Our Mission

To reveal the inherent beauty of the created form and space, igniting a passion for design.

We accomplish this through innovative exhibitions, educational programs, and partnerships that elevate the understanding of design and its influence on our lives. As a preeminent design museum housed in an architectural treasure, we are both a destination and a resource for the investigation of form and function.

Our Vision

A world where we are all passionate advocates for thoughtful design.

Board of Trustees:

William S. Talley, AIA, Chair
Laura B. Cameron, Chair-elect
Samuel W. Daniel, Vice Chair
Stephen A. (Kip) Caudle, Secretary
John H. Crouse, AIA, LEED BD+C, Treasurer
Sally Brown, Past Chair

James T. Alexander IV, Trustee
Robert A. Boynton, FAIA, Trustee
James H. Cochrane, Jr., Assoc. AIA, Trustee
Stephen A. Coor, Hon. VSAIA, CSI, CMI, Trustee
Mary P. Cox, FAIA
Walter M. Dotts, III, Trustee
Lori Garrett, AIA, LEED Green Associate, Trustee
Meril Gerstenmaier, Trustee
Richard Wells Gresham, AIA, LEED AP, Trustee
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore, FAIA, NOMA, Trustee
Robert A. Steele, AIA, Trustee
Thomas T. Winborne, AIA, Trustee
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, Executive Director


Museum Director: Craig Reynolds, Ph.D.
Development and Membership Coordinator: Sarah Parker
Director of Finance: Keesha Ezell
Communications Manager: Cathy Guske
Manager of Outreach Programs: Savannah Ball
Guest Services Coordinator: Katie Lewis
Museum Shop Manager: Eric Knight
Events Manager: Kathleen Bagenstose