About the Firm
Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect PC is internationally recognized for design excellence over a wide range of environmentally and socially sustainable projects. The firm has exceptionally strong credentials in the areas of supportive housing, childcare centers, recreation and performance facilities, and provides comprehensive design services to not-for-profit and public sector clients, institutions, corporations, and private clients.
Mr Kirschenfeld and his firm were recognized as a 2017 Social Design Circle Honoree by the prestigious Curry Stone Prize. He was the recipient of the inaugural 2014 HH Richardson Award for Public Architecture given by NY State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The firm's work was lauded for its "contribution to the quality of New York State public architecture."
About Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA
Mr. Kirschenfeld began his studies in 1976 at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies headed by Peter Eisenman. The following year, he was invited to work in the Milan office of Aldo Rossi and had the opportunity 15 years later to collaborate with Rossi on the Holtzman Residence in Michigan. Soon after graduating from the Masters program at Princeton, Mr. Kirschenfeld was a founding partner at Architrope, an award-winning design firm established with Andrew Bartle in 1987.
Aside from his role as principal, Mr. Kirschenfeld is Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University's School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, and has taught at architectural programs at Pratt Institute and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna: Facolta Di Architettura Aldo Rossi from 2013-2014 and has been twice selected as first-alternate for the Rome Prize.
About the IPA
The Institute for Public Architecture (IPA), not-for-profit design organization founded by Mr. Kirschenfeld in 2009, uses design to challenge social and physical inequities in our cities. We address urgent issues of design and policy by mobilizing our network of design activists, professionals, government officials and community stakeholders. The IPA's signature Summer Residency program, begun in 2014, has just found a new home at the Block House on Governors Island, and will be expanding its program there to include 5-month Independent Projects fellowship for architects, planner and design scholars. These Fellows, selected through a highly competitive submission process, will be tasked with pursuing their critical work in the fields of of social and environmental design equity, climate change adaptation, and community-based alternatives to speculative real estate development.
More at www.the-ipa.org