As a first step toward achieving the ambitious goal to recognize all of the unsung women whose work has shaped the public realm of New York City, the Public Design Commission created Women-Designed NYC, a publication that focuses on women-led projects awarded by the Public Design Commission over the past ten years. This publication includes a wide variety of project typologies representing a cross-section of the built environment—from parks and streetscapes to artworks, cultural facilities, and infrastructure. It also includes a timeline of the women members of the Public Design Commission. Every design in the book is the result of the hard work of many people, inclusive of all gender identities.

The Barnard and Columbia Architecture Department hosted an exhibition and reception on November 21 in celebration. Anna Torriani, the Co-Chair for the AIANY Public Architecture Committee and Design Principal at Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani showcased her project, Mariners Harbor Branch of the New York Public Library, at the event. In attendance were Keri Butler, Deputy Director of the New York City Public Design Commission, and Rebecca Macklis, Urban Designer and the Senior Urban Design Manager at the New York City Public Design Commission.

The exhibition will on display through December 5, 2019, at the Louise McCagg Gallery, on the 4th Floor of The Diana Center at Barnard College.