn : SARA Award of Excellence
Ennead Architects Finalist for Ace Awards
June 22, 2011, New York, NY – Ennead Architects is a finalist for the ACE Award. Sponsored by the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York, this award honors a NYC-based architectural firm that has shown excellence in the design and construction of buildings for K-12 and higher education in the greater New York area. The jury premiated Ennead after considering its Gateway Center at Westchester Community College and Academic Building 1 at Medgar Evers College.
Susan Rodriguez (design partner) and Timothy Hartung (management partner) led the design team for the Gateway Center, a building that symbolizes the College’s vision and commitment to a more accessible education for residents of Westchester County and to an American college experience for the many recent immigrants seeking to improve the quality of their lives.
According to Rodriguez, “We sought to create a building that strengthens the meaning of the word Gateway for those who might already know its definition and forever define it for those who are learning it for the first time in English…as a physical embodiment of ‘something that serves as an entrance or a means of access’.” Located at the east entrance of the College’s Valhalla campus, the Gateway Center serves as both an initial expression of campus identity and a threshold to the College.
Academic Building 1 at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York houses the School of Science, Health and Technology and was recently awarded a SCUP Award for excellence in architecture. Todd Schliemann (design partner) and Joseph Fleischer (management partner) led the design team. The light-filled corridors, lobby and stairs adjacent to the glass curtain wall provide views out to the community and allow the community to witness the activity within, while facilitating student and faculty interaction and the interdisciplinary mingling that enriches the educational experience.
“Architecture is a living testament to the communal effort. My hope is that the students, faculty, administrators, and visitors who walk through the doors of the new Science, Health and Technology Building will find others of like mind. This architecture was designed to bring everyone together,” says Schliemann.
The winner will be announced at the ACE Ball, which will be held tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Center for Architecture.
Ennead to Design WMAA Expansion
Greensburg, PA, June 21, 2011 – The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has selected Ennead Architects to design its expansion and renovation project, initiated in 2009 in response to the continued growth of the Museum’s collections, educational programming, and critically acclaimed exhibitions program.
Susan Rodriguez, design partner, and Timothy Hartung, management partner, will lead the Ennead design team. “Creating this expansion is an intriguing, yet complex design opportunity: we believe that the artful and responsible transformation of the building and site will support the Museum’s vision for the future and strengthen its position as a leading arts institution,” says Ms. Rodriguez. Sixty-three firms from across the country submitted proposals to an RFQ issued by the Museum in early December 2010. WMAA is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
According to Judith H. O’Toole, Director/CEO, “We are pleased to be partnering with such a strong architectural firm. During the interview process, the Ennead people expressed the importance of creating a “sense of place” and crafting beautiful things that tell a story and that is very important to us.”
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Stanford University Law School Building, Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Stanford University Building – May 25, 2011
May 20th marked the dedication of the William H. Neukom Building at Stanford University, with hundreds gathered on the Law School campus for an inaugural address by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, the building fulfills the space needs of a growing faculty, fosters the collaboration essential to a rich educational experience and strengthens the Law School’s visual identity. Partners Olcott and Don Weinreich led the design team.
Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, NY, USA
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Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
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Brooklyn Museum Great Hall, NY, USA
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Brooklyn Museum Great Hall
Westchester Community College, NY, USA
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Westchester Community College
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, USA
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National Museum of American Jewish History
Ennead Architects : Eight Design Awards. 9 Jun 2009
Vukovich Center, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
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Known for powerful building designs for cultural, educational, scientific and not-for-profit institutions, Ennead Architects is a 150-person firm based in New York City. Projects by Ennead Architects have been published internationally and recognized with numerous awards for design excellence and for their important contributions to the life of their cities and campus precincts. The firm’s research-based design process sponsors the creation of signature building designs that are expressive of an institution’s philosophy and vision and address each project’s unique programmatic, technical, aesthetic and environmental issues.
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