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Professional Profile: Michele Boddewyn 2014


  • Title: President
  • Company: Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C.
  • Location: 434 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, 1980, Pratt Institute
First job: Junior Architect – Alan Gaynor + Company, now Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C. (BGA), employed 34 years
What do you do now; what are you planning for the future? President, majority shareholder AG+Co/BGA, firm with 40 years’ Metro New York experience; certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Continue to grow the firm through business development; explore public sector opportunities.
Describe your background? By age 12, lived in 3 U.S. cities, 1 city in Europe; honed my navigation, observation, comparative skills; skill enormously helpful with wide ranging clients. French fluency helps with international clients.
How do you unwind from a busy day? Tour NYC streets; explore buildings, urban design, retail shops to keep abreast of latest trends.
Favorite book or author: Peter Mayle
Favorite movie: “The Italian Job”
One word to describe your work environment: Invigorating.
Rules to live by in business: Always do good work. Address client needs, develop unique solution, shepherd project to completion.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Julia Child – restaurant of her choice
What is your dream job? Pilot