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Director’s Circle

Our Director’s Circle is a group of distinguished civic leaders and design champions who sustain our programming on the pivotal issues facing our cities. Members of the Director’s Circle advise our leadership on topics for future programs, chair events or tours of recent projects, and recommend emerging leaders to become fellows.

For more information, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director, at daniel@urbandesignforum.org.

See the Benefits
  • Exclusive Events: Director’s Circle members receive exclusive invitations to monthly luncheons with the organization’s directors and esteemed guests like Vicki Been, Katy Clark, Michael Kimmelman, Tony Marx, Mitchell Silver, and Martino Stierli.
  • Advisory Opportunities: Director’s Circle members are welcome to help shape our conversations by suggesting topics and speakers for tours, roundtables, or dinner forums.
  • Publicity: Prominent recognition of recent work and research on our website and social media channels.
  • Event Tickets: Guaranteed seating at all programs, as well as four free tickets to dinner events each year.
  • In addition to standard fellowship benefits, including invitations to conferences, roundtables, and tours in New York City; monthly bulletins featuring urban design news and fellow updates; and advance copies of all Forum publications.
Master Builder ($10000) ↓
  • Daniel Rose, Rose Associates
  • Timur Galen, Related Hudson Yards
  • James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Jed Walentas, Two Trees
Visionary ($5000) ↓
  • Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners
  • Joseph Brancato, Gensler
  • James Corner, Field Operations
  • Jay Cross, Related Hudson Yards
  • Alexander Garvin, AGA Public Realm Strategists
  • Hugh Hardy, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
  • Tami Hausman, Hausman LLC
  • Dev Hawley, Goldman Sachs
  • Meredith Kane, Paul, Weiss
  • Grant Marani, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Annabelle Selldorf, Selldorf Architects
  • Marilyn Taylor, PennDesign
  • Paul Whalen, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Catalyst ($3000) ↓
  • John Alschuler, HR&A Advisors
  • Eugenie Birch, Penn Institute for Urban Research
  • Daniel Brodsky, The Brodsky Organization
  • David Cooper, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Kenneth Drucker, HOK
  • Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore Owings & Merrill
  • AJ Pires, Alloy Development
  • Timothy Quinlan, Quinlan Development Group
  • Robert Rogers, Rogers Partners
  • Frank Sciame, Sciame Construction
  • Andrea Steele, TEN Arquitectos
  • Byron Stigge, Level Infrastructure
  • Claire Weisz, WXY Architecture + Urban Design

Corporate Sponsorships

Support our work and your organization will gain access to our global network of design, planning, and development leaders. As a corporate partner, you can host events at your offices, lead tours of recent building projects, and extend professional development opportunities to emerging leaders within your firm, in addition to all standard membership benefits.

Practice leaders are also invited to join our Director’s Circle and participate in exclusive monthly events with our Board of Directors and esteemed guests.

For more information, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director, at daniel@urbandesignforum.org.

See the Benefits
  • Advisory Opportunities: Director’s Circle members are welcome to help shape our conversations by suggesting topics and speakers for tours, roundtables, or dinner forums.
  • Publicity: Prominent recognition of recent work and research on our website and social media channels.
  • Event Tickets: Guaranteed seating at all programs, as well as free tickets to dinner events each year.
  • Exclusive Events: Practice leaders receive exclusive invitations to monthly Director’s Circle luncheons with the organization’s directors and esteemed guests like Vicki Been, Katy Clark, Michael Kimmelman, Tony Marx, Mitchell Silver, and Martino Stierli.
Keystone
$15000
3 Director’s Circle Members + 12 Fellows
Pillar
$10000
2 Director’s Circle Members + 8 Fellows
Cornerstone
$5000
1 Director’s Circle Member + 4 Fellows

Friend of the Forum *New*

If you can’t make it to our programs, you can still support our work with a monthly donation and remain connected to our work through our newsletters and publications.

See the Benefits
  • Fellows Updates: Monthly bulletins featuring the latest urban design news; Fellows’ news, honors and awards; and a calendar of Fellows’ upcoming events.
  • Publications: A copy of our latest publication and advance copies of all future publications.