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Alan Greenberger
Alan Greenberger, FAIA
Vice President for Real Estate & Facilities; Distinguished Teaching Professor



URBN Center, 410F

Alan Greenberger’s 47-year career has four significant chapters. For 34 years, he was a practicing architect with Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and its successor, MGA Partners, where he was a principal and design lead on many award-winning projects. In 2008, Mr. Greenberger left his practice to join the administration of then-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as the city’s Chief Planner and then Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Under his leadership, the City produced a new zoning code and comprehensive plan and continued to experience its most dynamic growth in half a century, with billions of dollars of new investment and an expansion of jobs and businesses. Following the end of the Nutter administration, Mr. Greenberger was appointed Distinguished Teaching Professor and Lindy Fellow at Drexel University, where he served as Department Head to programs in architecture, interior design, urban strategy and research through 2021. In 2021, he was appointed Vice President for Real Estate and Facilities at Drexel where is leading an update of the University’s master plan. It is intended to guide the development of the campus for the next several generations.  He continues to teach in Architecture and Urban Strategy programs.