April 18, 2024

ACSA Announces Heather McMann as 2024–2027 Public Director


2024-2027 Public Director | ACSA Board of Directors

For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C. April 18, 2024 The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce Heather McMann as the organization’s 2024-2027 Public Director. McMann is the Chief Executive Officer of Groundwork USA, a network of local organizations working at the intersection of the environment, equity, and civic engagement to transform the natural and built environments of low-resource communities. In addition to her role at GWUSA, Heather McMann is also an Adjunct Lecturer at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she educates students on financial management.

McMann has served the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, working with youth organizations and building community and individual assets. Her experience ranges from small start-up organizations to large multi-service agencies. She received her MBA from The Heller School of Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University and her BA from Smith College. Throughout her career, McMann has received various accolades including the Lawrence CommunityWorks 2021 Collective Action Award and a MassINC 2022 Gateway Cities Innovation Award. 

As the 2024-2027 ACSA Public Director, McMann succeeds Martha Campbell of RMI. The Public Director serves as a voting member of the ACSA Board of Directors board for three years and also serves as a member of ACSA’s Finance Committee. In her new role as Public Director, Heather McMann brings her expertise in finance, social justice, and community development. 

About ACSA
The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is to lead architectural education and research. Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our full members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and two-and four-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.

ACSA seeks to empower faculty and schools to educate increasingly diverse students, expand disciplinary impacts, and create knowledge for the advancement of architecture. For more information, visit www.acsa-arch.org.


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