Tomas Rossant AIA

Tomas Rossant AIA

Tomas Rossant

If architecture conditions human behavior, then we must be concerned with making environments to augment human performance, beyond terms of productivity and including terms of emotional well-being.

The delight in the visual aspects of architecture is a joy. Through drawing and models, experimentation and iteration we obsess over form and material, composition and aesthetic language to make buildings that are visually compelling and deeply connected to place. But ultimately, I privilege how our buildings, interiors and landscapes work – how they can positively impact and improve individuals – more than what they look like. If architecture conditions human behavior, then we must be concerned with making environments to augment human performance, beyond terms of productivity and including terms of emotional well-being. I strive for an institutional architecture that makes human communities thrive and optimizes institutional culture. Consider our buildings as cultural change agents.

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Bio

Tomas Rossant is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects. Mr. Rossant, together with his Design Partners, sets the design standards for the firm as well as charts its future direction. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Mr. Rossant is past President of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. He is an Honorary President and Board Member of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a not-for-profit public art and architecture advocacy organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of Design Onscreen, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding and producing documentary films on design and design culture. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jose Limon Dance Foundation. Mr. Rossant has served as Visiting Juror at numerous colleges of architecture, including Columbia University, Harvard University, Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Work

Higher Education

Planning

  • 2013
  • 2009
    • 515 West 57th Street Residential Tower Study, New York, NY
  • 2008
    • Henry Street Settlement, Residential Tower Study, New York, NY
  • 2007
    • Harvard University, Music Department Precinct Planning Study, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007
    • Harvard University, Departments of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, Programming and Planning Study, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007
    • One Madison Avenue Residences Study, New York, NY
  • 2007
    • 300 Lafayette Street Study New York, NY
  • 2005
    • National Museum of American Jewish History Study, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000
    • Harvard Law School, Comprehensive Physical Plan, Cambridge, MA
  • 1999
    • Corlears Hook Amphitheatre, Master Plan, New York, NY

Healthcare

Hospitality & Residential

Mixed-Use & Commercial

  • 1996
    • Corning Incorporated, Houghton Park, C Building Renovation, Corning, NY

Civic

Performing Arts

Museums

  • 2001
    • American Museum of Natural History, Hall of Ocean Life, New York, NY
  • 2000
    • American Museum of Natural History, Starr Natural Sciences Building, New York, NY
  • 2000
    • National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA (concept design)
  • 1995

K-12

  • 2003
    • New York City Public Schools, High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Queens, NY

Experience

Education

  • 1992
    • Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture
  • 1987
    • Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Experience

  • 1994-present
    • Ennead Architects
  • 1992-1994
    • William Rawn Associates

Professional Affiliations

  • 2015 President
    • American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
  • Past Advisory Board Member
    • Design Colloquium
  • Founding Board Member
    • Design Onscreen
  • Past President
    • Fine Arts Federation of New York
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • José Limón Dance Foundation
    • Municipal Art Society
    • American Institute of Architects

Registrations

Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, NCARB