Alex Krieger

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Professor in Practice of Urban Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Alex Krieger, FAIA, is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1977. He served as chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, 1998-2004, as director of the Urban Design Program, 1990-2001, and as associate chairman of the Department of Architecture, 1984-1989. He has also served in several university-wide roles including presently as senior planning advisor for Harvard's campus expansion into Allston, and on the newly established design review committees for both the Allston and Cambridge campuses. In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a core curriculum class at the College whose enrollment is regularly among the largest classes at Harvard. In 2003, 2005, and 2007 he was honored as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard University. Mr. Krieger's major publications include: Editing Urban Design, 2009; Co-editing two volumes of Harvard Design Magazine (focusing on the evolution of urban design as a discipline), 2005-06; Remaking the Urban Waterfront, 2004; Mapping Boston, 1999; Towns and Town Planning Principles, 1994; A Design Primer for Towns and Cities, 1990; and Past Futures: Two Centuries of Imagining Boston, 1988. He has authored numerous essays on American urbanization for various publications. Mr. Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning since 1984, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings.  Mr. Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: director of the NEA's Mayor's Institute in City Design, 1994-1999; founder and co-director of the Large City Planners Institute, 1999-pr.; Boston Civic Design Commission, 1989-1987; Providence Capital Center Commission, 1990-1998; vice president of the New England Holocaust Memorial 1989-2000; national design peer, General Services Administration, 2002-pr.; Historic Boston Incorporated, 2004-pr.; Joseph Riley Institute, Charleston, 2000-pr.; chair of the Advisory Board at the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Mr. Krieger received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of City Planning in Urban Design degree from Harvard University.