Women-Built NYC

Three Decades of Public Design


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012


To celebrate the Women’s History Month, Keri Butler and Rebecca Macklis of NYC Public Design Commission (PDC) will highlight multigenerational women who have made a significant impact on the built environment of New York City, with a focus on City-owned property. They will talk about PDC’s Design Awards and the research the commission has done to date on the women who were involved in the projects the PDC has awarded since it began in 1983.

Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, Executive Director of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, will join Butler in presenting the “Built by Women (BxW) 2018 Manhattan Map” and will talk about its social and educational initiative, recognizing women’s contribution in the architectural fabric of Manhattan.

Founded in 2015, the Mayor’s Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) works to create a deep and lasting institutional commitment to tearing down equity barriers across New York City. Jacqueline Ebanks, the Executive Director of CGE, will talk about how CGE addresses issues of inequity and discrimination facing girls, women, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons regardless of ability, age, ethnicity/race, faith, gender expression, immigrant status, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Focusing across the areas of economic mobility and opportunity, health and reproductive justice, and safety CGE ensures that the City leads in the development and implementation of best practices in gender equitable policies and programs for its workforce and its residents.


Please find more information on this event and on the PDC's Women-Designed NYC publication.



Keri Butler, Deputy Director, NYC Public Design Commission

Rebecca Macklis, Design & Special Projects Manager, NYC Public Design Commission

Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, Executive Director, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, New York City Commission on Gender Equity


Organized by:

AIANY Diversity and Inclusion & Women in Architecture Committees