Ryan Enschede Studio is an architectural practice based in New York City working to create poetry from solutions adapted to climate and existing built conditions.

Technical areas of expertise include ultra-low energy Passive House construction, sunlight harvesting for daylighting, rooftop solar, and renovation of existing buildings. Additional areas of focus include passive conditioning, climate-responsive design, and building-integrated vegetation.

I believe these technics can be shaped into a new language of beauty and pleasure, which can in turn facilitate returned intimacy with ‘nature’ in our experience of the built environment.

I work for clients seeking professionally delivered architectural services, intelligent innovation, and high-quality outcomes, who simultaneously demand aesthetic and technical excellence, who seek to balance the altruistic and pragmatic, and who desire to maximize impact, return on investment, and long-term performance. Although I bring a clear viewpoint to any project I most enjoy working collaboratively to get inside my client’s needs and together make art.

State of New York: Licensed, Registered Architect
New York City: Special Inspection Agency No. 001612
Passive House Institute US: Consultant in Training
United States Green Building Council: LEED accredited professional

University of Oregon: B.ARCH, 1996, student of Brad Cloepfil
Pacific Northwest College of Art: 1995, 1998
Art Student’s League of NY: 2000 – 2005, student of Ronnie Landfield
Passive House Institute US: Passive House Training, 2008, student of Katrin Klingenberg

Professional Activities:
New York Passive House: chapter member 2010-2013
United States Green Building Council, NYC chapter member: 2007, 2008
United States Green Building Council, NYC existing buildings subcommittee: 2006
Nancy Davis Galantiere grant recipient, Art Student’s League of NY: 2001
AIA NYC, Committee on the Environment, Zhongshan Environmental Design Charette, research, writing: 1999
University of Oregon, guest design critic: 1998
Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, WA, exhibitor “Desert Architecture,”: 1997

Professional History:
Richard McElhiney Architect, NYC
Fox & Fowle Architects, NYC
Moneo Brock Studio, NYC
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, Portland, OR