Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY, a firm known for interdisciplinary architecture and urban design strategies. She has received the Architectural League of New York’s Young Architects Award, its Emerging Voices Award with WXY, as well as numerous academic awards. WXY named Firm of the Year 2016 by IA New York State Firm of the Year Award. Claire was a founding co-executive director and former board member of The Design Trust for Public Space. Claire is a Fellow of the AIA and the Urban Design Forum and has served on the NYSCA Architecture Design Panel, the New York AIA Board of Directors and on design juries both nationally and internationally. She has received research grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Graham Foundation. She has taught and lectured widely, and was most recently the 2017 Portman Visiting Critic at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. She was named one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business in 2017. Claire has recently led projects that include the Brooklyn Strand Action Plan, Kearny Point Master Plan and Buildings 54 and 78 adaptive reuse, and the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Bush Terminal Activation Plans.