1. Ryan Gilliam

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    Ryan is an artist and organizer with three decades of experience working in the Lower East Side on community art projects and public space activations. She is a co-founder of Fourth Arts Block and has led the transformation of a vacant building into a community arts space on East 4th Street.

  2. Ellana

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    Incorporated in 1998, Ellana Construction Consultants is a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) construction consulting firm providing four core services consisting of cost management, project controls, owner representation and professional training services to a wide range of A/E/C industry clients. We are also certified WBE through the Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and SBA’s Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).


  3. Smart Design

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    We’re a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter.

    In 1980, we set out to pioneer the business of design that puts people first. Now, 40 years later, we’ve brought more than 1,000 products and services to market. We’ve helped BBVA build a design capability, given the New York taxi a makeover, and partnered with Gatorade on a personalized hydration system. We’re proud of our roots in product design and development.

    Today, we keep growing as business challenges become more intertwined with multi-channel experiences. We’re launching innovation platforms, redefining customer journeys and reimagining entirely new revenue streams. No matter how technology evolves, our fundamental goal remains the same: make experiences more intuitive, enjoyable and relevant.


  4. SHoP

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    SHoP Architects was founded twenty years ago to harness the power of diverse expertise in the design of buildings and environments that improve the quality of public life. Our inclusive, open-minded process allows us to effectively address a broad range of issues in our work: from novel programmatic concepts, to next-generation fabrication and delivery techniques, to beautifully crafted spaces that precisely suit their functions. Years ago we set out to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made within real-world constraints. Today, our interdisciplinary staff of 180 is implementing that idea at critical sites around the world.

  5. Marvel

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    At MARVEL, we recognize that the pressing issues facing contemporary cities, communities, and the natural environment can only be solved with bold, collective action. We embrace global challenges. For more than 20 years, we have worked at the intersection of public and private space, creating intentionally timeless design solutions that integrate nature and context.

    From our offices in New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, we bring together architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and interiors professionals. Together, we accelerate the discussion between all stakeholders—including policy makers, community and business leaders, clients, activists, and citizens—and co-author long-term visions for buildings, places, and people.

    Our interdisciplinary research and design teams develop big ideas to solve big problems. By synthesizing our diverse expertise and working as one entity, we design, plan, and build shared urban spaces that are key to humanity’s success and our planet’s health. We address immediate issues while improving our quality of life for the long-term.

    Marvel’s projects have been recognized with over 125 international industry awards, among them the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the 2019 Presidential Citation for integrating design and community service.

    Our portfolio spans affordable housing, commercial, cultural institutions, schools and higher education, civic and public works, hospitality, high-end residential, recreational projects, workspaces, and parks and public spaces.


  6. Henning Larsen

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    Henning Larsen is an international studio for architecture, landscape, and urbanism. At the heart of our design philosophy is the play of light and nature. We bring joy to those who occupy our spaces by shaping the conditions for human interaction. We work at the nexus of creativity and experimentation, looking always to the lasting impact on communities and their environments.

  7. Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA)

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    Francis Cauffman has broad expertise in our core disciplines, deep industry resources, and top talent. We provide architecture, interior design, and planning services in four major areas of focus: healthcare, corporate/workplace, science and technology, and higher education. Our professionals are constantly exploring new ideas about design as they are applied to office environments, healthcare, teaching and research. We also offer design-related services to support our clients’ businesses, such as information technology and medical equipment planning.

  8. Buro Happold

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    Buro Happold is an international, integrated consultancy of engineers, consultants and advisers, operating in 26 locations worldwide, with over 70 partners and 1,900 employees.

  9. DLR Group

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    With offices around the globe housing specialized design expertise, your integrated design team is backed by the more than 1,000+ design professionals and the resources of the entire firm. This enables DLR Group to scale teams to meet your challenge and deliver specialized expertise to any location whenever, and wherever, it may be needed.

    Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Cultural+Performing Arts, Detention, Energy Services, Federal Markets, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, Housing, K-12 Education, Museums, Retail+Mixed-Use, Sports, and Workplace.

    DLR Group is a passionate advocate for sustainable design. We are an early adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment and the China Accord. We believe sustainability is best judged by disciplined, systematic evaluation of high performance building metrics to measure the effectiveness of design.

  10. FABnyc

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    FABnyc is a team of  artists and organizers working to preserve, sustain, and grow the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side neighborhood.

    FABnyc was founded in 2001 by a coalition of cultural and community nonprofits on East 4th Street to save their homes. Today our commitment to sustaining the cultural character and diversity of the community extends across the LES: from 14th Street to Canal, from Bowery to the East River.

    FABnyc works in partnership with the community – bringing artists and arts strategies to
    – Fight physical and cultural displacement
    – Build collective power and collaboration
    – Increase equity and access to cultural resources and public space
    – Support local resiliency and community health