Program Manager @ American Architectural Foundation
Senior Program Coordinator, The National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse @ Rails-To-Trails Conservancy
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economic History @
Accomplished Program Director with track record of success in strategic urban design leadership, education facilities development, and nonprofit management. Passionate about “making cities better,” while practical and solution oriented to make cities work harder. Demonstrated ability to provide comprehensive perspective on design and the design process. Collaborative problem solver with a strong bottom line focus. Excellent communication
Accomplished Program Director with track record of success in strategic urban design leadership, education facilities development, and nonprofit management. Passionate about “making cities better,” while practical and solution oriented to make cities work harder. Demonstrated ability to provide comprehensive perspective on design and the design process. Collaborative problem solver with a strong bottom line focus. Excellent communication skills with proven successes interacting with all levels inside and outside an organization. Worked closely with city mayors, membership organizations, school boards, and school superintendents.
- Urban Design Technical Assistance
- Program Management
- Education Facility Design
- Sustainability Practices
- Charrette Facilitation
- Land Use Planning
- Nonprofit Management
- Bike/Pedestrian Infrastructure Funding
Director, District Council Programs @ Oversaw and managed the District Council Group’s program to support 52 North American chapters of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to provide content rich, mission aligned programming to members at the local level.
- Conceived and produced first annual Impact Report that documented the long-term impact that ULI chapter programs continue to have throughout the United States.
- Documented and disseminate information about portfolio of ULI products available to ULI local chapters for use in their communities.
- Liaised between ULI’s District Council group and ULI’s Policy and Practice Centers.
Provided leadership in all aspects of ULI’s District Council work including membership outreach, communications, event planning to support work in the field. From January 2013 to May 2014 (1 year 5 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaProgram Manager @ Created, organized and recruited design leaders, city mayors, and superintendents to participate in charrettes, institutes, forums, and summits to help leaders understand that well-designed cities and learning environments are an essential contributor to communities, cities, places and schools. These were intimate executive leadership events designed to provide practical and current best practices in city planning and school construction. Invitation only events paired leaders with senior design professionals to identify how leadership could use their position to affect rapid change in their communities.
- Created and managed Green Schools Design Summit attended by 3 mayors, and 4 superintendents from 5 cities which focused on how cities and school districts can partner on developing sustainable schools in their communities conducted in association with the USGBC Center for Green Schools. This summit found common ground between city and district by working with sustainability and design professionals to identify solutions to create better places for students to go to school. Detailed management of the project resulted in expenses 24% under budget.
- Managed the Accent on Architecture Community Grant program which assists local, non-profit organizations in producing innovative design-education programs for children. ($50,000 annual grant program).
- Special Adviser to the International Union of Architects 2010 Golden Cube U.S nominating committee that recognizes top K-12 architecture education programs. From June 2008 to June 2012 (4 years 1 month) Senior Program Coordinator, The National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse @ The National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC) is an information service co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy that provides information about Transportation Enhancements (TE) funding and projects nationwide. TE projects are federally funded, community-based projects that expand non-motorized (bike/pedestrian) travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historic, aesthetic and environmental aspects of transportation infrastructure.
- Designed, analyzed, wrote and coordinated production of annual TE Spending Report for use by Congress, FHWA, and the public to understand the impact of TE projects.
- Developed, maintained, and updated database of more than 20,000 TE projects creating an independent list of all projects since its creation in 1992.
- Maintained and improved the www.enhancements.org website by creating a web application to present live state level infrastructure investment data in easy to read charts based on the methodology used in the published national report.
- Wrote and prepared quarterly, print newsletter with a nationwide circulation of 10,000. From February 2006 to May 2008 (2 years 4 months) College Aide @ Assisted with a rezoning initiative for 160 city blocks in Greenpoint/Williamsburg by designing field study materials for use in analysis of proposed zoning changes. From June 2004 to January 2005 (8 months) Relief Mate, Schooner Pioneer @ Pioneer is a 125 year old historic tall ship operating educational programs and evening charter sails in NYC at South Street Seaport Museum. From 1995 to 2004 (9 years) Associate Producer @ Assisted senior producer in creating interactive media, websites, and e-mail campaigns for international firms. Hired and managed freelancers on projects for the Bay, Haagen-Dazs, Sony. From August 2000 to March 2002 (1 year 8 months) Assistant Producer @ Developed and presented public interest stories about daily life in the Caribbean to increase tourism and provide clearinghouse of local information. Scheduled and managed website content for on-line magazine. Assisted with management of the Virgin Islands country code top level domain (ccTLD): “.vi”. From December 1999 to July 2000 (8 months)
Master of City Planning @ University of Pennsylvania From 2003 to 2005 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economic History @ Bard College From 1995 to 1999 Colorado Rocky Mountain School From 1990 to 1994 Graham Stroh is skilled in: Urban Planning, Urban Design, Transportation Planning, Sustainability, Design Charrettes, Program Management, Event Planning, GIS, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photography, Web Development, Database Design, Pedestrian Planning
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