Anne Locke is the Chief Operating Officer of the firm with over 30 years of professional experience in environmental services for urban planning and development projects.
Originally trained as an architect and urban designer, Ms. Locke later completed an economics-oriented degree in city and regional planning. Ms. Locke has managed the environmental reviews for a number of major projects including the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Expansion, 53 West 53rd Street (the Jean Nouvel tower at MoMA), and the rezoning of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) campus, which permitted the construction of a new translational research facility.
She has been directly involved in the planning and environmental analyses of other major New York City projects, including large-scale urban development projects, like the 42nd Street Development Project, Hudson River Park, and Governors Island, and major infrastructure projects such as the Route 9A Reconstruction Project. Ms. Locke has also served as Project Manager for a number of institutional projects: medical and research facilities for Weill Cornell Medical College, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and New York University’s Langone Medical Center as well as MSKCC; museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue, the new Whitney building to be constructed at the foot of the High Line in the Gansevoort Meat Market, as well as MoMA; and educational institutions, including Columbia University, New York University, and the Nightingale-Bamford School. Ms. Locke instituted and led the Cultural Resources group at AKRF for many years.
As a Peace Corps volunteer, Ms. Locke served as the municipal architect for Marrakech and was responsible for enforcement of the municipal building code, designed to preserve the fabric and character of the historic city. She also worked in the Service des Projets d’Urbanisme in the Prefecture of Casablanca. Prior to joining AKRF, Ms Locke served as Deputy Project Manager for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Jacob Javits Convention Center and Task Leader for Cultural Resources for the Baltimore North Corridor Project.
Ms. Locke holds bachelor of arts and bachelor of architecture degrees from Rice University as well as a master's degree in city and regional planning and urban design from Harvard University.