Board Members

William M. Price, RLA
SWBR Architects

Paul Tankel, AIA, LEED, AP BD+
Vice President
Campus Planner

William C. Dean, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP Secretary
Alfred State Architecture

Monica C. McCullough, ESQ, MPA
MM Development Advisors, Inc.

Nana-Yaw Andoh
Assistant Professor, Master of Architecture program, Rochester Institute of Technology

Stephanie Annunziata, CPA
Partner, Heveron and Company CPAs

Howard Decker, FAIA
Architecture and Urban Design

Eugenio Marlin
Ibero-American Development Corp.

Vanessa Villeneuve, R.A., LEED Green Associate
Principal, IN/EX Architecture P.C.


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Who we are

Maria FurgiueleMaria Furgiuele
Executive Director

Maria is licensed as an architect and as a real estate salesperson, with experience as a small business owner and a special interest in urban planning and community building. She is a long time Design Center volunteer serving as a board member and president. She enjoyed being a guest studio critic  at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Masters of Architecture Program in Fall of 2016 and looks forward to other opportunities to mentor students and young professionals. Her many interests include accessible & sustainable design, historic re-use & renovation and  advocating for diverse & vibrant neighborhoods. She is an active volunteer with R Community Bikes and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. A nearly lifelong resident of Rochester, she firmly believes that Rochester has all of the ingredients necessary to become a model American city and is committed to making it happen.

Maria FurgiueleWilliam M. Price, RLA

“Meaningful design is researched and pragmatic, yet creative and unique to each situation.”

Bill Price has extensive experience managing private and public developments, with a particular expertise in the design and entitlements for waterfront and historic preservation projects. An expert in programming, land use planning, and site design, he’s excited to see the popularity of city living and passionate about creating vibrant and interesting urban communities. In his free time, Bill enjoys gardening, photography, reading, golfing, skiing, and cycling.

roger brownRoger E. Brown, AIA
Pro Bono Creative Consultant

Mr. Brown has been a practicing architect in New York State for over 35 years. He was Associate Partner with Barkstrom&LaCroix Architects for 27 years and is currently principle of the urban design consulting firm, Urban Architecture. Roger is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Congress for the New Urbanism. He served on the Board of the Common Good Planning Center (1999-2003) and is a founding member of the Community Design Center of Rochester (2003) as well as its predecessor organization, the AIA Rochester Urban Design Committee (1998). While with Barkstrom&LaCroix, Roger designed many AIA Rochester award winning residential and mixed use projects around the Rochester area including Cornhill Landing, the Mills, the Crescent, 70 East Blvd., Elmwood Manor Townhouses, and Cornhill Commons along with Vision Plans for Pittsford Village and Hilton Village Center. Roger regularly gives presentations on urban and community design to neighborhood groups, municipalities, and professional organizations. He has helped plan and facilitate numerous community design charrettes and design conferences/workshops on urban design and planning issues.

Angela RichardsAngela Richards
Director of Operations and Graphic Design

Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2008 where she received a degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. After interning with the CDCR in the fall of 2008, she went on to join the team as a contract worker in November 2008. In September 2017, Angela took on the role of Director of Operations and Graphic Design. In addition to working on various projects, publications and exhibitions at the Design Center, Angela also coordinates various events including the Reshaping Rochester Series and Reshaping Rochester Awards.