VISITING INSTRUCTOR and DIRECTOR of the Institute for Design and Construction
School of Architecture
Jordan Trachtenberg, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is Visiting Instructor and Director of the Institute for Design and Construction.
Jordan is a registered architect and practicing professional licensed in Florida, he is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), accredited by the US Green Building Council in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP) and founding principal at Trachtenberg LLC. Jordan is also founding partner of commercial real-estate brokerage Devtrac Properties and &gallery, a platform for local artists in Miami.
Trachtenberg LLC specializes in Architecture, Design, and Development. Founded 2012 in Miami, Florida, it was initiated on the principles of future-proof design and collaboration. Providing a dynamic and thoughtful design approach that foresees future conditions, creating adaptable strategies and executable designs. The practice has been instrumental in a diverse scale of projects locally and internationally, ranging from large complex mixed-use and infrastructure developments to small-scale installations. Trachtenberg LLC has a successful history of overseeing and supporting both local and international design offices on high profile projects around the world. Jordan's focus on collaborative, thoughtful design and execution provides a platform to advance great ideas, test, and become reality. Trachtenberg LLC collaborates with international architecture offices such as TEN Arquitectos and UNStudio on several high profile projects in the South Florida Region.
Prior to founding Trachtenberg LLC, Jordan practiced architecture in five continents ranging from Asia to South America. Most of his time abroad was spent in Seoul, South Korea, Singapore, and in Amsterdam, NL. While in Amsterdam at UNStudio, Jordan led the design and execution as Coordinating Architect and Project Manager on several successful projects such as the Singapore University of Technology and Design, completed 2015.
Jordan received the degree Master of Architecture, with Honors in Design, from Columbia University, NY, and holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture Studies, with Honors, from Florida International University, Miami. Jordan teaches upper level design studios focusing on his Decoding Development series.
Jordan serves as the vice-chair of the Historic and Environmental Protection Board for the City of Miami, member of the Wynwood Design Review Committee, and is President of the Columbia University Club of South Florida representing over 3,500 Alumni.