After several years of prior experience in the industry, Victoria Ponce de Leon joined Silman in 2011 and was promoted to Principal in 2017. She has led the design and project management of renovation, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for clients in K-12, higher education, private residential, hospitality and museum sectors.
A few of her notable completed projects include the renovation of the Kline Chemistry Labs at Yale University; the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY; the conversion of the former MTA headquarters at 370 Jay Street to NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY; the Warehouse at 520 West 20th Street in New York, NY; the Hewitt School Winslow Hall townhouse conversion in New York, NY; and the Millstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College in New York, NY. Victoria is currently the design Principal in Charge of the renovation of the landmarked Waldorf Astoria New York.
Since 2015, Victoria has been a Lecturer for the Graduate Program of the Yale University School of Architecture course, “Systems Integration and Development in Design.” Victoria is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), having served as the University Outreach Committee Chair from 2009-2013 and participating as an ACE Mentor from 2013-2014.
When not working on complex engineering solutions, Victoria enjoys concocting new recipes, nurturing the family vegetable garden, and building magnetic tile structures with her two toddler sons.