Our Team


Public Design Corps is made possible through the support and mentorship of leading faculty from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Mentors bring a breadth of international and local expertise in socially-driven design projects and assist student teams in navigating complex design challenges.

Student teams are selected through a competitive application process and matched with organizations pertinent to their academic and professional interests. In this way, community benefits and learning experiences for emerging designers are treated equivocally, cultivating opportunities for everyone involved.

Current Designers


Abirami Nachammai Manivannan
Anisha Dinesh Naik
Areeba Bawani
Charlene Hobbs
Chunyang Xu
Daham Marapane
Dan Shen
David Siepmann
Elyssa Bakker
Emily Ebersol
Fangtian Ni
Harsheen Kaur
Ishan Pal Singh
Jessica Yelk
Karina Tirado
Linda Lee
Liyah Mariam George
Lovejeet Gehlot
Madison Rogers
Maksim Drapey
Max Coolidge
Megan Finley
Mitch Deans
Mollie Karasch
Mytreyi Chandrasekhar Metta
Serena Brewer
Shandra Bernath Plaisted
Talia Moretti
Thomas McCormick
Torri Smith
Vama Garrimella
Yiying Tang
Yuxin Lin



Mentors & Consultants