Diane Filippi

Former Director of the Urban Center


San Francisco Director

Diane Filippi is the former Director of the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco. In this role, Ms. Filippi was responsible for the development of the Urban Center from inception thru completion and Grand Opening. Her responsibilities included site selection; architectural selection and process; expansion of programs; new partnerships, and collaborations; and fund raising.

Prior to joining SPUR, Ms. Filippi was a founder and Managing Principal of SMWM, an architectural and urban design firm in San Francisco.

Other Activities:

  • Chair, Urban Land Institute, San Francisco District Council
  • Chair, Rail-volution (a national transportation, livable cities organization), Portland
  • Oregon and Washington DC
  • Chair, Americans for Libraries Council, New York
  • Chair, San Francisco Friends of the Library
  • Chair, Campaign Keep Libraries Alive, Prop E, San Francisco
  • Chair, State of California Friends Foundation, Sacramento
  • Board Member, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce