Meet Our Architect: Ellen Weinstein

As we continue to introduce you to the team working on The Bartlett, you may start to notice a pattern. Everyone East West Partners has hired is local to the community, and the architect, Ellen Weinstein, is no exception. She is originally from Queens, NY but came to NC State to obtain her Masters of Architecture degree and has spent many years in the Triangle. She has been a partner at Weinstein Friedlein since 1992, and in 1999 received the Kamphoefner Prize, the highest design honor for North Carolina architects. In addition to managing her workload she is also a Professor of Practice at NC State, College of Design. Ellen is a designer’s designer and a connoisseur of well-made things that range from the buildings of Loius Kahn and Peter Zumthor, to snow globes and pop-up books. 

It’s hard to miss the attention to detail that she poured into the design of The Bartlett. The building is anchored with brick to tie in the old Durham, but as you move up the building, modern steel and expansive windows introduce a more contemporary, linear feel. We think it's a perfect combination of history and innovation.

Here are some photos from Ellen’s portfolio…because a picture is worth a thousand words.