Corey Zehngebot, AIA, AICP, works as a Senior Urban Designer and Architect for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority). Primary responsibilities include a) conducting design review for primarily large scale downtown and neighborhood projects as part of compliance with Boston’s Zoning code, b) conceptualizing, leading, and managing urban design initiatives and design guidelines throughout the city and c) assistance with the design, substance, and management of planning initiatives and studies throughout Boston. Her work at the BPDA requires an understanding of the interdependency of city agencies, public institutions, politics, and private development forces in order to impact the built environment.
Prior to working at the BPDA, Corey worked as a senior urban designer, architect, and planner for Utile in Boston, where she worked with a variety of private and public sector clients. In addition, she has taught at MIT and served as a design critic at many area colleges and universities. She received a B.A. with distinction from Yale University and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.