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Oliver Schaper, LEED AP BD+C & ND, CDT

Cities & Urban Design Leader, Design Director, Principal

Oliver is an inter-disciplinary Design Director and Cities & Urban Design Leader for the Northeast region whose expertise is developing holistic, civic-minded, and sustainable places. Based in Gensler’s New York office, Oliver oversees and spearheads planning and urban design projects, strategies, and communication tools for projects including master plans, environmental systems, commercial and institutional headquarters, mixed-use campuses, and residential developments. Oliver’s recent work includes the master plan and design for a 22-building waterfront development in Istanbul; an area-wide master plan for downtown Brooklyn; and a net-positive residential complex with electric car sharing in Ontario.

Oliver has taught at various universities and has built a reputation as a leader in his field through his regular presence at industry events, speaking on various topics, participating on juries, and acting in expert advisory roles. He serves as the Community Impact Leader for Gensler’s Northeast region and is a fellow of the Urban Design Forum.