Recently, Justin Garrett Moore, executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission, presented the inaugural program of the new TSW Lecture Series on Urban Design at Georgia Tech. Because the program was virtual, the Georgia Tech School of Architecture opened registration to the public and recorded the lecture, which is now available for anyone to view at this link: https://youtu.be/yz3fkWSPibQ. The presentation is an hour and 45 minutes long and includes a Q&A session with the original audience.
“We were delighted that Justin Garrett Moore agreed to present the TSW Lecture Series’ first program,” said Scott Marble, FAIA, William H. Harrison chair and professor, Georgia Tech School of Architecture. “Justin holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. He gave a fascinating and personal overview of how he is focusing on accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in New York City’s public buildings, landscapes, and art. A highlight for the audience was his narrated walking tour of Hunter’s Point, a new, vibrant mixed-use community and waterfront park in Queens.”
Moore is a transdisciplinary designer and urbanist. He has extensive experience in architecture, urban design, and planning—from large-scale urban policies and projects to grassroots and community-based planning, design, and arts initiatives. At NYC’s Public Design Commission, his work focuses on prioritizing quality and excellence for the public realm. He is a member of the American Planning Association’s AICP Commission, the Urban Design Forum, and the Black urbanist collective BlackSpace. Moore is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Yale School of Architecture. His social enterprise, Urban Patch, focuses on sustainable development through social and environmental design projects in the United States and Rwanda.
TSW established the program at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture earlier this year to commemorate the design firm’s 30th Anniversary. This annual public lecture will bring prominent architects, planners, landscape architects, and others to Georgia Tech to speak to students and professionals about a variety of design topics.
About the Georgia Tech School of Architecture:
The Georgia Tech School of Architecture offers five distinct degree programs – a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, a Master of Science in Architecture, a Master of Science in Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Architecture. Embedded in the heart of Atlanta and a part of a top-ranked research institution, the School of Architecture combines research, technology, and design to form a well-rounded, interdisciplinary, future-focused education as students prepare to make an impact on the built environment. www.arch.gatech.edu