Historic Preservation

Posted April 29, 2019
  • David Hollenberg (MArch’75), adjunct professor of historic preservation and former university architect at Penn

    David Hollenberg has dedicated his entire professional career to preserving Philadelphia’s rich architectural heritage, supporting organizations with the same mission, and training the next generation of architects. 

David Hollenberg’s Lifelong Service to Historic Preservation is Recognized with Two Important Awards

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's James Biddle Award & The AIA John Frederick Harbeson Award

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that David Hollenberg (MArch’75), adjunct professor of historic preservation and former university architect at Penn, is the recipient of both the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation as well as the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) John Frederick Harbeson Award.

The James Biddle Award will be presented at the Preservation Alliance ceremony on June 5, 2019 and is the most significant of the special recognition awards being presented that evening. Hollenberg joins department chair Frank Matero with that distinction. To purchase tickets and view the full list of 2019 award winners please go to the Preservation Alliance’s website.  

The John Frederick Harbeson Award is presented annually to a long-standing member of the architectural community and is intended to recognize their significant contributions over their lifetime to the architectural profession and its related disciplines. Hollenberg said “I am deeply touched to be this year’s recipient, and want to thank Philadelphia AIA from the bottom of my heart.” More on the annual Philadelphia AIA award winners can be found of their website.