People

URBANFRAME is made possible by the efforts of a great many people committed to youth development, community based learning, and to finding imaginative solutions urban challenges globally. Through research grants, individual donations, project fees, and the generosity of numerous volunteers, we have developed a broadly beneficial model of service learning. We are particularly grateful to, Professor Lawrence Sass for championing this work and to MIT's School of Architecture for generously providing the facilities for the summer design/build program as part of its commitment to youth development and urban research.

Daniel Hewett, AIA LEED, Founder & Director

Daniel Hewett is an architect and teacher. He founded URBANFRAME to give young people opportunities to design and build architecture in response to needs within their communities.



He teaches architecture and landscape architecture at The Rhode Island School of Design, Northeastern University, and lectures in the Special Program on Urban and Regional Studies at MIT. His current research examines the architectural potential of infrastructure. 

Daniel received his MArch from Rice University. He serves as a critic on juries in the US and abroad.

Graduate Teaching Fellows

Jake Sippy (Harvard- Landscape), Cynthia Delhavi, (Harvard-Landscape), Alper Besen, (RISD,-Interior Architecture) Nate Kauffman (Berkeley- Landscape), Thomas Allen (Columbia, Architecture)

 

Staff, Fellows, and Volunteers 2009-Present

Meghan Archer
Dan Belknap
Judy Belliveau
Alper Besen
Scott Carpenter
Rob Cayer
Judy Chang
Noah Corin
Aaron Corin
Katie Degregorio
Michael Fee
Greg Gale
Sarah Gould
Michael Griffen

 

Brij Hewett
Noah Hupert
Ian Jackson

Jen James

Richa Kapse

Tyler Kiggins
Kristen Lee
Peter Merrill
Nawaz Namthewala
Larry O'Brian
Mike Prattico
Maria Rader
Christine Rankin
Chloe Rein

 

Lawrence Sass
JD Sassaman
Max Scoppettone
Jack Sherman
Kate Sherrer
Meena Sonea Hewett
David Swetz
Jennifer Taylor
Bridgette Treado
Mariel Villere
Shalini Vimal
Mary Wentworth
Joe Yacobellis

Youth Design Build Team,  2009 - 2014

Alexander Abramson

Elizabeth Abramson

Myles Agudelo

Miryam Alexander

Kenny Amici

Tatianna Auguste

David Beers

Louis Beers

Dan Bernstein

Hallie Black

Lucas Black

Ethan Blackwood

William Boyajian

Justin Burke

Sophie Cash

Kevin Chan

Alejandro Chavez

Chup Chiu

Arup Choudry

Dara Cohen

Jackson Condry

Shaun Crofton

Anna Datko

Deven Dayal

Mira Dayal

Daniel Dinjian

Meaghan Dunn

Barbara Dutra

Alexandria Edelson

Stephen Ellias

Sean Elrifai

Mara Ezekiel

Grant Farrington

Emma Ferguson

Andrew Forrester

Alex Gekas

Greta Gomez

David Goodman

Sarah Goodman

Gordon Goodwin

 

Natalia Gormley

Walker Griggs

John Grumbach

Julian Hansen

Olivia Harden

Jordan Harris

Lila Hewett

Elliot Holden

Austin Howell

Sean Hussey

Natalie Hutner

Michelle Isong

Clara Ives

Maddie Jacks

Ian Jackson

Emma Jarczyk

Kailin Jones

Tamara Kalo

Naavin Karimbux

Sima Kasraie

Hayley Kats

Skyler Kaufman

Adib Khoury

Brian Kim

Sean Kim

Amit Koundinya

Karen Kravets

Crystal Lee

Nicholas Leong

Zachary Logounov

Ellen Lowry

Jennie Lytel-Sternberg

Christopher MacFadyen

Alexandra Maloof

Dillon Mariano

Nick Marino

Alfonso Mascareñas

Juan Mascareñas

Peter McAuley

David McIvor

 

Isha Mehra

Joseph Miller

Perry Miller

Alexander Nardozzi

Nathalia Negri

Callum Nelson

Ayan Noyan

Mariah Nuzzo

Joe Pincus

Hannah Pucker

Jonah Rader-Gale

Loch Roberts

Alec Robins

Noah Rodwin

Josh Roy

Julia Ruderman

Mariana Santos

Alexandra Sanyal

Mark Schapiro

ShihShih Shen

Nick Sideropoulos

Dennis Smith

Jeremy Smith

Kaan Solakoglu

Hugo Sousa

Sara Stackhouse

Madeline Stewart

Shoshana Stitcher

Christy Stuver

Adam Thompson

Jack Treanor

Jeremy Vale

Jillian Valpey

Daniel Wanger

Benjamin Weaver

Eli Webber

Jia Xuan Lim

Jamie Yu

YuLin Yu

Serhiy Zadorozhnyak