Claire Weisz is an architect and urbanist. She is a founding principal of WXY, an award-winning practice based in New York City whose work focuses on innovative approaches to public space, buildings, and cities. WXY has received design and urban planning awards from among others the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association and from the Architecture League its League Prize and was selected as an Emerging Voice in 2011. Her recent and ongoing work includes “Blue Dunes” a project of the HUD Rebuild by Design Competition, The Brooklyn Tech Triangle a study of Brooklyn’s growing tech culture , The East River Blueway and reconstructing the five miles of Rockaway Boardwalk post Sandy. With Andrea Woodner, Claire co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space and teaches at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and Cornell University. A frequent speaker and panelist on resiliency and design she is currently chief curator for the Municipal Art Society’s Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative, funded by the Knight Foundation. Claire is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received a professional degree in Architecture from The University of Toronto with Honors and her Masters from Yale University.