Blau, Heidi L.

Heidi L. Blau

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Boston, Massachusetts


  • Columbia University MARCH 1983
  • Smith College BA 1980


  • FXFOWLE Architects
  • BWB Architects
  • Hagmann Mitchell Architects

Professional organizations

  • AIA
  • College of Fellows
  • CREW
  • SCUP
  • ALA


New York, institutional


As a Partner of FXFOWLE Architects, Heidi is focused on designing spaces for life-long learning and exploration. Starting with her work at Buttrick White & Burtis, she has created daycare centers, primary and secondary school facilities, and learning spaces for institutions of higher education.  She strives to create spaces and places that enrich people’s experiences; places for collaborative discourse, and environments where each individual is challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential.  Working domestically and abroad, in and around historic quality buildings and campuses her work acknowledges the time in which it is created and the context in which it resides, while striving to be timeless.

A graduate of Smith College and Columbia University and LEED AP design professional, Heidi holds licenses to practice in 12 states.  She was honored by PWC as a Woman of Achievement and the Womens Builders Council. Heidi has served on the NY AIA chapter Professional Practice Committee and currently serves on the Honors Committee. She was a founding member of the Alumni Board of the Columbia University GSAPP and continues her service to the University.

Major Buildings and Projects

LeFrak Center – Barnard College

New York, NY

Corporate Headquarters Building

Fuzou, China

United Nations Consolidation Building

New York, NY

Museum of the Built Environment

King Abdullah Financial District

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Milbank Library Renovation

Barnard College

New York, NY

Barnard Hall Renovation

Barnard College, New York, NY

Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Warren Hall 

Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Gustave and Janet Levy Library renovation

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

The Juilliard School Renovation and Expansion

Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Alice Tully Hall Renovation

Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Lincoln Center Public Spaces – Renovation North Plaza & West 65 Street

Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Perth Amboy High School Competition

Perth Amboy, NJ

Gottesman Libraries

Teachers College, New York, NY

Wallach Study Center

Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University, New York, NY

York College Child and Family Care Center

Queens, NY

The Spence School Lower School Building Renovation

New York, NY

Brooklyn College Library Renovation and Expansion

Brooklyn, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf – new education building

Mill Neck, NY

New School University

Jazz Program, Parsons School of Design, BA program offices, New York, NY

Ruth Leff Siegel Student Center

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

Second Street Day Care Center

New York, NY

The Chapin School Renovation and Expansion

New York, NY

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

New York, NY

Battery Park City Authority Offices

New York, NY

M & T Bank Center conversion

Buffalo, NY

Press and Awards

2014    B X W – Built By Women exhibit – Center for Architecture NYC – The Spence School, NY

2012    International Design Awards, Gold – Institutional – Museum of the Built Environment, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2011    Building Design + Construction, Reconstruction Award – Juilliard School, NY

2011    Municipal Arts Society of New York, MASterworks Award, Best New Building –

            Illumination Lawn/Lincoln Restaurant Lincoln Center, NY

2011    AIA – NYC, Honor Award for Architecture, Illumination Lawn/Lincoln Restaurant, NY

2011    AIA – NYC, Honor Award for Urban Design, Lincoln Center Public Spaces, NY

2011    Boston Society of Architects, Education Facilities Design Award –

            The Juilliard School Renovation and Expansion, New York, NY

2010    New York Construction Best of 2010 Award Architectural Design Project of the Year –

            The Juilliard School Renovation and Expansion, New York, NY

2010    AIA, Honor Award for Architecture – Alice Tully Hall, NY

2009    New York Construction Magazine, Cultural Project of the Year – Alice Tully Hall, NY

2009    AIA New York State, Award of Merit, Institutional – Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

2009    AIA New York Chapter Design Honor Award – Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

2009    P/A Award – Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

2004    Design Share/School Construction News Recognition of Value Award –

            Perth Amboy High School Finalist Competition Entry, Perth Amboy, NJ

2003    Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Building Brooklyn Award – Brooklyn College Library

2003    New York Construction Magazine, Best of 2003 – Spence Lower School

2003    Preservation League of New York State, Historic Educational Buildings Award –

            Spence Lower School 


 2013 to present – Adjunct Professor NYU College of Arts and Sciences