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Joan Krevlin

Founding Partner, BKSK Architects


Joan Krevlin, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and founding partner of BKSK Architects, has specialized in sustainable community design for decades. She designed the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor Center, which was the first public building in New York to earn a Platinum LEED certification. The Visitor Center also received an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects award in 2008. Joan also oversaw the design of the Tribute World Trade Center 9/11 Visitor Center, the first space to open to visitors in the Ground Zero area.

Joan has served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force since its creation in the 1990s. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences, and has authored articles on interactive learning environments and on architect/client collaboration. She received a Master of Architecture in 1978 and Bachelor of Arts in 1974 from Washington University, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2003.

Focus: Cities, Culture, Energy, Environment, Innovation, Sustainability, United States, Americas

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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010

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