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Nov 10, 2017

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Architect Jane Greenwood is an “OUT 100”

November 9, 2017 (New York) – Today, OUT Magazine announces their annual celebration of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year and architect Jane Greenwood, Principal of Kostow Greenwood Architects, is among the list of inspiring individuals.

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Greenwood is the only Architect and professional from the building/construction community to be honored this year. Joining a list of women and men across a diverse professional spectrum – including Navy SEAL Veteran Kristin Beck; MTV President Chris McCarthy; Playwright Paula Vogel, Actor Jonathan Groff and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Billie Jean King – Jane Greenwood is an Architect and business owner who hopes to encourage up and coming designers to feel secure in knowing that who they love should be irrelevant in the design and construction professions. As she often says, “Diversity, creative thinking and passion for architecture are what really matter.”

“I’m incredibly humbled to be one of this year’s OUT 100 honorees. I was proud to be out 30 years ago and I’m still proud,” says Greenwood. “There has always been a cause worth fighting for in our community. The topics may change but the need to speak out has not. I’m still fired up after all these years.”

Aaron Hicklin, Editor-in-Chief of OUT Magazine, writes in his introduction to the special issue, “So many of those celebrated in this year’s OUT 100 are people who have taken it upon themselves to build a platform to share our stories.”

The citation for Jane Greenwood from OUT Magazine may be found at the following link, which also includes the complete portfolio of this year’s honorees:

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Jane Greenwood AIA LEED AP, is an architect, mentor and advocate. She is recognized as a leader in preservation/adaptive re-use of significant buildings as well as a spokesperson for equality in the architecture and construction industries.

As a Principal of Kostow Greenwood Architects, an award-winning, national design firm founded in 1987, Greenwood leads a team of architects and designers in concept design through construction for developers, corporations and institutions. Greenwood’s awards include recognition from New York Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence”, BUILD magazine and the Women Builder’s Council. She is frequently asked to jury awards programs and was recently a juror for the World Interiors News Awards in London.

As a mentor, Greenwood is actively involved with high school, college and post-graduate students, simultaneously sparking interest in teens and guiding emerging professionals. She was recently invited to participate as a Mentor in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Teen Design Fair.

As an advocate, Greenwood continues to speak on behalf of equality in the workplace, not only for women but also for ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ community. Having co-founded OLGAD (Organization of Lesbian + Gay Architects and Designers) in the 1990s, Greenwood is recognized as a pioneer in the struggle for visibility in the architecture profession for under-represented individuals and their contributions, most notably leading to the formation of the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project.

Greenwood is a graduate of Pratt Institute , a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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