Urban Quotient

Urban Quotient believes that thoughtful, intelligent architecture encompasses theory, rigor, and aesthetic judgment in design, a thorough knowledge of construction in the field, and an advocacy role for social responsibility in policy and urban development. Through architecture, landscape design, urban design, planning, and research, we seek to create work that expresses both the specificity of place and the complexity of forces that shape the built environment.

Samir S. ShahPrincipal Samir S. Shah, AIA brings over a decade of experience in the New York City area and abroad to a wide range of work that encompasses affordable housing, institutional work, cultural facilities, development, and planning.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture & Environmental Design from the City College of New York and North Carolina State University. He is a former Fulbright Fellow in Art & Architectural History and a former Design Fellow with Architecture for Humanity. He has also served as an adjunct instructor and frequent guest critic at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York, has written for several publications and is currently a contributing author for the Architecture League of New York’s online project in urban affairs and policy, Urban Omnibus. He holds professional registration in New York State and is NCARB certified.