Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP


With today’s environmental challenges, the design and planning context is rapidly evolving, increasingly integrated and complex.

To help meet these challenges, we provide our clients with more than 20 years of international expertise and leadership in sustainable planning and design.

These services include architecture, integrated urban design and planning, and sustainable policy guidelines.

Our approach to project visioning, green buildings, public space design and master planning capitalizes on integrated systems to enhance desired outcomes across multiple scales while shrinking the ecological footprint of our buildings and urban districts.

Our leadership in this evolving field is drawn from practical project experience and contribution to shaping policy on sustainable planning and design.

Low-Carbon, Energy Efficient Projects
•    Sustainable planning in Vietnam, India, East Asia, the US and Middle East, including Masdar carbon-neutral development in Abu Dhabi; green airport design, and LEED-accredited adaptive re-use of buildings

Capacity-Building / Knowledge Transfer

•    Faculty, Columbia University MS Architecture + Urban Design
•    Faculty, The New York Times Knowledge Network
•    China International Urbanization Forum, Shanghai 
•    WHO-UN Habitat, Kobe, Japan: Urbanization, Sustainability and Public Health
•    Lecturer, Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Published Work
•    Author of Climate-Resilient Urban Design (Resilient Cities, Springer 2011).

Sustainable Guidelines and Policy
•    STAR Community Index to assess the sustainability of American cities
•    US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Global Change - Urban Resilience
•    Climate Positive Development Program- global carbon-neutral urban districts

National and international forums
•    Energy Efficiency and Cities, Asian Development Bank
•    Resilient Cities 2010, 1st World Congress on Cities and Climate Change
•    Regional Assembly, Regional Plan Association, New York