• Dean's Council at PennDesign, fall of 2017

The Dean’s Council at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design brings together Penn alumni and friends who wish to build on the School’s legacy of excellence through initiatives related to students’ education, alumni engagement, career development, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising. 

Members of the Dean’s Council will provide critical support to the Weitzman School community and act as ambassadors of the School. Members serve as advisors to the Dean of the School and School Leadership, as needed. The collective intellectual, financial, and advisory support of the Council allows for the continued growth and development of the School’s programs and, ultimately, its regional, national, and international profile. 

Dean’s Council Members

William T. Bickford, GAR02

Founding Principal

Northworks Architects and Planners

Nisha D. Botchwey, GCP99 GR03

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Georgia Institute of Technology

Lee G. Copeland, GAR63 GCP63 GFA63

Consulting Principal

MITHUN Partners, Inc.

Todd E. Drake, GAR94



Mark E. Ginsberg, GAR85


Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

Jordan B. Goldstein, GAR96

Managing Director & Principal, Washington DC

Gensler & Associates

William B. Heyer, C09 GAR11 GFA11

Job Captain

Gensler & Associates

Michael A. Kihn, C65 GAR73


MAKe design

Marc Margulies, C75 GAR79

Founder, Owner & Principal

Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Diana C. Mendes, GCP84

Sr. VP

Aecom Technology Corporation

J. Michael Palmer, GAR82


Perkins & Will

Peter A. Piven, GAR63

Principal Consultant

Peter Piven Management Consultants

Chris S. Reed, GLA95

President and Founding Principal

Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Peter Skillings, GCP07 GFA07

Defense Logistics Agency