Lee Copeland, FAIA, is an architect, urban designer and educator with more than 50 years of experience. He served as Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (now the School of the Built Environments) at the University of Washington, and as Dean and Paley Professor of Architecture and City Planning at the Graduate School of Fine Arts (now the School of Design) at the University of Pennsylvania. Copeland received the Topaz Medallion from the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for cumulative contributions to architecture and education in 2001. He has served on design commissions in San Jose, the University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania and Georgia Institute of Technology, and as chairman of the Philadelphia Planning Commission. He has prepared numerous University Campus Plans including for the University of Washington, and many urban design plans in Seattle including Belltown, Lake Union, the Seattle Civic Center and others. Copeland brings to the Design Commission a perspective view of architecture in context.
Thaddeus Egging, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate at KPFF Consulting Engineers. As a professional civil engineer his passion for sustainable stormwater design is rooted in a belief that, to achieve large-scale improvements within our environment, improvements need to be implemented on a project-by-project basis utilizing a holistic, quality-based, approach. Thaddeus is proud to live in a City that is a national leader in sustainable practices and technologies setting new goals for stormwater infrastructure management. He is currently the civil project manager on the deep green project Stone34, which is pursuing a LEED Platinum certification and is participating in the City of Seattle’s Living Building Pilot program.
The Seattle Design Commission recruits for new members on a yearly basis. If you are an architect, landscape architect, urban planner or designer, artist, or engineer and are interested in serving as a Design Commission member, contact:
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