Public Works Partners thrives with the support of our network of women-owned and -led businesses. We partner with these firms on projects, face down similar challenges, turn to them for advice when we need it and offer the same in return. The relationships that have grown through our collaborations have supported us as we explore new opportunities and expand our areas of expertise. Our network inspires us to continue innovating and building better systems that support our communities, both internal and external. We are immensely grateful for the firms that make up this network, and, as Women’s History Month draws to a close, we want to celebrate them.
AKRF seeks to develop real-world solutions for transportation, real estate, water, and energy clients. The firm was founded by and is currently led by women CEOs. Projects of note include Atlantic Yards, East Coast Resiliency Project, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the ongoing work on the Empire Station Complex, which Public Works is proud to be collaborating on.
Find out more here: https://www.akrf.com/
Anat Gerstein is a full-service communications firm that supports nonprofits of every size. Specializing in building brand recognition and stakeholder partnerships, their clients include Girl Scouts of Greater New York, The Partnership for the Homeless, and Women Creating Change.
Find out more here: https://anatgerstein.com/
BJH Advisors, LLC is a real estate development and advisory firm, with expertise in urban planning, finance, tax policy, market analytics, project management, and Federal/State/City incentives. Working with a variety of clients, BJH aids their clients in developing opportunities and analysis. Their ongoing projects include Hudson Yards, Governor’s Island/Ellis Island, and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Master Plan.
Find out more here: http://www.bjhadvisors.com/
Cathy Berse-Hurley – CBH Studio
CBH Studio is a web, print, and package design firm that offers unique and professional branding. Cathy’s support in creating and maintaining the Public Works Partners website, as well as her collaboration on a soon-to-be-published website, have made her an invaluable part of our team.
Find out more here: https://cbhstudio.com/
Insight Civil Engineering provides technical and professional services in the fields of civil engineering, planning, urban design, and buildings and facilities consulting. They champion a focus on “resilient, sustainable, and equitable urban future” solutions within their planning and design. Projects and clients include the Grand Central Terminal Station Master’s Office, NYC Ferries, and Pier 40 Restoration.
Find out more here: http://www.insightcivil.com/
Laland Baptiste is a construction management firm that brings together civil engineers with more than 25 years of experience to help lead their clients to success. Areas of expertise include project management, owner’s representation, and disaster recovery management. Projects include the New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) – Emergency Management Program, CUNY John Jay College, and Hurricane Sandy Restoration.
Find out more here: https://lalandbaptiste.com/
Less Road Traveled
The Less Road Traveled team works with their clients for a more sustainable strategy for planning transportation and land use. They bring over two decades of project management expertise to projects like the New Haven Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coordination, the Southeastern CT Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, and the City of Burlington Transit Pass & Parking Cash-Out Study.
Find out more here: https://lessroadtraveled.com/
Mindy Espinosa – MRE Bookkeeping
A highly qualified Accountant and Bookkeeper with a focus on high-quality service for small businesses. Mindy has extensive knowledge of accounting principles, tax procedures, and customer relations. She is an integral part of the Public Works team, supporting us as we’ve grown and taken on new challenges!
Find out more here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindy-espinosa-4640a94/
Perch Advisors is a full-service consulting firm focused on building up communities. With consideration to local business, jobs, economic sustainability, open space, public land, and policy, their ideas are socially-focused and innovative. They have expertise in economic, workforce, and community development with clients including the Red Hook Business Alliance and the United Way of New York City.
Find out more here: http://www.perch-advisors.com/
SCAPE is a landscape architecture and urban design studio focused on reflecting natural cycles and systems within their designs. The synergy of connecting the needs of urban living to nature leads to their forward-thinking solutions. Projects include Jamaica Bay Landing, Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, and the Battery Park City Sustainability Plan.
Find out more here: https://www.scapestudio.com/
Three Furies is a NYC WBE certified firm delivering management consulting and communications strategies to entrepreneurs, causes, and communities. Three Furies supports brand and content development strategies as well as business strategy to position their clients to become dominant players in their fields.
Find out more here: https://www.threefuries.com/
TYTHEdesign provides unique social impact strategies that help build better communities and cities. With over 10 years of experience, their human-centered approach in the areas of program design, toolkit development, research, and data visualization has touched neighborhoods across New York. Projects include the Brooklyn Public Library Neighborhood Needs Assessment and the Columbia University Social Enterprise Conference.
Find out more here: https://tythe-design.org/
Via Collective designs graphic information systems that help people quickly understand key information. These include projects like the MTA New York City Transit Enhanced Station Initiative, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Randall’s Island Park.
Find out more here: https://viacollective.com/
WXY is an award-winning urban design firm, focused on innovative approaches to public space and in considering urban issues. The firm emphasizes its commitment to working with community-based organizations across the public and private sectors. Clients include the Bronx Foundation for Education and The Arts, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and the New York City Department of City Planning.
Find out more here: https://www.wxystudio.com/