M.Arch, UC Berkeley
BA, Reed College
Evan Rose is an Urban Designer with an 18-year track record of successful and innovative urban projects. He is the founder of Urban Design+ a full-service urban design, planning, and sustainability firm with a focus on development-ready design for both public and private clients. Prior to forming UDP, Mr. Rose was a Principal at SMWM where he led the urban design practice for 11 years and built the New York office of the firm.
Mr. Rose has led a wide range of distinguished and challenging commissions across the United States and internationally, including the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and Poplar Point Plans in Washington, DC, the Sayreville Waterfront Redevelopment, the Brooklyn Piers Plan, the Boston Central Artery Master Plan, the Willamette River Concept Plan, the Mission Bay Plan, the Port of Los Angeles Framework Plan, the St. Louis Downtown and Riverfront Plan, the new town of Southfield, Massachusetts, and the BI Village Greenville and Kamenskoe Plato projects in Kazakhstan.
Prior to joining SMWM, Mr. Rose was the Senior Urban Designer for the San Francisco Planning Department where he authored the award-winning San Francisco Waterfront Urban Design and Access Plan and initiated and implemented San Francisco's acclaimed Downtown Streetscape Plan.
He was currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University where he taught in the Graduate Urban Design Program. He has served as a Board member for the San Francisco AIA and the California Council of the AIA, is a past president of the Architecture and Design Forum at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where he also sat on the museum's Board of Directors, and has been a regular critic for architecture and urban design studios at MIT, SCI-ARC, UCLA, CCA, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.
CoursesMr. Rose teaches the Public Realm studio for second year urban design students.