Sherida E. Paulsen joined PKSB Architects in 1999 as a Principal, with a focus on large-scale, complex urban projects. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation and has served the City of New York as a Commissioner and Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and as a founding Director of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation. In addition, she serves on the boards of the Center for Architecture Foundation, Landmarks Preservation Foundation, Riverdale Nature Preservancy and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. She has also served as 2009 President of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Chair of the Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture, and President of WX: Women Executives in Real Estate, and on the board of the Skyscraper Museum and the Advisory Council of the Landmarks Conservancy. She is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.