WXY lecture

Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes present the Battery Bosque and Sea Glass Carousel.

March 25, 2011

Recorded on March 16, 2011.

In 2018, WXY Architecture + Urban Design was one of eight firms recognized by the annual Emerging Voices competition, which recognizes North American designers with distinct voices and significant bodies of realized work. Partners Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes presented their work as part of the associated lecture series.

WXY architecture + urban design was founded in 1998 as Weisz + Yoes by Weisz and Yoes. In 2009, the New York-based studio renamed itself WXY to reflect the addition of a third partner, Layng Pew.

In this excerpt from their lecture, Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes present the Battery Bosque and Sea Glass Carousel; the Times Square Visitors Center; and the Official NYC Information Center.

The firm is known for the realization of innovative architecture by means of public and community-initiated commissions. Its work ranges from single buildings to public landscapes, urban design plans to urban furniture. Weisz + Yoes was selected by the League in 1998 to participate in its Young Architects Forum and was recognized in 2006 as a Design Innovator by Chrysler/House Beautiful.

Claire Weisz received her professional degree from the University of Toronto and her masters of Architecture from Yale University. She currently is on the faculty of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Policy and was on the founding board of The Design Trust for Public Space.

Mark Yoes received his bachelors in architecture from Rice University and his masters from the Yale University School of Architecture.

Layng Pew received his bachelors and masters of architecture from Yale.

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