PennDesign Alumni Association 2018-2019
Greetings from the PennDesign Alumni Association (PDAA)!
The academic calendar has begun anew. In this unusually hot September, PennDesign is again buzzing with the work of its students, professors, and staff, all inspired by the mission of the school.
It’s a similar scene to what every one of us remembers in our own time at PennDesign. As it once did for us, the school continues to prepare its students to rise to the challenges of our times by improving our cities, our landscapes, and our culture with contributions as thoughtful professionals.
And so the ideals of this institution we share in common endure: Thoughtful inquiry. Creative expression. Innovation. And especially, connection.
The PennDesign Alumni Association is here to connect. We are an organization of over 13,000 members, committed to supporting the aims of the school, the opportunities for its students, and the engagement of the global alumni community. Our local chapters across the US and internationally are growing - we are adding updates and events on the PDAA website constantly. There has never been a better time to donate, to volunteer, to engage, and make new connections!
On behalf of the entire board of the PennDesign Alumni Association, we look forward to seeing and hearing from you in the upcoming year!
Ryan Lohbauer, RA MArch’07
PDAA President (2018-2019)
Ryan Lohbauer, MArch’07, President
Jill Sablosky, MFA'79, Vice-President
Rick Collier, MRP'77, Treasurer
Taylor Knoche, MSHP'14, MArch'16, Secretary
Donna Andrews, MSHP'01
Charlette Caldwell, MSHP'16
Mary Carroll-Coelho, MArch’13
Misa Chen, MLA'04
Jason Danielson, MArch’97
Martine DeCamp, MCP'03
Todd Drake, MArch’94
Jennifer Hagan, MCP’01
Erika Johnson, MCP'03
Bob Kaufman, C’76, MCP’77
Suzanne Mahoney, MCP’14, MLA’14
Gina Michaels, MFA'93
Erin Roark, MArch'98
Julie L. Scott, RA, MArch’97, Secretary
About the PDAA
The PennDesign Alumni Association (PDAA) is here to be a professional, creative, and social resource to each of our 10,000 members. The PDAA aims to support and strengthen the University of Pennsylvania School of Design by increasing communication amongst graduates from all departments and their friends, by offering counsel to its leadership, by assisting with fundraising on its behalf, and by connecting alumni from its various departments with the professional disciplines which its graduates profess.
In the professional realm, alumni can continue to experience the great opportunity of PennDesign’s outstanding resources. Having recently started new regional chapters in London, Los Angeles and Boston, we are connected on an international scale; just visit our LinkedIn page to discover peers and future colleagues from all over the world. As our social media efforts grow, we urge you to participate as so many others have by joining our Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Vimeo.
To keep our connections strong, please keep us updated on your contact information and consider joining one of our regional chapters. Regional chapters offer many networking and professional development opportunities throughout the year. We hope to see you at a PDAA event soon!