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Rose Smith

Design Partner

Foster and Partners

New York, NY




See my wish list.

I hope you create a charitable wish list or registry, too.




About Me



Believe it or not, this I have faith in the prospect for world peace



After graduating from Rice University and Harvard GSD, I joined Foster and Partners, and I never left. I love it here! I am now a Design Partner, and I get to work on large projects from around the world. I love my clients, my teammates, the entire Foster and Partners family, and our projects. 


Favorite Architect(s) and/or Building(s)

No doubt about it: Louis Kahn! I especially love the Exeter library, which he designed. Diller Scofidio + Renfro are also doing some fantastic work. My favorite landscape architect: Louis Barragan.




What I am Doing for a Better World


My Favorite Causes

Adoption, Aging, Agriculture, Alzheimer's, Animal Rescue, Animals, Art, Arts Education, Blindness & Vision, Cancer, Children and Youth, Climate Change


Regions and Countries I Care About

Caribbean, Central America, East Asia, Middle East, Pacific Islands


Metropolitan Areas I Care About

New York, Los Angeles


Ethnic Groups I Care About

Latinx / Hispanic, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Persian, South Asian


Religious Groups I Care About

Buddhism, Christian (other), Hinduism


My Favorite Nonprofit Organizations

Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
American Red Cross
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
The New York Public Library


My Nonprofit Board Positions

Secretary at Make-A-Wish America


My Volunteering and Community Service

People's lives change every day due to their behavior and experience. This summer I participated in a community service project that shined me in many ways. I am a volunteer at the county memorial hospital. While working as a hospital volunteer, I was able to meet patients and staff from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all their stories made me really understand what I have. 


My Fundraising

I helped the nonprofits I work with secured more than $100k in donations last year. Hurrah!


My Charitable Wish List on Changing The Present

I love the idea of people changing the world with a meaningful donation instead of buying more unwanted merchandise. Imagine the difference we can make together! Please see my charitable wish list, and please create your own.