SELECTED PROJECTS Met Home Installation Thornton Tomasetti 25th Street Studio Children’s Institute Inc. ProLiteracy Pico Library Children’s Museum Pittsburgh “Off-Center On-Line”/Venice Biennale Masonry Variations Suzanne Felsen Melrose RAD Clothing The Standard Tribeca Loft South Pasadena House
MET Home Installation City Los Angeles, CA Program 500 sf +/Client Hachette Filipacchi Media US Inc. (Metropolitan Home Magazine) Completed Spring 2010 Awards 2008 I.D. Annual Design Review Award, Honorable Mention in Environments
Thornton Tomasetti City Los Angeles, CA Program 11,000 sq. ft. interior remodel Client Thornton Tomasetti Completed 2010
25th Street Studio City Santa Monica, CA Program 5,600 sq. ft. new construction for an architectural studio Client Hank Koning & Julie Eizenberg Completed 1999 Awards 2000 AIA Savings by Design Award from the AIA California chapter in association with Southern California Edison
Childrenâ€™s Institute Inc. Otis Booth Campus City Los Angeles, CA Program 47,000 sq. ft. Client Childrenâ€™s Institute, Inc. Completed April 2010 Awards 2012 Westside Urban Forum, Public/Institutional Honor Award 2012 AIA Honor Award, Interior Architecture 2012 Lumen West Lighting Award 2011 Novogradac Award 2011 Green Dot Award 2011 Calibre Design Award 2011 Contract Magazine Interior Design Award
ProLiteracy City Syracuse, NY Program 60,000 sq. ft. adaptive re-use Client Near Westside Initiative, Inc. Completed 2012
Pico Branch Library City Santa Monica, CA Program 7,500 sq. ft. Client City of Santa Monica Status In Construction
Childrenâ€™s Museum of Pittsburgh City Pittsburgh, PA Program 80,000 sq. ft. expansion and remodel Client Childrenâ€™s Museum of Pittsburgh Completed 2005 Awards 2006 AIA National Honor Award 2006 AIA California Council Honor Award 2006 AIA Los Angeles Honor Award 2006 AIA Pittsburgh Honor Award & Green Design Citation 2006 ID Design Distinction Award 2005 MBA Building Excellence Award: Best Project over $5m 2005 AISC IDEAS Merit Award, Cool Space Award 2005 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
â€œoff-center on-lineâ€? 11th Annual International Architecture Venice Biennale Exhibition City Venice, Italy Program Exhibit Client La Biennale di Venezia Completed 2008
Masonry Variations City Washington, DC Program Installation/Exhibit Client International Masonry Institute Completed 2003
Suzanne Felsen on Melrose City West Hollywood, CA Program 1,200 sq. ft. Client Suzanne Felsen Completed 2005
RAD Clothing City Los Angeles, CA Program 10,000 sq. ft. Client Mark Cywinski, RAD Clothing Completed 1999
The Standard Downtown LA City Los Angeles, CA Program 203 guest rooms, 139,000 sq. ft., 12,700 sq. ft. parking Client Andre Balazs/Hotels AB Completed 2002 Awards 2005 AIA Los Angeles Merit Award 2003 AIA California Council Merit Award 2003 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award 2003 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award 2003 Westside Urban Forum Prize
Tribeca Loft City New York, NY Program 1,870 sq. ft. single family apartment Completed 2010
SOUTH PASADENA House City South Pasadena, CA Program 3,709 sq. ft. Completed 2009 (Pool House) / 2011 (Main House) Awards 2012 AIA | Los Angeles Citation
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Meet the Principals Julie Eizenberg, AIA | Principal in Charge of Design & Master Planning Julie Eizenberg is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. She brings design vision and leadership to the firm’s wide range of projects and is recognized for her expertise involving cities, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and private developers. Ms. Eizenberg is an astute observer and institutional iconoclast leading investigations that reshape the way we think about the conventional buildings of everyday living. As a result of her design direction, the firm has won two national competitions—Chicago Public School Northside, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, which opened in November 2004 to widespread acclaim. Ms. Eizenberg teaches and lectures around the world and is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design. She and her founding partner, Hank Koning, were awarded the Gold Medal by AIA | Los Angeles.
Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, LEED® AP | Principal in Charge of Technical, Regulation & Administration Hank Koning is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. His vision and creative thinking have driven the firm’s approach to both small and large-scale, as well as urban design, projects. He brings thorough material, sustainability, constructability, cost, and code knowledge to building and site designs, resulting in sensible and practical solutions. In 1992, Mr. Koning was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and, in 1995, became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, he continues to lead the effort in integrating sustainable design ideas into quality design for healthy, environmentally-friendly buildings. His community involvement and planning expertise have been acknowledged in his appointment to the Santa Monica Planning Commission, charged with shaping the future development of the city. He and his founding partner, Julie Eizenberg, were awarded the Gold Medal by AIA | Los Angeles.
Brian Lane, AIA, LEED® AP | Managing Principal Brian Lane is a Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture and has overseen many of the firm’s awardwinning community buildings, housing, and hospitality projects. His experience spans a range of project types for government, commercial, non-profit, and private clients. Mr. Lane has led much of Koning Eizenberg’s recent affordable housing work and contributes technical knowledge and design expertise in the production of multi-unit affordable and market-rate housing–family, lofts, special needs and mixed-use. His visualization and graphics skills, combined with his planning knowledge, have enabled numerous cities and agencies to evaluate planning and urban design strategies. Recently, he has contributed to the dialogue on emerging ordinances that will aid housing production in Los Angeles.
Nathan Bishop, LEED® AP | Principal Nathan joined Koning Eizenberg Architecture full-time in 2006, and was promoted to Principal from Associate in 2011. His contributions include a focus on conceptual design and entitlement phases requiring synthesis of developer, city, and community objectives to optimize development potential. This work builds on his experience with prominent Massachusetts architectural/urban design firms and a broad range of high-profile projects and a variety of scales and building types. Running in parallel with his practice is an academic career, with a commitment to teaching design studios, courses in architectural history and theory, and seminars focusing on cultural studies and architectural representation.
Firm Profile KoningEizenberg is known for its imaginative, site specific and people-oriented approach to the design of places of everyday living. Established in 1981 by Hank Koning FAIA, FRAIA, LEED AP, and Julie Eizenberg, AIA, with Brian Lane, AIA, LEED AP assuming a managing principal role in 2003, and Nathan Bishop LEED AP in 2011, the firm combines a discipline of tight budgets and a hands-on pragmatism with a commitment to sustainability and the value of informal social spaces. The firm’s fresh, contemporary aesthetic brings design excellence to a wide range of building types, from housing to community centers, schools to hotels, recreational facilities to retail, and work places to museums. The firm appeals to clients and institutions interested in optimizing and rethinking opportunities through a collaborative working-style rather than accepting the status quo. Today, Koning Eizenberg is well known, with over seventy design awards, extensive publication and individual recognition of the principals. The principals leverage this credibility to influence policy, as well as to craft buildings that, by example, raise expectations for design in the public realm. We favor sustainable design strategies that highlight outside spaces and frame activities, people, and the landscape. In all projects we look for opportunities that informally encourage social interaction and support community—as is the case for our Children’s Institute International and Hancock Lofts housing project, which transitions gracefully from boulevard to hillside neighborhood. As you will see from these projects, we gravitate towards communities where there are opportunities to work with, or create, informal urban spaces. Working together we can craft buildings that highlight community, open space and sustainable values. We offer extensive programming management and technical experience, which translates into an expeditious working style anchored in strong listening and communication skills and a belief in sharing rather than controlling knowledge. We have successfully developed programs and masterplans for private sector and city clients involving housing, retail, office, recreational, and learning environments. As longterm advocates of sustainability we continue to deliver groundbreaking LEED accredited projects like the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (largest LEED Silver Museum in the US upon completion), Virginia Avenue Park (the first LEED Silver park to be completed in the US), and the award winning Century Building and Bike Center (LEED Gold) in Pittsburgh, and the Children’s Institute Otis Booth Campus (LEED Silver) in Los Angeles. We have six LEED accredited designers on staff and while not all of our projects pursue LEED certification, we design with sustainability in mind.
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A selection of interior design work by Koning Eizenberg Architecture