New York, NY
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WXY is an award-winning, studio-based multidisciplinary practice focusing on innovative approaches to public space, structures and cities. Celebrated as much for its focus on community and urban design as for the firm’s agility with incorporating new technologies and green design, WXY excels in complex urban challenges, education and civic buildings, parks and waterfront developments, and other projects ranging from furniture designs to city master plans.
Claire Weisz is founding principal of the New York-based practice, working alongside partners Mark Yoes, Layng Pew and Adam Lubinsky. WXY has received the League Prize and an Emerging Voice in 2011 from The Architectural League. Recent and ongoing public work includes the redesign of Astor Place and a variety of work on the waterfront including Far Rockaway Park, the Spring Street Sanitation Garage, Transmitter Park and Pier, The Battery’s Seaglass Carousel, Pier 26 Boathouse & Restaurant, and the latest study for Pier 40. Current planning efforts include Civic Action with The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park; Grand Central Terminal/East Midtown's Next 100 re-imagined with Municipal Art Society; a study for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle; and the East River Blueway Plan.
WXY’s integrated design process involves clients and stakeholders, to coordinate and solve complex design problems, yielding solutions as noteworthy for their intimacy and detail as for their civic dignity and amenity.
The broad capabilities of WXY are evinced by a wide variety of planning, consulting and design challenges, many of which are in the public interest. The firm’s work ranges from building and industrial design to large-scale urban waterfront planning and consulting on school assignment policies and renewable energy infrastructure. Recent building projects include an EMS station in the Bronx, Rockaway Park’s new comfort station and pavilion, the REED School for autistic students, as well as the Drawing Center art space in SoHo. Consulting work has included an advisory role to the Boston Public Schools’ new assignment policies and design guidelines for electric vehicle charging sites.
The firm’s work has been widely published and exhibited, including in the leading major design media and at the German Center for Architecture DAZ in Berlin and the Center for Architecture in New York. Since receiving the Young Architects Award in 1993, the firm has won numerous AIA and ASLA design awards and was featured as a 2006 Design Innovator by Chrysler/House Beautiful. WXY was one of The Architectural League of New York’s New York Designs awardees in 2006 and again in 2009. Recent honors include the Emerging Voices designation in 2011.
The recently published book, New York Dozen, authored by influential architecture writer and academic Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., includes WXY as one of “New York’s most celebrated living architects, the latest new-generation practitioners.” The firm is certified as a women-owned business enterprise; more details are found at wxystudio.com.
224 Centre St
New York, NY, US , 10013