Toni L. Griffin has built an impressive twenty-year career in both the public and private sectors, combining the practice of architecture, urban design and planning with the execution of innovative, large-scale, mixed-use urban redevelopment projects, and citywide and neighborhood planning strategies. Ms. Griffin was recently Vice President and Director of Design for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation in Washington, DC, and from 2000-2005, Ms. Griffin served as the Deputy Director for Revitalization Planning in the D.C. Office of Planning, where she oversaw large-scale redevelopment projects for the downtown, waterfront, commercial corridors, and citywide neighborhood planning. Prior to locating in Washington, DC, Ms. Griffin served as Vice President for Planning & Tourism Development for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation in New York City, involved in creating a comprehensive Heritage Tourism Initiative. Ms. Griffin began her career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, where she became an Associate Partner involved in architecture and urban design projects. Ms. Griffin received a Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a yearlong appointment as a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has been a design critic at the GSD, Illinois Institute of Technology and Catholic University.