Tya Winn
Executive Director, Community Design Collaborative

M.Arch II, Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania, 2010; B.Arch, Syracuse University, 2009

Tya Winn is the Executive Director of the Community Design Collaborative, a Philadelphia-based architectural nonprofit best known for providing pro bono preliminary design services.

As an advocate for affordable housing and community development in Philadelphia, Winn has focused much of her career on real estate and economic development, creative place-making and urban revitalization.

She recently joined the Collaborative after three years at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, where she served as the director of project planning and design. Prior to Habitat, Winn worked for the Philadelphia Housing Authority and spent several years at Logan CDC in North Philadelphia managing programs and working with their real estate development portfolio.

In addition to her duties at the Collaborative, Winn serves as the Public Member on the AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors and teaches real estate development at Thomas Jefferson University and community development at Temple University.

She sits on the boards of Families Forward Philadelphia—a family shelter combating homelessness—and the National Organization of Minority Architects and is President Emeritus of PhilaNOMA. Winn also volunteers her time on behalf of Dark Matter University, Project Pipeline, StreetBoxPHL and Community Transformation Partners.