Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates
New York, NY, 10003
Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates is internationally recognized for design excellence over a wide range of public and private architectural commissions. 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. Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates provides comprehensive design services to not-for-profit and public sector clients, institutions, corporations, and private clients. The firm has exceptionally strong credentials in the areas of urban housing, childcare centers and recreation and performance facilities. The firm's most recent large-scale project, The Floating Pool (www.floatingpool.org) drew major television, radio and print coverage during its inaugural summer season at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 20,000 square foot facility, an example of the firm's commitment to sustainable design, hosted over 50,000 visitors during its eight week season, and won an international 2007 Award of Excellence from the Waterfront Center. The Pool was also honored as the runner-up in the prestigious 2007 Cooper-Hewitt Museum People's Choice Design Award, and recently won a 2008 Masterwork Award, a 2008 Building Brooklyn Award, and a 2008 Neighborhood Achievement Award. Additionally, the Pool was chosen as one of 15 projects to be exhibited in the American Pavilion at the prestigious 2008 Venice Biennale.