Deborah Marton MLA ’95 has been named the next Executive Director of Van Alen Institute, the NYC-based independent, nonprofit architectural organization. Marton, who currently serves as Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will begin in September.

“Deborah brings extensive experience to Van Alen in successfully mobilizing professionals across various sectors—architecture, urban design, ecology, public health—to take an interdisciplinary approach that effects positive change, particularly among underserved communities,” said Board Chair Jared Della Valle. Her passionate, innovative and collaborative leadership in addressing complex issues will be invaluable in executing the single largest program in our history being launched this fall. She has clearly shown an ability to build on Van Alen’s multiple roles as instigator, convener, thought partner and catalyst, and communicated a strong desire to ensure we create demonstrable outcomes that will usher in our next 125 years.”

In addition to her MLA, Marton received a JD from New York University School of Law.

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Image courtesy of Van Alen Institute.