Vishaan Chakrabarti

Founder and CEO
Partnership of Architecture and Urbanism
215 Park Avenue South Suite 1805
New York, NY

Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect, former city planner, professor of real estate at Columbia University and founder of the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism. Before becoming a partner at architecture firm SHoP, where he created the unique designs for Two Trees' Domino Sugar project, Chakrabarti served as executive vice president at Related Companies, working on projects such as Moynihan Station and Hudson Yards. Prior to that, Chakrabarti served as the director of the Manhattan office of the Department of City Planning from 2002 to 2005. Other previous positions include transportation planner for the Port Authority and associate partner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Chakrabarti holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and dual Bachelors degrees in Art History and Engineering from Cornell University, according to his faculty page at Columbia.