Our Team


The University of Michigan’s Public Design Corps (U–M PDC) 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.

Summer 2021 Designers


Aidan Barron
Autumn Bender
Ranya Betts-Chen
Miranda Bibb
Melissa Bissett
Serena Brewer
Tessa Broek
Max Coolidge
Ryan Dowdle
Huiting Du
Megan Finley
Demetrius Ford
Maya Fraser
Lei Guo
Andrew Hoover
Evan Hotary
Chen Huang
Alex Hutchinson
Kilala Ichie-Vincent
Ling Jin
Maho Kobayashi
Aracely Landero
Lindsay Li
John Li
Kimberly Lindberg
Camilla Lizundia
Zoë Meinke
Judith Mendoza
Iman Messado
Kristina Miesel
Fangtian Ni
Pilar O’Hara
Celia Olsen
Anmol Poptani
Anne Redmond
Aric Reed
Noelle Ridley
Simon Rivers
McKenna Sabon
Yikai Su
Ellen Taube
Sang Won Kang
Bangyu Xu
Deesy Xu
Siqi Yan
Danling Yu
Xuetong Zhai
Jun Zhou


Summer 2020 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