meet the team

The MAPS Advisory Committee is a 6-person, volunteer-based team made up of individuals from the architecture, planning, engineering, and construction industry with nonprofit leadership experience. This committee administers the MAPS scholarship from program development to community outreach, application review, and scholarship award.

Prerana Paliwal



Robert Tuñón

AIA, NOMA, EcoDistricts AP

Rothschild Doyno Collaborative


MAPS is the result of many people working together and offering guidance on the development of the scholarship. We would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions during the scholarship’s formation process (2020-21):

Victoria Acevedo

Erica Cochran Hameen

Gwen Dakis

Michelle Fanzo

Chalis Sledge Henderson

Alicia Volcy


MAPS was founded as an independent scholarship for minority architects that operates in partnership between Pittsburgh’s leading architectural organizations. The scholarship was inspired through the Redefine Philanthropy campaign that educates and empowers people of color to participate in philanthropic work. We would like to thank each of our partners and we encourage you to learn more about each organization through their website.

NOMA Pittsburgh

AIA Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Architecture Foundation

Side Project, Inc.