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Claire Weisz, speaker

Claire Weisz

    • Architect, urbanist, and a founding principal of WXY.
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Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY, whose work as an architect and urbanist focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and cities. The firm, globally recognized for its place-based approach to architecture, urban design, and planning, has played a vital role in design thinking around resiliency: combining the infrastructure of public space with working districts for and with communities.

Weisz was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017 and was most recently awarded the Medal of Honor from AIANY in 2018. She currently holds a seat on the World Monuments Fund Modern Century Advisory Council, and has served on design juries both nationally and internationally including the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize and the Azure Design Awards. With Andrea Woodner, Claire co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space 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. Claire received her professional degree from The University of Toronto with Honors and her Master’s in Architecture from Yale University.

As a practice, WXY was named AIA New York Firm of the Year in 2016 and received both the League Prize and Emerging Voices from the Architecture League. In addition to numerous design awards from AIA National and AIANY, the firm has been recognized for innovations in design by the American Planning Association.

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