Todd Schliemann FAIA


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.

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Todd Schliemann is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects. Todd, 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 Todd’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.

Todd 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 Todd’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. Todd is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.





Hospitality & Residential

    • TWA Flight Center Design Study, Jamaica, NY,
    • Marina Bay Integrated Resort Competition, Singapore (unbuilt),
    • The Ritz Carlton Downtown and The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, New York, NY,
    • NYU Langone Health, Skirball Institute Residence Tower, New York, NY,
    • The Cove Club, Battery Park City, New York, NY,
    • Liberty House, Battery Park City, New York, NY,
    • James Hotel, New York, NY,
    • Delafield Estates, Riverdale, NY,
    • Metropolitan Park Tower, New York, NY,
    • Canal Pointe Commons, Stamford, CT (unbuilt),
    • Bronxville West, Bronxville, NY (unbuilt),


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

Industrial & Infrastructure

    • University of Michigan, Parking Structure, Ann Arbor, MI,
    • Hoboken Ferry Passenger Terminal Renovation, Hoboken, NJ (unbuilt),

Mixed-Use & Commercial

    • New York City Coliseum Site Competition, New York, NY (unbuilt),
    • Dongbu Corporation Headquarters, Da-Dong Building Competition, Seoul, Korea,
    • Rochester Cultural District, Parking Garage, Rochester, NY,
    • Corning Incorporated, Houghton Park, C Building Renovation, Corning, NY,



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

Professional Experience

    • Ennead Architects, 1979-present

Academic Appointments

    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Visiting Critic, 1996
    • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1984-1990
    • Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Assistant Professor, 1979
    • 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, Visiting Juror, 1979-present

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,

Select Awards

Todd has received numerous awards for his work, including awards from the AIA National, AIA New York, AIA New York State, AIA Queens, AIA New York Tri-State, AIA San Francisco, AIA Detroit, AIA Education Facility Design, AIA Healthcare Design, SEFA Lab of the Year, Lab Manager, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Healthcare Design Magazine, Chicago Athenaeum, Municipal Art Society, American Alliance of Museums, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Interior Design Magazine, ArchDaily, NYCxDesign, Fast Company, Time Magazine, and Dezeen.

Speaking Engagements

Todd has given many lectures and spoken on numerous panels, such as AIA Wisconsin’s Conference on Ethical Architecture, Interior Design TV, AIA Wyoming, AIA Austin, the American Alliance of Museum Conference, Facades +, Philadelphia University, Cornell University, University of Washington, and University of Texas at Austin.


Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, NCARB