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.


Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED BD+C is principal of the firm. He is a specialist in sustainable and resilient urban design whose research is applied in professional practice and disseminated throughout the profession, government and allied disciplines. As Director of the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Design at New York Institute of Technology, he has shaped the program to engage the fluid, interdisciplinary and global urban design profession that is practiced in the 21st century. 

His professional practice focuses on US-international urban design projects and knowledge transfer. Projects in the Arabian Gulf, India, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States include low-carbon communities, green buildings, and smart growth.  Jeffrey contributes to the development of US and international sustainable-resilient guidelines-metrics, including STAR Communities, the Global EcoDistrict Protocol, McKinsey’s Green Districts and Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel. His work expands on the traditional influence and capabilities of architect-urbanists by bridging climate science, policy and design practice.

His lectures and workshops include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge University (England), The World Bank (Washington), the Humboldt Foundation (Germany), the Pavillon de l’Arsenal (Paris), the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris), Columbia University, Cornell University, Tongji University (Shanghai), Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Peking University, Xiamen University (China), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mumbai First (India), Asian Development Bank (Manila), United Nations (UNEP, Habitat, UNDP), the Regional Assembly (NYC) and The New York Times Knowledge Network

His publications include coordinating lead author of Urban Planning & Urban Design - Climate Change and Cities (Cambridge University Press 2018); Embedding Climate Change in Urban Planning and Urban Design in New York City (Springer 2021), La Revue Urbanisme (France), Urban Design & Climate Change, (Urban Design Journal-London 2019), Climate Resilient Urban Design, Resilient Cities (Springer 2011); and Shaping Resilient Cities in China, India and the United States (P. Lang 2014). National Science Foundation grants include US-EU Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative-Belmont and City-As-Lab RCN

Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Planning & Urban Design Committee 2016-2022.

Urban Design Climate Factors (Raven 2016) 
Urban Design Climate Process (Raven 2016)