Stefan Pellegrini is an architect, urbanist, and planner who serves as program lecturer and professional liaison in the College of Environmental Design's Master of Urban Design program. During his career, Stefan has contributed to a wide variety of urban design, planning, and architecture projects, including the design of new towns, master planning and revitalization endeavors for central cities, and the design of mixed-use and civic structures. Much of his recent work has focused on community-based planning, coding, and revitalization strategies for small towns and underserved communities, as well as the development of contemporary urban design guidelines and Form-Based Codes. Stefan has worked with Opticos Design, Inc., since 2001, where he serves as principal. His professional and academic work has won numerous awards, including an Urban Design Travelling Fellowship from the Skidmore Owings & Merrill Foundation (2002), the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism Award (with Professor Peter Bosselmann, 2002), and the Driehaus Form-Based Coding Award (2008 and 2011). He studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame and urban design at UC Berkeley.