June Williamson


Main Affiliation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Affordable Housing
  • Suburbia
  • Future of Housing
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design


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June Williamson

Educational Credentials

  • M.U.P., Urban Design, The City College of New York/CUNY, 2005
  • M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
  • B.A., Yale University, 1989

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, 2008
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, 2007-2008
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-2001
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Utah, 1997-1999
  • Studio Instructor, Boston Architectural College, 1995-1997

Professional Experience

  • June Williamson Architecture & Urban Design, NY, 2003-present
  • Cooper Carry Inc., New York, NY, 2006-2007
  • Mary Miss Studio, New York, NY, 2005-2006
  • Anshen + Allen Los Angeles (now, CO Architects), CA, 2001-2003
  • Prescott Muir Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, 1998-1999
  • MJSA Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, 1997-1998
  • Carr Lynch Hack & Sandell, Cambridge, MA, 1994-1996
  • Building Conservation Associates, New York, NY 1990-1991


  • Architecture License, New York State
  • NCARB Certified

Selected Publications and Recent Research

  • “Great Falls, Great Food, Great Stories,” for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (2014-15).
  • “Urban Design Tactics for Suburban Retrofitting” in Emily Talen, ed., Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form (University of Georgia Press, 2015).
  • “Americans Abroad: Aramco’s Ras Tanura Compound circa 1970,” SACRPH 15th National Conference on Planning History (2013).
  • “Protest on the Astroturf at Downtown Silver Spring: July 4, 2007” in Christopher Niedt, ed., Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs: History, Politics, and Prospects (Temple University Press, 2013).
  • Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb (Island Press, 2013).
  • “Notes on Grids and Back Alleys,” PLOT: Journal of the City College of New York Landscape Architecture Program (Spring 2012).
  • Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs with Ellen Dunham-Jones (John Wiley & Sons, 2008, updated edition 2011).
  • Organizer, ParkingPLUS Design Challenge (2013-14) and Build a Better Burb Ideas Competition (2010).

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Urban Design Forum
  • Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Member, Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)
  • Member, Van Alen Institute
  • Member, Architectural League of New York