In over twenty-five years of practicing architecture, Serena Losonczy, Associate Partner at PBDW Architects in New York City, has focused her career on designing educational environments in a variety of contexts, new and historic. She passionately believes in the transformative power of design to impact our lives and her people-centered approach to design consistently results in projects with an identifiable and welcoming sense of place. Having served as the architect for numerous independent schools and higher education institutions in the Northeast, her experience spans a diverse array of building types and scales from complex, multi-phase expansions to intricate adaptive reuse projects. In addition, she spearheads the firm’s sustainability initiative and was the lead designer of the firm’s first Net-Zero Energy building. 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.