Circle of Trust

Chicago Architecture Foundation names new Board of Trustees members

Midwest News
The grand model of Chicago at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
 (Courtesy Chicago Architecture Foundation)
The grand model of Chicago at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. (Courtesy Chicago Architecture Foundation)

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has announced the appointment of eight new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members are made up of high-ranking executives of the architecture, development, design, and cultural communities. The CAF Board of Trustees is charged with guiding and advising the nonprofit organization as it continues to expand.

The new trustees include:

Ramón (Ray) Cepeda, senior vice president and senior managing director, Northern Trust Corporation

Brian Lee, design partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Anthony LoBello, principal, SmithGroup JJR and past president of the board of directors, AIA Chicago

Robin Loewenberg Tebbe, chief marketing officer, Magellan Development Group

Jenny Niemann, president/CEO and owner of Forward Space

Lee Pollock, trustee and advisor to the board, The International Churchill Society

Constance Rajala, CAF docent council president

Theodore (Ted) Yi, partner, Quarles & Brady, LLP

“CAF is pleased to welcome these eight individuals, each a leader in their own fields,” said CAF President and CEO Lynn Osmond in a press release. “Their expertise will provide CAF, the world’s largest public architecture organization, with the counsel we require as we undertake an expansion that will take CAF, and the city of Chicago, through our next fifty years.”

CAF is in the process of expanding its public programming in its 51st year. Programs include tours programs, exhibitions, field trips, and online resources for the public to better appreciate architecture. Notably, the CAF runs Open House Chicago and the extremely popular Architecture River Cruise through the city’s downtown on the Chicago River.

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