Barbara Faga, PhD is a designer of award winning projects including: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta; Parc Diagonal Mar, Barcelona; Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta; Wharf District Park of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston; Porta Nuova, Milan; and the Atlanta BeltLine. She joined EDAW (now AECOM) in 1980, was elected chairman from 1996 to 2005, and later served as AECOM executive vice president, Planning, Design + Development, North America. Barbara conducted hundreds of community meetings, served on boards, and chaired several environmental, professional, and retail associations. She authored Designing Public Consensus: The Civic Theater of Community Participation for Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners and Urban Designers (Wiley 2006), co-edited Planning Atlanta in 2014, and has contributed chapters to several books. Design Intelligence named her one of the top 15 women changing the world of architecture. In 1997 she received the distinguished alumni award in landscape architecture from Michigan State University, was named one of ten AECOM Fellows in 2011, and a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Dr. Faga teaches design studio and zoning at Rutgers University.