General Sessions

The Design on the Delaware conference has featured international, national, and regionally renowned architects, designers, government leaders and policy makers.  

2016 Speakers

Howard Neukrug, PE
Howard Neukrug is the CEO/Commissioner of Philadelphia's Water Utility and was recently named Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania

Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP
Robin Guenther is a Principal of Perkins+Will and Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm


2015 Speakers

Steve Dumez, FAIA 
Steve Dumez is a Principal and the Director of Design of the New Orleans-based architectural studio Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.

Stephen S. Tang, PH.D., MBA
Stephen Tang is President and CEO of the University City Science Center

James Timberlake, FAIA
James Timberlake is a partner at KieranTimberlake


2014 Speakers

Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR
Charles A. Birnbaum  is the Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)

Adam Modesitt
Adam Modesitt is leading technology development for FLUXUS SYSTEM.

Guy Nordenson, PE
Guy Nordenson is a structural engineer and professor at Princeton University.

Kristopher Takács, AIA
Kristopher Takács leads Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's (SOM) Washington, D.C. practice.


2013 Speakers

Thomas Christoffersen
Thomas Christoffersen,  an architect and partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Ken Greenberg
Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. 

Stacy Levy
Stacy Levy’s often works collaboratively with architects and landscape architects on projects that show the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site.

Cathleen McGuigan
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, as well as editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction’s GreenSource and SNAP.