Commissioners & Staff

Rebecca Macklis

Rebecca is an urban designer and the Design & Special Projects Manager at the Public Design Commission. Her prior experience spans architecture, community development, ethnographic research and local urban design initiatives. Her interest lies at the intersection of planning, policy, and the design of the built environment. At the Design Commission, she reviews designs and coordinates with agency liaisons while also working on the Commission’s special projects, such as coordinating interagency site-visits for as-built project analysis, the Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, and developing guidelines for the Designing Quality Affordable Housing initiative. Rebecca holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture and Anthropology, with a minor in American Culture Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.