Dr. Ivan Shumkov is a New York based architect, professor, scholar and curator. He is a pioneer in online education and founder of Open Online Academy (OOAc), where he also teaches architectural design, history and theory. He graduated with masters degrees from ETSA Barcelona, University of Florence, and Harvard University GSD, as a Fulbright scholar. He completed his PhD in Architecture in 2009 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP, as fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier. Dr. Shumkov has taught at Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the New School for Design, International University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Alumni Association 2011-14 and as President of Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni 2008-14. Dr. Shumkov is a licensed architect in Spain and Italy and principal of ISA – Ivan Shumkov Architects, a company working in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design with offices in New York and Barcelona. He has worked, lectured and exhibited his projects and research in Europe, Brazil, Colombia, China, and the USA.

Education
2009 PhD in Architecture, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
2008-10 PhD and Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar, Columbia University GSAPP, USA
2008 March II, Master in Architecture II, Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, USA
2006 DEA, Diploma of Advanced Studies, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
2004 Laurea cum Laude in Architecture, Licensed Arch., University of Florence, Italy
2004 Diploma in Architecture/Engineering, Licensed Arch., ETSA Barcelona, Spain
2002-03 Pole-Europe Program, FHNW University / ETH Zurich, Switzerland