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As part of our ongoing effort to establish future collaborations, we are always interested in talking with our peers, presenting to the public, and engaging in outreach opportunities that expand the boundaries of our design practice.

Ennead Participates in Philadelphia University and Jefferson Medical College Class

Ennead is currently collaborating with architecture and medical students on an innovative new course  - Health Care + Architecture – jointly run by the Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College.  Both programs are committed to a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to foster innovative thinking.  Future physicians learn to ‘design-thinking’.  Future architects enhance their capability to analyze complex environments.  Ennead, with Ewing Cole, will provide guidance to the students as they jointly navigate complex design problems and share our ‘real-world’ experiences making health care architecture.

Ennead's participation with the Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) featured in Public Now publication. 

Read full publication here.


Creating “Active Cities”

Creating Active Cities

Three current Ennead projects were recently featured in a Next City “Science of Cities” article.  Ennead Lab’s collaboration with NYCHA for this year’s FitCity 10 conference, as well as Ennead projects in Nanjing and Shanghai, China (shown above) were featured in the article, which focused on “active design” opportunities for cities and buildings.

The Haven Project

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) today unveiled its master plan “to renovate a network of open spaces in Mott Haven and Port Morris in the South Bronx. The plan, called the Haven Project, was developed with the community and released in July 2015, and now NYRP is working to fund the proposed renovations and build them. The Haven Project aims to demonstrate measurable health and social outcomes resulting from an improved physical environment at the neighborhood scale.”  Ennead Lab is proud to be a member of NYRP’s team of advisors, and we look forward to seeing The Haven Project’s proposals move forward.

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Re-Imagining The Civic Commons

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Ennead Lab joined representatives from six North American cities to discuss opportunities and challenges for revitalizing underutilized civic spaces and re-thinking how shared assets – parks, libraries, streets, schools, public markets, etc. – might serve the collective needs of local neighborhoods.  An initiative of the Municipal Art Society of New York City, the two-day conference brought together delegations from Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City to share challenges and effective approaches for funding, programming, and re-thinking these critical assets.  For more information and to read the MAS white paper, “Re-imagining the Civic Commons”, go to the MAS website.

Ennead Lab to Lead FitCity Conference Workshop

Ennead Lab is excited to be partnering with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to lead a work session at this year’s FitCity Conference.  Hosted by the AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,  FitCity 10 will examine how design of the built environment can create opportunities for increasing physical activity.  Ennead Lab is bringing together a diverse team of experts and professionals for this workshop to brainstorm and showcase potential opportunities to include the goals of FitCity within NYCHA sites throughout the City. For more information on this year’s conference, click here

Ennead Lab Director Gives Keynote Lecture to AIAS Southquad

Andrew Burdick gave the keynote lecture last Friday evening, March 13th, at this year’s AIAS Southquad conference.  His lecture, “The Age of Pro-active Design” outlined the core principles and lessons behind the creation of Ennead Lab, Ennead Architects’ pro-active design, research, and advocacy initiative.  For more information on the conference, check out http://southquad2015.com/