Stephen Chu is an architect and Principal at Ennead Architects, a New York City based firm renowned for its diverse civic work with an emphasis on cultural, educational and diplomatic projects. His internationally award-winning portfolio comprises a broad range of work including the renovation of the 425 Lafayette home of the Public Theater, a NYC landmark and former Astor Library; the Delacorte Theater renovation in historic Central Park; the International Performing Arts Center in Shenzhen China; the renovation of Louie Kahn’s Yale University Art Gallery; NYU Langone Medical Center; the NYU Center for Genomics; Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University; and New York City Center and the Samuel J. Friedman Theater renovation, both of which received the Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Commissioner Chu received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design with graduate studies in urban and regional planning at the Universita IUAV di Venezia. Architectural education plays an important role in his commitment to the profession. Stephen is an Associate Professor of Pratt’s Graduate School of Architecture and has served as studio critic, juror and lecturer at numerous colleges of architecture. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and lives in Ridgewood, Queens.