Urban Quotient

UQ Principal Nominated as Non-Voting Team Member for Parsons NAAB Accreditation visit




Urban Quotient principal Samir S. Shah was nominated by the Architecture program at Parsons the New School for Design to serve as a non-voting member of the NAAB accreditation team that visited the school in late February. NAAB stands for National Architectural Accreditation Board and periodically reviews professional architecture programs to ensure they meet established standards for architectural practice and education. As part of the team, Samir reviewed the school’s work and curriculum, met with university students, faculty, and administration over a four day period, and joined in the deliberations on how the school was meeting the accreditation standards. Other past non-voting members on previous NAAB visits for Parsons have been noted New York City architects including Leslie Gill among others.

FEBRUARY 27, 2016 11:11 AM

UQ Designs Kota World Center for Women and Housing for Homeless Youth



Urban Quotient was selected to design a mixed-use project for a city-owned site in Harlem by a development team that includes the Kota Alliance and Covenant House. The project includes co-working space for the Finnish Kota Alliance and twenty five units of housing for homeless youth, many of whom are single mothers, currently living in temporary housing as clients of Covenant House. Other firms who were invited to develop proposals were Toshiko Mori Architects in New York and M2 Architects in Finland. See our project page for more information

FEBRUARY 25, 2016 1:13 PM