Luc Wilson

Luc Wilson is a senior associate principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and the director of KPF Urban Interface (KPFui), a think-tank focused on urban analytics and technology development. In his role as director of KPFui he has developed a unique data-driven design methodology and applied it to the design of more than 250 projects globally ranging from master plans to rezonings to supertall towers. A critical aspect of this work is research collaborations with Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, and the New York City Department of City Planning. Wilson was recently selected as one of the Commercial Observer’s 2016 Top Young Professionals: Top Architects, Engineers, and Contractors.

Wilson is an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he teaches classes focused on performance based design and urban data analytics, and an adjunct class advisor in the Center for Data Science at New York University, teaching urban analytics as part of the master's Capstone project. He earned his master of architecture from Columbia University.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Publications (Selected)

  • "X-Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings," coauthors: Wilson, Klemperer, and Hsieh, for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference, Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism (Chicago 2016)
  • "Urban Pulse: Capturing the Rhythm of Cities," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, coauthors: Wilson, Miranda, Doraiswamy, Lage, Zhao, Gonçalves, Hsieh, and  Silva (2016)
  • "Using Design Technology to Explore the Implications of the New York City Zoning Amendment for Quality and Affordability," Architectural Science Review Vol. 59, Iss. 6, coauthors: Wilson, Keenan, and Hsieh (2016)