jane greenwood

Managing Principal , Kostow Greenwood Architects

Jane Greenwood is an architect, mentor and advocate. She is recognized as a leader in preservation/adaptive re-use and mixed-use master planning for urban environments. As the Managing Principal of Kostow Greenwood Architects, an award-winning design firm based in New York City, Greenwood leads a team of architects and designers in concept design through construction for developers, corporations and institutions.    

Greenwood has been recognized by BUILD magazine; HOUZZ as one of "7 Game-Changing LGBT Architects and Design Pros You Should Know"; the Women Builder's Council; OUT magazine's annual OUT 100, a celebration of "the most influential LGBTQ people of the year"; and from New York Business Journal as a "Woman of Influence".

Greenwood has delivered keynote addresses and participated in panel discussions at numerous conferences including the City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit. She is often invited to guest lecture at universities, mentor the next generation of design professionals and jury peer design competitions.  

As an advocate, Greenwood continues to speak on behalf of equality in the workplace, not only for women but also for minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. Having co-founded OLGAD (Organization of Lesbian + Gay Architects and Designers) in the 1990s, Greenwood is recognized as a pioneer in the struggle for visibility in the architecture profession for under-represented individuals and their contributions, most notably leading to the formation of the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project.

Greenwood is a graduate of Pratt Institute, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional.