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Alex Krieger, FAIA

Alex Krieger has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to improving the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Alex is the founding Principal of Chan Krieger Sieniewicz which merged with NBBJ in 2009.

He is a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1977. During his tenure he has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Director of the Urban Design Program, and Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture.

Alex 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; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee. In September 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Alex to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


50th ISOCARP International Planning Congress, Transformations Along Urban Waterfronts, Gdynia, Poland, 2014

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Dense Urbanism: A Conversation with Alex Krieger and Moshe Safdie, Cambridge, MA, 2014

Reimagining Cities Conference, Parallel Workshop: Mobility and the Urban Form, Dallas, TX, 2014

AIA New York, Urban Design Awards Jury, New York, NY, 2012

Annual Conference of the Israel Planners Association, Planning Large Scale Urban Infrastructure, Jerusalem, Israel, 2012

Boston Public Library, Constructing an Egalitarian Landscape, Boston, MA, 2012

Boston Society of Architects, Boston and the Skyscraper Symposium Panelist, Boston, MA, 2012

Gerhard Kallmann Memorial, American Academy of the Arts, Gerhard Kallmann Historical Remarks, Cambridge, MA, 2012

Planning Bureaus of the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing and Fuzhou , The Importance of Urban Design, China, 2012

Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tonji University in Shanghai, Dongnan University in Nanjing, Xian University, Harbin University, & Tianjin University, Planning Principles for Chinese Cities, China, 2012

Charles River Waterfront Association, Urban Rivers, Cambridge, MA, 2011

City of Boston, Greening Government Center Symposium Panel Member, Boston, MA, 2011

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Think Big: Planning on a Global Scale, Cambridge, MA, 2011

National Capital Planning Commission, E Street and President’s Park Competition Jury Chair, Washington D.C., 2011