Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA | 2013 AIA Associates Award

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Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA | Notes of Interest

Jessica has acted as an effective ambassador for the architecture community and the AIA New York chapter. Through her work at the storefront Center for Architecture, mentoring and working in the community, she has created a compelling vision for the future of the profession and shown an exceptional ability to make things happen. She has been the co-chair of the chapter’s emerging professionals committee and edits eOculus, the chapter’s electronic journal, elevating the discourse of architectural design within the industry.

She was one of the chief organizers of the Emerging New York Architect’s Biennial Competition, which won the 2006 AlA National Program of the Year award. Some of her many responsibilities for this international design ideas competition included publicizing and marketing the competition around the world and, most notably, editing the 80-page publication that has become a standard for all future ENYA publications. From an intrinsic desire to share her experiences and expertise, Jessica has lectured on developing and implementing competitions at several design firms and at the 2006 AlA New York State convention. She was an adviser to the Bronx Museum of the Arts when it was developing its Grand Concourse competition, "Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100," a competition for emerging architects to envision the future of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Jessica is a true advocate of architecture and has always been a champion of AIA New York. She is distinguished from other professionals by her commitment to promoting the design profession. Whether guiding competitions that inspire emerging talent, promoting architecture through writing and publications, or encouraging peers to be involved, Jessica is a standard bearer in the New York architecture community.

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Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA

  • Architect: Gensler
  • Location: New York City

Jury Comments

She is a voice for those not practicing architecture in a conventional way, and her tireless contributions to the profession embody what it should mean to be an Associate of the AIA.

2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture Jury

  • Steven Spurlock, FAIA, Chair
  • Wnuck Spurlock Architecture
  • Washington, DC
  • James Binkley, FAIA
  • Reston, Virginia
  • Brian F. Cavanaugh, AIA
  • Architecture Building Culture LLC
  • Portland, Oregon 
  • Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA
  • Aisha Densmore-Bey, Designer
  • Boston
  • Lonnie Hoogeboom, AIA
  • Houston Downtown Management District
  • Houston

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