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Oliver Schaper

Visiting Assistant Professor


Oliver is an inter-disciplinary Design Director at Gensler whose expertise is developing holistic, civic-minded, and sustainable places. As the Northeast Leader of Urban Strategies & Design at Gensler, Oliver oversees and spearheads planning and urban design projects, strategies, and communication tools for projects including master plans, environmental systems, commercial and institutional headquarters, mixed-use campuses, and residential developments. Oliver’s recent work includes the master plan and design for a 22-building waterfront development in Istanbul; an area-wide master plan for downtown Brooklyn; and a net-positive residential complex with electric car sharing in Ontario. Oliver has taught at various universities and has built a reputation as a leader in his field through his regular presence at industry events, speaking on various topics, participating on juries, and acting in expert advisory roles. Oliver is a fellow of the Urban Design Forum.