Rob Daurio
Visting Critic, NYC program

Rob Daurio, AICP (he) joins the School of Architecture as a visiting critic for the 2021 Fall Semester with the NYC Program.

Rob Daurio is an associate at WXY architecture + urban design, a multi-disciplinary NYC based practice focused on developing innovative approaches to public space and urban issues. Prior to joining WXY, Rob spent several years as the lead research associate and project manager for a lab at the Harvard GSD which worked with the Bahamas National Government to develop a regional planning framework rooted in anthropological investigation and community engagement. Rob has also worked at OMA and REX on a broad range of projects including several large-scale master plans, housing, and various installations. 

Rob primarily focuses on large-scale urban design projects and planning issues. He develops contextually sensitive solutions and strategies that manifest themselves in a variety of formats appropriate to the project. This has included the creation of planning frameworks, building, industrial design and graphic design, installations, and maps. Rob’s work integrates sociological, sustainable and ecological best practices into projects at all scales.

Rob recently completed a forthcoming publication entitled: A Toolbox for Exuma, The Bahamas: Environmental Management, Design & Planning along with Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty. From 2017-2018, Rob was a Forefront Fellow with the Urban Design Forum where he and his team focused on supporting workers cooperatives. In 2013, Rob and his team were finalists in the ULI Hines Competition. That year, he and his team also won a competition to construct an ecological retreat in Hokkaido, Japan. Rob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.