People


Anne Chen

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Obsessed with anticipating the future and learning from the past to optimize the present, Anne is inspired by resourceful and imaginative pioneers, from Jonas Salk to Madeleine L’Engel to, Malcolm Gladwell. Anne oversees operations at GBBN’s Pittsburgh office and leads design efforts for academic, workplace, civic, and cultural projects. Known for her ability to connect vision, space, and experience, Anne has led transformative and award-winning projects for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Other recent projects include the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Success and Development Center and Gateway Station. Her curiosity for making and desire to utilize and promote current technologies have led to the integration of digital and off-site fabrication methods into the firm’s work. Anne co-leads GBBN’s annual Design Expedition (DX) trips exploring architecture and design across North America.

Professional Highlights


Advisory Board, Penn State Stuckeman School


Contextual Design Advisory Panel, Pittsburgh Department of City Planning Contextual Design


Board of Trustees, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


Advisory Board, UPMC Wellness and Integrated Oncology Program


Presenter, Society for College and University Planning, Mid-Atlantic Region

News & Insights

"Design is an investment. I design for my son’s generation and for those after him that they may have experiences richer and better than ours." - Anne Chen