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Stephen A. Glassman Announced as


President & CEO of Community Design
Center of Pittsburgh
Award-Winning Architect and PA Human Relations
Commission Chair to Bring Creative Leadership, Political
Experience, and Advocacy Know-How to the CDCP
(PITTSBURGH, PA) May 24, 2011—The Community Design Center of Pittsburgh
(CDCP) board of directors today announced the appointment of Stephen A. (Steve)
Glassman as its president & ceo, effective June 13, 2011. Mr. Glassman succeeds
Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, who is starting a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University
later this summer.

“We conducted a national search to find a visionary leader with a blend of passion,
creativity, and commitment to collaboration. Steve exceeds our expectations,” said
CDCP board member and Transition Committee chair Ken Doyno, AIA. “The breadth
of Steve’s experience and enthusiasm is significant, and we look forward to working
with him to increase the CDCP’s visibility and impact.”

Mr. Glassman practiced architecture as the principal of his own Maryland and
Pennsylvania-based architectural firm—Art and Architectural Design—for 25 years.
His residential and commercial work appeared more than 100 times in national
publications and won numerous awards and citations, including Metropolitan Home
magazine’s award for Outstanding Renovation of the Year. Mr. Glassman has
advanced degrees in architecture and art history from Brown and Yale Universities,
and has taught at the college and graduate school levels.

In addition to his architectural practice, Mr. Glassman served a five-year term as


Baltimore City’s Civic Design Commissioner, responsible for the administration of its
“1% for Art” program and the identification and placement of public artwork
throughout Baltimore City under Mayor Kurt Schmoke. Mr. Glassman co-chaired the
first national conference on “Diversity in the Design Professions,” sponsored by the
American Institute of Architects. His curatorial experience includes design of the
“Richard Brown Baker” exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery Museum, and
assistant curator of prints and drawings for the Fountainebleau exhibition at the
Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
For the past eight years, Mr. Glassman has served as the chair of the Pennsylvania
Human Relations Commission, which is an appointment made by the governor and
confirmed by the State Senate. During that time he managed one of the nation’s
oldest and largest human relations agencies with staff in four major offices across
the Commonwealth (including the City of Pittsburgh), while directing more than 15
major initiatives annually. During his tenure, Mr. Glassman developed successful
working teams that significantly enhanced the reputation and visibility of the
agency while professionalizing its business practices and increasing its performance
standards.

Mr. Glassman is an experienced and effective advocate at the federal, state, and
local levels representing interests of Pennsylvania residents with the U.S.
Congressional delegation, HUD and EEOC, the Department of Education,
Pennsylvania State Senators and Representatives, university presidents, school
superintendents, police chiefs, and mayors and county commissioners throughout
the commonwealth. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s JFK School of
Government program for senior executives in state and local government.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Glassman has raised millions of dollars for
charitable and political causes. His many awards and recognitions include a
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition; the
Philadelphia Bar Association Cheryl Ingram Award for Community Service; Human
Rights Campaign Outstanding Person of the Year Award; Philadelphia Pride Festival
Gilbert Baker Award; Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Architecture; and the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service in fighting
AIDS/HIV. Mr. Glassman has spoken around the country—including the Andy Warhol
Museum and WQED MultiMedia—and at the House of Lords in London, England. He
has been featured in major media publications ranging from The New York Times
and Washington Post to NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also
appeared on the Martha Stewart Show on NBC and on an episode of Frasier, entitled
“The Doctor is Out.”

“Steve brings a unique blend of leadership skills, strategic thinking, professional


expertise in public policy and the political arena, significant fundraising and
development successes, outstanding administrative and management experience,
and a passion for planning and design to the CDCP,” said Christine Mondor, AIA,
chair of the CDCP board of directors.

Mr. Glassman will relocate from eastern Pennsylvania to East Liberty.

The Community Design Center of Pittsburgh (CDCP) works with people to improve
their homes and neighborhoods. The CDCP cares about the economic health and
beauty of our region; shares information, advice, and resources that promote
quality design and planning; and prepares the community to create positive change
in neighborhoods, the city, and the region. For more information, visit cdcp.org.

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