Ryan Enschede Studio is an architectural practice based in Brooklyn, NY 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.

I foster a collaborative, positive work environment dedicated to excellence.

In addition to client inquiries it is always a pleasure to meet others who share allied interests or who are interested in working together. I can be contacted at: web-contact@ryanenschede.com.

State of New York: Licensed, Registered Architect
New York City: Special Inspection Agency No. 001612
Passive House Institute US: Consultant 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: Current Member
International Passive House Association: Current Member
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