Martin is a principal and urban designer in Sasaki’s urban practice. With over 20 years of experience designing urban centers across the globe, Martin’s experience with mixed-use districts and large-scale framework plans spans many scales, from small urban infill sites to large scale regional plans. He searches for creative methods to combine economic goals, regulatory requirements, and ecological systems thinking into exciting and innovative places that foster long-term value.
At Sasaki, Martin participates in the leadership of big-picture thinking for the urban design practice in order to foster and maintain Sasaki’s unique inter-disciplinary approach to urban design. He is also a contributing leader of in-house think-tank sessions on current planning and urban design topics and promotes building professional development and skills for the wide array of urban design practices within the firm.
Martin holds a master of architecture in urban design with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he taught urban design for 10 years. At the GSD, Martin taught public space theory at the intersection of landscape, planning, and urban design, as well as studios addressing climate change and urban form. Martin has chaired public space design competitions in the City of Boston and has moderated symposia on public art, virtual public spaces, and ecological urbanism. He received a bachelor of arts in architecture and art history at Rice University.
Martin Zogran brings his urban design expertise to BSA initiatives
“What is the physical form of innovation?” Sasaki’s Martin Zogran poses this question to the audience in a lively dialogue held at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) on February 4