Mr. Edson F. Gallaudet III is president and founder of Build Urban, a development firm building high-density, urban projects with a focus on affordability and sustainability. Build Urban is located in Seattle and has grown to more than a dozen employees since its founding in 2009.

Mr. Gallaudet is a descendant of Edward Miner Gallaudet, the University’s first president, and the Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, after whom the University was named. He and his wife Julie have four children: Claire, Gigi, Edson IV, and Charlotte.