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Jeanne Giordano - Urban Design Consultant, Jeanne Giordano Ltd.

Jeanne Giordano established her own office in 1996, following over 25 years of senior positions in public and private development. Projects range from urban design and planning, with emphasis on unique public spaces and retail environments, to specialty commercial and retail interiors. Clients include Harvard University, Columbia University, NYC Economic Development Corporation, , Barnard College, Yonkers Main Street retail project, British Railtrack, Times Square Business Improvement District, Universal Music Classic Labels, Sony Plaza Inc., New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Slate-a billiards restaurant, Metropolitan Pavilion, many museums including: Asia Society, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Wave Hill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library and Museum, Central Illinois Regional Museum.

From 1989-1995, Ms. Giordano directed the Grand Central Terminal Development Office for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which focused on the restoration of this long neglected landmark. Her vision of a restored Terminal greatly influenced the Master Plan and retail strategy for that building. This was accomplished by introducing a diversity of unique retail, promotional, and entertainment features while maintaining the integrity of the inter-modal aspects and pedestrian movement.

Ms. Giordano held senior management positions with developers, Rouse Associates and Carley Capital Group in Philadelphia from 1981-86. She served as Director of Development for the City of Salem, Oregon, the State Capitol, from 1975-1979. She was responsible for conceptualizing, negotiating, implementing, and managing a multi-million dollar retail and commercial downtown revitalization as well as neighborhood urban renewal projects.

For the first 4 years of her career Ms Giordano was the City Planner in Philadelphia for the University City area.

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