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Board of Trustees

James Cusick, Producer, Screenplay Writer, James Cusick and Associates, Inc.

Jack Eichenbaum, Ph.D., City Assessor

Roland Gebhardt

Prosser Gifford, Ph.D., Director of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress

Scot H. Graham

Lian Hurst Mann, Ph.D., AIA, Director of Publications, Labor/Community Strategy Center

Ronald McGlynn, President, Cramer, Rosenthal, McGlynn, Investment Advisors

Cecily Cannan Selby, Ph.D., Scientist, Educator, Executive

Ronald Shiffman, FAICP

Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief

Beverly Willis, FAIA, Director, The Architecture Research Institute


Architect’s Advisory Board

Edward Larrabee Barnes, FAIA, Architect

Robert Geddes, FAIA Partner, Geddes Demshak, Architecture and Planning

Hugh Hardy, FAIA; Partner, Hardy, Holzman Pfeiffer Associates

Catherine Ingraham, Ph.D. Chairperson Architecture and Urban Design Graduate Department Pratt Institute

William Pedersen, FAIA; Partner, Kohn, Pedersen, Fox, Architects

Hani Rashid, Asymptote Architects

Marilyn Taylor, FAIA; Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects






Board of Trustees Biographies

James Cusick

James Cusick, an Emmy-award winning producer and writer, has created scripts, screenplays, articles and speeches for such clients as CBS, NBC, USA, Lifetime and Hearst Entertainment, Mitsubishi Bank and Rogers Communications. His work includes writings about television, history, riots and politics, and people as diverse as policemen and politicians, CEO's, and drug dealers. He recently completed a novel about a black man's journey through the white world and is currently writing another novel about the television news business. He is also writing the script for a Jarvis/Film production titled, China: Then and Now. He worked at CBS where he was news director of WCBS-TV and held positions as Executive Producer, editor and writer. He was also a writer, producer and special investigative producer at WCBS Newsradio in New York. For 10 years, he was president of his own international communications company, based in New York. Prior to joining CBS, he was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger and the Newark Evening News. In addition to winning an Emmy for best television newscast while at CBS, he was nominated for 14 others. He speaks five languages including Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Lao and French.

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Jack Eichenbaum

Jack Eichenbaum is an internationally regarded expert in urban geography, real estate research and computer assisted mass appraisal. He hold degrees in physical science, social science and engineering, and have exceptional skills in research design, data analysis, and quantitative modeling. As City Assessor, he has made contributions in all phases of the computerization of New York City's property valuation system: data collection, basic research, software implementation, programming, training, statistics. He pioneered the use of location response surfaces in valuation and helped plan a Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Department of Finance. He organized and coordinate a citywide GIS interest group (GISMO) which educates and advocates for the diverse community of GIS users in the New York metropolitan area. His academic career encompasses quantitative and theoretical research on migration, ethnicity, urban growth and neighborhood change. He is an authority on location analysis and the location value of real estate. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the geography of New York City. Having lived and worked in Europe, Israel, Mexico as well as the United States, he adapts easily to new environments and has conducted research in Spanish and English. He maintains international contacts among geographers, urban information system specialists and land policy professionals.

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Roland Gebhardt

Respected for his versatility and originality as a designer, Mr. Gebhardt has designed and directed projects as a consultant for New York's top design firms. He has worked on a wide range of projects including: space planning, retail environments, exhibits, signage, product development and packaging, as well as marketing communications. He holds several product patents.
Mr. Gebhardt is also an internationally known sculptor whose work has been shown around the world and is in many prominent collections. This work can be classified as minimalist.He has been the subject of much media coverage and the recipient of numerous awards for both his design work and sculpture.
Mr. Gebhardt has participated in many community related activities, including the Hudson River Waterfront, Community Board 1, and is a member of the steering committee for R.Dot (Rebuild Downtown Our Town). He is the illustrator of the R.Dot White Paper and Position Papers on Managed Streets, Arts and Culture, and Retail. He is a board member of the Tribeca Organization.
Roland Gebhardt was born in Paramaribo, Suriname 1939.
Educated in Suriname, Holland, Switzerland and Germany he holds a Master of Fine Arts Art Academy of Hamburg 1964.

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Prosser Gifford

Prosser Gifford is the Director of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. He received at B.A. from Yale (1951), a B.A. from Oxford University (1993), where he was a Rhodes Scholar, an LL.B. from Harvard University (1956), a Ph.D. from Yale (1964), an LL.D. from Doshida University, Kyoto, Japan and an L.H.D from Amherst College (1969). He has served as assistant to the President of Swarthmore College, Dean of Faculty at Amherst College and Deputy Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC. He was co-editor and contributor of Britain and Germany in Africa, 1967, France and Britain in Africa, 1971, Transfer of Power in Africa, 1982, and Decolonization and African Independence, l988. He is the former chairman of the Board of Trustees, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and a former Trustee of the Hotchkiss School and Concord Academy.

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Scot H. Graham

Scot Graham is a real estate executive with more than twenty-two years of experience in virtually all facets real estate acquisition, development, leasing and management. Areas of expertise include financing, marketing, joint ventures and strategic planning. He has extensive international experience with large corporations and public institutions. He is seasoned generalist able to identify and market new opportunities, manage large-scale profitable operations, develop financing structures and provide organizational rationalization to large bureaucracies.

Presently, he directs the Real Estate Leasing and Asset Management of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Previously, he was at Resource Asset Management, INC., Los Angeles, CA 2994-2000; Senior Vice President and General Manager; AMB Property Corporation, San Francisco, CA 1987 & 1991; Vice President; Cadillac Fairview California, Inc. San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA A Cadillac Fairview Ltd. (Canada) subsidiary 1981-1987; Vice President>
He graduated form the University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business,Los Angeles, CA with a Masters of Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate 1981, and Stanford University, Stanford, CA with a Bachelor of Arts with honor and distinction in Economics, 1978. He holds a California Brokers License.

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Joyce S. Lee, AIA

Joyce Lee is the Chief Architect at the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In the City Chartered Asset Management Program, she oversees the effort of consultants and in-house staff in the survey of major public buildings, including libraries, schools, courthouses, police precincts, firehouses, hospitals, health centers, museum and cultural facilities. She supervises the production of citywide reports identifying state of good repair needs on behalf of the Mayor. In her capacity at OMB, Joyce also oversees resource efficient design and construction citywide. She conducts energy and resource efficiency review of capital projects and raises the awareness of sustainable design and construction practices within the public sector. She works with construction and operating agencies, the mayor's offices, state authorities, and a university consortium to broaden educational opportunities as well as to address financial issues in sustainable development. In 1998, Joyce founded the new Committee on the Environment at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter. She will serve as Chair of the national AIA Committee on the Environment next year and play a role in conceiving the 2002 conference and trade show with the U.S. Green Building Council. Joyce received her master of architecture and master of real estate development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She serves an advisory to several New York City and national non-profit groups whose missions are to enhance the built environment.

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Lian Hurst Mann ,Ph.D., AIA

Lian Hurst Mann, AIA, is editor of the journal Ahora Now. She writes about architecture, urbanism and contemporary cultural practices, including feminist approaches to design. Her book, Architecture's Social Project: Contemporary Strategies for Practice (co-edited with Thomas A. Dutton) was published by University of Minnesota Press. She is co-author of the report "Reconstructing Los Angeles from the Bottom Up," written by the Urban Strategies Group in 1993. An architect and cultural theorist, Lian is a founding member of the cultural works collective, AGIT PROPS. She has served as president of the Association for Women in Architecture and member of the founding Board of Directors of California Women in Environmental Design, and is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles, for which she directs the publications program. Her Ph.D.(1990), M.Arch.(1974) and B.Arch (1969) degrees were all earned from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ronald H. McGlynn is President of Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, Inc., Investment Counselors, which was founded in l973 to assist wealthy individuals and families who want a trusted and discreet investment counselor to help them not only manage their money but oversee their larger financial affairs as well. The firm combines a special ability to identify and pursue innovative opportunities along with a prudent style of investing in equity and balanced portfolios. According to independent rankings, this approach has generated returns that place Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn among the best money managers in the country. The three founding principals of the firm, Gerald B. Cramer, Edward J. Rosenthal and Ronald H. McGlynn, have spent an average of 29 years each in the investment business. Before forming the firm in l973, all of them held positions of considerable responsibility on Wall Street. Ronald McGlynn, received a B.A, (l965) from Williams College and an M.B.A, (l967) from Columbia University Business School. He is a Director of New York Bancorp and a member of the Board of Trustees, Winthrop University Hospital.

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Cecily Cannan Selby

Cecily Cannan Selby received her AB in physics form Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. in physical biology from MIT. She began her career as a research scientist at the Sloan Kettering Institute and Cornell Medical College, publishing some of the first papers on cancer, skin and muscle cell ultrastructure. Moving to education and administration, she served as Chief Executive of an Independent School, of Girl Scouts USA, and of a Washington DC based non-profit organization. She co-chaired the 1983 National Science Board Commission on Pre-College Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, and several committees for New York State including one that recommended statewide standards for K-12 math, science, and technology education.

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Selby was Professor of Science Education and Chair of the Math, Science and Statistics Education Department at the New York University School of Education. She has served as a consultant for General Electric, Eastman Kodak, Carnegie Corp., the University of Montana, the Coalition of Juvenile Justice, the Illinois Academy of Math and Science, and the New Jersey Board of Higher Education. Dr. Selby serves on the Board of Trustees for the New York Hall of Science, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and Girls Incorporated. Former corporate directorships include Avon Products, RCA and NBC, LoehmannÕs Inc., and the National Education Corp. Former trusteeships include MIT and Radcliffe College. She has also published a number of articles on science and math education including "Outcomes-Based Education," in the Science Teacher, October 1983; "Technology: From Myths to Realities" in Phi Delta Kappan and "Integrated Math, Science and Technology Education" in The Technology Teacher, 1988. In 1997, Dr. Selby was elected as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Ronald Shiffman

Ron Shiffman is a city planner with 40 years of experience providing program and organizational development assistance to community-based groups in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Trained as an architect and urban planner, he is an expert in the areas of financial packaging, innovative community-based financing, real estate development, and community-based planning. He has had extensive experience bringing together private and public sector sponsors of housing and related community development projects. In 1964, Ron Shiffman co-founded the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development [PICCED].

Mr. Shiffman was an executive committee member of the International Research and Exchange for Development (IRED) and is the immediate past president of the Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development. Since 1996 he has lectured extensively on Sustainable Development and Brownfield revitalization strategies.

In addition to his former role as director of PICCED, he is a tenured professor at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners [AICP] since May 1985 and in April 2002 became a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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Susan S. Szenasy

In 1986 Susan S. Szenasy was named chief editor of Metropolis, the New York City-based magazine of architecture, culture, and design. During her 17 years as Editor in Chief, the magazine has gained international recognition and has won numerous awards. Szenasyıs training in design journalism was on the job. Beginning with Interiors magazine, she rose from a junior position of editorial assistant to senior editor; then she was named chief editor of Residential Interiors, the short-lived offspring of Interiors. Szenasy is the author of several books on design, including The Home and Light. She holds an MA degree in Modern European History from Rutgers University and teaches design history and design ethics at New Yorkıs Parsons School of Design. She is a frequent lecturer and panel moderator on broad-ranging design topics, and the guiding light behind Metropolisıs Conferences (which she also facilitates), including Wonderbrands, Wonderbrands West, Net@Work, Business UnUsual, and Teaching Green. She is the co-founder of R.Dot (Rebuild Downtown Our Town), a coalition of New Yorkers who came together after the 9/11 tragedies to contribute their expertise to building the 21st century metropolis at the site of the former World Trade Center. Szenasy was born in Hungary.

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Director and Founder
Beverly A. Willis

Beverly A. Willis, Director and Founder, The Architecture Research Institute, Inc., New York; Founder and Trustee, the National Building Museum, Washington, DC.; Member, Working Committee, Institute for School Board Leadership for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Columbia University Teachers College and principal, Beverly Willis Architects, New York. Willis, who began her career as a multi-media artist, was licensed as an architect in 1966. Among her best known buildings and projects are the San Francisco Ballet Association Building and School in that city's Civic Center; Manhattan Village Academy in New York, and the Nob Hill Court Apartments in San Francisco; and the Laurel Heights Master Plan for the University of California, San Francisco.

In the early 1970s, her firm developed a series of computer analyses and adapted site drafting programs, copyrighted as CARLA (Computerized Approach to Residential Land Analysis), which the firm applied to large scale community and residential developments across the US. Willis was a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth (1992) and has lectured at many universities, and her art and design work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, as well as in other venues. Her architectural projects have been reviewed or cited in some 65 publications and Willis herself has authored numerous articles, including "Is the Master Builder Dead?" in Blueprints: the Journal of the National Building Museum (1993), and "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Singapore" in Visions and Reflections on Utopia and Reality (edited by Iris Miller and Robert A. Bosser, American Institute of Architects, 1991). Her first book, Invisible Images: The Silent Language of Architecture was published by The National Building Museum. Willis, who received an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College (1984), studied engineering at Oregon State University and was graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.F.A.

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The Architect’s Advisory Board


Edward Larrabee Barnes, FAIA

Principal, Edward Larrabee Barnes Architects

Edward Larrabee Barnes received his B.S. degree cum laude from Harvard College (1938) and his M. Arch. from Harvard University (1942). His first commission, "a young architect's dream job," was the Reid House, Purchase New York, 1950.

In 1959 he won the A.W. Brunner Prize from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Yale University Award for Distinction in the Arts. Many awards and recognition have followed, among which the First Honor Award for El Monte Apartments, United States Federal Housing Administration (1963); Medal of Honor, AIANY (1971); Merit Award for A. Rockefeller House, American Society of Landscape Architects (1972); Harleston Parker Medal for the New England Merchants National Bank, Boston Society of Architects (1972); Bard Award for Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design for the N.Y. Botanical Garden Restoration, City Club of New York (1978); Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture, University of Virginia (1981); First Award for Design Excellence for Amherst College Mathematics and Computer Science Building, International Masonry Institute, New England Chapter(1986); 350th Anniversary Medal, Harvard University (1986); First Honor Award for IBM World Trade Corporation, AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter (1990); AIA Twenty-Five-Year Award for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (1994). In 1993 he was named Lifetime Trustee, Museum of Modern Art, and has served as trustee of The American Academy in Rome, of which he was also First Vice President (1973). In 1991 Mr. Barnes was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Robert Geddes, FAIA

Partner, Geddes Demshak, Architecture and Planning

Robert Geddes is a co-founder of Geddes Demshak, Architecture and Planning, Princeton, New Jersey. Formerly Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, he is the Luce Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and History at New York University, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Kenan Professor of Architecture Emeritus at Princeton University.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the American Institute of Architects, jointly conferred on Geddes their highest educational award, the Topaz Medal, for lifetime achievement in architectural education. The American Institute of Architects bestowed on Geddes' firm its highest professional award for work in housing, educational facilities, public buildings, and urban planning projects that has shown a consistent regard for design quality, respect for the environment, and social concern. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a M. Arch (1950).


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Hugh Hardy, FAIA

Partner, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates

Hugh Hardy received his B.A. in Architecture (1954) and M. Arch. (1956) from Princeton University, where he was a D'Amato Prizeman. In 1962 he established Hugh Hardy & Associates. In 1967 he founded, with his current partners Malcolm Holzman and Norman Pfeiffer, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. The Associates were cited in 1981 by the American Institute of Architects with the Architectural Firm Award.
In 1988, Mr. Hardy was honored with the Benjamin West Clinedinst Medal of the Artists' Fellowship, Inc. for "exceptional artistic merit." Also in 1988, he was cited as one of the Domino's "Top 30" Contemporary Architects in the world. HHPA received the 1988 Bard Awards from the City Club of New York for architectural excellence in the restoration and reconstruction of three floors of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center (including the Rainbow Room) and for his renovation of the Majestic Theatre. The Majestic Theatre has since been honored with the AIANY Honor Award for Interior Architecture, a Certificate of Merit from the Municipal Art Society, an Adaptive Use Award from the Preservation League of New York State, and an Architecture Honor Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. In 1992 Hugh Hardy was appointed to serve on the National Council on the Arts for a four-year term. He is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a member of the American Association of Museums, the League of Historic American Theaters, the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, the National Trust for Historical Preservation, and the Society of Architectural Historians. His articles have been published in Architectural Record, Spazio e Societa', OZ, Places, and the Encyclopedia of Architecture, among a number of other professional and scholarly publications. Mr. Hardy has served as Chairman of the Design Arts Advisory Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts and currently serves as Vice President of the Municipal Arts Society and as Vice President for Architecture of the Architectural League of New York. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Glimmerglass Opera Company, the New York City Historic House Trust, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, and the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University.
He is currently Partner-in-Charge of the reconstruction and expansion of the Rainbow Bridge U.S. Toll Plaza at Niagara Falls and the renovation and expansion of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, N.Y. Other recent projects in New York City include the renovation of Windows on the World Restaurant; two new restaurant pavilions for Bryant Park; rehabilitation of the Victory and New Amsterdam Theaters; and 186 East 76th Street, a new 40-story high-rise housing tower.

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Catherine Ingraham, Ph.D.

Chairperson Architecture and Urban Design Graduate Department Pratt Institute

Dr. Ingraham directs the architecture and urban design program and teaches architectural theory and design at Pratt Institute. She is editor, along with Michael Hays and Alicia Kennedy, of Assemblage, a critical architectural journal published by MIT Press. Dr. Ingraham has published extensively on architecture and lectured at many universities in America and Europe. Her book, entitled Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity, was published by Yale University Press. She received her Ph.D 1978 and MA 1979 from The Johns Hopkins University. As an undergraduate she studied at St. Johns College, Liberal arts and Philosophy 1973, Universite de Paris, French Literature and Language, 1971. Universite de Strasbourg, Comparative Literature and Theory, 1979. She has taught at Harvard University and University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wright - Ingraham Institute, Colorado.

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William Pedersen, FAIA

Partner, Kohn, Pedersen, Fox

William Pedersen received his B. Arch. degree from the University of Minnesota (1961) and an M. Arch. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1963), where he was a Whitney Fellow. In 1976 he co-founded Kohn Pedersen Fox, which was awarded the AIANY Gold Medal in 1989, and the Architectural Firm Award in 1990 by the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Pedersen frequently lectures and serves on academic and professional juries and symposia. He has been a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia University and Harvard University, and has held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University. He has been honored as the Herbert S. Greenward Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the Architectural League, the New York State Association of Architects and the Society of Architectural Historians and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and of the American Academy in Rome. His practice includes many award-winning buildings both here and abroad, among them: as Senior Designer with I.M. Pei and Partners the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; as Partner-in-Charge of Design, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates: Proctor and Gamble General Offices Complex, Cincinnati; World Bank, Washington, DC; Mainzer Landstrasse 58, Frankfurt, Germany; Bouygues Corporate Headquarters Competition, Versailles, France; 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago

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Hani Rashid

Asymptote Architects

Hani Rashid with co-founder Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote Architects have exhibited design work at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the Kunsthalle in Vienna, the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Musee des Beaux Arts in Chartres France, the Uzzan gallery in Paris, Pavillion DÕarsenal in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal Canada and at the 1996 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

AsymptoteÕs study projects include the new library for Alexandria, Egypt; the Moscow State Theater; a National Courthouse for Groningen, the Netherlands; the Berlin Spreebogen, a new parliamentary precinct; a proposal for a new city center in Lanciano, Italy; a cultural center in Tours, France; a historical museum in Tohoku and a passenger ship terminal for Yokohama, both in Japan; the Los Angeles West Coast Gateway, a national monument commemorating Pacific Rim immigration. A temporary reusable structure housing multimedia and performing arts theaters in Aarhus Denmark opened in 1996.

Hani Rashid, received his BA Architecture, Carleton University, and his MA Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently an adjunct assistant professor of architecture in the graduate school of architecture planning and preservation at Columbia University, Rashid has taught at Harvard University, Stadelshule in Frankfurt, Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Beriage Institute in Amsterdam and Lund University in Sweden.

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Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA

Partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Marilyn Jordan Taylor received her B.A. in Government from Radcliffe College (1969), studied at MIT Graduate School of Architecture, and went on to earn her M. Arch. at the University of California at Berkeley (1974). She joined the Washington office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1971, was elected Associate Partner in 1979 and Partner in 1986. Ms. Taylor now heads the Urban Design and Planning Group in SOMıs New York office, and is also responsible for the Transportation and Airport Planning Group. Ms. Taylor has been responsible for the urban design and planning aspects of a number of SOMıs largest projects in New York, including Worldwide Plaza on Eighth Avenue; the master plan from Riverside South; One Broadway Place, a retail-and-office project on Times Square; 450 Lexington Avenue, an office tower above the historic Grand Central Post Office, among other public and private commissions. Her current transportation projects are planning and design for the International Arrivals Building at JFK Airport, the preparation of design standards for the Logan Modernization Plan in Boston, and the New Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Her extensive experience in planning and design for transit-related development includes a master plan for Downtown Newark focusing on the Central Business District and incorporation a new local transit system linking Newarkıs transportation resources. Marilyn Taylor is president of several architectural organizations: the New York City Chapter of the AIA; the Temple Hoyne Buelll Center for American architecture at Columbia University; the regional and Urban Design Committee of the AIA; and the New York City Building Congress.