Stephen PD Chu AIA

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Stephen Chu is a Design Principal at Ennead Architects. With over 25 years of experience, Stephen has worked in a broad range of sectors, including educational, cultural, and commercial. Specializing in the Performing Arts Stephen's international award-winning work reaches a broad range of audiences in the public realm. His approach to design is a holistic process starting from a deep understanding of the client goals, mission, and aspirations.

Committed to the stewardship of NYC's rich built environment and open spaces, Stephen currently serves as a Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission assisting in the protection and designation of culturally, historically, and architecturally significant sites.

Architectural Education plays an important role in his commitment to the profession. Stephen is an Associate Professor at Pratt's Graduate School of Architecture and has served as studio critic, juror, and lecturer at numerous colleges of architecture. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.


Performing Arts


Master Plans / Feasibility Studies

    • The Public Theater Master Plan, New York, NY,
    • Omaha Performing Arts, Planning Study, Omaha, NE,
    • Chicago Symphony Amphitheater Feasibility Study,
    • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Performing Arts,
    • New York City Center Master Plan, New York, NY,
    • Homestead Village Hotel Feasibility Study, New York, NY,

Residential & Hospitality