Name: Christa Waring, AIA, LEED-AP, CPHD
Company Name: CTA Architects P.C.
List up to three associations or organizations that you are currently a member of:
- American Institute of Architects;
- NYC DOB and NYCECC committees;
- visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture;
- Urban Green Council.
What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
As a partner in charge of CTA Architects’ finances, I am most proud of the fact that our employees never missed a full paycheck and not one of our 50 full-time staffers was let go, despite the pandemic and the economic slowdown. This was due to both, CTA’s ability to win new projects despite the crisis, and our successful application for PPP loans. We have won new projects and continued ongoing work without major interruptions even during the most difficult period this year. CTA has contracted new FISP-related renovations, won the historic restoration of the Gouverneur Court at 621 Water St. in Manhattan, and is proceeding with several private multi-family developments and renovations. We have also achieved the NYC Landmarks Commission’s approval for the redevelopment of the Park 79 property at 117 West 79th St. in Manhattan.