PennDesign alumnus David Hollenberg (MArch’75) has been selected as the AIA Philadelphia's John Frederick Harbeson Award recipient. This annual award is presented to a long-standing member of the architectural community and is intended to recognize their significant lifetime contributions.
In addition to earning his MArch at PennDesign, Hollenberg taught in the Historic Preservation graduate program for 30 years. He then served as the University Architect at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 through his retirement in June 2018.
Hollenberg's began in 1975 at John Milner Associates (JMA), an architecture and historic preservation firm, where he led a wide variety of projects including major architectural landmarks in Philadelphia such as the Fairmount Water Works, Alden Park Apartments, Reading Terminal Headhouse, Lit Brothers Department Store, and the John Wanamaker Building. After JMA he worked for the National Park Service, serving as Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction and Facility Management, and was responsible for major programs and services affecting National Park Service structures in the thirteen-state Northeast Region.