Thomas Luebke, FAIA, MArch '91
Thomas has served on the Alumni Council since 2016, on the Ambassadorship Committee. He worked with other committee members to establish the GSD Alumni Award, now in its third year, and serves as co-chair of the jury for the 2024 cycle. He has also been actively involved in the development and presentation of online Design Impact sessions, and was the moderator for a session on public commemoration in a day-long webinar event in September 2021. In his work as a public architect in Washington, D.C., he has participated in or hosted several alumni events in the city.
Thomas has worked in the allied disciplines of architecture, urban design, and historic preservation over the past 30 years– in a mix of professional practice, public sector, academic, and advocacy organization roles. In his current role, running the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the federal design review agency in Washington, D.C., he is closely involved in the design of public architecture, cultural expression and its history, and forms of commemoration. Thomas manages a publication program at the CFA, where he has produced two major volumes on D.C. public architecture, with several more currently in production. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on these topics, particularly as they relate to cultural history, the design and history of Washington, D.C., and the expression of national values in built form.