Alan is an urban designer and architect with over 25 years of experience as a project manager for planning and urban design projects around the world. He has managed diverse teams of professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, real estate economics, transportation planning, and environmental engineering--having successfully reached consensus on design and planning issues, expediting approval processes, and gaining community support for both large- and small-scale projects.
With a particular interest in community planning and historic preservation, Alan has completed numerous projects in many historic cities across New England and further afield. He has also worked on several major waterfront developments, including the Anacostia Waterfront Framework Plan in Washington, DC., recipient of an AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design; and the redeveloped Shanghai Bund, winner of the MIPIM Asia Gold Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project.
Alan is a regular instructor at the Harvard Design School and teaches on design guidelines for urban design and planning, and riverfront development.