Design Trust Council members are influential leaders shaping New York City's public spaces. This annual membership group gains inside access to the issues facing New York City today through a series of exclusive, curated events throughout the year. By joining the Council, you signal your support of the Design Trust, a nationally recognized incubator for design innovation. 

Interested in joining the Design Trust Council? Learn more about this program.

Current Council Membership


  • Arcadis


  • Deborah Berke
  • Dattner Architects
  • Susan Fine
  • Hoquet Newman Regal & Kennedy
  • HR&A Advisors, Inc.
  • WXY Architecture and Urban Design


  • Anne and James Bodnar
  • Tim Braine
  • Louise Braverman
  • Betty Chen and Peter Coombe
  • Sharon Davis
  • The Durst Organization
  • Dr. Martha Eddy and Blake Middleton FAIA
  • Garment District Alliance
  • GDC Properties LLC
  • Elizabeth Gilmore
  • INC Architecture & Design
  • Eve Klein
  • Levien & Company Inc.
  • Gina Lin
  • Grant Marani and Anne Rieselbach
  • Joyce F. Menschel
  • Catherine Morrison Golden
  • New York Building Congress
  • Nancy Owens
  • Todd S. Pickard
  • Michael Ratner
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Jennifer Sage
  • Katie Schwab
  • Aaron Schwarz
  • Joan Shigekawa
  • Slade Architecture
  • Stantec
  • Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
  • Craig Tooman
  • RenĂ©e Viola

Young Urbanist

  • Constantin Geanakoplos
  • Gehad Hadidi
  • Danielle Jackson
  • Edward Han Myo Oo