Justin Moore

Justin Garrett Moore ‘04 MSAUD is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture in Columbia GSAPP’s urban design and urban planning programs. He is an urban designer and the Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives. At the Public Design Commission his work is focused on prioritizing the quality and excellence of the public realm, and fostering accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the City’s public buildings, spaces, and art.

Moore is a former Senior Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning where, for over a decade, he was responsible for conducting complex urban design plans and studies of the physical design and utilization of sites including infrastructure, public spaces, land use patterns and neighborhood character. His projects included the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, the Coney Island Plan and the Brooklyn Cultural District. He received degrees in both architecture and urban design from Columbia GSAPP.

He is the co-founder of Urban Patch, a social enterprise based in Indianapolis that focuses on community revitalization and design in American inner cities. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Design Forum, and Next City’s Vanguard. He also serves as a board member for ioby.org, Mary Miss—City as Living Laboratory, and Made in Brownsville.


Justin Garrett Moore speaks with Rosanne Haggerty for Episode #29 of the GSAPP Conversations podcast.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6830‑1 Fall 2019
Difference and Design
Justin Moore
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A6850‑1 Fall 2018
Urban Design Studio II
Book spreads designed by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Habitat renderings by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Section drawing by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Justin Moore, Lee Altman M.S. AUD Only
600 Studio
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
9 Points
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