Paul Ostergaard


Adjunct Faculty

Paul Ostergaard, FAIA, AOU is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture. He has dedicated his career to the revitalization of cities. He has helped his clients create mixed-income neighborhoods, revitalized downtowns, transit-oriented districts, new urban centers, and new communities. With a range of projects in North America, Europe, and the MENA region he brings a broad and diverse level of experience to each assignment. His projects have a solid foundation in urban design principles and values but with a wide range of place-based design responses.

Paul believes a city can best be understood by working with its citizens. Paul has authored articles that concentrate on the urban design process so that others can learn how to design collaboratively. Paul co-authored The Urban Design Handbook, Techniques and Working Methods published by Norton as a textbook about the practice of urban design.

Paul is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and former president of the Pittsburgh Chapter, a member of the UK-based Academy of Urbanism, and a full member of the Urban Land Institute. Paul is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and is a registered architect in several states.