HE is now a certified Minority & Woman Owned Business Enterprise
We’re delighted to announce that the New York City Department of Small Business Services has determined that Hernandez-Eli Architecture, DPC, meets eligibility requirements and is now a certified Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).
This is a meaningful recognition by the City. Founding partner, Juliet Hernandez-Eli, is the daughter of Puerto Rican and Italian-American parents. Her father was a meat inspector for the City of New York before starting a heating oil business based in Hunt’s Point, Bronx. Her mother was born in Chelsea; growing up she worked in her parent’s restaurant located on 23rd street and became a teacher in the New York school system. They both instilled in Juliet the belief that hard work and education are the path to a resilient life.
Juliet grew up in New York and eventually found her way to Princeton and Harvard where she studied architecture. Post professional degree, she dedicated herself to the down and dirty work of getting things built. Juliet became a Project Manager on a number of high-rise residential developments in New York before becoming an Owner’s Representative for a series of commercial and residential projects throughout the City. Nearly half-a-decade later, she embarked on her own practice based on the ethos that the highest artistic expression of architecture is born from the real constraints of design and construction.