QUINN SCHWENKER, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Quinn understands the power of teamwork: First in his work as a Founding Partner of Ford 3 Architects where he collaborates with co-workers and clients, and secondly as a member of the 5-person crew that won the 2013 US National Championships in the J/24 sailboat.
Sailing and architecture both require an attention to detail and focus. In sailing I enjoy how the different components influence each other: wind, geography, current, speed, tactics and strategy all must be aligned to win a regatta where success is measured in seconds. With architecture, the relationship between individual design elements on a micro and macro level determines the success of the project.
A registered architect in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and a LEED Accredited Professional, Quinn places equal emphasis on sustainability and creativity in his designs. Prior to founding Ford 3, he was a Designer and Project Manager with Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch.
Quinn regularly competes in regional, national and international architectural competitions, and has placed in the Van Alen Young Architect Competition, Dinkeloo Competition and had entries accepted at both the Quebec Waterfront and the Princeton Architectural Press competitions. Quinn is also actively involved with the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, where he has served as both adjunct professor and guest critic.
BA Architectural Studies, 1995, Hobart College
M Architecture, 1998, University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2001 & 2002
American Institute of Architects
LEED Accredited Professional
Van Alen Institute, Dinkeloo Fellowship,
вЂњGreen DesignвЂќ 1999 Runner up.
Flemington Jewish Community Center Competition,
2001 Honorable Mention.
Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects
Project Architect, Designer
Richard Gluckman Architects
New York, NY
Planning Board Commission
Board Member, 2004 вЂ“ 2006
Salvation Army of the Greater Syracuse Area
Syracuse, New York
VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America), 1990 - 1991