Director, Master of Architecture in Urban + Regional Design
Phone: +1 212 261 1547
MSt, Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment, Cambridge University, England
Department of Architecture and Department of Engineering
B.Arch, Architecture + BFA, Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
B.A., History, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Jeffrey Raven was appointed Director of the MAURD program and Associate Professor in September 2012. He is an architect-urbanist and principal of Raven Architecture + Urban Design LLC (RAVEN A+U), with more than 20 years of experience and leadership in architecture, urban design, and planning. He has led or contributed to projects in the Arabian Gulf, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States, including Masdar carbon-neutral development in Abu Dhabi; sustainable urban design in Vietnam and India; smart growth town planning in the New York Metropolitan Region; LEED-accredited green building design in New York City; community-based planning in the South Bronx; and the Downtown Brooklyn Plan with Regional Plan Association.
He contributes to the development of U.S. and international strategies, guidelines and policy, including Steering Committee member for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Global Change Research Program for Urban Resilience; and Technical Advisor for STAR Community Index to develop sustainable standards for American communities.
Professor Raven has taught at Columbia University Master of Science in Architecture + Urban Design program and lectures extensively, including Cambridge University, Cornell University, Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, United Nations (UNEP, Habitat, UNDP), China International Urban Forum, and The New York Times Knowledge Network. He is the author of Cooling the Public Realm, Resilient Cities (Springer 2011) and Climate-Resilient Urban Design, and is co-author of the urban design and cities section of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (2012).
See an interview with Director Raven, and presentation The Sustainable City: Shaping Resilient Communities for the 21st Century.
Graduate Program/Urban and Regional Design
1855 Broadway, room 1110
New York, NY 10023