Julie EIZENBERG, Founding Principal at Koning Eizenberg

Julie Eizenberg, FAIA is a Founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg, where she is responsible for setting the studio’s design vision. Her focus on the user experience, whether it is an individual, an underserved community, or the public at large brings an empathetic perspective that underpins how Koning Eizenberg transforms mundane programs into places of ease and generosity. The practice has been honored as AIA California’s Firm of the Year, and together with founding partner, Hank Koning, was awarded the AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal and the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal award. Julie was also recognized with an Honorary Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Melbourne. Under her leadership, Koning Eizenberg has earned over 180 design, preservation, and sustainability awards.                                                           

The studio’s design practice is rooted in an inherent pragmatism driven by tight budgets and commitment to environmentally responsive design. This approach converts constraints into innovative design strategies that are institutionally transformative. Notable projects include the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hancock Lofts, and 28th Street Apartments as well as more recent projects like the Pico Branch Library, Geffen Academy and Museum Lab. The firm’s work has been published extensively, including I.D., Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Vanity Fair and Metropolis.