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Shimon Zimbovsky


Shimon received a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree in 2009 and a Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Prior to graduate school, he was awarded the university’s Ryerson Traveling Fellowship, allowing him to study approaches to water sensitive planning through sustainable urban design in Israel. In his fieldwork, he interviewed twenty-two leading researchers and professionals in the field and developed comprehensive performance case studies of ten sites throughout the country that employ constructed wetlands to treat wastewater at various scales, levels of complexity and degrees of urbanization.


He is passionate about the ways in which the built environment can impact human health and wellbeing and is an Adjunct Professor at Chatham University, where he teaches Digital Drawing and Building Codes in the Interior Architecture Program.


In his past experience, he developed post-occupancy evaluations of urban design projects, nature-based playgrounds and healing gardens in Chicago. Later, he gained valuable project management experience in a small Squirrel Hill architecture firm specializing in commercial and residential design.  

Notable Projects


Multi-Family Condominium Development     

350 Oliver Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA     

333 N. Craig St.  Pittsburgh, PA


Mixed-Use Development     

5019 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA     

4323 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA



Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center



Brottier Hall , Pittsburgh, PA


Commercial Projects     

Showroom 24 Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA   

Frick Park Automotive,  Pittsburgh, PA


Veterans Administration     

Great Lakes National Cemetery Honor Guard Building, Holly, Mi Fort Custer National Cemetery Expansion, Augusta, Mi



Fallingwater Scenic Overlook- Mill Run, PA

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