Raphael Sperry

San Francisco, CA

Architect and activist Sperry will engage professionals in the architecture and planning fields on the issue of mass incarceration, advocating for new priorities in public investment rather than increased prison and jail construction.

Sperry is an architect, green building consultant, teacher, and outspoken advocate on the role of architecture in social justice issues. He founded and directs the “Alternatives to Incarceration / Prison Design Boycott Campaign” of the non-profit Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and has presented his research at numerous professional association conventions and architecture schools. He teaches the Green Architecture studio at Stanford University’s Architectural Design program and has championed sustainability strategies for a wide variety of institutional and commercial projects, including complex infrastructure projects and three LEED Platinum projects. Sperry received his architecture degree from Yale University School of Architecture and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.