Hobum Moon

Hobum Moon, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, ND, SITES AP is a planner and urban designer with a background in architecture and landscape architecture. Balancing practice with teaching, Moon works as a project manager at FXCollaborative focusing on site planning, pre-design zoning analysis, and massing studies for a variety of urban projects in New York City. His work goes beyond the scale of the building to consider larger systems such as streetscapes, transportation, infrastructure, the neighborhood context, and social initiatives. Moon received his Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.) and Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) from Cornell University in 2015.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Cities
  • Community-based planning and development
  • Land use/spatial planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Visual representation

Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 5172 NYC Workshop: Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Design This workshop examines the evolving structure of New York City and the way large-scale developments have influenced its form, patterns of growth, opportunities for economic development, value creation, and investment. The coursework and related tours examine the historical forces that have influenced New York City, including models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, environmental impact analysis, and implementation strategies used in redevelopment projects. Other American and international cities will be used as comparisons.
  • CRP 4970 Independent Study: Visual Communication and Analysis in Urban Design

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • ASLA Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects for Cornell Students (2015)
  • Special Jury Prize for Economic Development, Better Philadelphia Challenge, Center for Architecture, Team: Jorge Champin, Darren Graffius, Petra Mara, Qianqian Ye (2014)
  • Kermit C. and Janice I. Parsons Scholarship (2014)
  • Grand Prize, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Design Awards, Building Smart Korea (2011)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Understanding of Urban Design: Practical Practice," 2020, Daega Books
  • "Can policy change revitalize Manhattan’s Midtown East?," 2016, Gensler
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