Samir S. Shah

Founding Principal

Principal Samir S. Shah, AIA brings over two decades of experience in the New York City area and abroad to a wide range of work that encompasses affordable housing, institutional work, cultural facilities, development, and planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture & Environmental Design from the City College of New York and North Carolina State University. He is a former Fulbright Fellow in Art & Architectural History and a former Design Fellow with Architecture for Humanity. He has also served as an adjunct instructor and frequent guest critic at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York and at Parsons School of Design. He holds professional registration in New York State and is NCARB certified.

The Urban Quotient Team

We love design. No matter the budget or constraints, we find joy in exploring qualities of space, fine-tuning a great construction detail, manipulating the quality of light, or finding physical form for the values and ideals of the organizations we serve. Our core team is dedicated, experienced, nimble, and efficient - working closely together on all the firm’s projects.