Jeff Risom

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San Francisco, CA

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Jeff Risom currently serves as the lead designer working on an exciting project to transform San Francisco’s Market Street district into a vibrant, livable neighborhood of the future. As Managing Director of the legendary Danish architecture firm Gehl Studio in the US, Jeff Risom leads the San Francisco and New York based design teams.

In his time at Gehl Architects, Jeff has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organizations in Europe, the USA, Latin America, India and China. Jeff Risom’s background and design experience provides him with a unique insight into the technical, as well as social aspects of urban design. He aspires to promote quality of life through improvements in the built environment.

Jeff is an active teacher and lecturer, frequently speaking at varied conferences around the world. He is also a guest lecturer at Harvard GSD, University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and DIS. Jeff Risom also teaches a course on “Livability in the Modern City” at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen.

Find out more about Jeff Risom's work with Gehl Architects

Connect with him on Twitter: @risomj

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