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Fialka Semenuik, AIA / Associate

Fialka Semenuik joined the Edelman Partnership / Architects in 2000 when we were located at 434 Sixth Avenue in the Village. We were an office of three partners (Judy, Randy, and Andrew), one office manager (Whitney), and one staff member (Kimberly)— Fialka was our missing piece. She has since led the team on several community, healthcare, and housing projects. Her keen eye for detailing and commitment to design excellence has made her an asset to the firm in the years since.

Fialka’s contributions are more than the work, however. She started our office’s composting program before it was cool to compost food in the office setting. As a trained yoga instructor, Fialka encouraged the office to practice wellness in addition to designing for it and started office yoga sessions. As remote work has become a standard, she and the wellness team keep us active and motivated to take breaks from the screens.

Her most recent award-winning projects include 3500 Park Avenue, Myrtle Avenue and Hour Children III.