About

Ryan Enschede Studio is an architectural practice based in New York City working to create a new built poetry from sustainable architectural solutions that are adapted to climate and built conditions. Technical areas of expertise include ultra-low energy Passive House construction, sunlighting, alternative energy, and existing building restoration. Additional areas of focus include passive heating and cooling, climate-responsive design, and building-integrated vegetation. I believe these can create critical pleasure and a returned intimacy with nature in our experience of the built environment.

I work for clients seeking professionally delivered architectural services and high-quality outcomes who demand both aesthetic and technical excellence, and who strive to balance the altruistic with the economic. Although I bring a clear viewpoint to any project I most enjoy working collaboratively with an active client to get inside the needs of a project and together make it into art.


Accreditation:
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

Education:
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