Alumni Council

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. The council is currently chaired by Adrianne Steichen (A '01) and Simcha Ward (A ‘11). The alumni listed below were selected as city co-chairs to lead this initiative.  

Chair Bios

Adrianne Steichen  (A '01) AIA, LEED AP BD+C & HOMES, is Principal of PYATOK architecture + urban design in Oakland, CA. PYATOK works to foster the development of vibrant, sustainable, inclusive communities through sensitive architecture and urban design, education, service and technical innovation. As a Principal, Adrianne brings more than 15 years of experience in student and residential developments. She is a highly skilled technical architect and project manager, who has led several large urban housing projects overseeing design work, construction documentation, permitting, and construction administration, while also leading the office in the advancement of BIM techniques and implementation. A licensed architect in California and Oregon, a LEED accredited professional in BD+C and Homes, Adrianne holds a Master in Architecture with a minor in Film Studies from Tulane University.

Simcha Ward (A ’11) is a Senior Development Manager at Laurel Street in Charlotte, NC. Simcha oversees day-to-day project management for several Laurel Street developments from initial concept through project stabilization. He was previously at Wisznia | Architecture+Development and is a licensed architect in the District of Columbia. He was 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. Simcha was heavily involved in R+D efforts within the firm and received the firm’s 2012 Leonard Kagan Research Fellowship.

Ann Arbor

Anthony Vanky A *07
University of Michigan


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

Kyle McCluskey A '09

Amber Stewart A *09 Jacobs


Lucas Elser MSRED *18
Project Management Advisors, Inc.


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

Jennifer Gaugler A *11
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Arielle Scher A *18 HGA


Deirdre Clein MSRED *18 Murphy Real Estate Services

Sean McGuire A *12 Gensler

Joshua Mings A'10 Canopy / architecture + design

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


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


Sarah Cumming A ‘14

Devin Weaver A *11
Perkins + Will


Frank Xiong A'14 WJE


Katherine Allen A '15
Henning Larsen, Denmark

Kansas City

Michelle Barrett A '19 Gould Evans

William Trakas A*12

Los Angeles

Jake Lazere A *14
Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects

Jeffrey Zolan A '16
DLR Group


Alexandra Mangimelli A '09
Strang Design

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

New Orleans

Chris Daemmrich A ‘17
Tulane University

Celeste Favrot MSRED *18
First Lake Properties

Catherine “Katie” Nguyen A *16

James Rolf MPS *16 Louisiana Recovery School District

Lane Rapier A *18
Farouki Farouki

New York

Braham Berg A '18, MSRED *18

Alison (Popper) Landry A '09
NYC Department of Design and Construction

Wells Megalli A *17
Selldorf Architects


Chris Cody MPS *14
Arizona State Historic Preservation Office

Nicole Mehaffey A '16
Gould Evans

San Antonio

Corey Squires A *12
Lake/Flato Architects

San Francisco

Ian Rosenfield A '15

Salt Lake City

Kelly Holland A '09
Arch Nexus


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

St. Louis

Kekeli Dawes A *18
Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Washington, DC

J. Marshall Brown MPS *16 Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning

Brinda Sen Gupta A '11, MSRED *12
World Wide Technology