Shawn Rickenbacker, born and raised in New York City, is an architect and creative technologist. He holds a bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University, a master of architecture II from the University of Virginia, and a certificate in advanced interaction design from New York University. He is a partner at the design firm Rickenbacker + Leung LLC founded in 2005, notable for such projects as Re: Vision Dallas and the Renaissance Ballroom redevelopment in New York City. He also is a cofounder of the technology, data, and design consultancy Urban Data + Design (UDD), which is currently working on the design and implementation of ambient and embedded technologies in the physical environment intended to enhance spatial awareness and cognition. As a founder of UDD, he was selected as a finalist in 2012 to be PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, a fellows program designed for one-of-a-kind social innovators who have the talent, passion, and potential to change the world.