Faculty and Firms

Cornell AAP Executive Education faculty comes from Cornell University and from many of the world's most progressive architecture, planning, and design firms, as well as key city and state agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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Richard Kennedy (center, in blue jacket), principal at James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), leads the Executive Education program on a tour of the High Line. JCFO was the project lead for the High Line. photo / Nancy Borowick
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Christopher Ward, senior vice president and chief executive of Metro New York of AECOM, speaks about redeveloping the World Trade Center. photo / Nancy Borowick
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A presentation by Vishaan Chakrabarti, associate professor, Columbia University, on the making of the High Line. photo / Nancy Borowick
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A tour of Robert A. M. Stern's offices led by Chen-Huan Liao, associate partner. photo / Nancy Borowick
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Alex Garvin, FAICP, president of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc., discusses the redevelopment of the World Trade Center. photo / Nancy Borowick
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Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, hosts a reception for Executive Education participants at his firm. photo / Nancy Borowick
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Associate principal Matthew Johnson, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, discusses the conceptual designs for the High Line. photo / Nancy Borowick
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Li Shao, AIA, NCARB, leads Executive Education participants on a tour of Skidmore Owings and Merrill's offices in lower Manhattan. photo / Nancy Borowick
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From left: David Childs, partner emeritus of Skidmore Owings and Merrill; and Robert Balder, Gensler Family Sesquicentennial Executive Director of AAP NYC. photo / Nancy Borowick

INSTRUCTORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS*

  • Name
    Mustafa Abadan, FAIA
    Principal, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
  • Name
    Kent Barwick
    President Emeritus, Municipal Art Society
  • Name
    Bertram Beissel
    Principal, Atelier Jean Nouvel
  • Name
    Thomas J. Campanella, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Name
    Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA
    Former Director of the Manhattan Office of the New York City Department of City Planning
  • Name
    Jamie Chan, AICP
    Senior Urban Designer at New York City Department of City Planning
  • Name
    David Childs, FAIA
    Partner Emeritus, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
  • Name
    Gilbert Delgado, AIA
    University Architect, Cornell University
  • Name
    Projjal Dutta, AIA
    LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Name
    Shawn Felton
    Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Cornell University
  • Name
    Alexander Garvin, FAICP
    Principal, AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc.
  • Name
    Douglas C. Gensler, AIA
    NCARB, Principal, Managing Director, Gensler
  • Name
    Katherine Greig
    Senior Policy Advisor, New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resilience
  • Name
    Robert Hammond, Ph.D.
    Acting Executive Director and Cofounder, Friends of the High Line
  • Name
    Douglas Hocking, AIA
    LEED AP, BD+C, Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox
  • Name
    Radley Horton, Ph.D.
    Columbia University
  • Name
    Matthew Johnson
    Associate Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Name
    Dan Kaplan, FAIA
    Senior Partner, FXFowle
  • Name
    Richard Kennedy, ASLA
    Principal, James Corner Field Operations
  • Name
    Kent Kleinman
    Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Name
    Kenneth Lewis, AIA
    Managing Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
  • Name
    Grant Marani, AIA, FRAIA
    Partner, Robert A. M. Stern Architects
  • Name
    Silvian Marcus, P.E.
    Chief Executive Office, WSP Cantor Seinuk
  • Name
    Michael Marrella, AICP
    Director, Waterfront and Open Space Planning
  • Name
    Mark Morris, Ph.D.
    Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Name
    David Penick, AIA
    Executive Vice President for Development, Hines
  • Name
    L. Bradford Perkins, FAIA
    MRAIC, AICP, Cofounder and Chairman, Perkins Eastman
  • Name
    Jack Robbins, AIA
    Principal, FXFowle
  • Name
    Susan Rodriguez, FAIA
    Design Partner, Ennead
  • Name
    Jenny Sabin
    Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Name
    Michael Samuelian, AIA
    Vice President of Development, The Related Companies
  • Name
    Carla Swickerath
    CEO/Principal, Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name
    Laura Starr, ASLA
    Starr Whitehouse, Landscape Architects
  • Name
    Hugh Trumball, AIA
    Design Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox
  • Name
    Thomas Vecchione
    Consulting Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler
  • Name
    Christopher Ward
    Former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ)
  • Name
    Paul Whalen, AIA
    Partner, Robert A. M. Stern Architects
  • Name
    Stephanie Wiles
    Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Firms

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
    Ennead
    FXFowle
    Gensler
    Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
    Richard Meier and Partners
    Morphosis
    Perkins Eastman
    Robert A. M. Stern
    Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)
    Studio Daniel Libeskind
    James Corner / Field Operations
    Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architecture
    WSP / Cantor Seinuk
    SHoP

* List is for illustrative purposes only. Final speakers and participating firms are to be determined based on the client's specific academic needs.