Please join the Women in Architecture Committee for the Spring installment of our Leadership Breakfast series. Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal in Charge at WXY, will discuss her career and recent projects.
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. Currently, Weisz is professor of the Masters of Urban Design studio at The City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture for their Spring semester. Weisz co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space in 1995, and has served as faculty at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, as well as Visiting Critic of Urban Design at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Her practice WXY was named New York State Firm of the Year in 2016, and, more recently, ranked number eight in Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies 2019: Architecture. Weisz received her professional degree from The University of Toronto with Honors and her Master’s in Architecture from Yale University.
AIANY Women in Architecture
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, WXY