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Frederic Schwartz
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Frederic Schwartz, FAIA

Frederic Schwartz is an award winning architect and planner with particular expertise in affordable, sustainable housing. He is the recent winner of the Guangzhou International Master Plan competition and was also selected by the citizens of New Orleans and the New Orleans City Planning Commission to re-plan one third of the city for 40% of its post-Katrina population. Schwartz is credited with changing the course of post-9/11 planning in New York City through his work, which facilitated an open site for the 9/11 memorial and a way to repair the city’s skyline. The New York Times repeatedly published his ideas including a profile, “The Man Who Dared the City to THINK Again.” Schwartz’s ideas also provided the framework for The New York Times Magazine “Think Big” Planning Study on the first anniversary of 9/11. He founded THINK—an international group of architects selected to master plan and re-imagine Ground Zero.  Subsequently, Schwartz was unanimously selected by the family groups to design both the New Jersey State and Westchester County 9/11 memorials to honor more than 900 loved ones. As winner of an international competition, he is the architect for the new Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the tip of Manhattan, which serves 70,000 commuters every day. Schwartz is a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and was selected by the Architecture League of New York for both the Young Architect’s Award and as an Emerging Voice in Architecture. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University, Schwartz has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, Yale and Penn, and has lectured extensively in America, Europe, China and India.



Henry Rollmann, Senior Associate

Henry was part of the core project design team for the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, a $200 million intermodal transportation facility located at the tip of Manhattan. He was responsible for documentation and integration of the largest photovoltaic array in New York State as well as coordinating all of the building wide information systems and reviewing and coordinating with five consultant groups and numerous government agencies.

Since joining Frederic Schwartz Architects, Henry has successfully completed over 250,000 square feet of architectural/interior design projects and participated in most of the firm’s high profile public projects including the World Cultural Center Ground Zero Master Plan, Singapore Harbor Master Plan, the San Diego Waterfront Master Plan and the Global Green sustainable and affordable housing in New Orleans. Henry’s recently completed projects include the new 60,000 square foot Knoll offices and showroom and a new 100,000 square foot expansion to Deutsch Inc. as well as residential apartments and townhouses

Mark Schimmenti, Senior Associate

Mark has been working with Frederic Schwartz on urban design projects since 1980 beginning with the Westway State Park and Highway Project along the Hudson River in Manhattan and most recently on the post-Katrina Unified New Orleans Plan. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize for Urban Design by the American Academy in Rome and the Young Architect’s Award from the Architectural League of New York. He has been recognized four times by the American Institute of Architects for his urban design work. His Riviera Beach Master Plan received an award for excellence in urban design from Progressive Architecture.  Mark’s urban design work has been exhibited at the Paris and Venice Biennale, Architectural League of New York and the American Academy in Rome. He has taught urban design at the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, University of Puerto Rico, University of Miami and the University of Tennessee. He established the Nashville Civic Design Center in 2000. During his four years running this non-profit, he produced seven neighborhood urban design plans and new Master Plan for Nashville (Vanderbilt University Press, 235 pages).The Plan of Nashville is a 50-year vision plan in the spirit of Burnham’s Plan of Chicago.

Helge Fuhrmann, Associate

Helge joined Frederic Schwartz Architects in 2003 and has since worked on a variety of commercial and residential projects. Numerous projects have been approved by the NYC Department of Buildings and the NYC Landmarks and Preservation Commission. His current projects include the master planning and design of two new airports in India, a 14,000 square foot town house renovation, a prototype store design for Aeropostale, the prototype design of the NIKEiD Studio, a 100,000 square foot expansion to the Deutsch Inc. and a family home in upstate New York. Helge has extensive experience in coordinating teams of consultants, the preparation of design and construction documents and in construction administration on a variety of projects.

Before working with Schwartz Architects, Helge Fuhrmann worked in London, the Netherlands and Germany. With the London based firm of Dyer Associates he worked on the Manchester Joint Hospitals, the master planning of a mixed used residential development and a 80,000 sf office building.

Jessica Jamroz
, Associate

Jessica joined Frederic Schwartz Architects in 2004 after winning the international competition for the New Jersey State September 11th Memorial, a design she co-authored with Frederic Schwartz. She is a multi-disciplinary design practitioner focused on exploring relationships of Architecture with Urban Design, Information Design, New Media, Landscape and Sculpture. Most recently, Jessica led the completion of the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial situated in Liberty State Park directly across the Hudson River from Ground Zero, the Unified New Orleans Plan—a recovery and rebuilding plan for 9,200 acres and 40% of the Post-Katrina population, the Old Capital Green Master Plan—a 50-acre, 6 million square foot environmentally sustainable community in the heart of downtown Jackson, Mississippi and the Westchester County September 11th Memorial.

Prior to joining Schwartz Architects, Jessica made key contributions to award-winning strategic planning initiatives including: The Queen City Hub Strategic Master Plan (2004 National APA Outstanding Planning Honor Award) and Achieving Niagara Falls Future (2003 Western NY APA Honor Award) as well as working on various commercial, residential and transportation projects.

Tza-Ping Leng
, Associate

Since starting at Frederic Schwartz Architects, Tza-Ping has worked concurrently on numerous projects. He is the part of the core project team for the Kalahari, a 250 unit $100 million mixed use residential building in Harlem that is part of the NYC HPD Cornerstone Program that is completing construction. For the Kalahari Tza-Ping has overseen the design and construction documentation as well as green building aspects of the project. His specific roles included oversight of the construction documentation of the building envelope with particular attention to insuring high-performance thermal performance and reduced air infiltration design.

Tza-Ping completed his LEED professional accreditation in 2006 and contributes to all sustainable design active projects in the firm.

Douglas Romines, RA
, Associate

Douglas has worked concurrently on numerous projects and competitions since 1999 at Frederic Schwartz Architects. He was part of the core project team for the World Trade Center Master Plan competition as well as having played an instrumental role in the winning design for the new 13 acre Santa Fe Railyard Park, a project that knits together a group of commercial and cultural facilities to form a cohesive local cultural precinct.

Douglas is also the associate in charge for the Kalahari, a 250-unit, $100 million mixed-use affordable and market rate residential building in Harlem. 25% of the Kalahari’s building energy comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind. The Kalahari is proof that creative design, affordability and sustainability can be woven together to create a new Harlem landmark. Currently Douglas is completing the construction documentation for three new residential buildings in Harlem featuring green building strategies with a goal to exceed New York State energy code requirements by 10%.


Work Opportunities

Schwartz Architects is always interested in hearing from qualified candidates. If you are interested in working with us, please email your resume and work samples (no larger than 6 MB total) to



Main Office
180 Varick Street Suite 1502
New York, NY 10014

Phone:  212 741 3021
Fax:  212 741 2346

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