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Silvia Vercher Pons

Visiting Assistant Professor


Silvia is Visiting Assistant Professor in Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute. Her design and research interests are in the application of UN Sustainable Guidelines in large scale planning projects. Her work focuses on the intersection of academics, institutional frameworks, and the private sector with the goal of leveraging AI, culture, and sustainability to improve urban environments.

As a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman, Silvia works as architect and urban designer, contributing her expertise to complex and large projects, including master plans and cultural buildings. She is actively involved in prominent organizations, including fellowship in the Columbia Climate School Center of Sustainable Urban Development and the Consortium of Sustainable Urbanization. Silvia serves as the US Representative of the NYC Architecture Biennial, and she is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design program at the New York Institute of Technology.

MS Architecture and Urban Design, GSAPP, Columbia University, NYC
MS Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia, Australia
1-year Architecture Program BArch, ERASMUS Grant, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark
BArch Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

III National Congress of Spanish Scientists, NYC United Nations,  NYC: “Sostenibilidad” – 2022

Female Architects Exhibition: “The New City Center of Guayaquil”, Colegio Arquitectos Valencia – 2021

World Urban Forum 9, Abu Dhabi: “Local Project Challenge: Accelerating SDGs” – 2020

Digital Future World Initiative: “Procesos de Simulación Digital para Sostenibilidad” – 2020

Urban Thinker Campus, Columbia University, NYC: “Accelerating the SDGs in Cities” – 2020

1st UN-Habitat Assembly , Nairobi, United Nations: Urban Development conference – 2019

World Urban Forum 8, Malaysia: “Aligning practice, communities & education to the Agenda 2030” – 2018

Habitat III, Quito, United Nations: “Pedagogy & Practice” and “Water infrastructure”- 2017