Bettina Zerza, AIA, is the founder and principal of ZERZA, an international architecture, urbanism, and design firm dedicated to facing the challenges of today’s built environment and anticipating those of tomorrow. Maximizing the potential of emerging technologies, including smart building systems and renewable energy concepts, the practice approaches sustainability holistically to reimagine cities for a better quality of life for all those who inhabit them. Bettina Zerza received her master’s degree in architecture from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, and continued her studies at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, New York. Her work has been internationally recognized and exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of the City of New York; the New Museum, New York; the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; the Kulturforum, Berlin; and the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Shenzhen/Hong Kong. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects; The Architectural League of New York; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; and the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants.