Claire Weisz Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Claire Weisz  

Founding Principal at WXY Architecture + Urban Design

Claire Weisz is an architect and urbanist, and a founding principal of WXY. With her partners Mark Yoes, Layng Pew, and Adam Lubinsky, Claire focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and cities. WXY has received the League Prize from the Architectural League of New York, as well as being selected as one of the League’s Emerging Voices practices in 2011, in addition to 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. 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 in NYC. Claire received her professional degree from The University of Toronto with Honors and her Master’s in Architecture from Yale University.

News


Check out Claire Weisz, one of Fast Company's Most Creative ...

Claire Weisz and Adam Lubinsky specialize in retooling obsolete or inefficient systems for an equitable, sustainable future. “We're there to show the relationship  ...

What New York Can Learn From Barcelona's 'Superblocks' - The ...

Claire Weisz, an urban designer at WXY, a Manhattan firm that redesigned the streets around Astor Place, said Barcelona's superblock plan could be applied in  ...

Behold the Next New Astor Place

Claire Weisz, WXY's co-founder, has used what she calls a “DoT palette,” materials plain and tough enough to satisfy the Department of Transportation, which ...

Related Speakers View all


More like Claire