Heather Philip O'Neal, AIA, NOMA, is principal of her own practice, HPP International LLC. She is focused on NYC brownstone design and affordable housing. Her work was exhibited in "2% -Women of Color in Design" at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and, currently, in the United Nations' traveling exhibit "SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA|NOMA". Ms. O'Neal is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture and Design at The New York Institute of Technology, and, serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Architecture at Kent State University. She was awarded the Harry B Rutkins Award from the AIA New York chapter for service to the chapter and commitment to increasing awareness of the role of minority architects. She was recently honored by the Professional Women in Construction with the Women of Achievement Award for leadership in the design industry. Ms. O'Neal holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute.