Sagi Golan is the Deputy Director of Urban Design at the
New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP) where he
ensures a high level of design excellence in projects across
the NYC’s five Boroughs. Sagi works on large scale housing
projects, neighborhood planning initiatives, waterfront open
spaces, redesigning streets, public spaces, and mixed-use
developments. His work strives to achieve the best design
outcome through collaboration with developers, designers,
various agencies, local and city-wide organizations, and other
stakeholders to make New York a more sustainable, resilient,
livable, and equitable city.
Sagi coordinates the summer semester’s Urban Design Studio
at Columbia GSAPP. He previously taught
architecture and urban design studios at The New School and
is a visiting critic at Syracuse University, Cornell University,
Columbia GSAPP, NYIT, and Pratt.
Sagi holds a Bachelor‘s degree in architecture from Tel Aviv
University and an M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from
Columbia University. He is the recipient of the GSAPP Award
for Excellence, the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize,
and the 2015 AIANY Urban Design Merit Award for “9x18”.