Headshot of June Williamson, smiling at the camera

June Williamson

Professor; Director, Master of Architecture and MS Architecture Programs

Phone: 212-650-5655

Email: jwilliamson@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA3M15


Educational Credentials :

  • M.U.P., Urban Design, The City College of New York, CUNY, 2005
  • M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
  • B.A., Yale University, 1989

Teaching Experience :

  • Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2021-present
  • Chairperson of the Architecture Department, City College of New York, CUNY, 2019-2022
  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2008-2021
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, 2008
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, 2007-2008
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-2001
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Utah, 1997-1999
  • Studio Instructor, Boston Architectural College, 1995-1997

Professional Experience :

  • June Williamson Architecture & Urban Design, NY, 2003-present
  • Cooper Carry Inc., New York, NY, 2006-2007
  • Mary Miss Studio, New York, NY, 2005-2006
  • Anshen + Allen Los Angeles (now, CO Architects), CA, 2001-2003
  • Prescott Muir Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, 1998-1999
  • MJSA Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, 1997-1998
  • Carr Lynch Hack & Sandell, Cambridge, MA, 1994-1996
  • Building Conservation Associates, New York, NY 1990-1991

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State
  • NCARB Certified

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Books:
    • Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges. With Ellen Dunham-Jones (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2021).
    • Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb (Island Press, 2013).
    • Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. With Ellen Dunham-Jones (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2008, updated edition 2011).
  • Articles and Book Chapters:
    • “Great Falls, Great Food, Great Stories,” for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (2014-15).
    • “Urban Design Tactics for Suburban Retrofitting” in Emily Talen, ed., Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form (University of Georgia Press, 2015).
    • “Americans Abroad: Aramco’s Ras Tanura Compound circa 1970,” SACRPH 15th National Conference on Planning History (2013).
    • “Protest on the Astroturf at Downtown Silver Spring: July 4, 2007” in Christopher Niedt, ed., Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs: History, Politics, and Prospects (Temple University Press, 2013).
    • “Notes on Grids and Back Alleys,” PLOT: Journal of the City College of New York Landscape Architecture Program (Spring 2012).
    • Organizer, ParkingPLUS Design Challenge (2013-14) and Build a Better Burb Ideas Competition (2010).

    Professional Memberships :

    • Fellow, Urban Design Forum
    • Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
    • Member, Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)
    • Member, Van Alen Institute
    • Member, Architectural League of New York