Urban Design Utah Committee Leadership


Urban Design Utah Co-Chairs

Molly Robinson, AICP

Urban Designer, Salt Lake City Planning

Laura Smith, AIA, LEED AP

Architect, CRSA

Urban Design Utah Subcommittees
Community Engagement
Contact: Soren Simonsen
Contact: Matt Wheelright

This subcommittee aids local communities in the various Design Assistance Team processes offered by AIA, APA, and ULI.

This subcommittee runs the urban design awards in two parts: the Legacy Awards, typically awarded in the spring; and the Annual Awards, given in the fall to outstanding urban design projects in Utah. 

Public Outreach
Contact: Molly Robinson
Professional Development
Contact: Molly Robinson

This subcommittee would be more aptly named the Media committee as they are responsible for communicating our committee’s mission and educating the public on what is good urban design.

This subcommittee is responsible for organizing professional development activities like presentations, tours, conference sessions, and other events. At our monthly meeting, the committee hosts a presentation by the design team of a local project with the intent on showcasing their work and inviting feedback and discussion. Continuing Education credits are often available for AIA, ASLA, and AICP members.