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Vishaan Chakrabarti

Architect; Founder and Creative Director, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect and founder and creative director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), whose projects including the redesign of New York’s Penn Station and designing the FAA’s sustainable air traffic control tower prototype. Chakrabarti has over 30 years of experience in urban architecture, including as president of Moynihan Station Venture at The Related Companies. He has been dean of University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and a professor at Columbia University’s architecture school. Under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, he was director of the Manhattan office of the New York Department of City Planning. Chakrabarti is the author of “A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America” and the forthcoming “The Architecture of Urbanity: Designing for Nature, Culture, and Joy.”

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