The PennDesign Awards, NYC, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30pm10:30pm
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I.A.C. Buidling

555 West 18th Street 

New York CIty

The PennDesign Awards celebrate the design leaders of today and tomorrow.

Join PennDesign Dean and Paley Professor Frederick Steiner and special guest University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann for a cocktail reception and seated dinner to explore the exciting new directions for the design of the built environment at PennDesign, with Reed Kroloff as Master of Ceremonies.

Established in 2017 by a generous gift from PennDesign alumna Lori Kanter Tritsch and Wharton alumnus William P. Lauder, the Kanter Tritsch Prize in Energy and Architectural Innovation is awarded annually to an architecture student in the form of a scholarship to cover the cost of their final year of study.

The Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design is given to a practicing architect or architects for leadership in energy and architectural innovation. This year’s medalists are New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, designers of such remarkable buildings such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York, The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

All proceeds from the event will support student scholarships.

The event is the official kickoff for Lead by Design: The Campaign for PennDesign, an initiative to raise funds to further PennDesign’s impact.

Event Co-Chairs
William P. Lauder and  Lori Kanter Tritsch
Kevin and Erica Penn

Host Committee
Boston Properties/BXP David and Romy Cohen Barry Diller
George E. Doty, Jr. and Lee Spelman Doty
Cathy Franklin and Jeffrey Baker
Jay and Luciane Goldman Scott and Wendy Kleinman
A. Eugene Kohn, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Leonard A. Lauder
Daryl and Steven Roth
Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group