Design Trust Council

Influential leaders shaping New York's public space.

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Become a Member
Join a circle of donors who share your passion for public space. Become a member today—simply use the secure online donation form.

Upcoming Council Event
Currrent Council members are invited to join an exclusive tour on July 30th of the exhibition "Our Global Kitchen" at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Council Breakfasts
  • Craig Dykers, Snohetta
  • Karrie Jacobs, architecture critic
  • Anne Pasternak, Creative Time
  • Tom Sachs, artist
  • Ricardo Scofidio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance
  • David van der Leer, Guggenheim Museum (formerly)
  • David Yassky, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

  • Paola Antonelli, "Design and the Elastic Mind," MoMA
  • The High Line and Standard Hotel
  • Claire Weisz, The Drawing Center

The Design Trust Council is a leadership circle of business executives, urbanists, civic leaders, designers and philanthropists dedicated to improving public space in New York City.

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.

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

Visionary—$10,000 [8 memberships]
Catalyst—$5,000 [5 memberships]
Innovator—$2,500 [3 memberships]
Urbanist —$1,000 [1 membership plus guest]

Join now using our secure online form.

2013 Council Membership
(as of July 1, 2013)

Anne Edgar
John Keenen

DOM Interiors
HR&A Advisors
Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
Selldorf Architects
Turner Construction Company

Steven Ames
Victoria Bailey
Thomas Bishop
Tim Braine
Louise Braverman
Carlos Brillembourg
Betty Chen & Peter Coombe
Donald Clinton
Henry & Joan Cobb
Darby Curtis & Mark Ginsberg
Robert Davidson
Sharon Davis
Kenneth Drucker
Douglas Durst
Craig Dykers
Anne Edgar
Claire Fellman
Paul Gangsei
Elizabeth Gilmore
Agnes Gund
Walter Hunt
Susan Henshaw Jones
Wendy Evans Joseph
Joan Krevlin
Michael McTwigan
Joyce Menschel
Raymond W. Merritt
Blake Middleton & Martha Eddy
Grant Morani
New York Building Congress
Nancy Owens
Hunter Palmer
Jeannie & Tom Phifer
Gina Pollara
James Stewart Polshek
Charles Renfro
John Rusk
Abigail Scheuer
Robert A.M. Stern
Trent J. Tesch
Tim Tompkins
Craig Tooman
Renée Viola
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Elizabeth Whelan
Stephen Whitehouse
Andrew Wiley-Schwartz
Barbara Wilks
Jonathon Yeadon
Jonathan Zack

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