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Battery Park City Ferry Terminal | New York, NY, Senior Project Architect, 2009

As Senior Project Architect in the Engineering/Architecture Design Division of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), Risa led an in-house team of architects and designers, along with a multi-disciplinary team of outside consultants. The design was completed in 2000, however, as a result of 9/11 the project was put on hold and the facility was completed in 2009. The gorals for the project were to create a terminal with a pavilion-like feel that served as an extension of the Battery Park City esplanade. The terminal consists of a 160/ by 176', 1200-ton holl and tensile fabric roof structure. It is designed to float, which proved to be innovative not only for the facility design, but for the construction as well. The terminal was built almost entirely off-site and "shipped" to its final location. The design criteria was established by the technical requirements needed for the function of the facility, as well as the aesthetic guidelines implemented by the Battery Park City Authority.

Photography: (c) John Bartelstone Photography, LLC


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Risa Honig, AIA / BA, 1982 / M.Arch, 1985