Austin is a licensed architect and urban designer, with experience in educational, commercial, residential, and cultural projects. He is an Associate at FXFOWLE Architects, has taught at Columbia University, and has served as a regular guest critic at CCNY, NYIT, NJIT, Columbia University, and NYU.
In 2017 Austin was appointed as a Commissioner to the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission by Mayor Steven Fulop. Austin has also served as a Board Member of the Harsimus Cove Neighborhood Association in Jersey City NJ, a community organization which works with the City Administration to address issues ranging from development, public space, streets and sidewalks, quality of life, and zoning.
Bachelor of Architecture, Cooper Union
Master of Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University
"City Riffs: Urbanism, Ecology, Place" by Richard Plunz (Lars Muller, 2017) - Contributor (Drawings and Illustrations)
"A History of Housing in New York City" by Richard Plunz (Columbia University, 2016) - Contributor (Drawings and Illustrations)
“Open City: Existential Urbanity” by Diane Lewis (Charta, 2015) - Contributor (Drawings, Text, Illustrations)
"Endgame: In the Bubble" by Richard Plunz (Lotus Quarterly, #147: New Urban Housing I, 2011) - Contributor (Drawings and Illustrations)
“Half Full? Water Futures in the Western Catskills” (Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, 2011) - Editor in Chief
"Searching for Palladio" (Metropolis Magazine Blog 2013) - Author
MoMA: "Open City: Existential Urbanity", Roundtable Panelist
NYCxDesign: "Generation X by Generation FX", Roundtable Panelist