Ralph Appelbaum, Charles Overby and James Polshek. (Judy G. Rolfe)

Polshek Partnership Architects creates signature, iconic buildings that are expressions of an institution's philosophy and vision and simultaneously enhance their natural and urban precincts. The New York City-based firm is known for architectural excellence and a long-standing commitment to cultural, educational, governmental and scientific institutions.

In addition to the Newseum/Freedom Forum headquarters project in Washington, D.C., Polshek Partnership has teamed with Ralph Appelbaum Associates on several projects, including the critically acclaimed Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. Other major Polshek Partnership projects for cultural institutions include the Carnegie Hall renovation and expansion in New York, the Santa Fe Opera Theater in New Mexico, the Brooklyn Museum Renovation and Expansion, The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, Calif., the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., the Queens Borough Public Library in New York, and Scandinavia House in New York.

Polshek Partnership’s projects have been published internationally and recognized with numerous awards for design excellence and for their important contributions to the cultural and civic life of their cities. Awards include the highest honor of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to an architecture firm, the Architecture Firm Award, received in 1992. Other awards include 11 AIA National Honor Awards for Design Excellence for projects such as the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York; Center for the Arts Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco; the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio; and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, Conn.


Newseum Project Team – Polshek Partnership Architects LLP
Lead Designers:James S. Polshek FAIA, Robert D. Young AIA
Management Partner:Joseph L. Fleischer FAIA
Project Manager:Tyler H. Donaldson AIA
Project Architects:Felicia Berger AIA, Kevin P McClurkan AIA, Matthew Seidel
Project Architect/Curtainwall:Kate M. Kulpa
Construction Manager:John J. Lowery AIA
Interiors:Charmian C. Place
Project Team:John J. Jordan, James Ke, Adam Mead, Michael Miller, Dean Kim, Paul Stanbridge, Ashley McClaran, Allison H. Reeves AIA, Ed Rice, Crystal Son, Chris Hall


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