Molly Enos

Molly Enos

San Diego, CA, US



Molly Groendyke Enos is a licensed Architect in California, Indiana, and Hawaii, with international perspective and a unique engagement in contemporary art practice. She has been working on her own as a sole proprietor at Ens_Projects and Director of The Periscope Project. As such, she progressively serves to compliment the greater public as an avid community member, advocate, and mentor for the professional development of young women. Formerly trained in Business Administration and Architecture (B.A. ‘02, M.Arch ‘05), Molly has excelled in merging the macro-political, subjectively aesthetic, and functional organization tenants required to transcend a modern client-service model.

Prior to licensure, Molly was fortunate to gain valuable industry experience working with Petar Perisic, Thom Mayne, and Jack Smyer. She has coupled together their respective strengths and lessons, spanning small-scale, high-quality community based design, the progressive use of technology, and a simple approach towards environmental systems and sustainability.

Her community leadership is wide and impactful.  Molly is active in several committee groups and currently serve as a voting member of AIA San Diego’s Urban Design Committee, where she frequently presents her research regarding bottom-modes of community engagement in respect to municipal redevelopment agencies and neighborhood empowerment, and of which she recently spoke at TEDx San Diego. She is also a Subject Matter Expert for the California Architects Board CSE Exam Development Workshop and member of MCASD’s Think Tank.

Molly is prominent and emerging figure in Southern California’s design, art, and architecture communities. She currently is working on a handful of historic preservation, and adaptive reuse projects in San Diego’s East Village.



ENS_Projects, San Diego, CA, US, Principal Architect

Principal Architect – Architecture / Design / Public Art / Craft

A full-service firm emphasizing sensibility, moderation, and craftsmanship – ENS_Projects is a small-scale studio, effectively producing solutions for navigating many competing ecologies and conceptions within contemporary society, and art / architecture discourses.

Jan 2010 - current

The Periscope Project, San Diego, CA, US, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Co-Founder & Executive Director – Art / Architecture / Community

A 501c3 committed to the nexus of art, architecture, and regional urban issues. Plainly, The Periscope Project is a non-profit organization consisting of a core group of educators, advocates, and community members energized to progress experiments in alternative development, public education, and cultural practices as viable agents for the production of urban-spatial pedagogies.

Jan 2010 - current

Smyer Architecture, Solana Beach, CA, US, Project Manager

Associate / Lead Designer / Director of Operations
Strategic planning in marketing, business development and financing, team building organization, facilitate implementation of appropriate changing management initiatives, prepare project proposals and respond to RFQ’s and RFP’s, etc…

Project Manager
Project scheduling, programming, site analysis, design, consultant coordination, systems coordination, code research, construction documentation, construction observation, etc…

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Marketing and Business Development

Marketing and Business Development
Competition submittals, curating, design, media inquiries, RFQ’s / RFP’s, marketing, business development, archiving, etc…

Jul 2005 - Aug 2005


NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Concentrations: Art and Design / Tectonics
Thesis: “Global Assistance and the AIDS Crisis in South Africa”

Aug 2002 - Jun 2005

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Bachelors, International Business

B.A., Westminster College, Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, 2002
Concentration: International Business w/ Minor in French

Jun 1999 - Aug 2002


Licensed Architect, State of Indiana, Other


Speaker, TEDx City 2.0 San Diego, Other

San Diego, California – October 13th, 2012 – TEDx City 2.0, “Alternatives in Citizenship: Seeking Civic Engagement,” NewSchool of Architecture & Design


Participant, 13th International Architecture Venice Biennale, US Pavilion, Other

Venice, Italy – August 29th - November 25th, 2012 - Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
[Curator: Institute for Urban Design – NY Cathy Lang Ho, Ned Cramer, David van der Leer]

la Biennale di Venezia Awards of 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground: Special Mention (First time ever for U.S.)
[Jury: Wiel Arets (Netherlands), Kristin Feireiss (Germany), Robert A.M. Stern (USA), Benedetta Tagliabue (Italy) and Alan Yentob (Great Britain)]

Venice, Italy – August 29th – November 29th, 2012 – Future of the American City, U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Video Installation [Filmmaker: Kelly Loudenberg]


Licensed Architect, State of California, Other


NCARB Certificate Holder, Other


Licensed Architect, State of Hawaii, Other


Areas of Specialization