EE&K is a full service architecture firm, internationally recognized for integrating the design of buildings and open spaces to turn “projects” into places. Founded in 1959, the firm’s record of bringing creative thinking and big picture perspective to design problems of all scales has created buildings of enduring memory, economic resilience and lasting value. Our design philosophy is based on the concept that when buildings are designed together with the larger environment, the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. With offices in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Shanghai, EE&K offers expertise that covers a range of building and project types- landmark large-scale urban redevelopments like Battery Park City and MetroTech, which have established new paradigms for how urban redevelopment; pathbreaking urban waterfronts like Baltimore’s Inner Harbor East and Long Beach, California’s Rainbow; state-of-the-art intermodal transportation centers such as Los Angeles’ Gateway Center; innovate public and charter schools throughout the U.S.; mixed-use developments like Pasadena’s Paseo Colorado; and signature campus buildings for universities like the Appalachian Collegiate Center at Binghamton University. A fundamental part of our work is our ability to engage the new buildings with existing older buildings and their contexts. EE&K has long been a leader in the innovative preservation and re-use of older buildings, transformation of the landmark U.S. Customs House in New York’s Lower Manhattan into mixed assembly of public and cultural uses. EE&K is committed to pushing the boundaries of design as a vehicle to playing a central role in the revitalization and re-urbanization of cities and small towns.
Our approach is founded on the belief that every place, no matter how large or small, has the potential to make a lasting contribution to its surrounding community. We follow no formulas and never start with preconceptions. Every one of our designs is unique. Our aspiration is to design places that create a sense of public purpose, community and pride. Our goal is to create places that have a positive impact on people’s daily lives and create lasting memories. To this end, our work incorporates the past while building for the future.
EE&K is led by a team of working principals with a diversity of talents and capabilities. We bring to our clients a depth of experience by designing and building complex, demanding projects throughout the world; ranging from the public sector to academia. Years of working on high profile projects with demanding schedules, diverse stakeholders within the financial goals of our clients has made collaboration second nature to us. It is in this spirit that we approach all of work.