Maggie Sollmann

Maggie Sollmann

Concentrations: Preservation Planning/Preservation Design
Internship: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., New York City

Personal Statement:
During my undergraduate career in Architecture, my attention quickly veered towards older buildings and their ability to physically convey history as a tangible asset in our cities. Thus, I found myself in the role of preservationist. During my time at Penn, I’ve refined my research to focus on the social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits in the reuse of our existing built environment, evaluating planning and policy measures that aid in developing more equitable and sustainable cities. Subsequently, I have become a fierce advocate for preservation as our best path forward in defining the next generation of architectural pedagogy, and firmly believe that every building--whether it’s a National Historic Landmark or a dilapidated rowhouse--has a story that needs to be told.

Thesis Research: Expanding the eligibility requirements of the Federal Historic Tax Credit, an evidence-base narrative
Map of Cincinnati OH, NRHP Buildings and Historic District Thesis: Maggie Sollmann
Elevation of a street Contemporary Design in Historic Settings
Photo documenting the facade of a large stone church Documentation, Research, Recording II
Facades of abandoned buildings Historic Preservation Studio: Detroit
Timeline of Federal HTC Iteration Thesis: Maggie Sollmann
Historic Buildings Thesis: Maggie Sollmann
A stone tower with a clock and a statue of a man Topical Seminar, Urban Regeneration in The Americas: The Conservation and Development of Urban Heritage Areas