Gary Edward Handel is an architect with over thirty years experience as a senior designer, project manager, and partner-in-charge. Mr. Handel has led the growth of the firm to over 90 architects and staff with offices in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. His designs have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the Society of American Registered Architects, the Chicago Athenaeum, and the National Commercial Builders Council. Mr. Handel has extensive experience working with public agencies and coordinating with large teams of consultants. Since Michael Arad, designer of the World Trade Center Memorial, joined Handel Architects as a Partner in 2004, Mr. Handel has been assisting in coordinating the work of the numerous parties now involved in the memorial. Mr. Handel is also a founding board member of the Friends of the High Line, and has been integral in facilitating the transformation of this neglected Chelsea landmark. Mr. Handel’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Urban Land, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and Grid Magazine. Recent projects have been included in Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century; Hotel Design; Urban Spaces No. 3; and Built in Boston: City and Suburb, 1800-2000. He received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cornell University and has lectured at numerous universities. In 2000, Mr. Handel was a Gensler Family Visiting Professor at Cornell University and in 2009 he was honored by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for his contributions to New York’s built environment. Mr. Handel is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the Architectural League of New York, and a founding member of Friends of the High Line. He is a licensed Architect in New York, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.