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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: Exclusive invitations to intimate monthly events with guests of honor like Katy Clark, Michael Kimmelman, Marisa Lago, Tony Marx, Mitchell Silver, and Martino Stierli.
  • Advisory Opportunities: Shape our programs by suggesting topics and speakers for our annual series, nominate new Fellows, and lead tours of ongoing building projects.
  • Publicity: Prominent recognition in publicity materials and on the organization website.
  • Event Tickets: Guaranteed seating at all programs, as well as free seating at all ticketed events.
  • In addition to invitations to member programs, bulletins featuring urban design news and member updates, and advance copies of our 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
  • Vincent Chang, Grimshaw
  • James Corner, Field Operations
  • Jay Cross, Related Hudson Yards
  • Michelle Delk, Snøhetta
  • Alexander Garvin, AGA Public Realm Strategists
  • Abby Hamlin, Hamlin Ventures
  • Hugh Hardy, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
  • Tami Hausman, Hausman LLC
  • Dev Hawley, Yale University
  • Meredith Kane, Paul, Weiss
  • Grant Marani, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Annabelle Selldorf, Selldorf Architects
  • Josh Sirefman, Sidewalk Labs
  • Byron Stigge, Level Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Kenneth Drucker, HOK
  • Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore Owings & Merrill
  • Margaret Newman, ARUP
  • AJ Pires, Alloy Development
  • Timothy Quinlan, Quinlan Development Group
  • Robert Rogers, Rogers Partners
  • Frank Sciame, Sciame Construction
  • Andrea Steele, TEN Arquitectos
  • Claire Weisz, WXY Architecture + Urban Design

Corporate Sponsorships

Our new corporate program will give your organization unparalleled access to our global network of design, planning, and development leaders.

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
$10000
3 Director’s Circle Partners 12 Fellowships 15 Dinner Tickets Exclusive Event Invitations Premier Recognition in Publicity Materials
Pillar
$5000
1 Director’s Circle Partner 9 Fellowships 10 Dinner Tickets Exclusive Event Invitations Major Recognition in Publicity Materials
Cornerstone
$2000
5 Fellowships 5 Dinner Tickets Recognition in Publicity Materials

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.