Todd Schliemann FAIA

Todd Schliemann FAIA

Todd Schliemann

The architect must be a student of culture, a youth at heart, an old sage in technique, a prophet in spirit and a person. Humanism lies deep within us all.

Architecture is a statement of culture. It speaks of who we have been, who we are and who we want to be. An architect must be a witness to culture. At the root of culture is our collective human existence. It resides in a need to aspire – to tell our personal and collective stories. It is natural. Through each decision, each moment of the making, each brick, the architect builds our culture. Buildings stand for a long time. Yes, they can change us, they can inspire culture though change, but in the end they remain a testament to a moment in time – a moment of cultural history. It is the architect’s mission to read the tea leaves of our culture – to anticipate us, to lead us, to follow us, to inspire us, and to make our culture visible in architecture – beyond generations. That is his job. To do that the architect must be a student of culture, a youth at heart, an old sage in technique, a prophet in spirit, and a person. Humanism lies deep within us all.

Featured Work

Bio

Todd Schliemann is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects. Mr. Schliemann, together with his Design Partners, sets the design standards for the firm as well as charts its future direction. His award-winning portfolio, which is distinguished by buildings for cultural, educational and civic institutions, is recognized internationally for architectural excellence. In Mr. Schliemann’s work, the relationship between architecture and civic society is central: the highest ideal is to give expression to an institution’s mission through the integration of design, program and public spaces. His designs transcend pure utility and style to explore the techniques and art of architecture and their potential for edifying and for enriching the experience of our common culture. 

Mr. Schliemann received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning and spent a year in Cornell’s Program in Urban Design at the Architectural Association in London. Adjunct to his architectural work, his urban design and planning efforts, whether public or private, have had a humanitarian focus, directed both toward improving the immediate physical context as well as reinforcing and creating identity for the public realm. Architectural education has been a critical element of Mr. Schliemann’s broad commitment to the profession. He has served as studio critic, juror, lecturer and ACE Mentor. He has been a Visiting Juror at numerous colleges of architecture, including Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and Syracuse universities and an Associate Professor in the architecture schools of Cornell and Columbia. He is a member of the Architectural Advisory Committee of Cornell University and The Council of the New York Hall of Science. Mr. Schliemann is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Work

Laboratories

Museums

Civic

Hospitality & Residential

Planning

  • 2009
    • New York University Langone Medical Center, Master Plan, New York, NY
  • 2008
  • 2005
    • University of Virginia, South Lawn Project, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2002-2005
    • Special Advisor to Battery Park City Authority, New York, NY
  • 2003
    • City University of New York, Lehman College Master Plan, New York, NY
  • 2001
    • New York Academy of Medicine Feasibility Study, New York, NY
  • 2000
    • Brooklyn Museum Entry Pavilion and Plaza Feasibility Study, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2000
    • University of Michigan, Museum of Art Master Plan, Ann Arbor, MI (unbuilt)
  • 2000
    • Jamaica Transportation Center Master Plan, Queens, NY
  • 1998
    • Manhattan Theatre Club Feasibility Study, New York, NY
  • 1995
    • American Museum of Natural History, Programming and Planning Study, New York, NY
  • 1995
    • City University of New York, Medgar Evers College Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1991
    • Newark Downtown Master Plan, Newark, NJ
  • 1990
    • New Jersey Performing Arts Center Program Study and Master Plan, Newark, NJ
  • 1987
    • Arverne Urban Renewal Area Housing Master Plan, Queens, NY
  • 1986
    • Rochester Institute of Technology, Applied Technology Office Park Master Plan, Rochester, NY
  • 1982
    • Fashion Institute of Technology Master Plan, New York, NY
  • 1982
    • Rochester Cultural District Master Plan, Rochester, NY

Healthcare

Industrial & Infrastructure

  • 2015
    • NYU Langone Medical Center, Cogeneration Building, New York, NY
  • 2006
    • University of Michigan, Parking Structure, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1993
    • Hoboken Ferry Passenger Terminal Renovation, Hoboken, NJ (unbuilt)

Mixed-Use & Commercial

  • 1998
    • New York City Coliseum Site Competition II, New York, NY (unbuilt)
  • 1992
    • Dongbu Corporation Headquarters, Da-Dong Building Competition, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984
    • New York City Coliseum Site Competition I, New York, NY (unbuilt)
  • 1983
    • Rochester Cultural District, Parking Garage, Rochester, NY

Experience

Education

  • 1979
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Bachelor of Architecture
  • 1978
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, London Program in Urban Design, Architectural Association

Professional Experience

  • 1979-present
    • Ennead Architects

Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Critic, 1996
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1984-1990
    • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Assistant Professor, 1979
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Visiting Juror, 1979-present
    • City College of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

    • The Architectural League of New York
    • Cornell University, Architectural Review Board
    • Mentor, ACE: Career Directions for Students in Architecture, Construction and Engineering
    • Municipal Art Society
    • New York Hall of Science, The Council
    • College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects

Registrations

Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, NCARB