John Fontillas
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Planning

John Fontillas, AIA, LEED AP is a Partner at H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, a New York City-based architectural and urban design firm.  In his 25 years as a professional, Mr. Fontillas has designed and managed a range of projects for institutional and cultural clients.  He is responsible for master plans and facility designs for Adelphi University, Barnard College, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Washington University, University of Colorado and the University of California Los Angeles.  He has overseen projects for New York Botanical Garden, New York Academy of Sciences and Battery Park City Authority.

Mr. Fontillas directs the firm’s mixed-use commercial work, responsible for the construction of over two million square feet of leasable space.  He designed an 80-acre lifestyle center in Yonkers, NY; commercial urban redevelopments in Harlem and Downtown Brooklyn; a streetscape revitalization program for the Newark, NJ Downtown District; and a new residential master plan for Greenwich Street South, an area south of the World Trade Center site.  In addition to these New York development projects, he has completed assignments for global and national brands such as Disney, Coca-Cola, Saks Fifth Avenue and Target.

Mr. Fontillas’ urban plans and site-development studies focus on obtaining public approvals, revising zoning, and organizing community participation.  His urban design work includes Herald and Greeley Squares, Bryant Park, and Central Park North/Harlem Gateway Corridor in Manhattan; arts and cultural plans for New Haven, CT, Greensboro, NC, Round Rock, TX and Nyack, NY; and Design Guidelines for MTA-New York City Transit’s Station Rehabilitation Program.

Mr. Fontillas is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, and Forum for Urban Design.  He is a co-chair of the Marketing Committee of the AIA NY chapter and a member of his local Brooklyn Community Board’s Parks and Planning Committees.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from New York University.  Mr. Fontillas is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

 

Semester Course
Fall 2010 URPL-GP.1620.001 Introduction to Urban Physical Design

Required for M.U.P. students.

This course will concentrate on design, research, interpretation, and analysis of urban spaces in the New York region, United States, and abroad. As inherent in an “introductory” course we will have limited opportunity to delve deeply into each topic, but will center discussion around a single focus – the forces that shape urban form. In the end, each of you will have developed a new awareness for the built environment and the critical elements in successful place making.


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Fall 2009 URPL-GP.1620.001 Introduction to Urban Physical Design

Required for M.U.P. students.

This course will concentrate on design, research, interpretation, and analysis of urban spaces in the New York region, United States, and abroad. As inherent in an “introductory” course we will have limited opportunity to delve deeply into each topic, but will center discussion around a single focus – the forces that shape urban form. In the end, each of you will have developed a new awareness for the built environment and the critical elements in successful place making.


Download Syllabus
Fall 2008 URPL-GP.1620.001 Introduction to Urban Physical Design

Required for M.U.P. students.

This course will concentrate on design, research, interpretation, and analysis of urban spaces in the New York region, United States, and abroad. As inherent in an “introductory” course we will have limited opportunity to delve deeply into each topic, but will center discussion around a single focus – the forces that shape urban form. In the end, each of you will have developed a new awareness for the built environment and the critical elements in successful place making.


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