Jennifer Griffin

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jennifer Griffin is a practicing design professional and educator. She has experience working in the US, UK, and Central America on a variety of project types and scales, from small-scale renovations and additions of historic structures, to mixed-use urban infill projects, to master plans at both the neighborhood and regional scales. She has received multiple New Urbanism Charter Awards for her work, most recently for a planning project in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has worked with several firms, among them Porphyrios Associates in London, Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, D.C., and Hart Howerton in New York. During her time at these firms, she has participated in the design of a number of noteworthy projects including an addition to the Ivy Club at Princeton University, a private villa in Ambergris Cay, a renovation of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and a renovation of St. John’s Episcopal Church also in Washington, D.C. She also contributed to the development of the master plan for Muyuyo Bay in Ecuador and phase two of the master plan of Cayala, Guatemala. Jennifer was educated at the University of Notre Dame, from which she received both her Bachelor of Architecture and her Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism degrees. Her current academic work includes research on the relationship between the built environment and human flourishing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Building
  • Ecological Urbanism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Design, Theory, and Planning

Recently Taught Courses

ARCH 70311 Urban Elements and Principles

ARCH 81151 Urban Design II

Curriculum Vitae

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