Director of Design
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Since joining the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh in 2006, Anne has been instrumental in developing Museum's Play with Real Stuff design philosophy for informal learning environments and translating that design approach for various settings. In her current role as Design Director, she oversees the Museum’s consulting and business development programs, leading complex teams consisting of artists, scientists and researchers. In addition, she is leading the Museum’s inclusive design initiative, working with cultural organizations in Pittsburgh to make the city a hub for accessibility to the arts. Anne’s prior experience in private sector design firms gives her an unique ability to evaluate design problems from both the designers’ and end users’ perspective.
Anne earned her BFA in General Fine Arts from The Maryland Institute, College of Art, and then earned her professional degree in architecture (M.Arch) from Morgan State University. After nearly ten years working as an architectural designer and project manager with multi-discipline architecture firms, Anne joined the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as lead exhibit designer for “How People Make Things”, a traveling exhibit funded by the National Science Foundation. This experience led her to earn her MBA, concentrating in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management, from Point Park University. Anne is a MAP Peer Reviewer for AAM and an adjunct instructor at the Masters of Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on museum operations. She is also an USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (Assoc. AIA).
Tuesday, May 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM