Placed Leaders

Jacob Moore

Executive Director

The Architectural League of New York

We partnered with The Architectural League of New York on the search for its Executive Director. The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Jacob Moore to the role.

Moore most recently served as the Associate Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. During his time at the Buell Center, he led the design, development, and execution of a wide array of public programs that advanced critical understandings of the built environment and its role relative to climate change, racial equity, and social justice. In particular, Moore was a driving force behind such innovative programs as “The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly,” “Unbroken Windows,” and “Democracy in Retreat: Master Planning in a Warming World.”

Moore also led the curatorial teams for Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing, the Buell Center’s collaboration with the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate, a major traveling exhibition that put a critical, historically informed spotlight on the connections between architecture and real estate development.

An accomplished writer, editor and publisher, Moore is also a Founding Editor of The Avery Review. He co-edited Green Reconstruction: A Curricular Toolkit for the Built Environment and The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2020; and co-authored The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing and Real Estate, among many others. Previously, he served as an Associate Editor at Princeton Architectural Press. Moore has also contributed to such publications as Artforum International, Future Anterior, and The League’s own Urban Omnibus. Earlier in his career, Moore spent two years in the United States Peace Corps where he served as a municipal development advisor in Tacaná, San Marcos, Guatemala.

Moore received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia College at Columbia University. He earned a Master’s of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.