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Posted January 27, 2016
  • David Hollenberg (center), recipient of the 2015 Wyck-Strickland Award. Photo Eileen Rojas.

Hollenberg, Fadullon Among Latest Faculty and Alumni Honorees

The fall of 2015 saw numerous PennDesign faculty members, students and alumni honored for their work in Philadelphia and leadership in their respective fields. 

David Hollenberg, University Architect and Lecturer in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program, was awarded the 2015 Wyck-Strickland Award for his “outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia.” A member of the faculty for more than 25 years, Hollenberg directed design for the reuse of iconic landmarks including the Fairmount Water Works and the Reading Terminal Headhouse. 

Alumna Anne Fadullon (MCP'88) has been appointed Director of Philadelphia’s Department of Planning and Development. As reported by the Inquirer's Inga Saffron, she's been a city planner, a real estate developer, an influential lobbyist for the construction industry, and an advocate for affordable housing. Observers from across a range of ideologies call her "an inspired choice."

Bridget Kane, currently studying for her Master of Urban Spatial Analytics (MUSA) degree, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. The USGIF is the only organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders.

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Domenic Vitiello and City and Regional Planning alumna Katie Brinkley (PhD'13) received Honorable Mention for the 2015 Journal of Planning History Prize, recognizing the best article published in the journal during the past two years. Honored at the biennial meeting of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History in November, Vitiello and Brinkley trace the broad continuities and major changes in North American food planning, focusing on physical planning, regional economic development, and community economic development from the age of colonization to the present.

William W. Braham, Professor of Architecture and Director of the MEBD Program, and Megan Ryerson, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, received faculty grants from the Kleinman Center for Energy to support their research in 2015- 2016. Braham is developing a prototype for a game generator that lets users model their community in terms of energy balances, affordability of options and residents’ values; Ryerson is looking at major aviation policy shifts and their impacts, to estimate future energy demands and environmental effects.