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Notable Alumni

Faris Al -Shathir

March'08 Executive Director, Boffo Inc

F. Cecil Baker

BFA'67, MArch'68 Principal and Architect, Cecil Baker & Partners

Cecil Baker helped form Baker Rothschild Horn and Blyth in 1972. The architectural firm’s first project, Queen Village Mews, was awarded a Progressive Architecture Design Award. Success was short lived. 1972 was the year of the energy crisis, the year Time magazine asked on it’s cover: “Is the U.S. going broke?”

The four architects pooled their resources and became real estate developers. Over the next 10 years BRHB Developers built more than 270 residential units in a variety of projects across Philadelphia’s troubled neighborhoods. The firm’s projects included new construction and repurposed industrial structures. Markets ranged from HUD housing to high end homes and condominiums. The work was crafted at a time when the architect’s professional organization frowned on entrepreneurial work undertaken by architects. Nevertheless, BRHB Developers’ projects were widely published in Europe, Japan and South America. From this seminal experience Cecil Baker evolved his practical aesthetic, best summarized as “spending your money on the sunny side of the drywall.”

Cecil Baker’s real estate holdings allowed him the equilibrium to return to his original architectural yearnings: thus was born Cecil Baker & Associates in 1982. The firm grew steadily over time and became Cecil Baker + Partners in 2006 with the addition of Nancy Bastian and Eric Leighton as partners. Chris Blakelock was added as a partner in 2009.

Cecil Baker + Partners today is a thriving architecture firm in Center City Philadelphia. With a practice that spans a wide variety of clients and project types, Cecil Baker has always had a strong affinity for housing, and the firm’s portfolio reflects that. Recent projects include Philadelphia’s newest high-rise condominiums: 500 Walnut, a 26-story luxury high-rise with 38 dwelling units overlooking Independence Mall, and One Riverside, a 21-story high-end condominium building located adjacent the Schuylkill River Park in the Fitler Square neighborhood. Other residential projects include high end single-family residential, as well as affordable and market rate multi-family housing. Institutional, civic and governmental work rounds out the practice.

Cecil Baker + Partners’ designs have received over fifty local, regional, and national accolades, including awards from the Preservation Alliance, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, the U.S. Department of HUD, the American Institute of Architects, the Pennsylvania Society of Architects, the PA Historical and Museum Commission and others.  The firm’s designs have been published in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South America.

http://www.cecilbakerpartners.com

Alan M. Berger

MLA'90 Founding Director, P-Rex Lab

Alan M. Berger is the Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Advanced Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies & Planning. In addition to his award winning books Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America, and Reclaiming the American West, his other books include Designing the Reclaimed Landscape, The Infrastructural Monument and Scaling Infrastructure (with Alexander D'Hooghe), Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta (with Margaret Crawford). His most recently published books are Systemic Design Can Change the World and Landscape + Urbanism Around the Bay of Mumbai (with Rahul Mehrotra). He also co-edited LCAU's 2013 Report on the State of Health + Urbanism (with Andrew Scott). Prior to MIT, Berger was Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard-GSD, 2002-2008. He is a Prince Charitable Trusts Fellow of The American Academy in Rome.

P-REX lab website

Anne Carson Blair

BA'03 MCP'08 Project Manager, GSLM Capital Partners

Elsa S. Bourguignon, Ph.D.

MSHP'00 Head of the Research Laboratory, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Diane Burko

MFA '69

Diane Burko investigates monumental geological phenomena. Her work is held in numerous public, corporate, and private collections. She has been included in over 100 exhibitions throughout her career.

Diane Burko website

John G. Carr

MSHP'95 Principal Conservator, MCC, LLC

Carol R. Collier

MRP'77 Senior Adviser-Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences-Drexel University

Carol Collier is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Fellow in the American Water Resources Association. She practices and teaches in the Delaware Valley. A Certified Senior Ecologist, she specializes in watershed management and resilient systems design. She is a faculty member in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University. 

Carol Collier wikipedia page

 

Keiko Tsuruta Cramer

MLA'03 Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd

Keiko Tsuruta Cramer is a Principal and Landscape Architect at WRT, LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her projects have included the Steelstacks Art & Cultural Campus and the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Bethlehem, PA, Crystal City A Placemaking Framework in Crystal City, VA, Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial in Philadelphia, PA for which she is Project landscape architect. In addition, Keiko maintains her architectural license in Japan, and has worked on numerous projects abroad including the Daiichi Mutual Life Insurance Office Landscape in Kanagawa, Japan, and SCBD Lot10 Development in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Wallace Roberts & Todd website

Medium article

Lisa M. Di Chiera

MSHP'92 Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois

Ms. DiChiera has been director of advocacy for Landmarks Illinois since 2003. She was the director of Chicago programs from 1994-1997. Lisa administers the statewide Most Endangered Historic Places program and oversees Landmark Illinois’ legislative initiatives. From 1998-2002, she worked for the Detroit office of Hines Interests coordinating the urban planning components and public approval processes for General Motors’ renovation of the John Portman-designed Renaissance Center as its new corporate headquarters. She worked previously for the Midwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Architecture Department of the Chicago History Museum.  In Detroit, she served on the boards of Preservation Detroit and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.  She currently serves on the boards of the AIA Chicago Foundation, the Glessner House and on the Land Use & Housing Committee of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).She has been twice named to the Newcity “Design 50” list of the 50 people shaping Chicago design. Lisa received her B.A. in art and architectural history from UCLA and an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Terry Farrell

MArch'64 Principal, Farrells
Sir Terry Farrell CBE FRIBA FRSA FCSD MRTPI is a British architect and urban designer. In 1980 Farrell founded his own firm, Farrells. In 1991 his practice expanded internationally, opening an office in Hong Kong. In Asia his firm designed KK100 in Shenzhen, the tallest building ever designed by a British architect, as well as Guangzhou South Railway Station, once the largest railway station in Asia. He graduated with a degree from Newcastle University, followed by a Masters in urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
 

Junyuan Feng

MFA '18 Professor, MIT

Prema Katari Gupta

MSHP'05 Senior Vice President, Navy Yard at PIDC

Dominique M. Hawkins

C'88, MArch'92, MSHP'92 President, Preservation Design Partnership
In 1995, Dominique established PDP as a planning and design practice focusing exclusively on offering professional services for clients with nationally significant historic sites and buildings. Projects include: the preparation of the Master Plan for the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal; the preparation of Construction Documents for the Virginia State Capitol (as consultant to HillierARCHITECTURE); the documentation of the Jeffersonian Millwork at the Virginia State Capitol; and the coordination of the Construction Documents for the refurbishment of the three iconic buildings at Independence National Historical Park. Dominique has served as the Preservation Officer for the Lower Merion Township (1997 - 2014) and Morris County, NJ (2003 - present), chairs the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and is a member of the full Historical Commission. 

Preservation Design Partnership website

Brian E. Holland

MArch'06 Founder, Open Set

Brian Holland is an architect, researcher, and educator, and the founder of Open Set. Holland is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, and has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Parsons, the University of Pennsylvania, the American University of Beirut, and the Ohio State University, as a LeFevre Fellow. From 2011–2018 he was assistant director of The New York Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, where he led research and design studios exploring the future of architecture and urbanism in New York City. Holland received his M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.Arch from Cal Poly Pomona.

Open Set website

Zenas W. Hutcheson IV

MFA'13 Performance Artist & Filmmaker

Lily Jencks

GLA'09, MArch'09 Director, JencksSquared and LilyJencksStudio
Lily Jenks is director JencksSquared and LilyJencksStudio. She is an active board member of Maggies Cancer Caring Centres, UK and HK. Board of Govenors for Keswick Foundation, HK. Previous employment includes: OMA, Rotterdam. Gehry Partners LLP, LA. Colaborative Editor DIRT published 2012. MLA MArch University of Pennsylvania ASLA accredited.
 

John C. Keene, Esquire

MCP'66 Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Keene chaired the Department of City & Regional Planning from 1988 to 1992 and served two terms as Chair of the Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning, which administers the Ph.D. Degree program in City and Regional Planning. During 1999, 2000, and 2001, he served consecutively as Chair-Elect, Chair, and past Chair of the Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is serving as coodinator of Penn student's participation in an advanced master's degree in environmental management established by the Mines Paris (formerly the Paris School of Mines), and TsingHua University in Beijiing.
In 2004, Professor Keene was awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was awarded the G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005.
Mr. Keene served as University Ombudsman from 2006 to 2009.

Stephen J. Kieran

MArch'76 Partner, KieranTimberlake
B.A., Yale University, MArch., University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Kieran teaches advanced architecture design studios in collaboration with James Timberlake. Partner at KieranTimberlake Associates LLP. Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1980–81). Inaugural recipient of the AIA Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for Architectural Research and recipient of Graham Foundation Grant.
 
 

A. Eugene Kohn

BFA'53, MArch'57 Chairman, Senior Lecturer, Executive Fellow, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
 
A. Eugene (Gene) Kohn currently serves as Founder and Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. A registered architect in 26 states, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and he served as president of the AIA New York City Chapter. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Japan Institute of Architects, and an honorary member of the Fellows of the Philippine Institute. An Emeritus Board Member of the Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat, Gene has taught at Harvard Business School for over ten years and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for four years. He has also served as a Trustee for the University of Pennsylvania, is currently is an Overseer for the Weitzman School of Design, and is a Member of the Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board. He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a Trustee of the National Building Museum and the Urban Land Institute. 
 

Jonathan Ira Mandell

MFA'90 President, Jonathan Mandell Designs Inc

Jonathan Mandell Mosaics can be seen at: Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies), the National Constitution Center, the University of Pennsylvania, the National Liberty Museum, Dickinson College, the Alfred I. DuPont Children's Hospital, Philadelphia Family Court, Drexel University, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Bridgeport Hospital of the Yale-New Haven Health System and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center among other sites nationally. 

Jonathan Mandell website

Mohammadreza Mirzaei

MFA'14 Founding Editor, Dide Magazine

Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian photographer and writer based in Santa Barbara, where he is a doctoral student at UCSB. Mirzaei's work has been exhibited extensively in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He was the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary Iranian photography. His latest photobook "Here Comes the Sun" is published by University of Pennsylvania Common Press and features an essay by Carlos Basualdo.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei website

Dr. Michael O. Ogar

MCP'80 PhD'83 Enviroplan Consultants

Christ S. Reed

MLA'95 President and Founding Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Chris Reed is Founding Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism as well as Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Program, at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities, working alternately as a researcher, strategist, teacher, designer, and advisor. Chris is particularly focused on creating resilient social spaces that foster vitality, equality and community within the public realm. His work collectively includes urban revitalization initiatives, climate resiliency efforts, adaptations of former industrial sites, and the creation of vibrant public spaces that act as a catalyst for change—environmentally, culturally and economically. Chris is a recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the 2017 Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

Stoss website

Jonathan F. P. Rose

MRP'80 President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC
Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher. In 2015, he held the Yale School of Architecture’s Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architectural Fellowship.
Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Capital Institute. He and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and he serves as co-chair on its Board. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  
Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.
Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
 

Adele Naude Santos

MArch'68, MCP'68 Professor of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ms. Santos was the founding Dean of the new School of Architecture at the University of California, San Diego, and was the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT from 2004-2014. She is currently a Professor of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Her academic career includes professorships within the graduate programs of Harvard, Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture and the University of California, where she was founding dean of the School of Architecture at UCSD. Ms. Santos received her architectural degree from the Architectural Association in London and holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Santos Prescott and Associates website

Jacolby T. Satterwhite

MFA'10
Jacolby T. Satterwhite has exhibited internationally at galleries and shows including (but not limited to) the Whitney Biennial, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, ASAKUSA, and Whitechapel Gallery, with upcoming shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the MoMA.
 
 

Denise Scott Brown

MCP'60, MArch'65, HON'94 Principal, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Scott Brown is regarded as among the most influential architects of the twentieth century, both through architecture and planning, and theoretical writing and teaching.

Venturi Scott Brown website

Denise Scott Brown wikipedia page

 

Liang Sicheng

MArch'27

Liang Sicheng (Chinese: 梁思成; 20 April 1901[1] – 9 January 1972) was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Chinese architecture. His father, Liang Qichao, was one of the most prominent Chinese scholars of the early 20th century. His wife was the architect and poet Lin Huiyin. In 1924, he and Lin went to University of Pennsylvania funded by the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program to study architecture under Paul Cret. 

Liang Sicheng wikipedia page

Article in Sixth Tone, The Ivy League Architects Who Revitalized Design in China

Anne Whiston Spirn

MLA'74 Professor of Landscape Architecture & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anne Whiston Spirn is an American landscape architect, photographer and author. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania, Spirn worked as an ecological designer and planner at the office of Wallace McHarg Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia from 1973 to 1977. From 1977-1978 she worked at Roy Mann Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then became a professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University from 1979-1986. She left Harvard in 1986 to become the chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and also served as the co-director of the Urban Studies Program there from 1996-2000. Spirn joined the faculty in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT in 2000.

Anne Whiston Spirn website

Anne Whiston Spirn wikipedia page

Michael A. Stegman

MCP'64 PhD'66 Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Michael A. Stegman is a Bipartisan Policy Center fellow who focuses on housing finance reform and affordable housing. He formerly served for more than four years in senior housing policy roles in the Obama administration. He served as a senior policy advisor for housing on the staff of the National Economic Council from May 2015 through March 2016, following three and a half years serving as counselor to the secretary of the treasury for housing finance policy. As senior policy advisor at the White House, Dr. Stegman coordinated administration policies on housing finance reform, access to credit, and other housing issues.Previously, Dr. Stegman served for six years as director of policy and housing for the program on human and community development at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Stegman received a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Switkin

MLA'02 Senior Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Lisa Switkin has led the design and delivery of the High Line in New York since 2004; the award-winning 7- acre Tongva Park in Santa Monica; and Race Street Pier in Philadelphia. 
She is currently overseeing the final section of the High Line, South Street Seaport, Domino Sugar Waterfront, and Greenpoint Landing, all in New York; Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis; Riverfront Park; and the implementation of our Master Plans for the Lincoln Road District in Miami Beach and The Underline in Miami. She also worked on the Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, and the Masterplans for Staten Island’s Freshkills Park and Seattle’s Central Waterfront.  
Lisa currently serves on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In 2007-2008, Lisa received the Rome Prize and was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has a Bachelors in Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Faculty Medal for Excellence. She has taught graduate level design studios and has lectured at universities, symposiums, foundations and institutions around the world.
 

Cristina Tufino

MFA'13

Multi-media artist exhibiting internationally.

Cristina Tufino website 

Barbara Wilks

MLA'93 Founder and Principal, W Architecture and Landscape
Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, founded W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1999, a multidisciplinary practice focused on urban issues. As a leader in design and interdisciplinary thinking, with over 40 years of experience in urban design, public, and institutional projects, she practices as both an architect and landscape architect.
 

Wilmer Wilson IV

MFA '15
Wilmer Wilson IV works across mediums including performance, sculpture, collage, video, photography, and installation. He is the recipient of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship and The American Academy in Rome Fellowship. Wilson’s work has been presented at The New Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA; Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; and In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium. 
 
 
 

Jiwon Woo

MFA '17 CEO & Creative Director of hypha design
 

Jiwon Woo is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher. Woo investigates role of the art, design, life science, and technology. She researches new biologically designed materials and fabrication methods derived from the nature and human body. Woo is also a CEO and Creative Director of hypha design.

Jiwon Woo website 

Abdulla A. Al Shamsi

MArch'08 Founder, Shape
Abdulla has a Bachelors in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Architecture II from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Managing Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School. 
As the Head of Mubadala Healthcare, Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Shamsi’s responsibilities are to oversee the investment, development, operations, and management of the healthcare assets and initiatives in Mubadala’s healthcare portfolio. 
 

 

Karen Beck

MA'04 Phd'07 Senior Associate, CZB LLC

Karen Beck Pooley, Ph.D., brings to the czb team more than 14 years of experience working on housing and community development issues. Dr. Beck Pooley has become one of the nation’s leading experts in understanding how subsidized investments in housing and community development interact with neighborhood-wide conditions. She is a Professor of Practice of Political Science at Lehigh University. She was the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown from 2007 to 2011 and, prior to that, a Deputy Director within New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and a Research Associate at the Institute for Children & Poverty.  Dr. Beck Pooley has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College, a Master of Urban Planning & Policy from New School University’s Milano Graduate School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

czb website

Natvarlal P. Bhavsar

MFA'65

Nisha D. Botchwey

MCP'99 PhD'03 Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nisha Botchwey is an Associate Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning. She is an expert in health and the built environment as well as community engagement, holding graduate degrees in both urban planning and public health. Dedicated to effective pedagogy, Dr. Botchwey spent eight years as a professor at the University of Virginia, jointly appointed to the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and the Department of Public Health Sciences, before arriving at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Institute of Technology website

William W. Braham III, Ph.D.

MArch'83, PhD'95 Professor, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design

William W. Braham, PhD, FAIA, is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, where he previously served as Chair, and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design.

https://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/people/william-w-braham

Claudia N. Cancino

MSHP'01 Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Yu-Chieh Chiang

MArch'03 Founding Partner, Voice Architecture Lab

Yu-Chieh Chiang is a member of the American Institute of Architects and registered architect in New York. He founder, designer and managing director of VAL. In 2010 he moved to Shanghai and was executive director at Aedas, and design practice leader for SOM. Build projects include: Beijing Sina Headquarters, Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower, Suzhou GOlden Concord Group Headquarters office and exhibition center, Zhenro Shanghai Hongqiao Novotel, Suzhou Element Hotel. 

Voice Architecture Lab website

James Corner

MLA'86 Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations
James Corner is the Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations. Important public realm design projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; London’s South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Cleveland’s Public Square; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront; and Shenzhen’s new city of Qianhai, a new coastal city for 3-million people. He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio Parklands Project, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay. 
 
James’ work has been recognized with the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture; and the AA&D Black Pencil Award. His work has been published broadly and exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the National Building Museum; the Royal Academy of Art in London; and the Venice Biennale. His books include The High Line (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (Yale, 1996). He was named by TIME as one of “Ten Most Influential Designers;” by Fast Company as one of the “Top 50 Innovators;” and has been featured in Monocle, the Atlantic, Wallpaper, CultureD, National Geographic, Bloomberg Business week, and the New York Times among other publications. 
 

Dr. David G. De Long

MArch'63 Professor Emeritus Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
B.Arch., University of Kansas, M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Architectural History, Columbia University
Visiting Critic in Architectural Design, Middle East Technical University, Ankara; Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; restoration architect, Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Expedition to Sardis; former Associate, John Carl Warnecke and Associates, New York City; former Chair, Program in Historic Preservation, Columbia University. Fulbright Fellow, 1967-68; first James Marston Fitch Resident in Historic Preservation, American Academy in Rome, 1997; Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-98.
Taught History/Theory I, American Architectural History, and Theories of Historic Preservation. Chair, Graduate Group in Historic Preservation, 1984-96.
Former and current affiliations include Editorial Board of the Architectural History Foundation. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
 

Wendy Evans Joseph

C'77 Principal, Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Winner of a Rome Prize in Architecture, she was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She was the President of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Chairman of the AIA National Committee on Design, and past-president of the Architectural League of New York. Wendy Evans Joseph is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Academician of the National Academy of Design.

Studio Joseph Website

Sandra G. Featherman, Ph.D.

CW'55 MA'78 PhD'78 President Emeritus, University of New England

Ms. Nancy A. Goldenberg

MCP'80 Executive Director, Center District Foundation

Nancy Goldenberg is the Vice President of Planning & Development for the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia’s downtown business improvement district, where she leads strategic planning and fundraising efforts for capital and programmatic initiatives.  She also serves as  Executive Director of the Center City District Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the CCD.  She previously served for 12 years as CCD’s Vice President of Strategic Planning, responsible for a number of capital and public space improvements, including the planning, fundraising and renovation of Three Parkway Plaza, Sister Cities Park, Collins Park and Dilworth Park.  Nancy also led the CCD’s research and policy efforts, along with its transportation initiatives. 

Lauren R. Hall

MSHP'07 Conservator, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

John R. Hoke III

MArch'92 Chief Design Officer, Nike, Inc.

John R. Hoke III is Chief Design Officer, Nike, and also a director at Herman Miller and a trustee at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, as well as at the Oregon College of Art & Craft.

New York TImes Article

Edmund D. Hollander

MLA'83 President and Founder, Edmund Hollander Design
Edmund D. Hollander is President of Hollander Design, a firm with offices in New York, Sag Harbor and Chicago, which includes environmental planners, landscape architects and horticulturists.  He has taught at the City College of the University of New York and in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has lectured at the New York Botanical Garden. He is the past President of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  He was recently appointed to the Dean’s Council of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. In 2015, he was presented with the Charles Armstrong Award in Landscape Design by the NYSID.  
 

Allan B. Jacobs

MCP'54 Emeritus Professor, University of California
Allan B. Jacobs is an urban designer, renowned for his publications and research on urban design. His well-known paper "Toward an Urban Design Manifesto", written with Donald Appleyard, describes how cities should be laid out.
Prior to teaching at Berkeley, Professor Jacobs taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on planning projects in the City of Pittsburgh and for the Ford Foundation in Calcutta, India, and spent eight years as Director of the San Francisco Department of City Planning. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Berkeley Citation, and the Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jacobs taught in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley from 1975 until 2001, teaching courses in city planning and urban design and serving twice as the department's chair. He is currently a Professor emeritus. He is currently a consultant in city planning and urban design with projects in California, Oregon, and Brazil, among others.
 

Young Kyoon Jeong

MArch'89 CEO, Heerim Architects and Planners

Vanessa Keith

MArch'00 Principal, Studioteka

Vanessa Keith is a registered architect and the Principal of Studioteka, an award-winning design firm she founded in 2003. Her work has appeared in notable international design publications such as Frame, Hinge, Surface Asia, Design Bureau and Mark Magazine. Vanessa Keith is the author of 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – the City After Climate Change, a book on the future of cities in a hotter world published by Terreform as part of Michael Sorkin’s Urban Research Series, and is also an editor of “Kingston Harbor: Development Transects,” a book of urban design work published by Columbia University in 2010. She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios in architecture, urban and interior design, and economic development at Columbia University’s GSAPP and SIPA, Pratt Institute, and the City University of New York.

Studioteka Website

Michael A. Kihn

C'65, MArch'73 Principal, MAKe design

Michael Kihn was a member of GBQC Architects from 1974 to 2001. As a principal and president of the firm from 1991 until 2001, he was responsible for the design of the Franklin Institute Futures Center and University of Pennsylvania’s 3401 Walnut Street mixed use development in Philadelphia, the Headquarters Building for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Harrisburg, PAand Innovation Park, Phase I – Penn State’s Research Park at its University Park campus. From 2002 until 2010, Michael initiated and developed the Higher Education practice and was the Higher Education Market Sector Leader for the New York office of Perkins+Will; he led the firm’s Northeastern US Regional Higher Education Practice and Perkins+Will’s Philadelphia office from 2010 to 2013. 

Marc S. Kushner

C'99 Architect, HWKN Architects
Marc Kushner, AIA is partner at Hollwich Kushner and co-founder and CEO of Architizer, Marc presents at events such as TED, PSFK, and GRID on topics surrounding architecture’s intersection with digital media. He is the 2017 Harvard Graduate School of Design Entrepreneur in Residence and has taught at Columbia University’s GSAPP. His book ‘The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings’ was published by TED Books and Simon & Schuster in 2015 . Marc is the President of the Board of Friends of + POOL, a nonprofit behind the development of a water-filtering, floating swimming pool that will filter and clean urban rivers.
 

Susan Abel Maxman

MArch'77 Design Principal, SMP Architects

Susan A. Maxman founded Susan Maxman Architects in 1985, which she expanded to Susan Maxman & Partners Ltd in 1995. Projects include design of old and new buildings, restoration and rehabilitation works, master and site planning, feasibility reports, programming, historic preservation, and interior design. She was the first woman elected as president of the American Institute of Architects in 1992.[1][2] Her expertise in adoption of the "principles of sustainable design" in her projects has received national appreciation, and in 2011 Maxman was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Susan Maxman Wikipedia page

Julie Torres Moskovitz

MArch'00 Founder and Principal Architect, Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC/CPHT is founding principal of Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC. She received her Master of Architecture (2000) at University of Pennsylvania and a BA at the University of Michigan in African Studies and French (1993). Her education has continued with on-going training in Passive House since 2010 including a certification training in Dublin, Ireland as a Passive House tradesman specializing in the building envelope.
She is a registered architect in New York State, New Jersey, and is NCARB certified, a LEED accredited professional, and a Certified Passive House Consultant and Certified Passive House Tradesman (Building Envelope). WBE paperwork is in progress for FNA.
 

Demetrius Oliver

MFA '04
Demetrius Oliver is an American artist and educator based in New York City. He is known for site-specific, multi-disciplinary installations using photography, sculpture, and video. Oliver's work was included in a tribute show for Terry Adkins in 2016. Adkins and Oliver worked on a sound piece together called "Harmonic Spheres."
He currently teaches at Princeton University[13] and is a part-time lecturer at The New School in New York City.
Oliver is represented by Inman Gallery in Houston, TX.
 

Demetrius Oliver website

Demetrius Oliver Wikipedia page

Elliot Rhodeside

MLA'69 Co-Founder, Director, and Landscape Architect, Rhodeside & Harwell Inc

Following more than a decade of practice in Philadelphia, London, Boston and Washington, DC, he and his partners established Rhodeside & Harwell in 1986.  Following his life-long interest in the diverse challenges presented by different scales of work, Elliot currently leads design and planning projects ranging from gardens to regions. 

Rhodeside & Harwell website

Lucinda R. Sanders

MLA'89 Chief Executive Officer and Partner, OLIN
Lucinda Sanders is CEO and Partner, and is responsible for continually shaping OLIN as a leader in design excellence and sustainability. She has led the design of many of OLIN’s signature projects, including Comcast Center Plaza and Central Delaware Riverfront Master Plan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Gap Headquarters in San Francisco, California; and Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lucinda is actively involved on multiple boards including the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Advisory Board and the CEO Roundtable of Landscape Architects. Lucinda studied landscape architecture at Rutgers University and went on to earn a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and has lectured internationally for major universities and professional organizations. 
 

Lisa M. Sardegna

MSHP'05 Owner, Euryale Conservation

Lisa LaGrasse Schwarz

MCP'98 Senior Planner, Town of Andover
Lisa has over 20 years of professional municipal, state and federal government experience.  For the past 17 years she has served as the Senior Planner for Andover, MA, specializing in supervising and directing land use, housing and economic development activities, and is also an active Commissioner for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.  She is a past Board member of the Merrimack Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and previously served in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa as an education and environmental volunteer.
 
 

Eleanor Sharpe

MCP'99 Executive Director, Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Eleanor Sharpe oversees the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), the Historical Commission, the Art Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Her oversight includes being the Executive Director of the Planning Commission, where her duties include working with City Council, City Agencies, and civic and community organizations to implement the recommendations of Philadelphia2035, the city's comprehensive plan; aimed at improving the city’s built environment. Sharpe, has a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Interview from Plan Philly with Eleanor Sharpe

Henry Smith-Miller

MArch'66 Principal, Smith-Miller & Hawkinson Architects

Henry Smith-Miller is an architect and co-founder of SM+H and professor in the graduate program at Pratt Institute. An alumnus of Princeton University and the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, he received a Fulbright Grant to study architecture in Rome, Italy. Henry Smith-Miller has held visiting adjunct professor positions at Columbia University, the City University of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the Thomas Jefferson Professor in Architecture at the University of Virginia, and the Saarinen Chair at Yale University. He has also served on the Board of Creative Time and on the Associate Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects website

Laura Starr

MLA'84 Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners

As Chief of Design for the Central Park Conservancy, Starr worked intensively to forge consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders, renovating major destinations such as Harlem Meer, the West Side, and the Great Lawn. She collaborated on landscape transformations such as the Battery Upper Promenade,  the Battery Bosque, and a pair of historic courtyards on Front Street at South Street Seaport. Starr was president of ASLA-NY from 2013 to 2014. She is a founding partner of Starr Whitehouse. She has negotiated public/private partnerships both internationally, on master plans for Tel Aviv’s Park Ariel Sharon and Gazelle Park in Jerusalem, as well as locally, collaborating with BIG Architects on the innovative VIA 57 West development.

Starr Whitehouse website

Ceaphas D.Stubbs

MFA'13

Ceaphas Stubbs received his BFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, Stubbs gave artist talks at the SALT Institute in Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey; and at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. His works have been reviewed in AGAVE Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Skowhegan’s SPACE/LAUNCH and EXPOSE Magazine. In 2014 Stubbs was an Adjunct Professor at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.

Ceaphas Stubbs website

Yang Tingbao

Yang Tingbao (simplified Chinese: 杨廷宝; traditional Chinese: 楊廷寶) 1901–1982 was a Chinese architect and architectural educator known as one of "the Four Modern Masters in Architecture" in mainland China, along with Liang Sicheng, Tung Chuin, and Liu Dunzhen.
Born in Nanyang, Henan, China, Yang entered Tsinghua College in 1915 to study architecture. After graduating in 1921, he went to the University of Pennsylvania in the United States to pursue graduate studies.
 
 

Jessica Vaughn

MFA '11

Theresa D. Williamson, Ph.D.

MA'01, PhD'04 Executive Director, Catalytic Communities

Theresa Williamson, Ph.D., is a city planner and founder and executive director of Catalytic Communities (CatComm), an NGO working since 2000 in support of Rio’s favelas. In addition to fostering strategic networking, training and communications support on behalf of community organizers, the organization has become known for advocating a community-controlled asset-based development approach to informal settlements, through Favela Community Land Trusts and CatComm’s Sustainable Favela Network. Dr. Williamson received the 2012 NAHRO Award for her contributions to the international housing debate, 2018 American Society of Rio prize for her contributions to the city, and 2005 Gill-Chin Lim Award for Best Dissertation on International Planning. She is editor-in-chief of RioOnWatch, CatComm’s internationally recognized watchdog favela news service. Dr. Williamson earned her B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

CatComm website

William A. Witte

C'73, MCP'75 President, Managing Partner, CA, The Related Companies, LP
Mr. Witte is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Related California. Prior to founding Related California in 1989, Mr. Witte served as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Neighborhoods under Mayor Art Agnos where he oversaw all housing, development and redevelopment activities for the City of San Francisco. He was Director of Housing and Economic Development under Mayor Dianne Feinstein and served as an appointed Commissioner of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Mr. Witte previously served as Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner Lawrence B. Simons at HUD in Washington, as Legislative Director for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and with the Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development.
Mr. Witte graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and a Master in City Planning.  He is Vice-Chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at University of Southern California and a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.  Mr. Witte serves on the Advisory Boards of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Policy at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley and the Orange County Human Relations Community Partners.  In addition, Mr. Witte sits on the boards of the homebuilder, The New Home Company in Orange County and the Shelter Partnership in Los Angeles.​

Faris Al -Shathir

March'08 Executive Director, Boffo Inc

Abdulla A. Al Shamsi

MArch'08 Founder, Shape
Abdulla has a Bachelors in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Architecture II from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Managing Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School. 
As the Head of Mubadala Healthcare, Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Shamsi’s responsibilities are to oversee the investment, development, operations, and management of the healthcare assets and initiatives in Mubadala’s healthcare portfolio. 
 

 

F. Cecil Baker

BFA'67, MArch'68 Principal and Architect, Cecil Baker & Partners

Cecil Baker helped form Baker Rothschild Horn and Blyth in 1972. The architectural firm’s first project, Queen Village Mews, was awarded a Progressive Architecture Design Award. Success was short lived. 1972 was the year of the energy crisis, the year Time magazine asked on it’s cover: “Is the U.S. going broke?”

The four architects pooled their resources and became real estate developers. Over the next 10 years BRHB Developers built more than 270 residential units in a variety of projects across Philadelphia’s troubled neighborhoods. The firm’s projects included new construction and repurposed industrial structures. Markets ranged from HUD housing to high end homes and condominiums. The work was crafted at a time when the architect’s professional organization frowned on entrepreneurial work undertaken by architects. Nevertheless, BRHB Developers’ projects were widely published in Europe, Japan and South America. From this seminal experience Cecil Baker evolved his practical aesthetic, best summarized as “spending your money on the sunny side of the drywall.”

Cecil Baker’s real estate holdings allowed him the equilibrium to return to his original architectural yearnings: thus was born Cecil Baker & Associates in 1982. The firm grew steadily over time and became Cecil Baker + Partners in 2006 with the addition of Nancy Bastian and Eric Leighton as partners. Chris Blakelock was added as a partner in 2009.

Cecil Baker + Partners today is a thriving architecture firm in Center City Philadelphia. With a practice that spans a wide variety of clients and project types, Cecil Baker has always had a strong affinity for housing, and the firm’s portfolio reflects that. Recent projects include Philadelphia’s newest high-rise condominiums: 500 Walnut, a 26-story luxury high-rise with 38 dwelling units overlooking Independence Mall, and One Riverside, a 21-story high-end condominium building located adjacent the Schuylkill River Park in the Fitler Square neighborhood. Other residential projects include high end single-family residential, as well as affordable and market rate multi-family housing. Institutional, civic and governmental work rounds out the practice.

Cecil Baker + Partners’ designs have received over fifty local, regional, and national accolades, including awards from the Preservation Alliance, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, the U.S. Department of HUD, the American Institute of Architects, the Pennsylvania Society of Architects, the PA Historical and Museum Commission and others.  The firm’s designs have been published in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South America.

http://www.cecilbakerpartners.com

Karen Beck

MA'04 Phd'07 Senior Associate, CZB LLC

Karen Beck Pooley, Ph.D., brings to the czb team more than 14 years of experience working on housing and community development issues. Dr. Beck Pooley has become one of the nation’s leading experts in understanding how subsidized investments in housing and community development interact with neighborhood-wide conditions. She is a Professor of Practice of Political Science at Lehigh University. She was the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown from 2007 to 2011 and, prior to that, a Deputy Director within New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and a Research Associate at the Institute for Children & Poverty.  Dr. Beck Pooley has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College, a Master of Urban Planning & Policy from New School University’s Milano Graduate School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

czb website

Alan M. Berger

MLA'90 Founding Director, P-Rex Lab

Alan M. Berger is the Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Advanced Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies & Planning. In addition to his award winning books Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America, and Reclaiming the American West, his other books include Designing the Reclaimed Landscape, The Infrastructural Monument and Scaling Infrastructure (with Alexander D'Hooghe), Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta (with Margaret Crawford). His most recently published books are Systemic Design Can Change the World and Landscape + Urbanism Around the Bay of Mumbai (with Rahul Mehrotra). He also co-edited LCAU's 2013 Report on the State of Health + Urbanism (with Andrew Scott). Prior to MIT, Berger was Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard-GSD, 2002-2008. He is a Prince Charitable Trusts Fellow of The American Academy in Rome.

P-REX lab website

Natvarlal P. Bhavsar

MFA'65

Anne Carson Blair

BA'03 MCP'08 Project Manager, GSLM Capital Partners

Nisha D. Botchwey

MCP'99 PhD'03 Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nisha Botchwey is an Associate Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning. She is an expert in health and the built environment as well as community engagement, holding graduate degrees in both urban planning and public health. Dedicated to effective pedagogy, Dr. Botchwey spent eight years as a professor at the University of Virginia, jointly appointed to the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and the Department of Public Health Sciences, before arriving at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Institute of Technology website

Elsa S. Bourguignon, Ph.D.

MSHP'00 Head of the Research Laboratory, Louvre Abu Dhabi

William W. Braham III, Ph.D.

MArch'83, PhD'95 Professor, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design

William W. Braham, PhD, FAIA, is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, where he previously served as Chair, and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design.

https://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/people/william-w-braham

Diane Burko

MFA '69

Diane Burko investigates monumental geological phenomena. Her work is held in numerous public, corporate, and private collections. She has been included in over 100 exhibitions throughout her career.

Diane Burko website

Claudia N. Cancino

MSHP'01 Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

John G. Carr

MSHP'95 Principal Conservator, MCC, LLC

Yu-Chieh Chiang

MArch'03 Founding Partner, Voice Architecture Lab

Yu-Chieh Chiang is a member of the American Institute of Architects and registered architect in New York. He founder, designer and managing director of VAL. In 2010 he moved to Shanghai and was executive director at Aedas, and design practice leader for SOM. Build projects include: Beijing Sina Headquarters, Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower, Suzhou GOlden Concord Group Headquarters office and exhibition center, Zhenro Shanghai Hongqiao Novotel, Suzhou Element Hotel. 

Voice Architecture Lab website

Carol R. Collier

MRP'77 Senior Adviser-Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences-Drexel University

Carol Collier is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Fellow in the American Water Resources Association. She practices and teaches in the Delaware Valley. A Certified Senior Ecologist, she specializes in watershed management and resilient systems design. She is a faculty member in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University. 

Carol Collier wikipedia page

 

James Corner

MLA'86 Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations
James Corner is the Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations. Important public realm design projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; London’s South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Cleveland’s Public Square; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront; and Shenzhen’s new city of Qianhai, a new coastal city for 3-million people. He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio Parklands Project, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay. 
 
James’ work has been recognized with the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture; and the AA&D Black Pencil Award. His work has been published broadly and exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the National Building Museum; the Royal Academy of Art in London; and the Venice Biennale. His books include The High Line (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (Yale, 1996). He was named by TIME as one of “Ten Most Influential Designers;” by Fast Company as one of the “Top 50 Innovators;” and has been featured in Monocle, the Atlantic, Wallpaper, CultureD, National Geographic, Bloomberg Business week, and the New York Times among other publications. 
 

Keiko Tsuruta Cramer

MLA'03 Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd

Keiko Tsuruta Cramer is a Principal and Landscape Architect at WRT, LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her projects have included the Steelstacks Art & Cultural Campus and the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Bethlehem, PA, Crystal City A Placemaking Framework in Crystal City, VA, Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial in Philadelphia, PA for which she is Project landscape architect. In addition, Keiko maintains her architectural license in Japan, and has worked on numerous projects abroad including the Daiichi Mutual Life Insurance Office Landscape in Kanagawa, Japan, and SCBD Lot10 Development in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Wallace Roberts & Todd website

Medium article

Dr. David G. De Long

MArch'63 Professor Emeritus Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
B.Arch., University of Kansas, M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Architectural History, Columbia University
Visiting Critic in Architectural Design, Middle East Technical University, Ankara; Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; restoration architect, Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Expedition to Sardis; former Associate, John Carl Warnecke and Associates, New York City; former Chair, Program in Historic Preservation, Columbia University. Fulbright Fellow, 1967-68; first James Marston Fitch Resident in Historic Preservation, American Academy in Rome, 1997; Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-98.
Taught History/Theory I, American Architectural History, and Theories of Historic Preservation. Chair, Graduate Group in Historic Preservation, 1984-96.
Former and current affiliations include Editorial Board of the Architectural History Foundation. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
 

Lisa M. Di Chiera

MSHP'92 Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois

Ms. DiChiera has been director of advocacy for Landmarks Illinois since 2003. She was the director of Chicago programs from 1994-1997. Lisa administers the statewide Most Endangered Historic Places program and oversees Landmark Illinois’ legislative initiatives. From 1998-2002, she worked for the Detroit office of Hines Interests coordinating the urban planning components and public approval processes for General Motors’ renovation of the John Portman-designed Renaissance Center as its new corporate headquarters. She worked previously for the Midwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Architecture Department of the Chicago History Museum.  In Detroit, she served on the boards of Preservation Detroit and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.  She currently serves on the boards of the AIA Chicago Foundation, the Glessner House and on the Land Use & Housing Committee of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).She has been twice named to the Newcity “Design 50” list of the 50 people shaping Chicago design. Lisa received her B.A. in art and architectural history from UCLA and an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Wendy Evans Joseph

C'77 Principal, Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Winner of a Rome Prize in Architecture, she was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She was the President of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Chairman of the AIA National Committee on Design, and past-president of the Architectural League of New York. Wendy Evans Joseph is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Academician of the National Academy of Design.

Studio Joseph Website

Terry Farrell

MArch'64 Principal, Farrells
Sir Terry Farrell CBE FRIBA FRSA FCSD MRTPI is a British architect and urban designer. In 1980 Farrell founded his own firm, Farrells. In 1991 his practice expanded internationally, opening an office in Hong Kong. In Asia his firm designed KK100 in Shenzhen, the tallest building ever designed by a British architect, as well as Guangzhou South Railway Station, once the largest railway station in Asia. He graduated with a degree from Newcastle University, followed by a Masters in urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
 

Sandra G. Featherman, Ph.D.

CW'55 MA'78 PhD'78 President Emeritus, University of New England

Junyuan Feng

MFA '18 Professor, MIT

Ms. Nancy A. Goldenberg

MCP'80 Executive Director, Center District Foundation

Nancy Goldenberg is the Vice President of Planning & Development for the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia’s downtown business improvement district, where she leads strategic planning and fundraising efforts for capital and programmatic initiatives.  She also serves as  Executive Director of the Center City District Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the CCD.  She previously served for 12 years as CCD’s Vice President of Strategic Planning, responsible for a number of capital and public space improvements, including the planning, fundraising and renovation of Three Parkway Plaza, Sister Cities Park, Collins Park and Dilworth Park.  Nancy also led the CCD’s research and policy efforts, along with its transportation initiatives. 

Prema Katari Gupta

MSHP'05 Senior Vice President, Navy Yard at PIDC

Lauren R. Hall

MSHP'07 Conservator, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Dominique M. Hawkins

C'88, MArch'92, MSHP'92 President, Preservation Design Partnership
In 1995, Dominique established PDP as a planning and design practice focusing exclusively on offering professional services for clients with nationally significant historic sites and buildings. Projects include: the preparation of the Master Plan for the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal; the preparation of Construction Documents for the Virginia State Capitol (as consultant to HillierARCHITECTURE); the documentation of the Jeffersonian Millwork at the Virginia State Capitol; and the coordination of the Construction Documents for the refurbishment of the three iconic buildings at Independence National Historical Park. Dominique has served as the Preservation Officer for the Lower Merion Township (1997 - 2014) and Morris County, NJ (2003 - present), chairs the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and is a member of the full Historical Commission. 

Preservation Design Partnership website

John R. Hoke III

MArch'92 Chief Design Officer, Nike, Inc.

John R. Hoke III is Chief Design Officer, Nike, and also a director at Herman Miller and a trustee at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, as well as at the Oregon College of Art & Craft.

New York TImes Article

Brian E. Holland

MArch'06 Founder, Open Set

Brian Holland is an architect, researcher, and educator, and the founder of Open Set. Holland is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, and has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Parsons, the University of Pennsylvania, the American University of Beirut, and the Ohio State University, as a LeFevre Fellow. From 2011–2018 he was assistant director of The New York Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, where he led research and design studios exploring the future of architecture and urbanism in New York City. Holland received his M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.Arch from Cal Poly Pomona.

Open Set website

Edmund D. Hollander

MLA'83 President and Founder, Edmund Hollander Design
Edmund D. Hollander is President of Hollander Design, a firm with offices in New York, Sag Harbor and Chicago, which includes environmental planners, landscape architects and horticulturists.  He has taught at the City College of the University of New York and in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has lectured at the New York Botanical Garden. He is the past President of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  He was recently appointed to the Dean’s Council of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. In 2015, he was presented with the Charles Armstrong Award in Landscape Design by the NYSID.  
 

Zenas W. Hutcheson IV

MFA'13 Performance Artist & Filmmaker

Allan B. Jacobs

MCP'54 Emeritus Professor, University of California
Allan B. Jacobs is an urban designer, renowned for his publications and research on urban design. His well-known paper "Toward an Urban Design Manifesto", written with Donald Appleyard, describes how cities should be laid out.
Prior to teaching at Berkeley, Professor Jacobs taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on planning projects in the City of Pittsburgh and for the Ford Foundation in Calcutta, India, and spent eight years as Director of the San Francisco Department of City Planning. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Berkeley Citation, and the Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jacobs taught in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley from 1975 until 2001, teaching courses in city planning and urban design and serving twice as the department's chair. He is currently a Professor emeritus. He is currently a consultant in city planning and urban design with projects in California, Oregon, and Brazil, among others.
 

Lily Jencks

GLA'09, MArch'09 Director, JencksSquared and LilyJencksStudio
Lily Jenks is director JencksSquared and LilyJencksStudio. She is an active board member of Maggies Cancer Caring Centres, UK and HK. Board of Govenors for Keswick Foundation, HK. Previous employment includes: OMA, Rotterdam. Gehry Partners LLP, LA. Colaborative Editor DIRT published 2012. MLA MArch University of Pennsylvania ASLA accredited.
 

Young Kyoon Jeong

MArch'89 CEO, Heerim Architects and Planners

John C. Keene, Esquire

MCP'66 Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Keene chaired the Department of City & Regional Planning from 1988 to 1992 and served two terms as Chair of the Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning, which administers the Ph.D. Degree program in City and Regional Planning. During 1999, 2000, and 2001, he served consecutively as Chair-Elect, Chair, and past Chair of the Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is serving as coodinator of Penn student's participation in an advanced master's degree in environmental management established by the Mines Paris (formerly the Paris School of Mines), and TsingHua University in Beijiing.
In 2004, Professor Keene was awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was awarded the G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005.
Mr. Keene served as University Ombudsman from 2006 to 2009.

Vanessa Keith

MArch'00 Principal, Studioteka

Vanessa Keith is a registered architect and the Principal of Studioteka, an award-winning design firm she founded in 2003. Her work has appeared in notable international design publications such as Frame, Hinge, Surface Asia, Design Bureau and Mark Magazine. Vanessa Keith is the author of 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – the City After Climate Change, a book on the future of cities in a hotter world published by Terreform as part of Michael Sorkin’s Urban Research Series, and is also an editor of “Kingston Harbor: Development Transects,” a book of urban design work published by Columbia University in 2010. She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios in architecture, urban and interior design, and economic development at Columbia University’s GSAPP and SIPA, Pratt Institute, and the City University of New York.

Studioteka Website

Stephen J. Kieran

MArch'76 Partner, KieranTimberlake
B.A., Yale University, MArch., University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Kieran teaches advanced architecture design studios in collaboration with James Timberlake. Partner at KieranTimberlake Associates LLP. Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1980–81). Inaugural recipient of the AIA Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for Architectural Research and recipient of Graham Foundation Grant.
 
 

Michael A. Kihn

C'65, MArch'73 Principal, MAKe design

Michael Kihn was a member of GBQC Architects from 1974 to 2001. As a principal and president of the firm from 1991 until 2001, he was responsible for the design of the Franklin Institute Futures Center and University of Pennsylvania’s 3401 Walnut Street mixed use development in Philadelphia, the Headquarters Building for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Harrisburg, PAand Innovation Park, Phase I – Penn State’s Research Park at its University Park campus. From 2002 until 2010, Michael initiated and developed the Higher Education practice and was the Higher Education Market Sector Leader for the New York office of Perkins+Will; he led the firm’s Northeastern US Regional Higher Education Practice and Perkins+Will’s Philadelphia office from 2010 to 2013. 

A. Eugene Kohn

BFA'53, MArch'57 Chairman, Senior Lecturer, Executive Fellow, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
 
A. Eugene (Gene) Kohn currently serves as Founder and Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. A registered architect in 26 states, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and he served as president of the AIA New York City Chapter. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Japan Institute of Architects, and an honorary member of the Fellows of the Philippine Institute. An Emeritus Board Member of the Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat, Gene has taught at Harvard Business School for over ten years and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for four years. He has also served as a Trustee for the University of Pennsylvania, is currently is an Overseer for the Weitzman School of Design, and is a Member of the Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board. He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a Trustee of the National Building Museum and the Urban Land Institute. 
 

Marc S. Kushner

C'99 Architect, HWKN Architects
Marc Kushner, AIA is partner at Hollwich Kushner and co-founder and CEO of Architizer, Marc presents at events such as TED, PSFK, and GRID on topics surrounding architecture’s intersection with digital media. He is the 2017 Harvard Graduate School of Design Entrepreneur in Residence and has taught at Columbia University’s GSAPP. His book ‘The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings’ was published by TED Books and Simon & Schuster in 2015 . Marc is the President of the Board of Friends of + POOL, a nonprofit behind the development of a water-filtering, floating swimming pool that will filter and clean urban rivers.
 

Jonathan Ira Mandell

MFA'90 President, Jonathan Mandell Designs Inc

Jonathan Mandell Mosaics can be seen at: Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies), the National Constitution Center, the University of Pennsylvania, the National Liberty Museum, Dickinson College, the Alfred I. DuPont Children's Hospital, Philadelphia Family Court, Drexel University, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Bridgeport Hospital of the Yale-New Haven Health System and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center among other sites nationally. 

Jonathan Mandell website

Susan Abel Maxman

MArch'77 Design Principal, SMP Architects

Susan A. Maxman founded Susan Maxman Architects in 1985, which she expanded to Susan Maxman & Partners Ltd in 1995. Projects include design of old and new buildings, restoration and rehabilitation works, master and site planning, feasibility reports, programming, historic preservation, and interior design. She was the first woman elected as president of the American Institute of Architects in 1992.[1][2] Her expertise in adoption of the "principles of sustainable design" in her projects has received national appreciation, and in 2011 Maxman was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Susan Maxman Wikipedia page

Mohammadreza Mirzaei

MFA'14 Founding Editor, Dide Magazine

Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian photographer and writer based in Santa Barbara, where he is a doctoral student at UCSB. Mirzaei's work has been exhibited extensively in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He was the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary Iranian photography. His latest photobook "Here Comes the Sun" is published by University of Pennsylvania Common Press and features an essay by Carlos Basualdo.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei website

Julie Torres Moskovitz

MArch'00 Founder and Principal Architect, Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC/CPHT is founding principal of Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC. She received her Master of Architecture (2000) at University of Pennsylvania and a BA at the University of Michigan in African Studies and French (1993). Her education has continued with on-going training in Passive House since 2010 including a certification training in Dublin, Ireland as a Passive House tradesman specializing in the building envelope.
She is a registered architect in New York State, New Jersey, and is NCARB certified, a LEED accredited professional, and a Certified Passive House Consultant and Certified Passive House Tradesman (Building Envelope). WBE paperwork is in progress for FNA.
 

Dr. Michael O. Ogar

MCP'80 PhD'83 Enviroplan Consultants

Demetrius Oliver

MFA '04
Demetrius Oliver is an American artist and educator based in New York City. He is known for site-specific, multi-disciplinary installations using photography, sculpture, and video. Oliver's work was included in a tribute show for Terry Adkins in 2016. Adkins and Oliver worked on a sound piece together called "Harmonic Spheres."
He currently teaches at Princeton University[13] and is a part-time lecturer at The New School in New York City.
Oliver is represented by Inman Gallery in Houston, TX.
 

Demetrius Oliver website

Demetrius Oliver Wikipedia page

Christ S. Reed

MLA'95 President and Founding Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Chris Reed is Founding Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism as well as Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Program, at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities, working alternately as a researcher, strategist, teacher, designer, and advisor. Chris is particularly focused on creating resilient social spaces that foster vitality, equality and community within the public realm. His work collectively includes urban revitalization initiatives, climate resiliency efforts, adaptations of former industrial sites, and the creation of vibrant public spaces that act as a catalyst for change—environmentally, culturally and economically. Chris is a recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the 2017 Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

Stoss website

Elliot Rhodeside

MLA'69 Co-Founder, Director, and Landscape Architect, Rhodeside & Harwell Inc

Following more than a decade of practice in Philadelphia, London, Boston and Washington, DC, he and his partners established Rhodeside & Harwell in 1986.  Following his life-long interest in the diverse challenges presented by different scales of work, Elliot currently leads design and planning projects ranging from gardens to regions. 

Rhodeside & Harwell website

Jonathan F. P. Rose

MRP'80 President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC
Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher. In 2015, he held the Yale School of Architecture’s Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architectural Fellowship.
Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Capital Institute. He and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and he serves as co-chair on its Board. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  
Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.
Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
 

Lucinda R. Sanders

MLA'89 Chief Executive Officer and Partner, OLIN
Lucinda Sanders is CEO and Partner, and is responsible for continually shaping OLIN as a leader in design excellence and sustainability. She has led the design of many of OLIN’s signature projects, including Comcast Center Plaza and Central Delaware Riverfront Master Plan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Gap Headquarters in San Francisco, California; and Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lucinda is actively involved on multiple boards including the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Advisory Board and the CEO Roundtable of Landscape Architects. Lucinda studied landscape architecture at Rutgers University and went on to earn a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and has lectured internationally for major universities and professional organizations. 
 

Adele Naude Santos

MArch'68, MCP'68 Professor of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ms. Santos was the founding Dean of the new School of Architecture at the University of California, San Diego, and was the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT from 2004-2014. She is currently a Professor of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Her academic career includes professorships within the graduate programs of Harvard, Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture and the University of California, where she was founding dean of the School of Architecture at UCSD. Ms. Santos received her architectural degree from the Architectural Association in London and holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Santos Prescott and Associates website

Lisa M. Sardegna

MSHP'05 Owner, Euryale Conservation

Jacolby T. Satterwhite

MFA'10
Jacolby T. Satterwhite has exhibited internationally at galleries and shows including (but not limited to) the Whitney Biennial, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, ASAKUSA, and Whitechapel Gallery, with upcoming shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the MoMA.
 
 

Lisa LaGrasse Schwarz

MCP'98 Senior Planner, Town of Andover
Lisa has over 20 years of professional municipal, state and federal government experience.  For the past 17 years she has served as the Senior Planner for Andover, MA, specializing in supervising and directing land use, housing and economic development activities, and is also an active Commissioner for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.  She is a past Board member of the Merrimack Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and previously served in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa as an education and environmental volunteer.
 
 

Denise Scott Brown

MCP'60, MArch'65, HON'94 Principal, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Scott Brown is regarded as among the most influential architects of the twentieth century, both through architecture and planning, and theoretical writing and teaching.

Venturi Scott Brown website

Denise Scott Brown wikipedia page

 

Eleanor Sharpe

MCP'99 Executive Director, Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Eleanor Sharpe oversees the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), the Historical Commission, the Art Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Her oversight includes being the Executive Director of the Planning Commission, where her duties include working with City Council, City Agencies, and civic and community organizations to implement the recommendations of Philadelphia2035, the city's comprehensive plan; aimed at improving the city’s built environment. Sharpe, has a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Interview from Plan Philly with Eleanor Sharpe

Liang Sicheng

MArch'27

Liang Sicheng (Chinese: 梁思成; 20 April 1901[1] – 9 January 1972) was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Chinese architecture. His father, Liang Qichao, was one of the most prominent Chinese scholars of the early 20th century. His wife was the architect and poet Lin Huiyin. In 1924, he and Lin went to University of Pennsylvania funded by the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program to study architecture under Paul Cret. 

Liang Sicheng wikipedia page

Article in Sixth Tone, The Ivy League Architects Who Revitalized Design in China

Henry Smith-Miller

MArch'66 Principal, Smith-Miller & Hawkinson Architects

Henry Smith-Miller is an architect and co-founder of SM+H and professor in the graduate program at Pratt Institute. An alumnus of Princeton University and the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, he received a Fulbright Grant to study architecture in Rome, Italy. Henry Smith-Miller has held visiting adjunct professor positions at Columbia University, the City University of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the Thomas Jefferson Professor in Architecture at the University of Virginia, and the Saarinen Chair at Yale University. He has also served on the Board of Creative Time and on the Associate Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects website

Anne Whiston Spirn

MLA'74 Professor of Landscape Architecture & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anne Whiston Spirn is an American landscape architect, photographer and author. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania, Spirn worked as an ecological designer and planner at the office of Wallace McHarg Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia from 1973 to 1977. From 1977-1978 she worked at Roy Mann Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then became a professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University from 1979-1986. She left Harvard in 1986 to become the chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and also served as the co-director of the Urban Studies Program there from 1996-2000. Spirn joined the faculty in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT in 2000.

Anne Whiston Spirn website

Anne Whiston Spirn wikipedia page

Laura Starr

MLA'84 Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners

As Chief of Design for the Central Park Conservancy, Starr worked intensively to forge consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders, renovating major destinations such as Harlem Meer, the West Side, and the Great Lawn. She collaborated on landscape transformations such as the Battery Upper Promenade,  the Battery Bosque, and a pair of historic courtyards on Front Street at South Street Seaport. Starr was president of ASLA-NY from 2013 to 2014. She is a founding partner of Starr Whitehouse. She has negotiated public/private partnerships both internationally, on master plans for Tel Aviv’s Park Ariel Sharon and Gazelle Park in Jerusalem, as well as locally, collaborating with BIG Architects on the innovative VIA 57 West development.

Starr Whitehouse website

Michael A. Stegman

MCP'64 PhD'66 Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Michael A. Stegman is a Bipartisan Policy Center fellow who focuses on housing finance reform and affordable housing. He formerly served for more than four years in senior housing policy roles in the Obama administration. He served as a senior policy advisor for housing on the staff of the National Economic Council from May 2015 through March 2016, following three and a half years serving as counselor to the secretary of the treasury for housing finance policy. As senior policy advisor at the White House, Dr. Stegman coordinated administration policies on housing finance reform, access to credit, and other housing issues.Previously, Dr. Stegman served for six years as director of policy and housing for the program on human and community development at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Stegman received a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ceaphas D.Stubbs

MFA'13

Ceaphas Stubbs received his BFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, Stubbs gave artist talks at the SALT Institute in Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey; and at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. His works have been reviewed in AGAVE Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Skowhegan’s SPACE/LAUNCH and EXPOSE Magazine. In 2014 Stubbs was an Adjunct Professor at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.

Ceaphas Stubbs website

Lisa Switkin

MLA'02 Senior Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Lisa Switkin has led the design and delivery of the High Line in New York since 2004; the award-winning 7- acre Tongva Park in Santa Monica; and Race Street Pier in Philadelphia. 
She is currently overseeing the final section of the High Line, South Street Seaport, Domino Sugar Waterfront, and Greenpoint Landing, all in New York; Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis; Riverfront Park; and the implementation of our Master Plans for the Lincoln Road District in Miami Beach and The Underline in Miami. She also worked on the Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, and the Masterplans for Staten Island’s Freshkills Park and Seattle’s Central Waterfront.  
Lisa currently serves on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In 2007-2008, Lisa received the Rome Prize and was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has a Bachelors in Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Faculty Medal for Excellence. She has taught graduate level design studios and has lectured at universities, symposiums, foundations and institutions around the world.
 

Yang Tingbao

Yang Tingbao (simplified Chinese: 杨廷宝; traditional Chinese: 楊廷寶) 1901–1982 was a Chinese architect and architectural educator known as one of "the Four Modern Masters in Architecture" in mainland China, along with Liang Sicheng, Tung Chuin, and Liu Dunzhen.
Born in Nanyang, Henan, China, Yang entered Tsinghua College in 1915 to study architecture. After graduating in 1921, he went to the University of Pennsylvania in the United States to pursue graduate studies.
 
 

Cristina Tufino

MFA'13

Multi-media artist exhibiting internationally.

Cristina Tufino website 

Jessica Vaughn

MFA '11

Barbara Wilks

MLA'93 Founder and Principal, W Architecture and Landscape
Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, founded W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1999, a multidisciplinary practice focused on urban issues. As a leader in design and interdisciplinary thinking, with over 40 years of experience in urban design, public, and institutional projects, she practices as both an architect and landscape architect.
 

Theresa D. Williamson, Ph.D.

MA'01, PhD'04 Executive Director, Catalytic Communities

Theresa Williamson, Ph.D., is a city planner and founder and executive director of Catalytic Communities (CatComm), an NGO working since 2000 in support of Rio’s favelas. In addition to fostering strategic networking, training and communications support on behalf of community organizers, the organization has become known for advocating a community-controlled asset-based development approach to informal settlements, through Favela Community Land Trusts and CatComm’s Sustainable Favela Network. Dr. Williamson received the 2012 NAHRO Award for her contributions to the international housing debate, 2018 American Society of Rio prize for her contributions to the city, and 2005 Gill-Chin Lim Award for Best Dissertation on International Planning. She is editor-in-chief of RioOnWatch, CatComm’s internationally recognized watchdog favela news service. Dr. Williamson earned her B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

CatComm website

Wilmer Wilson IV

MFA '15
Wilmer Wilson IV works across mediums including performance, sculpture, collage, video, photography, and installation. He is the recipient of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship and The American Academy in Rome Fellowship. Wilson’s work has been presented at The New Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA; Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; and In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium. 
 
 
 

William A. Witte

C'73, MCP'75 President, Managing Partner, CA, The Related Companies, LP
Mr. Witte is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Related California. Prior to founding Related California in 1989, Mr. Witte served as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Neighborhoods under Mayor Art Agnos where he oversaw all housing, development and redevelopment activities for the City of San Francisco. He was Director of Housing and Economic Development under Mayor Dianne Feinstein and served as an appointed Commissioner of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Mr. Witte previously served as Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner Lawrence B. Simons at HUD in Washington, as Legislative Director for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and with the Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development.
Mr. Witte graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and a Master in City Planning.  He is Vice-Chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at University of Southern California and a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.  Mr. Witte serves on the Advisory Boards of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Policy at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley and the Orange County Human Relations Community Partners.  In addition, Mr. Witte sits on the boards of the homebuilder, The New Home Company in Orange County and the Shelter Partnership in Los Angeles.​

Jiwon Woo

MFA '17 CEO & Creative Director of hypha design
 

Jiwon Woo is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher. Woo investigates role of the art, design, life science, and technology. She researches new biologically designed materials and fabrication methods derived from the nature and human body. Woo is also a CEO and Creative Director of hypha design.

Jiwon Woo website