Justin Moore, FAICP

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FAICP Statement

Justin Garrett Moore, FAICP, is a transdisciplinary designer, planner, and educator renowned for his exceptional contributions to shaping cities and communities. Throughout his career, he has advocated for equitable and sustainable development while promoting social justice and inclusivity. He has held significant leadership roles including at the NYC Public Design Commission and Mellon Foundation. His expertise in community planning and design has led to transformative projects globally that address critical challenges that span affordable housing, public space, climate resilience, and heritage conservation. His work continues to inspire others to create places that improve society through environmentally and socially responsive practices.

Professional Biography

Justin Garrett Moore is the program director for Humanities in Place. His work focuses on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice through place-based initiatives and programs, built environments, cultural heritage projects, and commemorative spaces and landscapes. Prior to joining Mellon, Justin was the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission, where he spearheaded initiatives to address social equity and sustainability through improved built environment design and public processes. He has led several urban design and planning projects for the City of New York, including the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, and the Brooklyn Cultural District. Justin serves as an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University and has taught at Morgan State University, Tuskegee University, and the Yale School of Architecture. In 2021, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and was named to the United States Commission of Fine Arts by President Joseph Biden. He holds a BDes from the University of Florida, as well as an MArch and an MS in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.


224944 | University of Florida
Graduation Date: May, 2001
Degree Level: Undergraduate

105103 | Columbia University
Graduation Date: May, 2004
Degree Level: Graduate

Job History

NYC Public Design Commission
Executive Director
April,2016 - December,2020
New York, NY
United States

NYC Department of City Planning
Senior Urban Designer & Associate City Planner
March,2005 - April,2016
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Mellon Foundation
Program Director
December,2020 - Present
New York, NY
United States

Columbia University GSAPP
Adjunct Associate Professor
September,2007 - Present
Part time
New York, NY
United States


Personal URL: https://www.mellon.org
Twitter URL: @jgmoore