Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY architecture + urban design, which was recently named Firm of the Year by the New York State American Institute of Architects. For more than 25 years, Weisz has developed WXY into a multidisciplinary practice focused on re-imagining the interface between architecture, urban design and infrastructure. From redesigning Battery Park into a world-class destination to infusing municipal architecture with civic dignity, Weisz has led the studio’s award-winning work, which has been published broadly from Architectural Record to Civil Engineering to Metropolis magazines. She is a Fellow of the AIA and the Urban Design Forum; she co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space, New York City’s premier urban design think tank; and has served on design juries both nationally and internationally. She is the 2017 Portman Visiting Critic at Georgia Tech.
WXY is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts. Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design, and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients. WXY’s architectural design embraces place-specific concepts and resilient design to create new and repurposed buildings, piers and bridges, and urban furnishings for the public realm.
Claire Weisz holds a B. Arch with Honors from the University of Toronto, and an M. Arch from Yale University.