Frances Halsband

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Frances Halsband (born October 30, 1943, in New York City) is an American architect. She received her B.A. at Swarthmore College in 1965 and a Master's from Columbia University in 1968.[1][2] She has served on juries for design awards and chaired the 1999 American Institute of Architects Committee on Design.[3]


In 2014, Halsband was recognized for her work designing the Long Island Rail Road Entrance, New York Penn Station, a winning site of Built by Women New York City,[4] a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014 to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed, engineered and built by women.


  1. ^ "Women in Architecture" at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  2. ^ Lorenz, Clare, Women in Architecture: a contemporary perspective, Rizzoli, New York, 1990 p. 44
  3. ^ AIA Profile
  4. ^ "Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Hosts Leadership Awards Gala, Kicks off Built By Women Exhibition". Architectural Record. Retrieved March 8, 2015.