New York's first medical marijuana pharmacy dispensary, COLUMBIA CARE, opened up in Manhattan on January 7, 2016. COLUMBIA CARE is reaching a new milestone in research and care for patients who can truly be helped with this therapy-- and also making a difference here on several levels through decriminalization and tax revenue for the state. E.Dennie is honored and privileged to have contributed to this new building type and game changer for society.
Evangeline (Evan) Dennie worked as architectural interior design consultant on the first medical marijuana dispensary (pharmacy) in New York City by coordinating and co-creating all of the architectural interior design development drawing sets for Columbia Care's New York locations, as well as other states. Her 15+ years of design expertise and leadership was utilized throughout the project by providing behind the scenes recommendations for lighting, furniture, finishes and other aspects of the interiors for the fixture and branding agency, beginning with spearheading the organization and implementation of professional standards for the architectural interior design development sets, for issuance to the architect of record, contractors and Columbia Care. With large volumes of work, intense deadlines, and changing design standards from the Department of Health, Evan and her team were able to co-create a contemporary and organic space for the "historic" and intriguing new type of building space for public health in New York, the medical marijuana pharmacy.
Boutique Design NY's Exhibit "Calcified", designed by Evangeline Dennie, won's BDNY's competition to forecast trends in the hospitality industry.
Evan Dennie helped the 9/11 Victims and Families Association to develop their mission statement and guiding principles, then organized the themes for the design of the Interim Memorial at Ground Zero, called the Tribute Center (2006). Dennie developed the experiential order of spaces for visitors, creating a design narrative, proposed dozens of layouts for 3,000+ memorialized names, and documented hundreds of artifacts recovered from the WTC site at the JFK hanger through photos. She worked for BKSK on the design from schematics through development and coordinated the project's product specifications with AKF Engineers to make the Tribute Center as environmentally-friendly as possible.
The Oulu Bar and EcoLounge was recognized in the media for the first living wall in Brooklyn in 2007. The design was featured in the book published by Braun, called 1000x Landscape Architecture, on the cover of Hospitality Design Magazine (Greening the Bar, March, 2008) and featured in several magazines and blogs.
In 2012, Starwood Capital and LeFrak Organization commissioned Evangeline Dennie firm to generate design ideas to renovate the Perry Hotel & Resort (formerly Gansevoort) in South Beach, Miami, FL. Dennie's firm, called A.I. Design Lab, was selected as one of three finalists to present to Barry Sternlicht of Starwood, Jamie LeFrak of LeFrak Org, and other stakeholders. Evangeline served as the Architectural and Interior Designer and Project Coordinator for the hotel design competition.
Dennie's proposal to design WTC Memorial looks remarkably similar to the winner's design with a simple field of trees and water elements.
Dennie also designed the prototype for a nation-wide chain of eco-friendly restaurants, called Green Canteen. The Mediterranean style restaurant opened in 2009 and was designed to achieve LEED CI Silver Certification. From design through project management, she served as the architectural, interior, and custom furniture designer, as well as the LEED consultant.