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Jeffrey Chusid

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Mark Chusid is a preservation architect and planner, and Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, where he served as chair for five years, succeeding Susan Christopherson. He has consulted on preservation policy, natural and cultural resource conservation, and urban design for communities including Shanghai; Sevastopol, Ukraine; Levuka, Fiji; and Bastrop, Texas, as well as museums in California, Texas, and New York. Chusid’s research, teaching, and writing have focused on the fate of historic resources in areas of cultural exchange and conflict, the conservation of modernist architecture and planning, especially in the US and India, and sustainable development using historic sites and communities. His book, Saving Wright (Norton 2011), won the Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. His next book is a study of the expatriate architect Joseph Allen Stein and his career in the US and India. Chusid has taught planning, architecture, and preservation at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard, Cal Poly Pomona, and the University of Southern California.

At the Christopherson Center

Chusid co-founded the Susan Christopherson Center in 2019 to honor his mentor and friend, and he served as the inaugural chairperson of the Advisory Board.