Career in Architecture
Henrietta Harney was an architect who was licensed in New York in 1958. She was a graduate of Howard University. For at least 15 years she was the senior architect in New York City’s Public Works department for hospital design. She was responsible for laying out guidelines for NYC hospitals and overseeing and reviewing the designs of the architects hired to design hospitals for the city.
Her position was the highest level that was possible through the Civil Services system without being appointed by the mayor.
She was a senior architect at Coler Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island, NY. She also worked for various correctional facilities in New York. She later worked for Montgomery Construction company located in Harlem.