Collette Creppell AIA, is Chapman University’s Vice President of Campus Planning and Design. Previously Ms. Creppell served as university architect at Brown University in Providence, RI and as university architect and director of campus planning for Tulane University in New Orleans, LA (eight of the ten years were post-Katrina campus rebuilding and renewal). Ms. Creppell trained in the architecture firms of Pritzker Prize winner Rafael Moneo in Spain as well as of AIA Gold Medalists Ben Thompson and Moshe Safdie, respectively, in the U.S. and abroad. Having established and run a small design and planning firm in New Orleans, Collette later became a principal and director of urban strategies in the nationally recognized design firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. While practicing, Ms. Creppell taught as a clinical assistant professor at Tulane School of Architecture. A former city planner in New York City, Ms. Creppell served as Executive Director of the New Orleans City Planning Commission.
Ms. Creppell is an Elected Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, has chaired the national awards jury for the Society of College and University Planning, vice-chaired the Board of the New Orleans Building Corporation, and served on numerous non-profit, civic and educational boards. Collette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Harvard College and a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.