Mission • Council Members

Who We Are

The 2013- 2015 NAED Council

Daniel Friedman, PhD, FAIA, University of Washington
President (2 year term)

Thomas R. Fisher, University of Minnesota
Vice President/President-Elect (2 year term)

Frederick Steiner, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Immediate Pas President (2 year term)

James F. Palmer, PhD, FASLA, Scenic Quality Consultants
Secretary (1 year term)

Claudia Phillips, PhD, FCELA, Philadelphia University
Treasurer (2 year term)

Executive Director
Linda Sorrento, FASID, IIDA, LEED-AP BD+C

At-Large Members:
A. Jack Davis, FAIA, LEED, Virginia Tech
Representing: A+CA (newly appointed, 2 year term)

Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, Architect, Virginia Tech
Representing: National Building Museum (1 year term)

Jaime Van Mourik, Assoc. AIA, LEED-AP BD+C, Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Representing: USGBC (2 year term)

Representing: AIA, Architecture Industry Seat
(2 year term)

Norman Millar, AIA, Woodbury School of Architecture
Representing: ACSA, Architecture Academia Seat (1 year term)

Richard Grefe, AIGA I the professional association for design
Representing: AIGA, Communications Industry Seat (2 year term)

Scott Boylston, SCAD the Savannah College of Art and Design
Representing: AIGA, Communications Academia Seat (1 year term)

American Society of Interior Designers
Representing: ASID, Interior Design Industry Seat (1 year term)

Caren, Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, University of Minnesota
Representing: IDEC, Interior Design Academia Seat (1 year term)

Suzanne Turner, FASLA, Suzanne Turner Associates
Representing: ASLA, Landscape Architecture Industry Seat (2 year term)

Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, PLA, CELA, ASLA, University of Maryland
Representing: CELA, Landscape Architecture Academia Seat (2 year term)

Jeffrey Soule, FAICP, American Planning Association
Representing: APA, Planning Academia Seat (1 year term)

Tridib Banerjee, PhD, USC Price School
Representing: ACSP, Planning Academia Seat (1 year term)

Research Co-Director:
Nisha D. Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH, Georgia Institute of Technology
James L. Wescoat, Jr., PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The NAED Coalition

AIGA I the professional association for design (Richard Grefe)

AIGA I the professional association for design (Scott Boylston)

American Institute of Architects (AIA) (Eric West)

American Planning Association (APA) (Jeffrey Soule)

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) (Suzanne Turner)

Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) (Keith Diaz Moore, PhD, AIA, University of Kansas)

Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA) (A. Jack Davis)

Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) (Aron Temkin, AIA, Norwich University)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Norman Millar)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) (Tridib Banerjee)

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) (Christopher Ellis)

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) (Caren Martin)

Large Firm Round Table (LFRT)

National Building Museum (NBM) (Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino)

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) (Ihab Elzeyadi, PhD, FEIA, LEED AP, University of Oregon)

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (Jaime Van Mourik)


National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by a multi-institutional consortium to provide the public with expertise and leadership in the creation of healthier, greener, safer, and more resilient American communities through environmental design.

The NAED Founding Supporters
Thom Banks
Representing: ASID

Janice Bissell, PhD
Stafford King Wiese Architects
Representing: EDRA

Terri Meyer Boake, LEED AP
Representing: SBSE

Andrew Caruso, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Representing: AIAS

Wayne Drummond, FAIA
U of Nebraska

Thomas Fisher
U of Minnesota

Harrison S. Fraker, Jr., FAIA
U of California at Berkeley

Richard Grefé
Representing: AIGA

Gary Hack, PhD, AICP
U of Pennsylvania
Representing: ACSP

David Heymann
U of Texas at Austin

Douglas S. Kelbaugh, FAIA
U of Michigan

Gary Kesler, FASLA
U of Illinois
Representing: ASLA

Rachelle Levitt
Representing: ULI

Marvin Malecha, FAIA
North Carolina State U
Representing: AIA

Edward Mazria, AIA
Architecture 2030

Michael Monti, PhD

James F. Palmer, FASLA
Representing: ASLA

Claudia Phillips, PhD
Philadelphia U
Representing: CELA

Susan Piedmont-Palladino
National Building Museum

Douglas E. Read
Representing: ASHRAE

J. Thomas Regan
Texas A & M U

Mahesh Senagala, LEED AP
Ball State U
Representing: ACADIA

Linda Sorrento, ASID, IIDA, LEED-AP
Representing: USGBC

Jeff Soule, FAICP
Representing: APA

Frederick Steiner, PhD, FASLA
U of Texas at Austin

RK Stewart, FAIA
Perkins + Will
Representing: AIA

Denise Guerin, PhD
Representing, IDEC

Kim Tanzer, RA
U of Virginia
Representing: ACSA
2009-2011 NAED President

Kirsten Van Aalst
Norwich U
Representing: ARCC

Pascale Vonier
Representing: ACSA

Phillip S. Waite
Washington State U
Representing: SCUP

Suzanna Wight, AIA
Representing: AIA

Sponsoring Supporters
Robert Packard
ZGF Portland
Representing: LFRT

Jack Davis, FAIA LEED AP
Dean, Virginia Tech
Representing: A+CA


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