John Massengale, AIA, has won awards for architecture, urbanism, architectural history, and historic preservation from organizations and publications ranging from Progressive Architecture and Metropolitan Home to the National Book Award Foundation, with the first architecture book to be nominated for a National Book Award, to multiple chapters of the American Institute of Architects. A founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, he is the Chair of the New York chapter, CNU New York, and a former board member of the ICAA (Institute for Classical Art & Architecture) and the FCWC (Federated Conservationists of Westchester County).
A self-described "Recovering Architect," he likes all sorts of towns, cities and buildings, but designs Classical buildings and traditional neighborhoods and towns. With Robert A.M. Stern, he was co-author of The Anglo-American Suburb (London, AD/New York, St. Martin's Press, 1981 - a primary source book at the Seaside charette) and New York 1900, Metropolitan Architecture & Urbanism 1890-1915 (New York, Rizolli, 1983). With a grant from the Driehaus Foundation, he and Victor Dover are writing Street Design, The Art & Practice of Making Complete Streets (New York, Wiley, 2012).
He has taught at the Universities of Miami and Notre Dame, and was educated at Harvard College (A.B.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M. Arch).