About Built By Women New York CityThe Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received grants from the New York Building Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities to identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments in New York City, either contemporary or historic, designed and/or constructed by women. The following criteria was used to select the winners of Built by Women NYC (BxW NYC):
The structure or built environment must have a woman who was directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or who led the construction, either from the development or construction management team.
Projects must be completed and located in New York City.The jurors for BxW NYC include: Deborah Berke, FAIA, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, Principal and Global Interior Design Director, Perkins + Will Aine Brazil, PE, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti Fiona Cousins, PE, Principal, ARUP Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack Andrea Leers, FAIA, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Audrey Matlock, FAIA, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects Laura Starr, ASLA, Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners Advisor: Andrew Dolkart, Director of the Historic Preservation Program and Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University Built by Women NYC was initiated and implemented by Nancy Nguyen (Associate Director) with the help of Carol Shapiro (Executive Director), Erin Sweeney (Communications and Office Manager) and past interns Rekha Auguste-Nelson, Courtney Garcia, Megan Smith, Anna Peskoe, Robert Delson, Loren White, Tabriz Mohsenin, and Reggianie Francois. Thanks to our BxW NYC advisors, Patricia Harris, Porie Saikia-Eapen and Sylvia Smith for their guidance. BxW was also partially funded with a Social Impact Grant from Oberlin College LaunchU. Sponsors of BxW NYC Launch Party: Arup, EvensonBest, Deb's Catering. Sponsors of BxW NYC Exhibit at the Center for Architecture: Chicago Women in Architecture, EvensonBest, Knoll, Women in Architecture AIA-NY.
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- Shannon Sharpe, “Q&A: “Built by Women” Director Carol Shapiro” Metropolis Magazine. March 2, 2015.
- “Built By Women NYC highlights 100 of the best woman-built NYC projects” Bustler. March 3, 2015.
- Leah Demirjian, “Exhibition: BxW NYC.” Architect Magazine. February 27, 2015.
- Lauren Palmer, “Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Hosts Leadership Awards Gala, Kicks off Built By Women Exhibition.” Architectural Record. February 24, 2015.
- Curbed Staff, “These Five Anonymous Women Helped Build New York City.” Curbed. September 29, 2014.
- Joan Blumenfeld, Brian Lehrer and Beverly Willis, “NYC, A City Built By Women.” The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC. September 24, 2014
- Annie Correal and Andy Newman, “New York Today: The Women Who Built the City.” The New York Times. September 23, 2014. | .pdf |
Winning Sites Built by Women New York City
Arranged by category and name.Civic Department of Sanitation Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed, 2 Bloomfield Street, Manhattan Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design EMS Station 3, 501 Zerega Avenue, Bronx Laurie Hawkinson, Partner, Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects EMS Station 27, East 234th Street, Bronx Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design Melrose Community Center, 286 East 156th Street, Bronx Diana Agrest, Principal, Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects New York County Surrogates Court, 31 Chambers Street, Manhattan Fay Kellogg, Architect New York City Police Academy, 235 East 20th Street, Queens Joan Blumenfeld, Interior Design Leader, Perkins + Will Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, 30th Street Pier, Brooklyn Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects Commercial Box Studios, 412 West 14th Street, Manhattan Deborah Berke, Partner, Deborah Berke Partners Le Bernardin, 151 West 51st Street, Manhattan Carol Rusche Bentel, FAIA, Partner, Bentel & Bentel Architects Pepsi Cola World Headquarters, 500 Park Avenue, Manhattan Natalie de Blois, Senior Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Runner & Stone, 285 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn Karla Rothstein, Principal/Design Director, Latent Productions Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, Manhattan Francesca Bettridge, Principal, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design The Modern Restaurant & Café 2, MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan Carol Rusche Bentel, FAIA, Partner, Bentel & Bentel Architects Union Carbide Building, 270 Park Avenue, Manhattan Natalie de Blois, Senior Designer, SOM Cultural African Burial Ground Interpretive Center, 290 Broadway, Manhattan Roberta Washington, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, Manhattan Nicole Hollant-Denis, Principal, Aarris Atepa Architects Alice Tully Hall and the Julliard School Renovation/Expansion, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattan Elizabeth Diller, Principal, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro | Sylvia Smith, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE Architects | Heidi Blau, Partner, FXFOWLE Architects | Tabitha Tavolaro, Structural Engineer, ARUP American Folk Art Museum, West 53rd Street, Manhattan Billie Tsien, Principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Athletic Center and Warming Hut, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Maryann Thompson, Principal, Maryann Thompson Architects | Lisa Easton, Architect-of-Record, Lisa Easton Architects Bronx Museum of the Arts (Expansion and New Building), 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx Laurinda Spear, Principal, Arquitectonica Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn Marion Weiss, Principal, Weiss/Manfredi Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects Intrepid Air Craft Carrier (Interior Display Spaces), Pier 86 at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan Eva Maddox, Design Principal, Perkins + Will LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Billie Tsien, Principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street, Manhattan Judith Saltzman & Roz Li, Principals, Li-Saltzman Architects Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 West 24th Street, Manhattan Deborah Berke, Partner, Deborah Berke Partners Museum of the City of New York (Light Installation), 1220 5th Avenue, Manhattan Wendy Evans Joseph, Principal, Studio Joseph National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Pavilion), 200 Liberty Street, Manhattan Erleen Hatfield, Partner, BuroHappold Neue Galerie New York, 1048 5th Avenue, Manhattan Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects New York Aquarium Discovery Cove, 602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn Audrey Matlock, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects | Kathryn Anner, Civil Engineer, Weidlinger Associates Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx Toshiko Mori, Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect Queens Botanical Garden Visitor & Administration Center, 43-50 Main Street, Queens Joan Krevlin, Partner, BKSK Architects | Julie Nelson, AIA, Partner, BKSK Architects | Susan Lacerte, Executive Director, Queens Botanical Garden | Jennifer Ward Souder, Director of Capital Projects, Queens Botanical Garden Richard B. Fisher Building (Façade Renovation), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn Daria Pizzetta, Partner, H3 Hardy Collaboration Richard B. Fisher Building (Lighting Design), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn Francesca Bettridge, Principal, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design SeaGlass Carousel, Battery Park, Manhattan Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design Sephardic Community Center, 1901 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn Joan Krevlin, Partner, BKSK Architects | Julie Nelson, AIA, Partner, BKSK Architects | Amber Owen, PE, Structural Engineer, Weidlinger Associates | Bonnie Andersen, Owner's Rep, Levien & Company | Sandy Polsak, AIA, Owner's Rep, Levien & Company Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, 28 East 20th Street, Manhattan Theodate Pope Riddle, Architect Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn Sara Caples, Principal, Caples Jefferson Architects | Judith Saltzman, Principal, Li-Saltzman Architects Institutional Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) & The City College Center for Discovery and Innovation, City University of New York (CUNY), 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, Manhattan Jill Lerner, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) | Hana Kassem, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) | Iris Weinshall, CUNY Vice Chancellor of Planning | Gillian Small, CUNY Vice Chancellor of Research | Theodora Diamantis, Project Manager, Skanska Bellevue Hospital Renovation and Expansion, 462 1st Avenue, Manhattan SawTeen See, Managing Partner, Leslie E. Roberts Associates (2005 renovation) | Read Weber & Taina Waisman, Partners, Katz Waisman Weber Strauss (1965 renovation) Bronx Charter School for the Arts, 950 Longfellow Avenue, Bronx Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design Bronx Zoo Center for Global Conservation, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx Sylvia Smith, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE Architects Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn Read Weber, Partner, Katz, Waisman, Blumenkranz, Stein & Weber Diana Center at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, Manhattan Marion Weiss, Principal, Weiss/Manfredi Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Avenue, Queens Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects Garage and Intermodal Facility, New York Botanical Garden, 401 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects Greenberg Pavilion, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, 252 East 68th Street, Manhattan Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti | Susan Niculescu, Principal, HOK | Connie Hildesley, Owner Project Manager, New York-Presbyterian Hospital High School for Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architects, 94-06 104th Street, Queens Laurinda Spear, Principal, Arquitectonica Hunter’s Point Campus, 1-50 51st Avenue, Long Island City, Queens Sylvia Smith, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE | Ann Rolland, Project Director, FXFOWLE John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 58th Street, Manhattan Lisa Gould, Director of Education, Science, and Health practice, SOM Law School and Residence Hall, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 150 West 62nd Street, Manhattan Yvonne Szeto, Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects Lycée Français de New York, 505 East 75th Street, Manhattan Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects Manhattan Village Academy, 43 West 22nd Street, Manhattan Beverly Willis, Architect Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, 300 East 66th Street, Manhattan Mary Jean Eastman, Principal, Perkins Eastman Memorial Sloan Kettering Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, 417 East 68th Street, Manhattan Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Partner, SOM | Lisa Gould, Director of Education, Science, and Health practice, SOM Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 245 Greenwich Street, Manhattan Yvonne Szeto, Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects NYPD Brooklyn North Tow Operations, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn Jane Smith, Partner, Spacesmith NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street, Manhattan Joan Blumenfeld Interior Design Leader, Perkins + Will Pedestrian Bridge, The Rockefeller University, 63rd Street between York Avenue and Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, Manhattan Wendy Evans Joseph, Principal, Studio Joseph Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory and International Plant Science Center, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Park Road, Bronx Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects The Spence School, 56 East 93rd Street, Manhattan Heidi Blau, Partner, FXFOWLE Architects William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School, Brooklyn Read Weber & Taina Waisman, Partners, Katz, Waisman, Blumenkranz, Stein & Weber Landscape 103rd Street Community Garden, East 103rd Street, Manhattan Kate Orff & Elena Brescia, Partners, SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE The Battery Bosque, Battery Park, Manhattan Laura Starr, Principal, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners | Warrie Price, President, The Battery Conservancy | Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design | Patricia Kirshner, Director of Operations & Planning, The Battery Conservancy | Linnaea Tillett, Principal, Tillett Lighting Design & Consulting Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park | Clare Beckhardt, Regional Director, NY State Parks | Patricia Kirshner, VP of Capital Planning & Construction Projects | Ellen Ryan, VP Strategic Partnerships | Leigh Trucks-Lutenski, Senior Project Manager | Jennifer Klein, VP of Capital Planning & Construction| Maryann Thompson, Principal, Maryann Thompson Architects | Lisa Easton, Partner, Easton Architects Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn Elizabeth Kennedy, Principal, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect Canarsie Park, Seaview Avenue & Paedergat Avenue North, Brooklyn Katherine Bridges, Landscape Architect, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Freshkills Park, Staten Island Tatiana V. Choulika, Principal, Field Operations | Lisa Tziona Switkin, Principal, Field Operations Fort Totten North Park, 422 Weaver Avenue, Queens Nancy Owens, Principal, Nancy Owens Studio Governors Island, 10 South Street, Slip 7, Manhattan Leslie Koch, President, The Trust for Governors Island | Claire Kelly, Director of Capital Improvement and Director of Historic Preservation, The Trust for Governors Island | Lisa DeMarco PE, Director of Engineering, The Trust for Governors Island | Linda Stone RPA, Resident Archaeologist, Linda Stone Archaeology | Roseanne Quinn, Field Archaeologist, Linda Stone Archaeology | Jenna Coplin, Field Archaeologist, Linda Stone Archaeology | Elizabeth Ann Beller PE, Assistant Resident Engineer, Seawall Project; Office Engineer, Potable Water, Soissons M/E Replacement, and Slip 6 Rehabilitation Projects, LiRo-STV | Nadia Usmani, Field Engineer/Inspector, Seawall Project, LiRo-STV | Elizabeth Saetta, Office Engineer, Park & Public Space, LiRo-STV | Bridgette Santana-Rivera, Document Control Manager, LiRo-STV | Ellen Cavanaugh, Director of Planning, Design, and Construction, The Trust for Governors Island | Jamie Maslyn Larson, Principal, West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture | Kim Mathews, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects | Molly Bourne, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects | Lisa DuRussel, Senior Landscape Architect, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects | Annette Wilkus, Principal, SiteWorks Landscape Architecture | Rachel Woods, Project Manager, Turner Construction | Rebecca Challis, Assistant Engineer, Turner Construction | Emily Simon, Assistant Engineer, Turner Construction | Claire Agre, West 8 | Rachel Laszlo Tait, West 8 | Julie Gawendo, West 8 Harlem Meer, Great Lawn, and West Side Landscapes, Central Park, Manhattan Betsy Barlow Rogers, Founding President, Central Park Conservancy | Laura Starr, Chief of Design, Central Park | Judith Heintz, Landscape Architect, Central Park Conservancy | Marianne Cramer, Chief of Planning, Central Park The High Line, Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, Manhattan Lisa Switkin, Partner in Charge, James Corner Field Operations | Elizabeth Diller, Principal, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro | Nahyun Hwang, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Justine Heilner, Director of Business Development and Marketing, James Corner Field Operations | Lara Shihab Eldin, Project Designer, James Corner Field Operations | Sierra Bainbridge, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Maura Rockcastle, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Isabel Castilla, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Kimberly Cooper, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Karen Tamir, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Megan Born, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Stephanie Ulrich, Project Designer, James Corner Field Operations Hudson River Park, West Street to the Hudson River between Battery Park and 60th Street, Manhattan Connie Fishman, Past-President, Hudson River Park Trust | Madelyn Wils, President, Hudson River Park Trust | Diana Taylor, Chair, Hudson River Park Trust Hudson River Park Sections 6 & 7, West Street to the Hudson River between 26th and 59th Streets, Manhattan Beth Greenberg, Principal, Dattner Architects Hudson River Park, Tribeca Section, West Street to the Hudson River between Chambers Street and West Houston Street, Manhattan Signe Nielsen & Kim Mathews, Principals, Signe Nielsen Landscape Architects Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Long Island City, Queens Marion Weiss, Principal, Weiss/Manfredi Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx Beatrix Farrand, Landscape Designer Pier 44 Waterfront Garden, 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn Lynden Miller, Principal, Public Garden Design Randall’s Island Salt Marsh & Freshwater Wetlands, 20 Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan Aimee Boden, President, Randall’s Island Park Alliance | Anne Wilson, Director of Planning and Public Funding, Randall’s Island Park Alliance | Terry Doss, Hudson River Bioregion Team Leader & Senior Ecologist, Biohabitats | Karen Appell, Senior Manager of Ecological Engineering, AECOM Swindler Cove Park and Riley-Levin Children’s Garden, 3703 Harlem River Drive, Manhattan Billie Cohen, Principal, Billie Cohen, Ltd. Weeksville Heritage Center (Grounds), 1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn Elizabeth Kennedy, Principal, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect West Harlem Piers Park, between West 125th Street and 133rd Street, Manhattan Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture Woodlawn Cemetery, 517 East 233rd Street, Bronx Beatrix Farrand, Landscape Designer | Ellen Biddle Shipman, Landscape Designer | Annette Hoyt Flanders, Landscape Architect | Mary Rutherford Jay, Garden Architect Mixed-Use The Bertelsmann Building, 1540 Broadway, Manhattan Audrey Matlock, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects Schermerhorn House, Common Ground Community, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Susan Rodriguez, Partner, Ennead Architects Residential 48 Bond Street, Manhattan Deborah Berke, Partner, Deborah Berke Partners 57 Irving Place, Manhattan Audrey Matlock, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects 497 Greenwich Building, 497 Greenwich Street, Manhattan Winka Dubbeldam, Principal, ARCHI-TECTONICS Chelsea Modern Condominium, 447 West 18th Street, Manhattan Audrey Matlock, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects Douglas Manor Historic District, including 371 Grosvenor Street & 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Queens Josephine Wright Chapman, Architect 200 11th Avenue, Manhattan Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Annabelle Selldorf Architects Transportation Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Emily Warren Roebling, Field Engineer, John A. Roebling’s Sons Company Fulton Center, Fulton Street and Broadway, Manhattan Porie Saikia-Eapen, Former Chief Architect, MTA New York City Transit | Linda Tonn, AIA, of MTA-NYCT was the Asst. Design Manager | Virginia Borkoski, AIA of MTA-CC was the Architectural Design PM | Florentina Georgescu, PE of MTA-NYCT/ADA was the Accessibility/ADA Reviewer | Colette Ericsson, PE of MTA-NYCT- led the EIS and Historic Preservation | Griselda Cespedes, PE, of MTA/NYCT – Assistant Chief Station Officer for station maintenance provided & approved maintenance requirements | Fiona Cousins, LEED AP of ARUP was the mechanical and plumbing and fire protection Engineer of Record | Gillian Blake of ARUP did all the coordination of the Basis of Design and Schematic Design report | Kristina Moores of ARUP led the mechanical site phase work for the design team for the Central Space | Page Cowley, FAIA of Page Ayres Cowley Architects, LLC, Architect of Record for the Corbin Building and project wide conservation architect for the client, NYCTA and MTA-CC | Samantha Plourde of ARUP led the Environmental Reporting work | Sandra Bloodworth of MTA Arts & Design (Arts for Transit) in charge of the art work selection | Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, consultant for Arts for Transit for art work selection | Kate Coburn of HR&A developed the retail strategy for Fulton Center developing the Master Lease | Kate Wittels of HR&A led the financial analysis for the P3 Initiative | Susan Jurman of MTA Capital Construction navigated capital program funding needs | Sarah Rios of MTA HQ prepared recovery plans and other documents to comply FTA grant requirements | Design Transitioning to Construction: Eve Michel, AIA, VP and Chief Architect MTA Capital Construction coordinating retail Master Lease | Judith Kunoff, AIA, Chief Architect MTA-NYCT overseeing design during construction | Jeannie Kwon, Chief of Staff, MTA Capital Construction | Audrey Heffernan, Chief of Environmental Compliance, MTA Capital was responsible for final Environmental Compliance | Yaling Chen, Project Manager at MTA Art & Design (Arts for Transit) for art work in construction | Laurie Lombardi of MTA Capital Construction monitors consultant invoices Grand Central Terminal (Renovation), 89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan Margaret Kittinger, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners| Jean Campbell, Associate, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners | Joan Gerner, Project Executive, SVP, Bovis Lend Lease Long Island Rail Road Entrance, New York Penn Station, Manhattan Frances Halsband, Partner, Kliment Halsband Architects Long Island Railroad Vanderbilt Yard Relocation, Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack Number 7 Subway Station, 34th Street and 11th Avenue, Manhattan Beth Greenberg, Principal, Dattner Architects | Judith Kunoff AIA, Chief Architect, MTA New York City Transit Urban Design Village of Gravesend, Brooklyn Lady Deborah Moody, Founder