Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Architecture and Planning

Franklin E. Dickinson, MArch ’85, BPS ’83.

Franklin E. Dickinson, MArch ’85, BPS ’83 

Dickinson is senior vice president of architecture, construction and property management at LVMH Inc., the world’s largest luxury goods company. In this position, he has worked with some of the world’s leading architects, including Christian de Portzamparc (LVMH Tower in New York City), Frank Gehry and Peter Marino. Dickinson was previously vice president of store planning and development for Louis Vuitton Americas and the LVMH Fashion Group. A graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s advanced management development program in real estate, Dickinson has served on the Dean’s Council for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and was a strong proponent for the creation of its master of science program in real estate development. A generous supporter of his alma mater, he also participates in ongoing events that support the program and school, including the Affordable Housing Initiative, student recruitment and career placement.