Staff

Gregory Wessner
Executive Director

Gregory Wessner joined Open House New York as Executive Director in January 2013. He comes to OHNY after fifteen years at the Architectural League of New York, where he most recently served as Special Projects and Exhibitions Director. A curator and architectural historian, exhibitions and projects include “The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan,” an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan for New York; “Folly,” the inaugural installation of an ongoing commission co-organized by the League and Socrates Sculpture Park; and “The City We Imagined/The City We Made: New New York 2001-2010” and “New New York: Fast Forward,” a pair of exhibitions that explored architecture, planning and development in New York in the first decade of the 21st century. He did doctoral research in architectural history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and completed his undergraduate studies in Art History at Rutgers University.

gregory(at)ohny.org

Kristin LaBuz
Deputy Director for Development and Communications

Kristin LaBuz joined Open House New York as the Deputy Director for Development and Communications in January 2018. She has decade of experience working to improve the built environment, including previous roles at the Design Trust for Public Space, DUMBO Improvement District and NYC Health. Kristin holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design.  

kristin(at)ohny.org

Elis Shin
Development Associate

As Development Associate, Elis Shin is involved in several aspects of the organization including Open House New York's special events, membership programs, and media relations for year-round programs and OHNY Weekend. Elis joined Open House New York in 2012 as an intern, and previously enjoyed internships at City Lore, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and GrowNYC. She received her BA with honors in Metropolitan Studies from New York University.

elis(at)ohny.org