The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia announced its 2021 Preservation Achievement Awards for exemplary historic preservation projects. Many Weitzman alums had a role in the list of 24 projects that received Grand Jury Awards. The awarded projects range from the refurbishment of the industrial Huntingdon Mills building into housing for workers in the health and human services field, to the conservation of the tympanum panel on the pediment of the First Bank of the United States, to the restoration of the soaring interior of The Bourse.
Weitzman alums from many firms were recognized with Grand Jury Awards including:
John Carr (MSHP‘95), Kristin Cardi (MSHP‘97), David Facenda (MSHP‘02), Andrew Fearon (MSHP‘06), Marco Federico (MSHP‘08), Sara Gdula (MSHP‘18), and Leigh Hassler (MSHP‘06) of Materials Conservation for the tympanum sculpture conservation at the First Bank of the United States
Sergio Coscia (BA‘85), of Coscia Moos Architecture, for the Goddard School and The Tidewater
Monica Harrower (MSHP’98) of PennDOT for Bryn Mawr Avenue Bridges, Lenape Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek, and Main Street Bridge over SEPTA
Terry Jacobs (MArch‘75) of Jacobs Wyper Architects for Blossom Hill Conference Center
Darrell L. Kratzer (MArch‘79) of BKP Architects for Happy Hollow Recreation Center
Scott Kreilick (C’95, MSHP‘00) of Kreilick Conservation, LLC for the bronze door restoration of 30th Street Station
John Milner (BArch‘64) of John Milner Architects for Krisheim
Brian Phillips (MArch‘96), lecturer in architecture, of ISA – Interface Studio Architects for Huntingdon Mills and Bok
Michael L. Prifti (C‘76, MArch‘79) and Sherman Aronson (C‘71, MArch‘73) of BLT Architects for the Stephen Girard Building, The Bourse, and One City
Emily Stromberg (MArch‘06) of S2 Design for 2301 Madison Square
Mark B. Thompson (BArch‘65, MArch‘69) of Mark B. Thompson Associates LLC for the porch restoration of Woodford Mansion
Sarah Van Domelen (MSHP’09), Jean Jang (MSHP‘16), and Lauren Aguilar (MArch’19, MSHP‘19) of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. for the facade restoration of 30th Street Station
In addition, two of the Special Recognition Award winners have connections with the Weitzman School. The Preservation Education Award, for public advancement of preservation knowledge, went to Monument Lab, the public art and history project founded by Ken Lum, the Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and chair of fine arts, and Paul Farber, lecturer and senior research scholar. The Young Friends Award, in recognition of the latest generation of preservation achievement, went to Dox Thrash House, the preservation of which has been led by three Weitzman alums: Maya Thomas (MSHP‘16), Dana Rice (MArch‘16, MSHP‘16), and Chris Mulford (MArch‘16).
A ceremony for the 2021 Annual Preservation Achievement Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.