Ivan Shumkov

Dr. Ivan Shumkov is an architect, urban planner, entrepreneur, and professor. He is the founder of Build Academy, an organization dedicated to providing professional building solutions and education for the built environment. His company has cultivated an industry- wide, global community of professionals and organizations and supplies them with an online platform for collaboration, networking, education and professional resources for the implementation of high-impact project work. 

Dr. Shumkov is a licensed architect in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and principal of ISA – Ivan Shumkov Architects, a NYC based architecture firm operating at the intersection of architecture, design and urbanism. He has lectured and exhibited his projects and research extensively across Europe, Brazil, Colombia, China, and the USA. 

During his academic career, he has taught at New York University, Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the New School for Design, the Intentional University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona. 

Dr. Shumkov graduated with four masters degrees from ETSA Barcelona, University of Florence, and Harvard University GSD, as a Fulbright scholar. He earned his PhD in Architecture in 2010 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP, as fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier.