Carnegie Mellon University

David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement, Remaking Cities Institute


Don Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP, was appointed the David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in July 2009. He also teaches in the Master of Urban Design program in the School of Architecture. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Don was President of Urban Design Associates (UDA) where he led many of UDA’s most complex projects, drawing upon his broad international experience as an architect, urban designer, and developer. He continues to serve as consulting principal to the firm. Don is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he was national Chair of the ULI Inner City Council. Previously, he served on the ULI Affordable Housing Forum, ULI Infill Development Forum, ULI Residential Development Council, and ULI Entertainment Development Council. Don is past Chair of the ULI Pittsburgh District Council, and past President of the Pittsburgh Chapter, AIA. He has lectured and published internationally on urban design and architecture. Don currently serves on the board of the Andy Warhol Museum, and previously served on the boards of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Zoo, Leadership Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and LaRoche College Board of Regents. Don earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and did post-graduate work in urban design and regional planning at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.