Thomas Wong AIA

Thomas Wong AIA

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Design, as a creative endeavor, demands an incredibly focused energy and an all-encompassing intensity to solve problems and be original. It is the driving force behind our practice.

From the outset of the design process, my goal is first and foremost to make buildings that work well. Good design means the building achieves a very important functional goal – clear planning, the expression of institutional identity, technical virtuosity, environmental responsibility – and if it fails at that role, it fails as architecture. But beyond that very important role is the capacity of architecture to be a poetic medium that, at its height, can embody deep cultural meaning and shape civilization.

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Bio

Thomas Wong is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects. Thomas has provided insightful design leadership on a broad range of building and program typologies, from museums to academic buildings and inpatient hospitals. The projects he has designed span multiple geographic regions, from Asia and the Middle East to cities across the United States. The diversity of typologies and contexts in which he designs speak to the range of his design approach: Thomas treats each design problem as a unique set of opportunities and issues that lead to a distinct, specific, and authentic solution. His projects have received global recognition and multiple design awards. Thomas received both a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

Work

Museums

Higher Education

Mixed-Use & Commercial

Performing Arts

Healthcare

    • Inova Health, Springfield Hospital, Fairfax, VA
    • Inova Health, Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center, MOB at Landmark, Alexandria, VA
    • NYU Langone Health, Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, New York, NY
    • NYU Langone Health, Cogeneration Building, New York, NY
    • National University Health System, Center for Oral Health, Singapore (unbuilt)
    • NYU Langone Health, Tisch Hospital Lobby and Elevator Building, New York, NY
    • New York Academy of Medicine Expansion, New York, NY (unbuilt)
    • NYU Langone Health, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Faculty Practice Offices, New York, NY

Civic

    • Lingang Fengxian Youth Soccer Camp, Shanghai, China
    • Chen Yidan Center & Yidan Prize Foundation Competition, Shenzhen, China
    • World Laureates Association Conference Center, Shanghai, China (unbuilt)
    • The New York Botanical Garden, International Plant Science Center, Bronx, NY
    • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Renovation, New York, NY

Industrial & Infrastructure

Planning

    • Inova Health, Eastern Region Projects Masterplan, Alexandria, VA
    • NYU Langone Hospital Long Island Masterplan, Mineola, NY
    • Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance Pudong Campus, Shanghai, China
    • Beihang University / Qingdao International Science & Education City, Qingdao, China
    • Taihu Bay Master Plan, Suzhou, China
    • Barnard College, Academic Space Planning, New York, NY
    • NYU Langone Health, Master Plan, New York, NY
    • New York University, NYU Plan 2031, New York, NY
    • The Walters Art Museum Master Plan, Baltimore, MD
    • San Jose Performance Venue, San Jose, CA
    • City of Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon Square District, Washington, D.C.
    • Seamen’s Church Institute Feasibility Study, New York, NY
    • Homestead Hotels, Site Feasibility Study, New York, NY
    • Manhattan Theatre Club Feasibility Study, New York, NY
    • Sol Goldman YM-YWHA Theater Feasibility Study, New York, NY
    • Yale University Art Gallery Study, New Haven, CT

Experience

Education

  • 1993
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Master of Architecture
  • 1991
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Experience

  • 1993-present
    • Ennead Architects

Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Juror, 1993-present
    • Cornell University, Columbia University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute
  • 1991-1993, Teaching Assistant
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning

Professional Affiliations

    • Municipal Art Society
    • American Institute of Architects

Registrations

Colorado, District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, NCARB