Special Event

The PennDesign Awards

Oct 15 at 6:30–10:30pm
IAC Building, NYC 555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Organized by University of Pennsylvania School of Design

The PennDesign Awards celebrate the design leaders of today and tomorrow.

Join PennDesign Dean and Paley Professor Frederick Steiner and special guest University
of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann 
for a cocktail reception and seated dinner to explore
the exciting new directions for the design of the built environment at PennDesign, with Reed Kroloff as Master of Ceremonies.

Event Co-Chairs
William P. Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch
Kevin and Erica Penn

Host Committee
Boston Properties/BXP
David and Romy Cohen
Barry Diller
George E. Doty, Jr. and Lee Spelman Doty
Cathy Franklin and Jeffrey Baker
Jay and Luciane Goldman
Scott and Wendy Kleinman
A. Eugene Kohn, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Leonard A. Lauder
Daryl and Steven Roth
Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group

About the Kanter Tritsch Prize and Medal
Established in 2017 by a generous gift from PennDesign alumna Lori Kanter Tritsch and Wharton alumnus William P. Lauder, the Kanter Tritsch Prize in Energy and Architectural Innovation is awarded annually to an architecture student in the form of a scholarship to cover the cost of their final year of study.

The Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design is given to a practicing architect or architects for leadership in energy and architectural innovation. This year’s medalists are New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, designers of such remarkable buildings such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York, The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

For more about the Prize and Medal, read the Press Release .

The event is the official kickoff for Lead by Design: The Campaign for PennDesign, an initiative to further PennDesign’s impact.

All proceeds from the event will support student scholarships at PennDesign.

Cocktail attire.

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