Dorian Moore is an urban designer, architect, entrepreneur, educator and developer whose commitment to city building extends into civic leadership. With a strong commitment to redeveloping and enhancing existing urban areas, particularly where physical as well as economic challenges exist, he advocates for a strategic approach to revitalizing cities, based in precedent research and sustainable practices aimed at the long-term viability of neighborhoods, districts, corridors, and downtowns.
Mr. Moore was a member of an international team of architects and urban designers invited to develop a vision for the underutilized “portlands” in Toronto, Canada. He was also a member of the Core Support Staff for the Mayor’s Detroit Land Use Master Plan Task Force in Detroit, Michigan.
He was among a select group of architects and planners invited to Mississippi as part of the charrette planning team for 11 cities along the Gulf Coast that were ravaged by hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Moore was featured in the PBS documentary: Designing Healthy Cities and was consulted on the documentary Beyond the Motor City discussing the future of the Post-Industrial City. He was also featured on the public affairs television programs Spotlight on the News and Back to Back, discussing architecture and urban design in Detroit. He has lectured, recently, in Poughkeepsie, Savannah, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Windsor, Toronto and other national cities, as well as universities and professional organizations on the solutions for the urban environment.
Mr. Moore graduated from the University of Michigan and also studied at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. He has taught at the University of Windsor, University of Detroit-Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, and Wayne State University. He is also member of the Windsor, Ontario, Planning Board and The Windsor Enforcement of the Arts Board of Directors, where he has provided leadership and guidance on municipal and cultural issues.
Mr. Moore’s commitment to city-building extends beyond design practice, entrepreneurship, and education. He has spent many years traveling to and studying the urban character of more than 300 cities worldwide, using this first-hand experience to aid in his mission of creating environments of great value and long-lasting appeal for people.