Rob Lane, an architect and urban designer, is a senior fellow for urban design at RPA. He directs the regional design program, which is devoted to improving the metropolitan landscape through research and place-based planning and design interventions.
Rob's current and recent past work focuses on the relationship between transit, land use and urban design and emphasizes public participation and communication through visual techniques. Projects include the Newark Vision Plan, the Far West Side Redevelopment Alternatives Study and the Civic Alliance community design workshop for the re-building of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. Currently, he is co-managing RPA’s participation in the Rebuild by Design initiative, in partnership with the Institute for Public Knowledge, the Municipal Art Society and Van Alen Institute.
Before RPA, Rob was an associate at Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects, PC. He received his bachelor of arts from Cornell University and a master of architecture from Columbia University. Rob was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design during the 2008-09 academic year. He was recently a fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space for the Making Midtown initiative.