José Parlá on "Amistad América" - Video courtesy of Landmarks UT

José Parlá's "Amistad América," commissioned by Landmarks for The University of Texas at Austin, is a major feature within McCombs School of Business, Robert B. Rowling Hall. Learn more about the project here.


Richard Olcott, Ennead Design Partner, gives Favrot Visiting Chair Lecture, titled "Transformations" at Tulane School of Architecture .

Vassar College Bridge for Laboratory Sciences - Flight Loop

Learn more about Vassar College Bridge for Laboratory Sciences here.

The Standard High Line - Light Show for Target

Learn more about The Standard High Line here.

Bing Concert Hall Fly-Through

Learn more about Bing Concert Hall here.

EERC Interdisciplinary Work space in action

Learn more about The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Education and Research Center here.

Click Above to Interact with ASU BCLS's Courtyard

Learn more about Arizona State University's Beus Center for Law and Society here. 

New York Hall of Science - 2015 Restoration Story

Learn more about New York Hall of Science here.

Architecture Intersects Science Lecture

At the 2017 American Alliance of Museums Conference, Ennead Design Partner, Todd Schliemann, presented lecture titled "Architecture Intersects Science" .

Epic Choir Night at The Public Theater

Learn more about The Public Theater here.

    Ennead’s commitment to the creation of meaningful, innovative, enduring and sustainable architecture and to analytical problem-solving sponsors the studio’s culture. This passionate working environment thrives on the open exchange of ideas, and research, educational and professional initiatives. 

    Ennead Lab

    Ennead Lab is devoted to research, education and advocacy. The Lab emphasizes the critical importance of the social and environmental dimensions of architecture and engages directly in explorations that not only enrich the studio’s level of inquiry and approach to design but expand upon the field of architecture at large through investigations into related disciplines including conservation of resources, public information, sociology, information technologies and graphics.

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    Resource Groups

    Leadership of each Resource Group is a collaboration of a partner and senior staff member and includes studio architects and other staff at all levels. The research groups address project-based and general office issues both practically and speculatively, with the goals of improving performance, expanding our understanding of new technologies, methods, resources and materials and fostering innovation. Groups include: Project Management, Document Standards and Technical Resources, Regulatory Resources, Physical Model Making, Sustainable Design, Construction Administration, Design Communications, Applied Computing and Building Information Modeling, Material Resources, Research, Marketing, Web Development and Intern Development. 

    Resource Groups

    Mentorship in Applied Computing

    Two full-time applications specialists are constantly developing new computational tools for the firm. To address the challenges and opportunities that accompany the embrace of digital practices, these leaders teach a custom curriculum in a dedicated computing laboratory. Courses range from basic skills in BIM to advanced parametric modeling and rendering.  Key objectives of this program are to make computation accessible to all staff, to ensure that best practices are followed and to devote firm resources to experimentation to ensure advances in the field of applied computing. 

    Sustainability Process


    STIM is a regular series of studio-wide presentations and thought-provoking dialogues, which enlist studio members as well as other architects, academics, and related professionals, to explore trends and activities in design and related fields. 

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    Profile Series

    Ennead Architects’ Profile Series was initiated in 2005. Initially self-published, the series is currently printed and distributed by ORO Editions. Each book in the Profile Series is an accessible, comprehensive and intimate portrait of the design and experience of an individual building. The design is interpreted, shared and re-explored for the reader from the perspective of the lead designer. Exploring the relationship between design intentions and their ultimate realization, these books are crafted to appeal to architects, students and architecture buffs.

    The title page of each volume carries the project mission: This is one in a series of books, each of which tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work, they, in their aggregate, will form a profile of our design intentions.  Acting as a “profile” of a building as well as contributing to the “profile” of Ennead Architects, each book employs initial program studies, schematic sketches, early two- and three-dimensional study models, construction shots, final photography and a personal statement by the lead designer to present an intimate, insider’s view of the creative process. A supplementary piece written by a critic, historian or client or a “found” text that relates to the designer’s aspirations or the building’s program, site or function is typically included. The photographic narrative combines the precision and technical virtuosity of classic architectural photography with more lyrical and personal interpretations of the building, its context and the people who use it. 

    The Profile Series is available for purchase by set at the following links:

    • Set 1 (New York Hall of Science; William J. Clinton Presidential Center; Sarah Lawrence College Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Visual Arts Center; Brooklyn Museum Entry Pavilion and Plaza)
    • Set 2 (Holland Performing Arts Center; Lycée Français de New York; Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America; The Mercersburg Academy, Burgin Center for the Arts)
    • Set 3 (The New York Botanical Garden, Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory; University of Michigan, Biomedical Science Research Building; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum; WGBH Public Broadcasting Station Headquarters)
    • Set 4 (Frank Sinatra School of the Arts; The Standard, High Line; The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law; Newseum / Freedom Forum Foundation World Headquarters)
    • Set 5 (Breaking Ground, The Schermerhorn; National Museum of American Jewish History; The Ohio State University, Peter L. and Clara M. Scott Laboratory; Williams College Paresky Center)
    • Set 6 (Natural History Museum of Utah;New York City Center Renovation; Stanford Law School, William H. Neukom Building; Westchester Community College, Gateway Center for English as a Second Language)
    • Set 7 (Weill Cornell Medicine, Belfer Research Building; Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Greenberg Center; Stanford University, Bing Concert Hall; Northwell Health, Zucker Hillside Hospital)
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