Donald J. Stastny, FAIA, FAICP, FCIP
Donald J. Stastny, FAIA, FAICP, FCIP, is a practicing architect, urban designer, and process facilitator, rebuilding communities physically and culturally. Using design as a comprehensive and strategic tool, he works toward elevating the public’s understanding and expectations of architecture and urban design. Mr. Stastny is recognized as one of the preeminent competition advisors and managers in North America. Providing a stewardship role in design competitions, he “designs” opportunities for professionals to create outstanding architecture and places. Among the more than 50 design/designer selection processes he has managed, he assisted the U.S. Department of State in the design delivery of five embassies, collaborated on the Oklahoma City and the Flight 93 National Memorials, managed the selection process to redesign three areas of the National Mall, and managed the design competition for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Stastny has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Canadian Institute of Planners | Institut Canadien des Urbanistes, and the Institute of Urban Design. He was awarded the 2006 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region’s Medal of Honor and the 2009 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.