People

At ENV, we’ve built a talented team with a reputation for designing solutions that work in the real world.

We know that the best projects are collaborative, and we make a point to listen, ask tough questions, and share insights along the way. Clients trust our principal-led teams to deliver projects on time, on budget, and as promised.

Adam W. Snyder, AIA
Principal | New York, NY

Adam’s hands-on approach to project management ensures a successful client experience during every phase of the project. With over twenty years working on both project management and the design aspect of architecture and interior projects, Adam’s knowledge and experience brings a heightened level of professionalism to the firm. Maintaining an optimum schedule for each project and delivering it on time and on budget, Adam facilitates the inherent organic process of teamwork, both inside and outside the firm.

His day-to-day coordination and collaboration with ENV staff, client team, and contractors in the field enables a monitored flow of information that results in consistency, quality, and attention to detail. With such clients as Coach, Calvin Klein, and The Corcoran Group, the size of projects may range from large to small, yet the goal for each remains the same; to deliver a beautiful space that is optimum for the client’s needs.

Annie Lee, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Principal/Interior Design | New York, NY

Talking to Annie about Interior Design, you will witness joy in its purest form. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and it is impossible not to mirror her bright eyed, wide smile as she recounts how a client clasped her hand in gratitude and thanked her for designing an environment which directly led to communication barriers being torn down. That is the magic of Annie. It’s not just her charm, keen sense of style, or innovative ideas; (though she has all those in spades) it is the care that she pours into each project, down to the last detail, and her excitement for the space to positively affect real day-to-day change. Annie has created many works of beauty, but it is the human connection in design she finds most fulfilling. You can feel the passion for what she does in every word she speaks. Annie began her career as a fashion buyer, not exactly a typical route to architecture, and this experience provided her with a rare perspective on design – from her approach of “dressing” a room or building, to her openness to mixing colors and patterns, to her ability to think simultaneously about multiple projects. She is very environmentally conscious and as a LEED AP, makes sustainability a priority.

In her free time, Annie never really stops thinking about work .. whether it’s solving design problems at sunrise or finding color inspirations when scuba diving. She enjoys traveling but is hard pressed to name a favorite place, as to her, they are like favorite outfits – you appreciate them for different reasons.

David Jon Rush, AIA
President, ENV NY | New York, NY

The secret to ENV’s continued success, according to David Rush, is to have the design team imagine an approach for each project that synthesizes both visual creativity as well as personal responsibility. Each project ENV completes has its own individual and functional imprint; all the many design elements relate to one another in a given project without anything overshadowing its counterpart. That is all done intentionally.

As president of the New York Office, David’s easy going and informal personality has the uncanny ability to carefully yet casually uncover the cultural DNA for each project. David listens closely as he guides both clients and the office through the design process; the collaboration results in both sides learning about each other and getting smarter together. With such clients as HarperCollins, Year Up, Smartling, and Comcast, David’s prestigious and diverse portfolio provides a glimpse into the firm’s attention to detail and level of service.

Jay Cohen
Principal | New York, NY

Jay’s management style for ENV is informed by over thirty years of diversified experience on a broad range of architectural project types and interior design applications. From institutional projects like New York Foundling Hospital to commercial and corporate interiors like The Segal Company and Bank of New York Mellon, Jay has been actively responsible for the design and construction administration of over fifteen million square feet of interior and architectural space and counting. Some other projects from Jay’s list include Bank of China, Autism Speaks, Plumbers Union Local 1 Headquarters, The Environmental Defense Fund, Year Up, and Mason Tenders.

His design vision informs ENV creativity, and his entrepreneurial spirit is at the heart of the company. Whether he is engaged in assisting clients in lease negotiations, benchmarking projects or performing post-occupancy services, Jay’s ability to identify opportunities for clients and manage their design solutions remains one of ENV’s most valuable assets.

Roland Quirion, IIDA, Assoc. AIA
Associate Principal | New York, NY

Roland has over thirty four years experience in Core and Shell, Interior Architecture, planning, and design. Trained as an architect, he has completed hundreds of projects throughout the United States and the world, most notably in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Cairo, Dubai, and Algiers.

As Associate Principal, Roland works with his technical and design teams to establish goals and objectives that will ensure throughout the design process that all client priorities and design objectives have been met. He works closely with all office principals, technical, and design teams to establish ongoing strategic and common goals for all assigned client projects. He is responsible for communicating these goals and objectives to all project managers and staff under his management. Roland’s experience includes award-winning design, project management, space planning, technical detailing, and construction administration.

Roland’s work has been published in Interior Design and Contract Magazines. Roland belongs to several industry design associations and provides mentorship through industry competitions and various local and national charities.

Wey Lee, Assoc. AIA
Principal | New York, NY

When it comes to the process of managing, designing, and coordinating a good-looking and functional interiors project, Wey Lee is an expert. His experienced leadership breathes life and stability into each project he does and client relationship he extends with ENV. With over four decades experience in the commercial interiors industry, Mr. Lee’s work on ground-up core and shell projects, along with the design of large-scale corporate interior spaces, continues to innovate and adapt to his clients’ growing needs.

Over the years, Wey Lee has developed a particular expertise in the design of retail banking, financial services, and retail roll-outs. As principal-in-charge, Mr. Lee maintains an ongoing senior management level relationship with each client, all the while seeking to align each project’s objectives for quality, schedule, and budget. A partial listing of his projects include JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Dime Savings. Roll-out retail includes Starbucks, Michael Kors, Tiffany, and Ralph Lauren. Financial projects include Morgan Stanley, Knight Capital, Societe Generale, BGC, Cantor Fitzgerald, Dow Jones, Met Life, and Guardian Life Insurance.