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.
- Keith Bowers, Biohabitats, Inc., Charleson, SC
- Dennis Carmichael, Landscape Architecture Consulting, Alexandria, VA
- Anne Chen, GBBN, Pittsburgh, PA
- Vicki Crowley, Graphic Gesign 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
- Don Marinelli, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
- Emily McCoy, Design Workshop, Raleigh, NC
- Elaine Molinar, Snøhetta, New York, NY
- Christine Mondor, evolveEA, Pittsburgh, PA
- Matthew B. Parkinson, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering, University Park, PA
- Michael Pinto, NAC|Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
- David Rubin, LAND COLLECTIVE, Philadelphia, PA
- William Stinger, HOK, Washington, DC
- Michael Tunkey, CannonDesign, Grand Island, NY
Advisory Board Member Bios
Keith Bowers, FASLA, PLA, PWS
For more than three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation, and sustainable design. As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Bowers has built a multidisciplinary organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration, and regenerative design. His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ecosystem restoration projects involving wetland, river, woodland, and coastal habitat restoration to regional watershed management and species conservation planning, to the development of green infrastructure and urban ecology planning for cities throughout the world.
Bowers is a founding board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. He also served on the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration for more than 10 years and on the board of the Wildlands Network. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a Professional Wetland Scientist. He holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University and an honorary degree from the Conway School of Design.
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, LEED AP
Landscape Architecture Consulting
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.
Carmichael has received more than 40 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.
Anne Chen, AIA, LEED
Anne Chen oversees operations at GBBN’s Pittsburgh office and leads design efforts for academic, workplace, civic, and cultural projects. Known for her ability to connect vision, space, and experience, she has led transformative and award-winning projects for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, among others. Other recent projects include the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Success and Development Center and Gateway Station. She co-leads GBBN’s annual Design Expedition (DX) trips exploring architecture and design across North America.
Chen received her Master's in Architecture from Columbia University. She contributes as a member of the City of Pittsburgh's Contextual Design Advisory Panel and is a trustee of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Graphic Design Consultant
Vicki Crowley has a design career that spans 20 years that 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.
She began her professional career in brand identity and packaging working at North Castle Communications in Stamford, Connecticut and Landor Associates in New York. 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, Crowley has developed thoughtful and compelling solutions for The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Chatham University, City Theatre, Riverlife Task Force, Shadyside Hospital Foundation, and the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2015, she served as an instructor for the Summer Precollege Program at Carnegie Mellon and led a three-week intensive introduction to the history, media, and methods of communication design for high school juniors and seniors.
Crowley is a Board Trustee of Shady Lane School (founded in 1966 in partnership with Fred Rogers) and is a past president of the American Intitute of Graphic Arts Pittsburgh chapter.
Meredith Davis, FAIGA
Professor Emerita of Graphic Design, North Carolina State University
Meredith Davis is Professor Emerita of Graphic Design in the College of Design at N.C. State University, where she taught for 27 years and served as department chair, director of graduate programs, and director of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Design. She also taught for 13 years at Virginia Commonwealth University and was curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
Davis is a fellow and national medalist of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), fellow of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (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 United States and eight countries abroad.
Davis 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 50 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 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, and 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, which received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award. From 2006-2014, she was a member of the Urban Design Architecture Review Panel, providing design guidance on major development projects in the city of Baltimore, and a tenured professor in landscape architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. Jones Allen 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. Jones Allen 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 Landeds 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.
Landes 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 degree in Visual Arts and Sociology from Oberlin College and a master's of landscape architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Don Marinelli, Ph.D.
CoFounder, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Visting Professor, Arizona State University and Columbia University
Don Marinelli co-founded the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) with computer science professor Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture). His book, The Coment and the Tornado (2010), recounts the creation of the ETC, which as become recognized internationally as Carnegie Mellon's "Dream Fulfillment Factory."
Emily McCoy PLA, ASLA, SITES AP
Emily McCoy is a landscape architect and researcher at Design Workshop. She recently moved to Design Workshop after serving as the director of integrative research and principal at Andropogon Associates for 11 years. She is also an assistant professor of practice at North Carolina State University.
McCoy's research and practice over the last 11 years have been guided by her experience and training in design, ecology, geospatial synthesis, and horticulture. She has worked on such notable projects as the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington; Shield Ranch, Austin, Texas; Georgia Tech Living Building, Atlanta; and the Thaden School, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Elaine MolinarAIA, NCARB
Architect and Managing Partner
New York, NY
Elaine Molinar is an architect and managing partner of Snøhetta’s US offices. Since its inception, the practice has maintained its original multidisciplinary approach, integrating architecture, landscape, and interior design in all its projects.
Since starting her career as a designer of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, Molinar has held key positions in many of Snøhetta’s notable works, including the Norwegian National Opera, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, the James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, and most recently, the El Paso Children’s Museum.
Molinar received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is an LEED-accredited professional. She is a 2019 recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts and serves on the board of trustees of the Van Alen Institute.
Christine Mondor, AIA, LEED
As strategic principal of evolveEA and a registered architect, Christine Mondor 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.
Mondor has taught architecture, landscape design, and sustainability concepts at Carnegie Mellon University, Slippery Rock University, and 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 of the Design Center of Pittsburgh. She has been recognized for her leadership and enthusiasm by Pittsburgh Magazine with a Women in Business Award.
Mondor received her bachelor of architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon and studied architecture and sustainable design in Scandinavia. She is a registered architect and an 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.
Matthew B. Parkinson Ph.D.
School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Learning Factory
College of Engineering
University Park, PA
Matt Parkinson is a professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State where he also directs the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.
His research efforts in the OPEN Design Lab focus on the design of artifacts, tasks, and environments which are robust to human variability (e.g., anthropometry, capability, and preference). His work is reflected in design standards adopted by the International Organization for Standardization, Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Parkinson is a Penn State Teaching Fellow and has received numerous awards including the Society of Automotive Engineers' Teetor Educational Award and Withrow Distinguished Presenter Award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering DAC Ford Best Paper Award, and Penn State's Premier Teaching Award. Parkinson received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for activities defining the foundation of design for human variability.
Michael Pinto, AIA
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Pinto 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, Pinto 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. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Penn State 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 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.
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.
William Stinger, ASLA, LEED GA
William Stinger is one of three partners responsible for the 1400person HOK Washington office, which provides interdisciplinary design services including landscape architecture, architecture, interior design, graphic design, urban planning, and site design. As a senior principal, he 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 U.S. and international locations. In 1989 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.
Stinger has 40 years of professional experience in planning, landscape architectural design, site planning, and urban design for projects throughout the United States and in 23 countries on seven continents.
He received a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Penn State and a master's of landscape architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
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.
Tunkey holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University at Buffalo and a master's in architecture from Harvard.