Dennis Pieprz

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

As a Partner at the US-based planning and design firm, Sasaki Associates, Dennis is a designer and urbanist who is passionate about cities. His 30 years of international experience encompass diverse project types including urban districts, new communities, campus environments, waterfronts, and urban regeneration.

Through his design practice, Dennis focuses on strategic thinking and creating value for clients. He works collaboratively across disciplines with a critical understanding of the forces that shape contemporary cities.

Educated at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (with Distinction and Thesis Prize) and the University of Toronto School of Architecture (with Honors and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Medal), Dennis speaks regularly at conferences and academic institutions and has participated on several international design competition juries.

Dennis and his teams have been honored with more than 65 design awards, including national recognition from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Society for College and University Planning, The Plan, WAN, etc. Dennis has been inducted as an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) a title bestowed upon only a handful of professionals nationwide. Dennis also served as the youngest president of Sasaki from 2004 until 2011.