Executive Director

Susan Chin

Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, leads the Design Trust for Public Space, a nationally recognized incubator that transforms and evolves the city’s landscape with public agencies and community collaborators since 1995. She has overseen key projects, such as Five Borough Farm, Making Midtown, Under the Elevated and Laying the Groundwork.

Prior to joining the Design Trust, Susan served as Assistant Commissioner for Capital Projects at NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for over 20 years, supporting more than $3 billion in new construction, revitalization and public art projects citywide. She served as 2013/2014 Vice President on the American Institute of Architects board, and received numerous awards, including AIA New York State’s 2013 James William Kideney Gold Medal and 2011 Del Gaudio Award, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard and Distinguished Alumna from Ohio State University. Email Susan. 

Director of Programs

Rosamond Fletcher

Rosamond Fletcher joined the Design Trust staff in November 2012 after spending six years at the Center for Architecture/AIA New York Chapter producing exhibitions and programs, including: Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040, Jugaad Urbanism: Resourceful Strategies for Indian Cities and Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life

Rosamond brings extensive experience managing multidisciplinary project teams, as well as securing grant funding and building strategic partnerships. She holds a Master of Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture and a BArch from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is also an avid urban gardener. Email Rosamond. 

Communications Manager

Ozgur Gungor

Ozgur Gungor joined the Design Trust staff in March 2014 after spending four years at a New York-based public relations firm providing communications services for design and art organizations. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University and a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies from Carleton College. Email Ozgur.

Development Assistant

Maureen Millmore

Maureen Millmore joined the Design Trust staff in May 2017. Maureen has worked as a fundraiser for a number of New York cultural institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. She holds a B.A. in Art History and Economics from Mount Holyoke College, and is currently earning an MS in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Email Maureen.

Executive Assistant/Special Projects Associate

Martha Snow

Martha Snow joined the Design Trust in December 2015, after completing the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in New York City. During her year as a Coro Fellow, Martha furthered her love for using creative practices to address social issues through work with organizations like The Open Society Foundations, New York Public Radio, and city government. She can even be found onscreen in Season 12 of the PBS Documentary Series Roadtrip Nation interviewing inspirational designers across the country. She received her BS in American Studies from Skidmore College, and in her free time, she is an enthusiastic modern dancer, podcast-listener, and large dog lover. Email Martha.