Nans Voron is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture in Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design Program where he coordinates the program’s summer studio focusing on New York Metropolitan Area. He is an Urban Designer and Senior Associate at SCAPE, where he manages projects that combine urban design, landscape strategies, and resilient planning. Drawing upon his prior training as an architect, Nans brings his cross-disciplinary experience in the fields of urban design, architecture, and graphic design to urban projects of all scales. At SCAPE, he has recently worked on the Public Sediment: Resilient By Design Challenge in the San Francisco Bay Area, lead SCAPE’s installation for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines for the DDC, and a 100-mile greenway corridor study in Georgia. Nans is currently working on a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Master Plan in the Bay Area and a visioning framework for Chelsea Creek, one of Boston’s waterways.
Nans holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Architecture from the National Superior School of Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine; he is a licensed Architect in France where he received the Tony Garnier Urban Design Award from the Academy of Architecture. Nans also holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from GSAPP. At Columbia, he was awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for his project Might[Y] Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and won the GSAPP Prize for Excellence in the Urban Design Program, which recognizes outstanding work by a student in the Urban Design Program. At Columbia, Nans has previously taught in the Urban Design fall semester studio and the Reading New York Urbanism class.