Donald K. Carter

Director, Remaking Cities Institute

Don Carter is David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He is also Track Chair and teaches in the Master of Urban Design program in the School of Architecture.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University in July 2009, Don was President of Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh where he led many of the firm’s most complex projects, drawing upon his broad international experience as an architect, urban designer, and developer. He continues to serve as consulting principal to the firm. Don is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he was national Chair of the Inner City Council. Previously, at ULI he served on the Affordable Housing Forum, Infill Development Forum, Residential Development Council, and Entertainment Development Council.

Carter is past Chair of the ULI Pittsburgh District Council, and past President of the Pittsburgh Chapter, AIA. He has lectured and published internationally on urban design and architecture. Don currently serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and previously served on the boards of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Zoo, Leadership Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and LaRoche College Board of Regents. Don earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and did post-graduate work in urban design and regional planning at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.