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Richard Chou

Richard is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design Program. He is also an Urban Design Technologist at Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Urban Interface Team.

As a technologist, Richard brings a unique perspective to the urban discourse through his understanding of emerging technology. He applies spatial analysis, pedestrian flow simulation, and data-driven design methodologies to create high-performing and vibrant urban spaces. Richard’s research is mission-driven and deeply rooted in empowering communities and creating social impact through technology. He has contributed to initiatives led by the Van Alen Institute, Municipal Art Society, Center for Spatial Research, and the Neighborhood Design Center.

Richard received his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MSAUD) from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a member of the Urban Design Forum and Digital Design Community.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4528‑1 Summer 2022
Digital Techniques
Richard Chou, Adriana Chavez, Chris Landau
F 1 PM - 4 PM
3 Points
A4834‑1 Spring 2022
Datamining the City I
Vs chou achmadmaulana jisookim junholee sp22 02 asafeplaygroundforall
Vs chou jiabaosun hanbolei sp22 03 securednyc
Vs chou audreyleong stelladai tahaerdemozturk sp22 03 squirrelsinthebigapple
Richard Chou
W 7 PM - 9 PM
3 Points
A4528‑1 Summer 2021
Digital Techniques
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Ud chou lucas coelho netto yasmine katkhuda jiamin huang jiayi zhao su21 1
Ud chou praditi singh tanuja dhanashekharan rae lei su21 1
Richard Chou, Paul Kamuf, Eric Huntley
F 9 AM - 12 PM
3 Points