Whitney Forward

Whitney Forward

New York, NY, US



I am a licensed New York-based Project Architect working at NBBJ. I also have my LEED AP BD+C accreditation. In addition to designing buildings, I am also interested in 35mm  photography, woodworking, welding, interior design and set design.


NBBJ, New York, NY, US, Associate | Project Architect

Project architect working on corporate tower and healthcare projects.

Sep 2018 - current

Steven Holl Architects, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Architect

Assistant Project Architect for the Lewis Center (2017 Architects Newspaper Building of the Year - Mid-Atlantic), a 130,000 sf performing arts center; experience with construction administration; construction drawing sets; RFI and submittal review; collaboration with engineers and consultants; also responsible for managing the FF&E and signage contracts for the project.

Nov 2016 - Sep 2018

Steven Holl Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Masterplanning and feasibility study for a 60,000 sf museum; zoning and code analysis; worked on various competitions and schematic design for new projects; presentation drawings; modelmaking; rendering.

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016

Andre Tchelistcheff Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Assistant

Assisted on multiple projects in design and construction phases, including the Round Hill Estate (winner of a 2015 Stanford White Award). Experience with project invoicing, contracts, billing anaylsis, NYC Building code, coordination with NYC DOB, Landmarks and expeditors

Oct 2012 - Nov 2014

Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI, USrk, NY, US, Exhibit designer and assistant to the curator

Designed, curated, and fabricated a gallery show about the history of Providence’s Capital Center.

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011

3SIXØ Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Intern

Wintersession internship; proposal for a Honduras hotel and condominium project

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011

Friedrich St.Florian Architects, Providence, RI, US, Intern

Fall semester intern for the design phase of a commercial project in Connecticut. Worked on Autocad drawings and a digital model in Rhino.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Rhode Island School of Design: RISD/Brown Solar Pavilion Project, Providence, RI, US, Assistantship

The Solar Pavilion project is a 16’ by 24’ off the grid experimental energy collaboration between RISD Architecture and Brown Engineering. The building was constructed entirely by students, supervised by Professor Jonathan Knowles. Construction was completed June 2010. The south-facing building is intended to generate heat inside the building in effort to create a Stirling engine. The heat inside combined with the coolness of the Providence River adjacent will turn a piston and create energy.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, Atlanta, GA, US, Graphic designer and assistant to the education coordinator

Designed presentations and graphics for national science conferences, educational exhibit spaces, and promotional materials. Supervised the assembly of a nanotechnology exhibit space and worked with the building manager on digital drawings for the new nanotechnology building.

Sep 2005 - Aug 2009


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Alumni Travel Award 2012
Second Prize
For the Wells-Lamson Artist Collective

Graduate Fellowship
2009 - 2012

Travel Grant
January 2011

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2008, with Honors

Certificate in History of Architecture and Design, 2008

Deans List

Aug 2004 - Dec 2008


Alumni Travel Award, 2nd Place

For the Wells-Lamson Quarry Artist Collective


RISD Travel Grant, Grant

Grant to aid in financing a trip to Rome to study the flooding of the Tiber River.


RISD Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

RISD Fellowship Recipient


Georgia HOPE Scholarship, Scholarship

Georgia HOPE Scholarship
Full tuition scholarship for Georgia Institute of Technology
2004 - 2008


Areas of Specialization