Principal, Field Paoli Architects
San Francisco, California
Architect and urban designer Frank Fuller has spent his professional career acquiring and sharing the knowledge that have made him one of America’s leading urban design practitioners. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Fuller teaches in the Master of Urban Design program at the University of California, Berkeley, conducts many panels and charrettes in the United States, and has won numerous awards for planning, urban design and architecture. Fuller has written articles about urban design and urban redevelopment, including for Urban Land, and is chair of the Urban Design Committee for the American Institute of Architects, California Council.
Fuller believes that downtowns, Main Streets and urban neighborhoods are the cores of a new humane American urbanism. Much of his career has focused on designing frameworks and strategies that create vital downtowns through transit-oriented development and sustainable community design. He explains that, “Having the perspective to understand the views of different project stakeholders allows us to devise teams and processes for successful and creative urban design.”
A national expert in smart growth and transit-oriented development, Fuller has helped communities and cities transform their downtowns and neighborhoods into healthy, connected, pedestrian-oriented places. He understands the perspectives of public agencies, private developers, and community groups in building and revitalizing communities.
For the Rose Center, Fuller a panelist for the Rose Fellowship Study Visit to Minneapolis in 2009. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from Princeton University and Masters of Architecture and of City and Regional Planning degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.