Conference Co-Chairs

Cara Michell (MUP '16)

Courtney Sharpe (MUP '16)


Conference Committee Members

Azzurra Cox (MLA '16) 

Blair Storie-Johnson (MArch I '17)

Dana McKinney  (MArch I/MUP '17) 

Fallon Samuels (PhD) 

Katherine Curiel (MUP '16)

Megan Echols  (MUP '16)

Shani Carter  (MUP '16)


AASU Leadership

President: Dana McKinney (MArch I/MUP '17)

Vice President: Azzurra Cox (MLA '16)

Secretary: Marcus Mello (MArch I/MUP '17)

Treasurer: Shani Carter  (MUP '16)

External Relations: Katherine Curiel (MUP '16)

Internal Relations: Megan Echols  (MUP '16)

Social Chair: Brodrick Spencer (MUP '16)

Media Chair: Cara Michell (MUP '16)


Logo Design

James Kendall  (MArch I '18), Jeremy Hartley (MLA '17), Keisha Hartley, Keith Scott (MLA '17)


Website Design

Cara Michell & Blair Storie-Johnson 


*Key: Master in Urban Planning (MUP), Master in Architecture (MArch), Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA) 



Dean's Diversity Initiative, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design


Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Enterprise Community Partners


Hutchins Center, Harvard University

Development and Alumni Relations, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

C. Todd Lombardo (CATALYTIC)

Office of the Assistant to the President, Institutional Diversity and Equity, Harvard University


Boston Society of Architects (BSA Space)

Frederick and Ivy McKinney

David Lee  (MAUD '71)

Eric D. Shaw (MUP '00)

Danielle Bardgette

Ken Stewart

Hansy Better-Barraza (MAUD '00)

Todd Bennings


In-Kind Sponsors


Columbia GSAPP


Harvard Art Museums


Women in Design




Bryant Terry,  Chef-in-Residence, Museum of the African Diaspora

Chee Pearlman, Chee Company, Founder

Jean Lauer, Sweeten, Founder

Jerry Thomas, Jerry Thomas Arts, Founder

Marc Norman, UPSTATE Director

Mark Mulligan, Co-Chair, Dean's Diversity Initiative

Michael Hays , GSD Associate Dean of Academic  Affairs

Sally Young, GSD Loeb Coordinator

Teman Evans, DIOSCURI, Co-Founder

Teran Evans, DIOSCURI, Co-Founder

Theaster Gates, Rebuild Foundation, Founder

Darrell Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Collaborative, Founder