Luc Wilson is a director at Kohn Pedersen Fox and leads KPF Urban Interface, a think tank focused on urban analytics and technology development. In that role, he has developed a unique data-driven design methodology and applied it to the design of over 300 projects globally, ranging from master plans to rezonings to supertall towers. With a focus on computational urban design, Luc and his team have worked with Sidewalk Labs on their Toronto project and helped the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) with the recent East Midtown Rezoning.
A critical aspect of this work is research collaborations with Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, New York University, and the NYC DCP. His work and research has been published in both academic and popular publications, from Architectural Science Review and The Economist to Wired and The New York Times. Luc was selected to as one of the Commercial Observer’s “2016 Top Young Professionals: Top Architects, Engineers and Contractors.”
Luc is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he teaches courses focused on performance-based design and urban data analytics. Previously he was an Adjunct Course Advisor in the Center for Data Science at NYU, teaching urban analytics as part of the Masters Capstone Project course, and a Guest Critic at Cornell University, teaching an architectural studio. He is a member of the Urban Design Forum and on the planning committee for the Municipal Arts Society.
Luc has an Erdos Number of 3.