Adam Mead

Adam Mead

New York, NY, US

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Architect, living,  and working in New York City for past 12 years.

Born and raised on the 3rd coast, that expansive & elusive landscape, has always had a gravitational hold on me. Creatively, I am obsessed with the moment of inspiration, when an impression migrates from an ambiguous notion to something more concrete. In my design, writing and photography I am interested in carving out and capturing that instant. Making the familiar, strange, finding, reorienting the impression of place – an attempt to see the world beyond something to be documented, rather, to be chased and corralled, ever fleetingly, for a moment, settled, and held as a gift. In my photography, specifically, I am interested in boundaries, intersections, and where transitions take place. Taking the captured image and  plying the factual image away towards a more fluid impression, a reflection of my human self, transposed onto the landscape beyond, be it natural or man-made.



Ennead Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Over the course of 20 years I worked on a cross section of Cultural, Institutional, Work Place, and Laboratory projects. Common within all was an opportunity to add my unique tenacity and passion.My roles ranged from collaborating as team member to leading project teams from client contact through completion. I also, particpated in several project under the enneadLAB arm of the office, Providing pro bono design services.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2023

Kostow Greenwood Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project Architect - During my 3 years at Kostow Greenwood I worked on design of the CNN broadcast Center at Columbus Circle. Co-Leading team from Client contact to project completion

May 2002 - Jan 2004

Shea, New York, NY, US, Design Leader

Lead studio and directed project vision within office. Roles included Client contact, Staffing, Providing Design Direction, Documentation through construction.

Jul 1999 - May 2002

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Architect

Designer/Architect - Worked on several Retail Protoype roll outs across the country. Roles included Client contact, Site visits, Construction Documents, Bid Reviews, Construction Administration, Project Close Out.

Jun 1999 - Mar 2000

Leonard Parker & Associates, Minneapolis, MN, US, Architect


Apr 1997 - May 1999

Shea Architects, Minneapolis, MN, US, Designer


Aug 1994 - Apr 1997


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Archtiecture

Architecture Studies

Sep 1988 - May 1993

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Pre-Architecture

Pre-Architecture, Photography

Sep 1985 - Apr 1987


2023 CoreNet Global New York City, 1st Place

City Harvest- Project of The Year


Thesis Award, 1st Place

Thesis Award, Outstanding Thesis. University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.


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