Ennead Architects is recognized internationally for architectural excellence. Projects have been published extensively and have received numerous awards for design excellence, including national, state and local AIA awards. Our portfolio is diverse in typology, scale and location and includes new construction, renovation and expansion, historic preservation, interior design and master planning. Clients are principally cultural, educational, scientific and governmental institutions.
Having evolved from Polshek Partnership, Ennead Architects was launched in June 2010, culminating a transition in organizational structure and design leadership begun more than thirty years before. The new name recognizes the collaborative and innovative culture of our studio, fueled by the intelligence, energy, resourcefulness and creativity of our 180-person staff. Eleven partners share responsibility for the vision and operation of the studio: Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Molly McGowan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich and Thomas Wong.
We make buildings whose designs authentically express the progressive missions of their cultural, educational, scientific and governmental institutions and are responsive to their specific environmental conditions. They demonstrate technical and artistic excellence and significantly contribute both to the cultural life of their communities and to the enhancement of their precincts. Our collaborative process is rooted in extensive research involving the analysis of context, program, public image, emerging technologies and a commitment to sustainable solutions.