Serena Losonczy aia, leed ap
In over twenty-five years of practicing architecture, Serena Losonczy has designed and managed projects in a variety of contexts, new and historic, focusing on innovative educational environments. She passionately believes in the transformative power of design to enhance our lives. Her expertise in planning, collaborative working style and deep commitment to a people-centered design approach deliver vibrant and welcoming spaces with enduring quality.
Highlights of her institutional work include an iconic new Net-Zero energy Residence Hall for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, a complex, multi-phase expansion and adaptive reuse for Saint David’s School, a light-filled addition to Poly Prep Lower School as well as the rejuvenation of the historically significant, early modern Van Ingen Art Library at Vassar College. Examples of earlier projects are the Park Avenue Armory, Educational Alliance, Portsmouth Abbey School, and Marymount School. Her winning designs for the New York Building Congress sidewalk shed competition and the Atlanta Beltline Playable 10 competition received accolades. Currently, she is working on a master plan for Regis High School.
Ms. Losonczy spearheads the firm’s sustainability initiatives with notable success. Poly Prep Lower school was New York City’s very first LEED-certified school, as well as New York State’s first K-12 LEED school. She was also the lead designer of the firm’s first Net-Zero energy building, the Residence Hall for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College.
Ms. Losonczy received her Masters of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum, a member of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education and actively volunteers for the AIA Learning by Design program, which introduces K-12 students to architectural design.