Kirsten is a vocal advocate for the value of design and the importance of creating resilient and sustainable urban density. As managing partner, she is focused on the health and vitality of the firm, channeling her passion for architecture through her direction of marketing and communications, strategic planning and other office-wide endeavors. Her design training and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed her to approach the business side of the practice as a design project; with each initiative, she reflects the firm’s commitment to improving public life, and seeks opportunities to invigorate communities and the urban environment.
Beyond the firm, Kirsten’s enthusiasm for supporting architectural practice manifests in a number of professional affiliations and leadership roles: she is on the board of the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation; she has served the AIA New York as Director of Publications, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Oculus Committee and the PR Task Force, and co-chaired outreach efforts for the Chapter’s Post Sandy Initiative. Kirsten holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the New School.