The Interface Studio Team:
Scott Page, Principal
Scott Page founded Interface Studio to test and develop a unique and innovative set of urban design ideas. Scott is an urban designer and planner with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and the Georgia Institute of Technology Architecture Department including a year of study at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris. Scott has more than fifteen years of diverse experience ranging from city-wide master planning to site specific design and redevelopment strategies. He has been a leader in developing innovative neighborhood plans targeted toward enhancing communication, awareness and empowerment at the community level. Scott is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and his research on urban design, emerging technologies and sustainability has been presented and published both in the United States and Europe.
Mindy Watts, AICP, PP, Principal
Mindy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Trained both as a printmaker and an urban planner, Mindy brings an artistic sensibility to the physical, social, and environmental aspects of her planning projects. Her planning and design experience has introduced her to a broad spectrum of contemporary issues facing cities and urban neighborhoods. Her projects have addressed the polar challenges of managing growth in robust markets and fostering revitalization in those of decline and abandonment. Mindy teaches a practice-based workshop for first-year city planning graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
Leah Murphy, Senior Associate
Leah received a Master of Urban Planning degree with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Development from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Stemming from interest in digital arts developed during her undergraduate studies in Fine Arts and English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, Leah has created and exhibited several digital video and animation projects exploring these media as valuable narrative forms of representation of urban planning ideas and analysis. Leah has also been actively engaged in studio pedagogy, having served as teaching assistant for multiple urban planning studios, 3-D digital modeling, digital video, and animation studios, and also having led an urban planning studio as a part of Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Career Discovery program.
Stacey Chen, AICP, Senior Associate
Always a city lover, Stacey became interested in city planning and urban design after living abroad for a number of years. She received a Master of City Planning degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. She also has a background in community development and social programs for immigrant communities.
Ashley DiCaro, LEED AP, Associate
Ashley emerged from the depths of New Jersey in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University. She went on to study in the MS Sustainable Design program at Philadelphia University, cultivating her interests in the multidisciplinary approach to ecological design and planning.
Jamie holds Bachelor’s degrees in Urban Studies and Economics from Brown University and a Master’s degree in City Planning and Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. With both creative and pragmatic mindsets gained through his diverse background, Jamie brings a comprehensive approach to tackling urban issues.
Yoona received a Master of City Planning degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design with a concentration in urban design. Yoona has always been attracted to spaces that are occupied people. From a city sidewalk to an entire neighborhood, she sees urban conditions as series of spaces to be improved and appreciated. Yoona holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Christopher is currently pursuing a Master of City Planning degree at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on urban design. Previously, he worked as a social policy researcher and public engagement consultant, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and History from the University of Rochester.
Lisa joined Interface in September 2014 as the Business Manager. Educated with a doctorate in engineering from U.C. Berkeley, she has shifted gears to help small companies run the business side of their organization. Lisa takes care of day to day financial processes including anything invoice, payroll, tax, and budget related.