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James Stewart Polshek

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Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York

New York Times printing plant

Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America

National Museum of the American Indian

Lycée Français de New York
Polshek Partnership Architects LLP
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New York, NY10014
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Ennead Architects LLP is a New York City-based architectural firm. Previously known as Polshek Partnership, the firm's eleven partners renamed their practice in mid-2010.

The 170-person firm offers architecture, master planning, historic preservation and interior design services. The majority of the firm’s work is for cultural, educational, governmental and scientific not-for-profit institutions. The firm is led by eleven Partners: Joseph Fleischer, Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich, and Thomas Wong. Founder of Polshek Partnership James Polshek holds the title of Design Counsel and is actively involved on selected projects.

The firm’s architectural solutions are rooted in extensive research involving the analysis of context, program, public image and environmental and construction technologies. Commitment to exploring architecture’s expressive power and conviction that meaningful architecture must truly represent the mission and identity of an institution drive the firm’s design philosophy.[citation needed]

The firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council, and twenty-five percent of registered architects on staff are LEED Accredited Professionals.


Polshek worked for I.M. Pei prior to starting his own firm, James Stewart Polshek Architect, in 1963. He is currently retired and maintains the title of Design Counsel to Ennead Architects.

He served as the dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from 1972 to 1987.

Polshek is unusual among top-tier architects for taking the position that architecture is more craft than fine art, and that architects have some measure of social responsibility.