About Built By Women New York City
The 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.
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
Andrew Dolkart (advisor), 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.
Funding and Sponsorship:
BxW was 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 .