Max Musicant: Principal and Founder
As Principal, Max (he/him) leads the placemaking practice of The Musicant Group. Under his leadership, the firm has pioneered a holistic and organic approach to the creation of place that integrates design, events, and management systems all through the lens of the user experience. Since its founding the firm has demonstrated that community and commercial interests all benefit from more humane, inviting, and lively places for people.
Prior to founding The Musicant Group, Max began his career at the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) in Queens, NY. While there he worked with one of the early leaders of the Bryant Park Corporation to devise and implement placemaking strategies for the GJDC, one of the oldest and largest community development corporations in New York City.
He received an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
His influences include: William H. Whyte, Christopher Alexander, Alexander Garvin, Nasim Taleb, and Jane Jacobs.
Places that have influenced him include: Bryant Park in New York City, Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, and Travers Park in Jackson Heights, Queens; Paris, Beirut, and Johannesburg.
Contact Max at: firstname.lastname@example.org.