Evangeline Dennie, LEED AP Legacy is the principal of Evangeline Dennie Design, a multi-disciplinary design and strategy consulting firm based in Texas and New York. For over 15 years, she has provided innovative solutions to help her clients achieve new goals for their properties.

Evangeline graduated with multiple honors and a degree in architecture from the University of Houston. After gaining experience as an architect at healthcare, office building, and cultural design firms, she founded her multi-disciplinary consultancy in 2006. Her wealth of experience includes architecture and interior design, contract negotiations, project management, cost premium analysis, LEED, marketing, and business strategy. Her designs include medical, office, hospitality, cultural and residential properties.

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGNS:

In 2016, Evangeline worked as an architectural interior design consultant to co-create New York City's first medical marijuana pharmacy, called Columbia Care. She coordinated the architecture and interiors design development sets for the build all the Columbia Care locations in New York and other states for seven locations.

Evangeline's design of the Oulu Bar and EcoLounge was recognized in the media as the first "living wall" in New York City. Instead of using brick or stone, a living wall is one where plants grow vertically off the face of a building, thereby absorbing the outdoor elements and creating oxygen.  The green building facade was featured on the cover of Hospitality Design Magazine and went "viral" online in several magazines and blogs. Her living wall design was also showcased in a spread alongside Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Highline Project in the book called, 1000x Landscape Architecture, published by Braun. 

Her firm won first place in two different design competitions at the Boutique Design NY (BDNY) Trend Walk in 2010 for interpreting future design trends for the hospitality industry. The designs were exhibited at the BDNY Trend Walk and showcased manufacturers whom she believed represented the design trends. After the competition, Evangeline was commissioned by Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood, and Jamie LeFrak of LeFrak Org to generate design ideas for the 1 Hotel Southbeach. Today, 1 Hotels throughout the world are recognized for their eco-chic interiors and living wall facades.

Evangeline's most important design was the concept and layout for the Interim Memorial at Ground Zero, called the Tribute Center (2006). The space located at the WTC site served as a temporary memorial and educational gallery about the events of 9/11. She helped the 9/11 Victims and Families Association to develop their mission statement and guiding principles, then organized the themes for the design. Evangeline worked on the project from schematics up to construction, while making the center as environmentally-friendly as possible. She developed the memorial's design narrative, proposed dozens of layouts for 3,000+ names of the victims who perished, and documented hundreds of artifacts recovered from the WTC site at the JFK hanger through her photography. The Tribute Center provided a cathartic experience for people who visited Ground Zero until the official memorial was built.

Another notable project she designed includes the prototype of a nation-wide chain of eco-friendly restaurants, called Green Canteen. The industrial meat-packing space in the hipster neighborhood Williamsburg, Brooklyn was transformed to an environmentally-friendly restaurant. Her design employed an eco-industrial-chic with a low-carbon footprint, custom furniture, low-VOC finishes, and solar-hot water panels on the roof. The restaurant was also designed to achieve LEED CI Silver Certification. 

ENVIRONMENTAL-SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT:

Dennie studied environmental-sustainability in architecture school and has been intimately involved in its implementation since the beginning of the green movement.

She worked with Hillary Brown, FAIA, one of the main contributors to transforming New York City to the Big Green Apple. Together, they co-authored two books, which served as guidelines for environmentally-sustainable building designs. Evangeline also made contributions to Brown's NYC Green Infrastructure Guidelines. Evangeline implemented the guidelines of her books by collaborated with Brown and energy consultants. She facilitated green building design charrettes with the architects, engineers, landscape architects, and contractors for 10+ new and renovated schools in New Haven, CT, as well as several schools and universities throughout the tri-state area.  Dennie also helped Brown to develop a documentary film about the green building process for non-profits including the Kresge Foundation and the Non-Profit Finance Fund. 

Her green-building consulting services also included Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project management for two Fortune 500 companies in Manhattan: Random House Bertelson, which utilized the LEED EB rating system to green their facilities management; and Morgan Stanley, which employed LEED CI for new commercial interiors by achieving a Silver Rating. Evangeline also served as a teacher and private tutor for students preparing to take the LEED exam.

CONTACT:

Contact the office of Evangeline Dennie, LEED AP at evan@edennie.com for a consultation to determine she can help you achieve a new level of success for your property.