Jeffrey Shumaker (he/him) rejoined the School of Architecture faculty as a Part-Time Instructor at the Fisher Center based in New York City beginning in Fall 2021. He continues to teach classes in Urban Planning, Design and Development.
In addition to teaching for the School of Architecture, Shumaker also teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and maintains his own consultancy called Urbanscape. Previously Jeffrey served as the Director of Urban Planning & Design at the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and the Chief Urban Designer for the City of New York.
Shumaker has more than 25 years of experience working as an urban designer, including ten years of public service working for the City of New York and 15 years in the private sector working for many of the world’s top architecture and urban design firms. His work has spanned the globe and has recently included working on some of the world’s most cutting-edge masterplans including Toyota Woven City in Japan and Penang South Islands in Malaysia. Closer to home, Shumaker continues to work on plans to expand NYC’s public realm including the Penn Station District, the Public Realm Plan for Downtown Brooklyn and reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge as a people-first bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Shumaker is the recipient of the Public Architect Award from AIANY and the Michael Weil Award from the NYC Department of City Planning, both recognizing excellence in urban design in the public realm. He holds dual master’s degrees in Architecture, Planning and Urban Design from MIT and a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Syracuse University.