Hayes Slade believes in the catalytic potential of design for people, communities, institutions, and societies. Her work spans across scales, designing and delivering projects that are innovative and impactful for private and public clients: her smallest project was a doghouse that won an AIA National Small Project Award and her largest an eight acre Staten Island Masterplan.
She co-founded Slade Architecture in 2002, with her partner in work and life, James Slade. In order to contribute to the public realm, Slade Architecture has been part of the NYC Design Excellence Program at the NYC Department of Design and Construction for over ten years. Additionally, Hayes served as an Architecture Fellow with Design Trust for Public Space and co-authored Design Guidelines for affordable housing for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development . On the private side, her clients include Virgin Atlantic, Mattel, W Hotels, Flightclub and Aperture Foundation as well as distinguished confidential clients. Her work has been published and exhibited in the US and abroad and recognized with numerous design awards.
In addition to her work at the firm, Hayes currently serves on the board of Grace Farms Foundation, as well as the advisory committee for FIT Interior Design program and the advisory board of Madame Architect. Hayes has been actively involved with the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architecture and served as AIANY President in 2019. The focus and theme of her term was “Building Community” in keeping with her long-term priorities. Hayes has taught design studios at Parsons School of Design/The New School and Syracuse School of Architecture. She is an alum of Cornell (BS and Meng) and University of Pennsylania’s Wharton School (MBA), a long-time Lower East Sider, and a mother of four.
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