• Profile:

    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. 


    Degrees Held:

    Bachelor of Architecture, Cooper Union

    Master of Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University

    Recent Publications:

    "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


    Performances And Appearances:

    MoMA: "Open City: Existential Urbanity", Roundtable Panelist

    NYCxDesign: "Generation X by Generation FX", Roundtable Panelist