Nancy Nowacek is an artist, designer, and educator whose work is rooted in the ecology of the everyday: the processes, codes, and habits of life. Her practice is focused on the uses of the body as relates to work, architecture and the practice of space.

Nancy has a longstanding history in collaboration, education and large-scale projects. She has taught graduate design courses at Parsons the New School Design, Pratt Institute and New York University. She has also directed summer camps, workshops, and professional development programs.

Nancy is currently a fellow with Eyebeam Atelier. Previous residencies include the prestigious Walentas Sharpe Foundation Space Program, Recess’ Session at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, the Swing Space residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island, and Montalvo in California. She has shown in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Canada, and Europe.

Jessica Healy, Senior advisor

Trustee, Van Alen Institute; Project Director, US Pavilion Expo Milano 2015; Associate Director, BMW Guggenheim Lab 

Josh Rosenbloom, Senior advisor

Real Estate Developer; Historian; Director of Off-Site Projects, National 9/11 Memorial; Director of City Operations, Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center and Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

Jonathan Marvel, Senior design advisor

Marvel Architects PLLC

Design Advisor Braden Caldwell

Public Relations Advisor Monica Schaffer

Development Advisor Beth Galinsky

Thornton Tomasetti Inc.


Gotham Drywall Inc.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

iDEKO Productions


Pioneer Works


Brooklyn Arts Council


To date, Citizen Bridge™ has benefited from the generosity of nearly 200 contributors including writers, educators, students, governmental officials, artists, boat captains, bridge engineers, architects, kayakers, real estate developers, and event producers who have volunteered their time, advice, expertise, and skills to advance the project.