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The Surdna Foundation supports social justice reform, healthy environments, inclusive economies, and thriving cultures across the United States. We dismantle the barriers that limit opportunity to create more prosperous,...


A project to upcycle vacant lots, transforming them into vibrant farmland.


Caroline Lewis

Founder, CLEO Institute

Caroline Lewis previously served as a passionate and dedicated science teacher and school principal for 22 years before joining the Botanic Garden, where she created the Fairchild Challenge. Since...


Young & Ayata formed a partnership in New York in 2008 to explore the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of architecture and urbanism. The practice is dedicated to both built...


S. Bry Sarté

Founder, Sherwood Design Engineers

S. Bry Sarté is an author, professional engineer, academic, and nonprofit founder. He established Sherwood Design Engineers 18 years ago, which now has six offices in the United States....


nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn-based architectural studio working nationally and internationally on new buildings, transformations, and public spaces. The practice was founded to address contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually...


Agency—Agency is an award-winning New York City-based architecture and design studio directed by Tei Carpenter. The practice seeks out an expanded role for architecture by engaging buildings, objects, interiors,...


Esber Andiroglu

PhD, PE, LEED AP, Associate Professor of Prof. Practice, Dept. of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Miami

Esber Andiroglu is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a LEED AP-accredited educator who has extensive industry experience in evaluation, design, operation, and performance analysis of HVAC,...


Since 1967, The Miami Foundation has used civic leadership, community investment and philanthropy to improve the quality of life for everyone who calls Greater Miami home. We partner with...


Grateful Villages is a non-profit charitable organization focused on the design and implementation of community programs to help spur development, sustainability and empowerment at the local level, with lasting...



Led by Jennifer Sage FAIA, and Peter Coombe AIA, Sage and Coombe Architects has built a portfolio focused on social infrastructure through diverse projects ranging from the multiphase transformation...


We are a full service architecture, interiors, strategy, planning & sustainability firm. Our mission at HLW is to question the norm, design with passion, and build what’s next. We...



Christopher Yanes

Graduate Student, Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida

Christopher, is the fourth generation in his family to attend the University of Florida, completing his Bachelors of Design with a concentration in architecture.


Atelier Cho Thompson is a bi-coastal design and concept firm, working between the disciplines of architecture, interiors, graphics and design strategy. Founded by two Asian-American women, ACT has embarked...


Moody Nolan is much more than an architecture firm. At heart, we’re entrepreneurs. We adapt our talents quickly to address each client’s unique vision. In doing so, we create...


Jonathan is the founding principal of Marvel Architects. Jonathan has taught design studios for over nineteen years at schools such as Columbia, Harvard, Parsons, Pratt Institute, and Syracuse University....


Stacey Anderson

Associate Director, Business Development and Special Initiatives

Stacey Anderson has built her career around her passion for fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, unlocking capacity, and effecting meaningful change in cities. Prior to joining Van Alen, Stacey served as...


Sandy Lee

Managing Director, Kinneret Group

Sandy possesses a background in both finance and the arts. Across disciplines, she is interested in themes of global exchange; community; and shifts in materials, processes, and technology. 


Deborah Marton

Executive Director

Deborah Marton believes democracy demands shared spaces that communicate respect, dignity, and beauty. Since joining Van Alen Institute in 2019, Deborah has led major initiatives that put community interests...


Method Design is an award winning NYC based practice, that has designed and built over 250 projects in eight states in every region of the country, and abroad in...


Represented by Mayor Sheehan and the Department of Planning and Development, the City of Albany is one of our partners for the Lucid Project: Albany. They’ll participate in our...


RKLA Studio provides landscape architectural services. • A diverse portfolio of projects that includes private, institutional, public and commercial landscapes. • Six-person design team leads each project with a...


Monica von Schmalensee

Co-Chair, Van Alen Council

CEO, White

Monica von Schmalensee is an architect and the CEO of White Arkitekter. Monica has a great interest in the changing urban landscape and the interplay between society and place....


the greenest fern is a sustainable design consulting firm focused on the idea and practice of sustainability, resiliency, environmental justice and biophilia. It seeks to design healthier, more productive and...


Studio Cadena is an award-winning design and architecture studio interested in engaging contemporary life, the city and its people – in designing new and captivating spaces, places and experiences...


Creating, renewing, preserving, sustaining: This has been the vision of Silman since our beginning as a one-person New York based practice in 1966. Since then, Silman has grown to...


MODU aims to elevate the urban experience, linking people to their communities and neighborhoods to cities. Our idea of a new sustainability reimagines cities and buildings that foster new—...


BAS is an architecture and urban design studio. We practice architecture as a process of re‑imagining social, political and civic relationships through rigorous experimentation with forms and ideas. BAS...