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Formed in 2019, the Tulane School of Architecture Alumni Council is a global group of committed alumni. Together they initiate events that strengthen local networks of current alumni, provide mentorship and support to further the careers of students and graduates, and leverage their collective influence to ensure a diverse and inclusive future for the school. This new council will be chaired by Jessyca Henderson(A ’98, NC ’98) of Catonville, MD, and Simcha Ward (A ‘11) of New Orleans, LA. The alumni listed below have been selected as city co-chairs to lead this initiative.  

Chair Bios

Jessyca Henderson (A’98, NC ’98) serves as Associate General Counsel at the AIA. Jessyca grew up in La Porte, Texas, and graduated from Tulane in 1998, where she earned a B.A. in French alongside a M.Arch. After practicing architecture for a number of years in Maryland, she joined the staff of the American Institute of Architects in 2007 doing policy-related work. In 2016, she earned her law degree from Purdue University Global.Jessyca lives in Catonsville, Maryland, with her husband and fellow attorney Casey Lide, and their two children, Magnolia (9) and Nikolas (6).

Simcha Ward (A ’11) is an Architect and Development Project Manager at Wisznia | Architecture+Development and is a license architect in the District of Columbia. He has been a teammate on transformative developments across the Gulf South such as The Pizitz, The Garage and Two Saints. Prior to Wisznia, Simcha practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of CallisonRTKL. Sim was heavily involved in R+D efforts within the firm and received the firm’s 2012 Leonard Kagan Research Fellowshi

Atlanta

Stacey Lucas A *00
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.

Kyle McCluskey A '09
Jacobs Engineering

Austin

Lucas Elser MSRED *18
Project Management Advisors, Inc.

Rebecca “Becky” L. Jeanes, AIA A '05
Designtrait

Boston

Leland “Lee” B. Berman A *12
The Berman Company

Jennifer Gaugler A *11
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Chicago

Joseph Lai A '07
CallisonRTKL
MB Architecture

Me'osha Solsberry A *18, MSRED *18
Fitzgerald Associates Architects

Cleveland

Trudy Andrzejewski MPS *16
Office of the Mayor, City of Cleveland

Dallas

Sarah Cumming A ‘14
Page

Devin Weaver A *11
Perkins + Will

Denver

Catherine “Katie” Nguyen A *16
Vintage Trailer Company

International

Katherine Allen A '15
Henning Larsen, Denmark

Kansas City

Patrick Franke A*12
The Space Program

William Trakas A*12
BNIM

Los Angeles

Jake Lazere A *14
Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects

Jeffrey Zolan A '16
DLR Group

Miami

Alexandra Mangimelli A '09
Strang Design

Amanda Rosales A '12, A '13
Shawmut Design and Construction

Eytan Rosencwaig A '16
McKenzie Construction

New Orleans

Kelly Calhoun MPS *17
Calhoun Preservation

Chris Daemmrich A ‘17
AIA New Orleans

Celeste Favrot MSRED *18
First Lake Properties

Lane Rapier A *18
Farouki Farouki

New York

Braham Berg A '18, MSRED *18
BBB3rg LLC

Alison (Popper) Landry A '09
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Wells Megalli A *17
Deborah Berke Partners

Annie Peyton A’11
Global Designing Cities Initative

 

Philadelphia

Paul Zamorano A *15
Voith & Mactavish Architects

Phoenix 

Chris Cody MPS *14
Arizona State Historic Preservation Office

Nicole Mehaffey A '16
Gould Evans

Portland

Blythe Sacho A '06
Scott Edwards Architecture

San Antonio

Corey Squires A *12
Lake/Flato Architects

San Francisco

Ian Rosenfield A '15
Gensler

Adrianne Steichen A '01
PYATOK architecture + urban design

Seattle

Isaura Perez A '18, MSRED *18
VIA Architecture

Nick Vann A '09, MPS *09
Washington State, Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

St. Louis

Kekeli Dawes A *18
BatesForum

Washington, DC

Brinda Sen Gupta A '11, MSRED *12
Booz Allen Innovation Center

Chesley McCarty A '17
Streetsense