Our generous benefactor, the late Cal Stuckeman, included the wise mandate for an advisory board in his $20 million gift to establish the Stuckeman School. The board’s role is that of an aspirational advisory board – in other words – to assist the School in understanding what is important and/or emerging in our design professions, thereby helping to guide our future. Below is a list of the current Stuckeman advisory board members.
- Dennis Carmichael, ParkerRodriguez, Alexandria, VA
- Vicki Crowley, graphic design consultant, Pittsburgh, PA
- Meredith Davis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Alan Greenberger, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
- Diane Jones Allen, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
- Alexis C. Landes, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, New York, NY
- George Miller, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, NY
- Christine Mondor, evolveEA, Pittsburgh, PA
- Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA
- Michael Pinto, NAC|Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
- Susan Rademacher, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh, PA
- David Rubin, LAND COLLECTIVE, Philadelphia, PA
- Timothy Simpson, College of Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA
- William Stinger, HOK, Washington, DC
- Janis Terpenny, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA
- Michael Tunkey, CannonDesign, Grand Island, NY
Advisory Board Member Bios
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, LEED AP
Dennis Carmichael is a licensed landscape architect with forty years of experience in place-making in the public realm. His work incorporates principles of sustainability at all levels and his projects have earned Silver, Gold, and Platinum ratings from LEED.
His work in the public realm has served as a catalyst for the revitalization of many American cities. In Louisville, the West Main Street project has generated over $300 million dollars in private investment with new museums, hotels, restaurants, and residential uses lining the street. In Pittsburgh, North Shore Park has opened the Allegheny River to that side of the city and become the primary amenity for a new mixed use neighborhood, with over $100 million invested. In Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park has spurred a new civic heart to that city with over a billion dollars in hotel, residential, commercial, and cultural uses around the park.
Dennis has received over forty design awards and his work has been published in such magazines as Landscape Architecture, Urban Land, and Architecture. In 2006, he served as president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 2009, he served as president of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.
Graphic Design Consultant
Vicki Crowley has a design career that spans 20 years and was launched with a degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and an internship with renowned information designer and founder of the TED Conferences, Richard Saul Wurman.
Vicki began her professional career in brand identity and packaging working at North Castle Communications in Stamford, CT and Landor Associates in New York City. In 2000, she moved to Pittsburgh and joined Landesberg Design, a firm that specializes in communications for higher education, philanthropy, community building institutions, and arts and cultural organizations.
Practicing in the areas of print design, environmental graphics, and information design, she has developed thoughtful and compelling solutions for The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, City Theatre, Riverlife Task Force, Shadyside Hospital Foundation, and The University of Pittsburgh.
In 2015, Vicki served as an instructor for the Summer Precollege Program at Carnegie Mellon University and led a three-week intensive introduction to the history, media, and methods of Communication Design for high school juniors and seniors.
She is a Board Trustee of Shady Lane School (founded in 1966 in partnership with Fred Rogers) and is a past president of AIGA’s Pittsburgh chapter.
Meredith Davis, FAIGA
Professor Emerita of Graphic Design, NC State University
Meredith Davis is Professor Emerita of Graphic Design in the College of Design at NC State University, where she taught for 27 years and served as department chair, director of graduate programs, and director of the interdisciplinary PhD in Design. Meredith also taught for 13 years at Virginia Commonwealth University and was curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Meredith is a fellow and national medalist of the AIGA, fellow of NASAD, and Alexander Quarles Holladay Medalist for excellence in teaching. She served as president of the American Center for Design, the Graphic Design Education Association, and member of the national board of AIGA, for which she currently leads the Designer 2025 initiative. She is co-author of design standards for NASAD and has served on its accreditation commission. She has conducted numerous curricular consultations and reviews in the US and eight countries abroad. Meredith is the author of four books and more than 100 articles on design and design education. She serves on the editorial boards of Design Issues and She Ji, the journal of design, innovation, and economics. During her 11 years of professional practice her work received more than fifty national and international design awards.
Alan Greenberger, FAIA
Head, Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism
Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
Alan Greenberger’s 44-year career has three significant chapters. For 34 years, he was a practicing architect with Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and its successor, MGA Partners, where he was the principal and design lead on many award winning projects including the Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center in Philadelphia and the West Chester University School of Music and Performing Arts Center. In 2008, Greenberger left his practice to join the administration of then-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as the city’s Chief Planner and subsequently Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Under his leadership, the city produced a new zoning code and comprehensive plan – both the first in 50 years – and has experienced its most dynamic growth in a nearly 70 years. At the end of his term, Greenberger successfully secured World Heritage City status for Philadelphia, the first United States city to receive this designation. Following the end of the Nutter administration, Greenberger was appointed Distinguished Teaching Professor and Lindy Fellow at Drexel University, where he now heads the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism.
Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., ASLA, PLA
Program Director for Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington
Principal Landscape Architect, DesignJones LLC
Diane Jones Allen is the Program Director for Landscape Architecture, in the College of Architecture Planning, and Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana, which received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award. In Baltimore, Maryland, during the period from 2006-2014, Diane was a member of the Urban Design Architecture Review Panel, providing design guidance on major development projects in the City, and a tenured professor in Landscape Architecture, at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. Diane received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley.
Her research and practice is guided by the intersection of environmental justice, identity and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including 'nomadic' responses to 'transit deserts', places of increasing transportation demand and limited access, as discuss in her book, Transit Deserts; Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form. Diane, recently co-edited Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity, published by Island Press, which provides tools for trans-active engagement and design.
Alexis C. Landes
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
New York, NY
Alexis is a landscape designer, urban planner, and project manager. As the Managing Principal at SCAPE, she works directly with clients to understand their needs, and then develop project teams and operational strategies that lead to exceptional results. She is currently the project manager for the Hudson River RBD project with Dewberry and OMA.
Alexis is also an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she serves as a design critic and teaches a seminar on contemporary landscape practice. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Sociology from Oberlin College and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
George Miller, FAIA
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New York, NY
George H. Miller was recently recognized for a "lifetime of notable contributions to the profession" by the New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which granted him its highest honor, the James William Kideney Gold Medal Award. He is also a recipient of the AIA New York State Matthew W. DelGaudio Award for Service.
When he became a partner in 1989, Mr. Miller assumed responsibility for the firm's administration. In this capacity he is responsible for new business development, contract negotiation and staff management. Mr. Miller also maintains a deep commitment to architectural education both within and beyond the classroom. He has served as teacher, lecturer and guest critic at Columbia University, Yale University, Pennsylvania State University and the New York Institute of Technology.
Mr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, served as the Institute's president in 2010, and was a member of the National Board of Directors. Mr. Miller is currently the chair of the AIA Legacy Foundation, a participant in the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, and serves as the AIA representative to the Clinton Global Initiative. He received his architectural education at Pennsylvania State University (B.Arch., 1973).
Christine Mondor, AIA, LEED
As strategic Principal of evolveEA and a registered architect, Christine brings creative and strategic solutions to projects as diverse as the award winning design of the “extended stay” house to the developing the business case for sustainability at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
Christine has taught architecture, landscape design and sustainability concepts at Carnegie Mellon University, Slippery Rock University, and at Chatham College. She currently serves as Chair of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, President for the Green Building Alliance Board of Directors, is a member of the Global Ecodistricts Protocol Advisory Committee and is former Board Chair at the Design Center of Pittsburgh. She has been recognized for her leadership and enthusiasm by Pittsburgh Magazine with a Women in Business Award. Christine received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and studied architecture and sustainable design in Scandinavia. Christine is a registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Sustainability consulting and design firm evolveEA has led ecodistrict planning, design and stakeholder education initiatives in a number of communities since 2009. The firm’s approach to promoting equity for community members by fostering grassroots capacity-building has been recognized with design awards and invitations to collaborate nationally and internationally.
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Joan Ockman was a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for over two decades and served as Director of Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture from 1994 to 2008. In addition to Columbia and Penn, she has taught at Harvard, Yale, Cooper Union, Cornell, Graduate Center of City University of New York, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands. She began her career at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, where she was an editor of Oppositions journal and was responsible for the Oppositions Books series. Among her many edited publications are her award-winning anthology Architecture Culture 1943–1968 (Rizzoli, 1993); The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking about Things in the Making (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001); and Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America (MIT Press, 2012). A collection of her essays is scheduled to appear in 2015. She is currently completing a history of architecture and the Cold War. In 2003 she was honored by the American Institute of Architects with an award for collaborative achievement.
Michael Pinto, AIA
Los Angeles, CA
Michael leads design from a position that places strong emphasis on community engagement believing that our best work is informed by real and pragmatic concerns. In teaching and in practice, he is driven by a series of social interests including education, equitable food systems and social justice in urban design. An energetic designer, Michael has led teams to nearly 30 design awards in his career. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University, engaging students in projects about urban sustainability. Michael has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State University and a Master's Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
NAC Architecture and Osborn, friendly competitors for years, announced in August 2014 that they have merged to provide a greater depth and breadth of services to a wider range of clients and projects. With offices in California, Washington, and Colorado, the firm now offers landscape architecture, graphic design, and environmental graphics, in addition to architecture, interior design, master planning, project delivery, sustainability, construction administration, engineering, and historic restoration.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
As Parks Curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Susan Rademacher focuses on master planning, design, community engagement, and research. Current projects: Arsenal Park Master Plan, Mellon Square restoration, Environmental Center at Frick Park, Park Signage, and Westinghouse Memorial. She produced a monograph on Mellon Square published by Princeton Architectural Press in October 2014.
Previously, Rademacher served as President of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Assistant Director of Louisville’s Metro Parks Department. She was Editor in Chief of Landscape Architecture magazine from 1984–87, and was founding editor of Garden Design magazine. She is a graduate of Miami University and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Rademacher has published and lectured with the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects, Field Museum of Natural History, International Urban Parks Congress, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Project for Public Spaces, Smithsonian Institution, and 14 universities.
David A. Rubin is the Founding Principal of LAND COLLECTIVE and recipient of the 2011–12 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. His visionary contribution to the field in “empathy-driven design” is a hallmark of the studio, gaining increasing notoriety for fusing issues of social justice in cities with excellence in the design of public spaces. His work has received awards and honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects.
LAND COLLECTIVE is a landscape architecture and urban design studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. The firm is dedicated to crafting landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology and the social sciences to create human-centered works. It is an appreciation for empathy that drives the studio’s design process.
Dr. Timothy Simpson
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Engineering Design
University Park, PA
Dr. Simpson has been at Penn State since 1998 and has been the Director of the Learning Factory since 2007. The Learning Factory has coordinated over 150 industry-sponsored capstone design projects each year for nearly 750 students across 12 engineering majors, including cross-college design projects with students and faculty in the Colleges of Arts & Architecture, Business, Health & Human Development, and Information Sciences & Technology.
His research interests include product family and product platform design, trade space exploration and "human-in-the-loop" optimization, interdisciplinary design, design innovation and entrepreneurship, and additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Teaching includes concurrent engineering, product dissection, mechanical systems design, product family design, and technology commercialization.
William Stinger, ASLA, LEED GA
Mr. Stinger is one of three partners responsible for the 140 person HOK Washington, DC office that provides interdisciplinary design services including landscape architecture, architecture, interior design, graphic design, urban planning and site design. As a Senior Principal, he now leads interdisciplinary design teams of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers and engineers on large-scale projects for both public and private clients in a variety of US and overseas locations. In 1989 Mr. Stinger was asked to move from the HOK San Francisco office to London to be one of three partners to open HOK’s London office and build HOK’s European practice. He resided in London for five years where he led several large planning and landscape architectural design projects in Europe and the Middle East.
Mr. Stinger has forty years of professional experience in planning, landscape architectural design, site planning, and urban design for projects throughout the US and in twenty three countries on seven continents.
Mr. Stinger received a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Penn State and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Penn State, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Janis Terpenny is the head of the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. She is also the director of the NSF Center for e-Design, an industry university cooperative research center (IUCRC). Her research interests include engineering design and smart manufacturing with topics such as process and methods for early design; knowledge and information in design; product families and platforms; obsolescence in products and systems; complexity of products and systems; and design education. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. Terpenny served as the department chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. She served as technology lead of Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME) for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). She has also served as a program director at NSF and been a professor at Virginia Tech and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked in industry for General Electric. Dr. Terpenny is a Fellow of IISE and ASME, and a member of ASEE, INFORMS, Alpha Pi Mu, and Tau Beta Pi. She is currently the chair of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Heads (CIEADH), and serves as an associate editor for the Engineering Economist.
Grand Island, NY
Michael Tunkey established the firm’s office in Shanghai in 2007 and lead the firm’s activities in China through summer 2014, including project design and management and leadership of the “ide@s gallery”. He is a member of CannonDesign’s International Steering Committee and in addition to his leadership responsibilities, he has participated in projects of varying scales and typologies in nine countries, demonstrating leadership throughout each project phase—from competition development to construction management. Examples of his work have been published in international architectural journals, including feature coverage of three projects in Architecture magazine.
Michael holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from University at Buffalo and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard.