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 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, SCAPE’s installation for the US Pavilion at the
Venice Biennale, and the Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines for
the DDC. He’s currently leading a 100-mile greenway corridor
study in Georgia and a Shoreline Master Plan in the Bay Area.
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.