Ann Marie Baranowski re-joined Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 2014, first beginning her career in 1980 at Cesar Pelli & Associates, the firm’s founding name. Prior to re-joining the firm, Ms. Baranowski founded the architectural practice AMBA PLLC. She is a proven leader with extensive experience in the planning, design, management, and coordination of complex building projects and programs.
She is currently leading the design team for 200 Liberty Street—part of the Brookfield Place Reconfiguration (formerly known as the World Financial Center), which includes the redesign of the two base floors and exterior curtain wall for a new public experience.
Ms. Baranowski’s previous work includes the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Feasibility Study, the Carnegie Hall Tower competition, the ARCORP master plan, 900 Third Avenue, the World Financial Center in New York, and a private Maryland Residence.
Other distinguished projects she has led in New York include the award-winning, public art installations See it split, see it change by Mike and Doug Starn in the South Ferry Terminal and Jamie Carpenter’s Sky Reflector-Net for the Fulton Street Transit Center. Ann Marie was also the in-house architect for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, directing projects from strategic planning through construction documents for the museum’s master plan, including a $32 million entrance addition.
Ms. Baranowski has also directed teams for the award-winning Cooper Union Residence Hall, the current MTA New York City Transit’s Station Planning and Design Guidelines, Yale University’s Cushing|Whitney Medical Library addition, and the Amtrak ASDP Nationwide Program.
She has taught at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design. In 2008, as the co-chair for AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee, she received the Vice Presidential Citation for Design Excellence for the committee’s work in leadership and expanded programs. Ann Marie is an active member of the AIA NY Chapter and the Society for University and College Planners. She is a founder of the non-profit cultureNOW.
Ms. Baranowski received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning.