Claire Weisz, FAIA – Friday, October 25
Claire Weisz is an architect and urbanist, and a founding principal of WXY. With her partners Mark Yoes, Layng Pew, and Adam Lubinsky, Weisz focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and cities. WXY has received the League Prize from the Architectural League of New York, been selected as one of the League’s Emerging Voices practices in 2011, and received numerous awards from AIA National, AIANY, and the American Planning Association.
Recent and ongoing work in New York City includes the redesign of Astor Place, the Spring Street Sanitation Garage, the redesign of the Rockaway Boardwalks, Pier 26’s Boathouse/Restaurant, Battery Park’s SeaGlass Carousel, a pedestrian bridge in lower Manhattan, a design to better accommodate both pedestrians and elevated trains in Harlem, a study of Brooklyn’s growing commercial tech sector (The Brooklyn Tech Triangle), The East River Blueway Plan, and a finalist proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild by Design initiative. Weisz co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space with Andrea Woodner and has recently been on faculty at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a visiting critic of urban design at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning in NYC.