I often think about what attracts people to this office and that that is a window into our identity.
I often think about what attracts people to this office and that that is a window into our identity. Their reasons are many and individual, but in the end, I think it’s not one thing; it’s a combination. The reputation of the studio and the work, the commitment to socially responsible design, the studio’s being a good place to learn and to engage others...that there aren’t domineering egos, that there is latitude for discussion and experimentation, that clients are very interesting and that the projects are adventures. The goals are to produce good design and have a well-integrated team involving the client, consultants and architects. Ultimately, my goal is to ensure that everyone feels part of and is proud of both the process and the building.
Timothy Hartung is a Management Partner in Ennead Architects. In addition to his project-related responsibilities and management of the firm, Mr. Hartung has taken the lead in personnel matters, a significant aspect of which is maintaining the collegial and non-hierarchical spirit of the office. Mr. Hartung graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. In 2004, the School recognized him with the Department of Architecture Alumni Achievement Award. He is also active in the United States Institute of Theatre Technology and is a former Director-at-Large and Architecture Commissioner of the organization. Recipient of the 2013 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award, he is recognized for his expertise in the formal and technical challenges of theaters and performing arts centers. Mr. Hartung is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY