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Deanwood Award Announcements: Committee of 100, Recreation Management

Our design for the Deanwood Community Center and Library has been recently honored with two awards: Recreation Management‘s Editor’s Choice Award and a 2011 Vision Award from The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

Located in one of the DC’s oldest neighborhoods, the new Deanwood Community Center and...


On The Rise: Huishan North Bund

These images from mid-January depict construction progress at Huishan North Bund in Shanghai.

  • Building B12 has nearly topped out and the terracotta curtainwall is being erected on both the office tower and the trading hall.
  • The podium construction has reached the plaza level—-all below...

On The Rise: New Brunswick Transit Village

The New Brunswick Transit Village is a building that goes the distance, reflecting a joint planning effort by the university and Village of New Brunswick by providing:

  • A major new entrance to the historic Rutgers campus
  • A front door for a growing downtown
  • Full integration of town and...

On The Boards: Cleveland Waterfront

In a city of great neighborhoods, North Coast Harbor will be Cleveland’s next “destination” district. The open spaces offer a great variety of environments and experiences, while always maintaining an intimate human scale. Residents and visitors alike will be charmed by neighborhood’s small, intricate...


Hyde Leadership Public Charter School Ribboncutting

Fast-track completion on a shoestring

In just over 16 months of design and construction, the 194,000 gsf former Taft Junior High School has been transformed into the new Washington, DC campus of the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School. The $17 million modernization has reinvigorated the four buildings on...

In the news: "For Hyde charter, a long road home", Washington Post, December 17, 2010

Hyde Leadership Public Charter School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


DC Historic Preservation Awards Announcement: School Without Walls

The District of Columbia Office of Planning Historic Preservation Office has awarded School Without Walls with an Excellence Award in Historic Preservation.

Our modernization to this landmark 19th-century Grant School building and its bold, contemporary addition has created a unique learning environment for...

DC Preservation Awards Press Release


Hilary Bertsch Named to ULI Daniel Rose Faculty

Associate Principal Hilary Bertsch, AIA has been named a Faculty member for the 2011 ULI Rose Center Fellow Program. The Rose Center at ULI was created in 2008 to facilitate collaboration among leaders in land use by bringing together public and private sectors to address a specific local land-use challenge. Over...

ULI Rose Center


USGBC to Launch The Center for Green Schools at EE&K’s Stoddert Elementary

Designed to attain LEED for Schools Gold, Stoddert Elementary School is the perfect backdrop for the organization’s launch of the Center for Green Schools. The Center is based on the organization’s vision: “green schools for everyone within this generation.” Stoddert, currently projected to achieve LEED for...


Stoddert Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Just 19 months after design started, Stoddert Elementary School is ready for the first day of school. The existing 17,900 square foot building, originally built in 1932, has been complemented and completed by a 47,300 square foot addition that honors the historic architecture while also tapping the opportunities...


AIA-CAE 2010 Design Awards Announcement: School Without Walls

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education 2010 Design Awards Jury announced that EE&K has been chosen for a Citation Award for School Without Walls Senior High School. This project was selected out of 69 entries that were submitted this year.

Fostered by its downtown location within a major urban...

The American Institue of Architects, August 13, 2010


Vanke Beijing Minicity

Located in Beijing, Vanke Minicity is the retail and entertainment cornerstone of the Vanke City residential community. Sited on 23K sm, Vanke Beijing Minicity consists of 73K sm of retail development including a signature department store, cinema, restaurants, nightlife entertainment, and a local neighborhood...


EE&K Architects Lead an Urban Design Workshop at PS 87

by Fran Rosenfeld

Second-grade students at P.S. 87, a 1,000-student public elementary school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, recently participated in a hands-on workshop on urban design led by EE&K’s own Annisia Cialone and Michael Imranyi. As part of an on-going community out-reach process, Annisia...


Architecture in the Schools

AIS at Stoddert Elementary School

What does an architect do? This is the question we put before a first grade class at Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, DC. EE&K employees Mary Rankin, Abbie Cronin, and Jessica Scott spent a semester with the students as part of the Washington Architectural...


Battery Park City Topping Out

On March 19, 2010, Plaza Construction and our client, Milstein Properties celebrated the topping out of the the last building site within Battery Park city!

When we first approached this project we determined to treat the two buildings as “fraternal twins”. They are joined at the base by a...


EE&K at Phelps Vocational HS in DC

by Jessica Scott

What is Urban Design? As part of a month long effort by DC area architects and design professionals to teach the students at Phelps about different areas of practice within the architecture profession, EE&K employees Mark Gosnell, Chris Rzomp, and Tim Wright spent the day helping the...


Art Place at Ft. Totten obtains PUD approval

On December 14, 2009, the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment granted formal Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval for ART PLACE at Fort Totten, to be developed by our client, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects is the designer of the large-scale plan for this new...


On the Rise: Deanwood Community Center's Steel Signing Ceremony

EE&K Architects, with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Vincent Gray, the Council Chair, and Yvette Alexander, the Ward 7 Councilmember, celebrated the placement of the last steel beam of the Deanwood Community Center & Library in Washington, DC. This innovative joint use project features a day care center, recreation...


On the Rise: Huishan - Shanghai Waterfront

The Huishan North Bund master plan consists of approximately 107,182 sq. meters of land to the North of the Huang Pu River. The site offers extraordinary views of not only the river, but also of the Historic Bund District and the newly developing Pudong District which is home to many of the modern skyscrapers being...


On the Rise: Porter Street Residences Topping Out

Mr. Ning Yuan, Chairman & President of China State Construction together with Dr. You of the Ministry of Education hosted a Topping Out Ceremony at Porter Street Residences on October 6th to commemorate the completion of the superstructure. The ceremony was a celebration to bring together the people who made...


On The Boards: Canal Side - Buffalo, NY

Canal Side is a new mixed use district that reconnects downtown Buffalo to its waterfront. Combining 1.1 million square feet of cultural, entertainment, retail, commercial and residential uses on an approximately 20-acre downtown site, Canal Side establishes an exuberant new center of activity in Buffalo’s...


On the Circuit

EE&K will be appearing at the following events:

Jonathan Cohn and Eric Fang presented “Sustainability Frameworks: The Challenges of Change for Large Scale Developments” at the Urban Green Expo on September 22, 2009.

Eric Fang will present on Transit Oriented Development around Commuter Rail...



By Jessica Scott

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, employees from our DC office competed against 14 other firms at Canstruction. The rules were simple – design and build a sculpture using canned food as your primary building block. Velcro, tape, and rubber bands served as our nails while chipboard was...


On the Rise: Rego Park Under Construction

This new development is one of the first attempts to bring “big-box retail” to an urban infill location with ground level orientation and a mix of uses. Planned for Rego Park, Queens, the goals of this retail and residential complex are to provide more public space for the neighborhood as well as augment the...


EE&K Begins Facilites Master Plan for SUNY New Paltz

by Jonathan Netter

EE&K Architects has just begun work on a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) for the State University of New York at New Paltz. Building on our recently completed Site and Landscape Master Plan, which focused on improving the exterior spaces of the campus, this plan will assess the current...


School Without Walls Ribbon Cutting

We will be celebrating the opening of the School Without Walls on July 30th. The School Without Walls (SWW) is an innovative urban high school located in the heart of the George Washington University’s academic district in downtown Washington, DC. Taking full advantage of its urban location by creating...


New Brunswick Transit Village Breaks Ground

New Brunswick Transit Village is a mixed-use, transit-oriented design for downtown New Brunswick consisting of a 24-story building and a new pedestrian walkway directly adjacent to a NJ Transit/Amtrak station. The development recaptures a pivotal but underutilized site between downtown New Brunswick and the oldest...


Stoddert Campus Breaks Ground

Just off of DC’s famed ‘Embassy Row’ on a heavily wooded and sloping site in the Glover Park neighborhood, the historic Stoddert Elementary School serves one of the most diverse populations in the city. It is recognized as one of the best public schools in the District, and the continued success of its 300...

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On the Rise: Deanwood Community Center & Library

The new Deanwood Community Center and Library is an innovative joint-use facility that will feature educational, recreational and athletic programs for all ages. Housed within the building are programs, such as the Early Care & Education Center, that will specifically serve the local community and others, such...

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On the Rise: Battery Park City Topping Out

Nearly thirty years after EE&K’s landmark masterplan for Battery Park City, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects’ design for the final two parcels of land in Battery Park City, Sites 23 and 24 is emerging from the ground.