John Massengale has been elected to the CNU National Board
A Message from the CNU New York Executive Committee
We are writing to urge you to vote for John Massengale, the Chair of CNU New York, in the first election for the national CNU Board in which the membership will choose the Board members. John is the Founding Chair of the New York chapter, and during his tenure we have been one of the most active CNU chapters.
Under John's leadership, we have reached out to other New York groups and held events with the Museum of the City of New York, the Municipal Art Society, the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, AIA NY, the Regional Plan Association and others. We've had tours and happy hours with our younger members, and we've had events with CNU President John Norquist, CNU founders Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, local planners and architects Brad Perkins and James von Klemperer, and other notable figures like Léon Krier, Jonathan Rose, Shelley Poticha and New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman.
John has worked hard to help build a Board that includes seasoned practitioners, NextGen members and contributors from multiple and diverse professions. He is the only Board candidate from the Northeast, and New York has had only one Board member in the history of the CNU.
Voting will continue through May 11. There will be computers for voting at CNU 20, but you will need your CNU password and ID to vote - both of these you can get online. We urge you to vote for John.
- Chair, CNU New York, 2007-present
- Former Board Member, Institute of Classical Art & Architecture
- Former Board Member, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
- Co-Chair, CNU IX, New York, New York 2001
- Co-Founder, New Urban Councils, 2001
- Founder, Classical Councils, 2003
- Waveland Team, Mississippi Renewal Forum, 2005
- CNU Representative, New Orleans Emergency Planning Meeting, 2005
- Seaside 20th Anniversary Medal, 2001
- Advisory Board, National Town Builders Association, 1998-2001
- Co-Chair, CNU Delegation, United Nations Habitat II, 1996
- Co-Founder, CNU, pro-urb and Urbanists internet lists
- Taught architecture & urbanism studios at the Universities of Notre Dame and Miami
- Articles and Op-Eds for many magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal
- Co-author with Robert A.M. Stern, The Anglo-American Suburb (London, AD; New York, St. Martin's Press, 1980)
- Co-author with Robert A.M. Stern, New York 1900, Metropolitan Architecture & Urbanism, 1890-1915 (Rizzoli, 1983)
- Co-author with Victor Dover, Street Design, The Art & Practice of Making Complete Streets (Wiley, 2012, with a grant from the Driehaus Foundation)
- Author, All You Need Is Love, Tales of a Recovering Architect (with a grant from the Graham Foundation)
John Massengale has won awards for architecture, urban design, historic preservation and architectural history. New York 1900 was the first architecture history book nominated for a National Book Award. In 1992, Massengale won the first Progressive Architecture New Public Realm award with his plan for a Subway Suburb in the South Bronx, and a year later a house designed by Massengale won prizes from 3 chapters of the American Institute of Architects and Hudson Valley magazine. After serving as Seaside Town Architect in 1986 (Time: “One of the most influential projects of the decade, and hopefully, for decades to come.”), he was awarded a Seaside 20th Anniversary Medal in 2001.