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The Design Trust Council is a leadership circle of executives, urbanists, civic leaders, and designers that provides critical support for unlocking the potential of NYC's public spaces. See the current list of members >

As a member, you will attend breakfast talks, tours and panels headlined by newsmakers in the field. You will gain an insider's perspective on the issues facing New York—and also the chance to add your own voice to the dialogue. Most of all, by joining, you signal your support of the Design Trust for Public Space, New York's preeminent, essential catalyst for design innovation. Join the Council today!

Membership Benefits

Joining this circle of NYC insiders entitles you to a number of benefits, including: 
  • Exclusive invitations to the Design Trust Council's signature annual event, quarterly Council Breakfasts, and curator/designer-led tours of new exhibits and projects
  • Inside access to select project-related lectures, launch parties, press previews, and exhibitions
  • A tailored set of recent Design Trust publications and advance receipt of new publications
  • Prominent acknowledgment on the Design Trust website, annual report, and printed Council materials 

Membership Levels

Visionary—$10,000 [8 memberships] 
Catalyst—$5,000 [5 memberships]
Innovator—$2,500 [3 memberships]
Urbanist—$1,000 [1 membership plus guest] 
Young Urbanist (35 and under)—$500 [1 membership plus guest]

2017 Council Chair

Past Events