Women Leaders at Perkins+Will Recognized for Contributions to the Built Environment

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation announces Built by Women New York City competition winners

Global Interior Design Director Joan Blumenfeld and Design Principal Eva Maddox have been recognized by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, through the Foundation’s Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) competition, for their impact on the built environment in New York City.

Blumenfeld has been recognized for two projects – one in the Civic category for her work on the New York City Police Academy and one in the Institutional category for her work on NYU Stern School of Business. Maddox has be recognized in the Cultural category for her design of the exhibit spaces at Intrepid Air Craft Carrier Museum.

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) competition is for structures and environments led by women working in architecture, landscape, engineering, and construction. With over 350 unique nominations, the distinguished jury had a rich pool from which to select 100 sites. The impact of women on the built environment and the spaces we experience everyday can be seen and experienced in all five boroughs and in very diverse environments.

This competition is just the beginning of activity to shine light on women and their impact on life in the city of New York for residents and tourists, alike. In the early winter, there will be a formal launch and celebration of BxW followed by an exhibit at the Center for Architecture in March to coincide with Women’s History Month. Walking and audio tours will be rolled out in 2015 as well as panel discussions and pop-ups at some of the winning sites. All submissions will be recognized via a map and listed on our web site moving forward.

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