Gideon Fink Shapiro

Gideon Fink Shapiro

New York, NY, US



Marketing & Comms Director at MBB Architects | Design historian and critic | Business development strategist | Author and editor 


MBB Architects, New York, NY, US, Director of Marketing and Business Development

Mar 2023 - current

Self, New York, NY, US, Author, editor and consultant

Sep 2008 - Mar 2023

Yale University Digital Humanities Lab, New Haven, CT, US, Postdoctoral Fellow

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Gabellini Sheppard Associates, New York, NY, US, Research and Communications Manager

Jul 2004 - Aug 2008


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, PhD, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Dec 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Aug 2000 - May 2004


2023 Azbee Awards of Excellence National Award Winners, 1st Place

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) is the professional association for B2B editorial professionals.

Description of award-winning editorial project:

"New York’s building stock emits more carbon than that of any other American city. For this story, the writer investigates energy efficiency initiatives at the city’s—and the nation’s—largest rental community; the city's oldest higher ed institution; and a new construction project comprising an entire city block to document their specific strategies, progress, and motivation. He explains the different technologies and systems each group is exploring, how they work, and the outcomes to date. The article can serve as a reference to other building professionals seeking to retrofit or design their projects to help decarbonize their region and the overall sector."


Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Writing Prize, Buell Center for, 1st Place

The Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Writing Prizes were generously endowed by Voorsanger and Associates, Architects. Each prize was given at the end of the academic year for an outstanding paper on a subject in American architecture, landscape or urbanism written during the academic year. One prize was awarded to a student in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; the other was awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Art History or to an undergraduate at Columbia or Barnard College for a senior these. Each prize carried an honorarium of $250.

Recipients: Inderbir Riar, Gideon Fink Shapiro, Brian Tochterman


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