Prof. Richard Plunz is a professor of Architecture at Columbia University and founder of the Earth Institute Urban Design Lab. In the past he served as Chair of the Division of Architecture and until 2015 he directed the post-professional Urban Design Program. Plunz is known for a wide range of innovative urban research, development and design projects both nationally and internationally, with a particular expertise in urban infrastructure and fabric. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Andrew J. Thomas Pioneer in Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to housing research. A revised edition of his book, A History of Housing in New York City (Columbia 1992) was published in the Fall 2016. His latest book on sustainable urban development is City Riffs: Urbanism, Ecology, Place (Lars Muller Publisher 2017).
Biography current as of October 28, 2021