Tanya Gershon is a Director and has been a key member of the Marble Fairbanks team since 2018 with over a decade of experience in cultural, civic and academic projects.
At Marble Fairbanks, Tanya leads clients and project teams in planning studies and built projects from schematic design through construction administration streamlining the process through attention to detail, on-site problem solving and time management. She focuses on building and maintaining client relationships while simultaneously balancing multiple projects.
Tanya has managed projects for clients at the General Service Administration (GSA), National Park Service (NPS), Brown University, Brooklyn Public Library, Urban Dove Team Charter School, New York University Institute of Fine Arts and SUNY Southampton among others. She recently led a joint project with the GSA and the Northeast Region of the National Park Service to rethink museum collections and storage for 235,000 sf at 60 parks storing over 32 million objects. Tanya is currently managing the construction administration of Brown University’s Department of Africana Studies and historic Rites and Reason Theatre in Rhode Island and a renovation and rebranding of Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History in New York.
Prior to her time at Marble Fairbanks, Tanya was the Director of Design and Founder of SASAI – South African Street Artist Initiative – an organization in South Africa working on activating public spaces in Johannesburg through community and civic partnerships with local artists and designers. Her previous projects include large scale museum installations at MoMA PS1 in New York, MOAD (Museum of African Design) in Johannesburg, the Chicago History Museum and Jane Addam’s Hull House and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award from the Smithsonian for her work on architectural publications.
Tanya received her Masters in Architecture and Masters of Science in Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices in Architecture both from Columbia University where she received a graduate award for, “The Thesis Which Makes the Most Significant Contribution to the Public Sphere.” She attended Barnard College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with honors. Tanya is an active member of the AIA.