Female, born 1949

Associated with the firm network

Williams Tsien Architects | Partners

Professional History


Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Architects | Partners, New York, NY, 1986- .

Professional Activities

Tsien and Tod Williams delivered the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in 2007.

President, Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, 2016-2018.

Director, Public Art Fund, New York, NY, 2016.

Professional Awards

Recipient, Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, Chrysler Group, Auburn Hills, MI, 1998. This awards program lasted from 1993 until 2002.

Recipient, Visionary Woman Award, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadlephia, PA, 2009.

Inductee, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.

Inductee, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Washington, DC.

Inductee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA.

Recipient, Arnold Brunner Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.

Recipient, Medal of HonorAIA, New York Chapter, (AIANY), New York, NY.

Recipient, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award,Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY.

Recipient, Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture,Thomas Jefferson Foundation and University of Virginia, Monticello, VA, and Charlottesville, VA.

Recipient, Brendan Gill Prize, New YorkMunicipal Art Society, New York, NY.

Recipient, Firm Award,American Institute of Architects, (AIA), 2013.

Recipient, National Medal of Arts, US Congress, Washigton, DC, 2013, with Tod Williams.



B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT.

M.Arch., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1977;

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 3324