Waisman, Taina

Taina Waisman

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Years of practice

1945–1978 (estimated)

Professional organizations

  • Joined AIA in 1955
  • Became AIA fellow in 1981


New York


With her husband, Sidney, and another architect, Read Weber, Taina (Waisman) Katz founded the firm of Katz Waisman Weber in Manhattan in 1942. Among the buildings the firm designed were Bellevue Hospital, Kingsborough Community College, Coney Island Hospital and the Volkswagen offices in Orangeburg, N.Y.

When she retired in 1978 after the death of her husband, the firm was taken over by her daughter and son-in-law, Liisa and Donald Sclare.