Gia Mainiero AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, Dattner Architects
A born-and-raised New Yorker, Gia has always been captivated by the intricate and interrelated systems that make urban life possible. Her determination to garner a big picture understanding of how things work has led her to manage many of the firm’s infrastructure and transportation projects. Her extensive fieldwork experience has granted her the unparalleled opportunity to see large projects realized from start to finish, and to closely observe all aspects of the architectural process. Through her work, Gia strives to provoke others to notice and engage with vital, yet often underappreciated services and building types. Her young daughter has bolstered her passion for public architecture and strengthened her commitment to creating inspiring, sustainable infrastructure for future generations. With Dattner for 14 years, Gia has led projects for a range of local, regional, and federal agencies, including NYC DDC, NYPD, DSNY, BPCA, PANYNJ, and the GSA.