Joan Krevlin

BKSK Architects


Joan Krevlin, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and founding partner of BKSK Architects, has specialized in sustainable community design for decades. She designed the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor Center, which was the first public building in New York to earn a Platinum LEED certification. The Visitor Center also received an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects award in 2008. Krevlin also oversaw the design of the Tribute World Trade Center 9/11 Visitor Center, the first space to open to visitors in the Ground Zero area.

Krevlin has served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force since its creation in the 1990s. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences, and has authored articles on interactive learning environments and on architect/client collaboration.

Featured Work

OCT 18, 2010 Podcast

Sustainable Societies

What will it take to build sustainable societies? The panel includes Sartaz Ahmed of Booz and Company on building sustainable cities; Larry Burns (formerly of ...

SEP 8, 2010 Podcast

Ethics in Business: Interview with Architect Joan Krevlin

Joan Krevlin's work as an architect demonstrates what integrity can bring to a career. Deploying form and function with integrity is key to design. Krevlin ...