Isaac Cohen

Design Associate

Isaac Cohen is a Design Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. He has led the implementation of placemaking projects including Activating Vacancy, an arts and engagement initiative, and Little Free Libraries/Libros Libres, a literacy and design project. He has also developed our public space audit work aimed at community driven control over the development of the public realm in neighborhoods.

Isaac’s previous work includes six years in Seattle working at a non-profit on all aspects of the creation of parks and public spaces across the city, from community engagement for small pocket parks to fundraising for large destination park. He also co-founded a design research collaborative that has published and presented widely on the production and creation of space by Jewish communities across the country.

Isaac completed his Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia and has a Bachelors of Arts from Vassar College.


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