PennDesign Career Connection Day - March 25, 2011

2011 Registered Employers

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10,000 Friends of PA

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10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide voice for great places to live and work. We work with citizens, organizations and public officials to create land use, infrastructure and governance policies and practices that protect our resources and strengthen our economy.

The Southeast PA office of 10,000 Friends is engaged in outreach, organizing and policy development to create the political will for better statewide policies on land use, infrastructure funding, and the redevelopment of older cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth of PA. We are seeking interns who can assist in policy development and other programatic support tasks desigedto grow a diverse constiuency interested in working together to make sure that the redevelopment of older communities.

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program
The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West Philadelphia community by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting in the area, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003, the program addresses the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assists artists with career development, and makes the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. We strive to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world.

Our office is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. We use a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment -- a philosophy we've termed "global environmental contextualism."

AECOM China

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. 

With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. 

Far from the centers of fashion, in places largely unfamiliar to those outside China, AECOM Design + Planning has recently completed three public domain projects that quietly point a new way forward for emerging Chinese cities. In a progressive and contemporary way, each design embraces local character in a context of ecological and physical upheaval due to China's unprecedented economic revolution. They use local materials, hardscapes, planting, hues and references, but they are also characteristically Modern.

Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions

Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions is recognized as one of the nations leaders in the design of healthcare facilities. Focusing solely on the healthcare market, Array offers a full complement of planning and design expertise including advisory services, healthcare planning, architecture, and interior design.

Array offers the depth of resources, experience, and design leadership required for complex and unique hospital projects. The Array Team brings specialists who are accustomed to working with healthcare providers as well as with facility management personnel to deliver healing environments that meet schedule and budget while supporting evolving approaches to best practice medicine and emerging medical technologies.

Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (BLTa)

BLT Architects is an integrated architectural and interior design firm. Since its founding in 1961, BLTa has developed into a diverse and respected design practice with offices in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas. We are honored and proud to have produced a diverse portfolio of hospitality, education, multi-family residential, mixed use and retail, and transportation projects. The richness of our work encompasses the traditional and the cutting edge. It aspires to fulfill the core values of our mission.

BRR Architecture

BRR Architecture has provided superior architectural design services since 1963. We work with our clients to understand their vision; developing architectural processes and systems that are tailored to transform their design objectives and challenges into a meaningful reality. We are recognized for our multidisciplinary staff who engage their award winning talent across clients, projects, people, and our community.

Ease to Market - Our Ease to Market process is a customized approach to our comprehensive project delivery. Each step in our Ease to Market method affords our clients the ability to define their specific goals and objectives. In turn, these goals and objectives become the cornerstone on which we adapt our proprietary processes.

Contact Singapore
Contact Singapore - an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. It aims to attract global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore. With offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to
pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities here. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with global talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. We work with private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore. For opportunities in Singapore, please visit www.contactsingapore.sg/jobs
Delaware County Planning Department
Delaware County encompasses 49 municipalities, just west of Philadelphia. It is home to a demographically and economically diverse population of more than 550,000. It is a multi-disciplinary planning office of 25 professionals, including Community Assistance, Regional Planning, Subdivision/Land Use Planning, Preservation Planning, Environmental Planning, and GIS/Informational Services.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 40 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.

Diamond & Associates Inc.

Diamond & Associates is a skilled, successful provider of development advisory services focused upon the planning, packaging, financing, structuring, closing, construction, leasing and or sale of affordable, multifamily housing development projects. Since 1990, it has served as advisor in support of over $850 million in completed development work.

The firm provides one-on-one, technically accomplished support, which enables development clients to achieve transactions. In March 2006, the firm formed an affiliate, Multifamily Management of Philadelphia (MMP), which provides skilled, comprehensive third-party asset and property management services to owners of affordable housing. MMPcurrently manages 1,800 units.

Doyle Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Real Estate Consulting for:
-Litigation
-Testimony Finance
-Valuation
-Affordable Housing
-Market Study
-Senior Housing
-Feasibility

Client Base includes: 12 of the 20 largest law firms in Philadelphia; contracts with the National Park
Service, HUD, and General Services Administration; and Housing Finance Agencies in PA/NJ/WI/WV/KS/IA/NE/UT/CA/WA/HI. Our boutique firm provides niche valuation consulting to non-traditional real estate owners. Staff conducts primary research with real estate principals and prepares summary reports for litigation, contracts and development. Staff also provides support for business development, marketing and in-house development plans. Principal holds MS (PENN) and MBA (Kellogg), Board cert (RE valuation), national instructor for legal and R.E. continuing education. We have a 15-year history of hiring Penn interns.

EwingCole

At EwingCole, there are opportunities to grow and lead.  There is a design process that aspires to enhance people's lives.

A culture of collaboration-across practices, offices, teams and disciplines-leads to imaginative and thoughtful solutions for every aspect of a project. We are proud of what we create-places where people work, play, teach, heal, learn and discover.

The firm is a nationally recognized, full-integrated architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm of more than 300 employees. EwingCole is a leader in the design of academic, cultural, government, healthcare, science and technology, sports and entertainment and workplace facilities.

Fentress Architects
Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California and Washington, D.C.. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture. Known for his "Patient Search," Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, has designed $20 billion of architectural landmarks worldwide, visited by more than 300 million people each year.

Fentress Architects ranks among the Top 25 Green Design Firms in the U.S. and has been pioneering sustainable design since the early 1990s — creating the world's largest daylit structure and the largest LEED Gold building (which later achieved LEED EB Platinum) in its era.
Gensler (DC)


Gensler is a leading global architecture, design, planning, and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies to achieve measurable business and organizational goals through the use of desing. For 40 years, Gensler has been a pioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Today, Gensler has more than 2,400 people and 30 offices.

Gensler (NYC)
Gensler is a leading global architecture, design, planning, and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies to achieve measurable business and organizational goals through the use of desing. For 40 years, Gensler has been a pioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Today, Gensler has more than 2,400 people and 30 offices.
GF55 Partners
GF55 Partners is the partnership of David E. Gross, AIA, Leonard Fusco, AIA and Shay Alster, AIA dedicated to the practice of Architecture and Interior Design. Founded in 1984, the firm offers a complete range of design services. Based in New York City with an office in Miami, Florida, GF55 has successfully completed projects throughout the United States.
Goettsch Partners
Goettsch Partners is a Chicago-based architecture firm providing innovative architectural, interior, planning and building enclosure design services to clients worldwide. The firm's portfolio includes the planning and design of high-rise office buildings, hotels, residential complexes, large-scale mixed-use developments, institutional facilities, and renovation and repositioning assignments. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, the firm maintains offices in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, with completed projects spanning locations in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
Goshow Architects

Goshow Architects is one of the largest 8(a) WBE full-service architectural firms in NYC. We focus on sustainable buildings for the public sector. Our studio environment, located in the flatiron district of Manhattan, is open and collaborative.

We offer a competitive benefits package, encourage growth within the firm, and are dedicated to maximizing the potential of all of our employees through mentoring, on-the-job education and training opportunities.

H2L2 Architects/Planners

H2L2 Architects/Planners is an international design firm focusing on architecture, planning, interior design and infrastructure. H2L2 was founded in 1907 as the office of master architect-educator Paul Philippe Cret. Cret, head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania for over 30 years, designed such projects as The Rodin Museum and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, and the master plan for the University of Texas in Austin.

At H2L2, the design process is guided by our rich history and the understanding that each project must address the specific needs and desires of our diverse clients. This philosophy has enabled us to create structures and spaces that are informed by our experience, shaped by our talented staff and valued by our clients.

HDR CUH2A

Across the country and around the world, amazing journeys of discovery are underway. Physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers are shaping the world at the nanoscale, while higher education facilities, national labs and private industry collaborate as never before to reach the next frontier.

HDR and CUH2A bring these groups together and provides the vehicle for their journey. HDR and CUH2A understand the complexity involved in research and advanced technology facility design and how to design flexible, functional and cost-efficient facilities with a client focus.

HDR and CUH2A's science and technology projects include biomedical, nanotechnology, research laboratories, computer centers, environmental test chambers, manufacturing facilities, cleanrooms and lab support space.

Heery International, Inc.
Heery is a full-service architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management and program management firm with a history of stable leadership and financial strength. Heery's innovative professionals operate from offices nationwide. Our commitment is to provide the very best design and construction expertise throughout the planning,design, construction and commissioning process.
At Heery International, we bring an extraordinary depth of talent, creativity and technical skills to facility and infrastructure projects. Founded in 1952, Heery has expanded in new and dramatic ways over the past several years through acquisitions, new services, new markets and new offices, redefining what it means to be responsive,resourceful and diverse.
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum HOK (DC)
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum was established by three principals in 1955 with a staff of 26 employees. Now, it includes not only architects, interior designers, planners and engineers, but also a variety of specialists and consultants in facility design and management. Engineering News Record ranks HOK as the largest design firm in the world and a Top Green Firm as well. HOK is also the third largest interior design firm as reported by Interior Design Magazine. HOK is well known for its ability to manage the total planning, design, and construction process for large, complex projects with an emphasis on sustainable design. Our team of over 1,800 talented professionals brings unique and timeless designs to fruition.
Heritage Consulting

Heritage Consulting Inc. is a Philadelphia, Delaware and Pennsylvania certified WBE and DBE business that provides assistance to non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporate clients nationwide in three practice areas: downtown and commercial district revitalization, historic preservation and non-profit organizational development. Donna Ann Harris is the firm principal and she works with one full time and two part time associates in her office based in Center City Philadelphia.
We are collecting resumes for interns for part time work during the school year and part (and possibly full) time summer interns for 2011.

Hurley~Franks & Associates

Hurley~Franks & Associates (HFA) is a planning and urban design firm whose goal is to develop creative solutions to the challenges of community development and re-development. Our work is guided by three things: (1) design of the built environment, (2) facilitating group decision-making, and (3) delivering professional excellence.

Our work process engages key stakeholders in defining the problem, identifying the goals, developing options, analyzing information, and building understanding and agreement for action. By going through these steps in collaboration with end-users and decision-makers, we build support for the eventual solution in parallel with developing the solution. Involving all stakeholders improves the quality of the solution and also secures the political commitment.

Jacobs

Jacobs provides the following services to our pharmaceuticals and biotechnology clients:

Consulting
Master planning
Programming
Feasibility studies
Engineering (Civil, Structural, HVAC, Voice/Data/Security, Process, Piping, Fire Protection, Electrical, & Utility)
Preliminary, detailed design, and Construction Administration

Typical projects for clients in these industries include laboratories, research and development facilities, pilot plants, bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient production facilities, and full-scale biotechnology production facilities.

KlingStubbins

KlingStubbins is an internationally recognized design firm with over sixty years of experience on a wide range of projects. We are over five hundred people strong, with offices in Cambridge, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC. KlingStubbins provides professional services in all major disciplines within the realm of architecture, engineering, interiors, planning and landscape architecture. Our areas of market focus and specialization include Corporate/Commercial, Government, Health Care, Higher Education, Hospitality/Entertainment, Institutional/Civic, Mission Critical, and Research and Development. KlingStubbins is committed to design excellence and quality (in design, technology and service). We are nationally recognized leaders in sustainable design, consistent with our commitment to support the communities within which we work and live. We are innovators in project delivery, including BIM technology.

KRUHLYARCHITECTS
Kruhly Architects is an architectural firm dedicated to the creation of meaningful built environments through thoughtful, imaginative and contextually responsive designs. The firm's designs combine traditional ideas of composition, form and craft with a more readable and flexible expression of modern functions. The inspiration for our design comes from the physical conditions of the site, as well as the cultural, historical, political and especially environmental context for the building. It is this inspiration which makes the work of the firm unique.

KSS Architects LLP

KSS Architects is a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton, New Jersey. Since our founding in 1983, we have built an impressive portfolio of work for clients who are leaders in education, land development, commercial real estate, and corporate environments. We are committed to high quality design and state-of-the-art technical solutions. We structure our firm to streamline decision making while utilizing the expertise of our 40 team members, many of whom are LEED Accredited Professionals.

Our designs have received many awards and are often featured in national and regional publications. KSS was named AIA New Jersey's Firm of the Year in 2009, 2005, and 2002.

The Landscape Architecture Bureau (LAB)

ART + SCIENCE + STEWARDSHIP

The Landscape Architecture Bureau [LAB] creates memorable landscapes and urban designs of lasting beauty. The firm has gained a reputation for exploring the limits of design no matter the size, scope, or project resources, resulting in spaces that satisfy their users and engage the senses. Our work fuses art, science and stewardship, crafting designs that are both imaginative and pragmatic. From the beginning, we work with the client to identify a guiding concept, a strong, simple, clear idea. We carry this idea through every stage of the project, from early concepts to contract documents to construction administration, advocating on the client's behalf for the ultimate integrity and intention of the design.

LAB adheres to several principles throughout our work on a project:

• Strength of Concept: In order to be coherent, the concept must be simple and clear, implemented consistently throughout the project.
• Project Sustainability: We have a responsibility both to steward the environment and to embolden and deepen the relationship between natural systems and the people on which they depend. LAB is committed to an expanded notion of sustainability, beyond simple environmental protection. We believe that only well-conceived, well-constructed places, made beautiful and inclusive of the people surrounding them, will be loved by their users sufficiently to make them sustainable.
• Integrity: The beauty and worth of the outdoor spaces we design depend not only on well-conceived, innovative designs but also on the thoroughness with which LAB pursues the design through to construction administration. This goal can be accomplished even with modest materials.
• Cooperation: Cooperation is integral to our working process. As a member of a design team, LAB eagerly engages with the client, other design professionals and engineers to support a successful project.
• Collaboration: Every project begins with a collective approach, so each project receives the benefit not only of the specific landscape architects assigned to it, but also the talents of the entire firm.

Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities
The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is charged with building a shared vision and
coordinating decision-making among agencies and departments in order to save money and improve and coordinate services throughout the City's transportation system. MOTU works hard to make sure that Philadelphians can get where they are going, no matter how they choose to get there; be it by foot, bike, car or transit. It endeavors to ensure that Philadelphia's water, electricity and gas systems are of the highest caliber. To do so MOTU makes sure that the investments and plans that affect the city's infrastructure and the people who use it are done with a shared vision of increased mobility and sustainability.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people and organizations committed to saving historic places, revitalizing older neighborhoods, and creating diverse, sustainable communities.

Internship topics may include: promoting preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of older neighborhoods, and urban planning; protection of historic tribal resources on public lands; promotion of adaptive re-use as a Green Building practice and Smart Growth initiatives for sustainable communities; documentation and preservation of cultural heritage resources of African American, Latino, LGBTand other diverse communities. Some internships may be available in the Philadelphia area as well.

Norris Square Civic Association

The mission of NSCA is to empower Norris Square residents to improve their lives by becoming self-reliant, and to unite and build the community through the development and improvement of the physical, economic, social, cultural, and educational aspects of the neighborhood.

Our first obligation will always be to the residents of the Norris Square community. A continuous dedication to service, quality and teamwork in all that we do is necessary in order for NSCA to continue to grow and provide Norris Square residents the best comprehensive services a neighborhood organization can provide.

OLIN

OLIN is dedicated to affecting positive change through landscape architecture, urban design and planning. We are advocates for the artful creation and transformation of the public realm, and practice in a range of scales, including ecological and regional systems, urban districts, campuses, civic parks, plazas, and intimate gardens. We create places that enhance life.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council's Southeast Office, located in Center City Philadelphia, actively engages in projects and promotes policies that enhance land and water-based recreational opportunities along the Delaware River as well as lead projects that restore the River's shoreline ecology. The Southeast Office is also a leader in developing regional bicycle and pedestrian trails and is currently working to complete the East Coast Greenway in Pennsylvania. PEC seeks a graduate level summer intern to assist in planning and design for both active transportation and ecological restoration projects. Tasks will range from developing photo simulations for proposed trails and wetlands to policy research, helping lead public input meetings, and managing project logistics.

Perkins + Will
Our vision is to be among the highest quality, most responsive and respected design firms in the world. Perkins+Will is a network of inventive, integrated teams crafting superior architecture and design solutions for clients across North America and around the globe. Our goal is to build relationships with our peers, our environment and most importantly, with our clients.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

PIDC is a partnership of the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce created to plan and implement economic development programs which enhance the competitive environment and which generate jobs and higher tax ratables within the City of Philadelphia. PIDC accomplishes its misssion by: Developing, delivering and managing financing programs; acquiring, developing, managing and conveying real estate; providing development management assistance; and partnering in regional development activity.

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission is responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia. The Commission's Home Rule Charter-mandated functions are to:

- Prepare, adopt, and modify a Comprehensive Plan of the City;
- Prepare an annual Capital Program and Budget;
- Prepare proposed zoning ordinances, maps, and amendments;
- Prepare regulations concerning the subdivision of land;
- Make recommendations to City Council on the foregoing, in addition to the acquisition or sale of City real estate.

While these duties have remained constant for five decades, the department's responsibilities also encompass economic, community development, and environmental planning/sustainability issues.

PhilaNOMA is the Philadelphia chapter of The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). NOMA was established in 1971 to champion diversity within the architecture profession and the urban community at large. Similarly, PhilaNOMA was formed in 1993 to provide a voice for design professionals who previously had little say in the development of Philadelphia's communities. PhilaNOMA is committed to enhancing the profession of architecture by promoting diversity in practice and by maintaining an active role in the education of aspiring designers. Our organization also promotes environmental stewardship in Philadelphia and seeks to make an impact on urban communities through greater awareness and appreciation for architecture and design.

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At Quinn Evans Architects, we work on buildings … but we serve people. We have a deep commitment to architectural excellence and the principles of sustainable design that respect and preserve the historical significance of each building or site, while optimizing its functional and aesthetic qualities. Our professionals are highly trained in the disciplines of architecture, preservation, planning and sustainable design, and many of our staff are LEED-Accredited Professionals.

Over the last 25 years, we have worked on nearly 1,000 projects ranging in size from small historical residences such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, to some of the most celebrated and ambitious urban revitalization projects ever undertaken. Emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to building consensus among clients, stakeholders and specialized consultants, we have earned a reputation for creative approaches that meet a broad variety of needs in elegant and unexpected ways. We invite you to learn more about our firm, our history and our people.

RCLCO is recognized as the leading independent knowledge solutions provider to the real estate industry. Founded in 1966, RCLCO is a pioneer in bridging feasibility, consumer research, and market intelligence. Our professionals are widely respected for their ability to assess economic and market directions, and to translate these trends into project concepts and financial guidance. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; and Austin, TX. For additional information, visit our web site at http://www.rclco.com/. RCLCO is committed to creating a diverse environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 220-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its forty-one-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the firm's practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include current projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) - NYC Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm's longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,400 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brussels, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Southeastern PA First Suburbs Project
The Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) First Suburbs Project is a coalition of community organizations and institutions focused on solving common challenges facing the older, developed suburbs of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. These communities share conditions of diminishing economic investment, declining infrastructure, struggling school districts, and social services lagging behind the needs of their residents. Left to solve these problems on a municipal-by-municipal basis, these communities will continue to decline, reducing the quality of life for the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania as a whole. The core belief of the SEPA First Suburbs Project is that state policy changes and regional solutions will best address these common challenges by using limited resources more efficiently to the benefit of all of the residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

STV Incorporated

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STV is a leading, award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services. Throughout the United States, STV's 1,500 professional, technical and support personnel offer services to a broad and ever-expanding client base. We provide planning, environmental, design, program and construction management, and specialty services for the transportation, design-build, institutional and commercial building, advanced technology, industrial, and defense markets through our three national divisions: come see us Buildings & Facilities, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Construction Management.
SWA Group
SWA Group is a private design firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning and urban design; we place a considerable emphasis on developing a professional staff with exceptional skills in physical design and creative problem solving. SWA has over 150 employees in our 6 offices located in Northern & Southern California, Texas and Shanghai. Originally started in 1957, SWA is an employee-owned firm with a practice that includes city and regional planning, community planning and design, urban design, site planning and landscape architectural design. Our practice focuses on physical design, rather than policy planning, and most staff are comfortable working on projects at a variety of scales. Our current workload includes projects in China, Indonesia, India and the Middle East.
University of Pennsylvania Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services
The University of Pennsylvania Division of Facilities Services manages the buildings, grounds, and planning for all campuses and schools in the University. We work hard to provide valuable information and services to the students, faculty, staff, and vendors of Penn.
Wallace, Roberts, & Todd, LLC
Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) is a national collaborative practice of city and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and architects headquartered in Philadelphia. Established in 1963, the firm's origins are rooted in the principles of sustainability, dedicated to improving the quality of the natural and built environments in the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, cities, and regions. Our governing doctrine is to protect natural resources, promote social justice and economic well-being, and create livable human habitats that reflect local heritage, culture, and values.
Wells Appel

Wells Appel specializes in helping clients develop and implement land use and landscape architectural design strategies.  Our 15-20 person team, led by two principals, is dedicated to being creative, responsive, practical and quality-driven.   We have a substantial portfolio of projects in the following industry sectors: 

Colleges and universities
Corporations;
Cultural institutions;
Developers: residential, commercial and mixed-use;
Government: municipal, county, state;
Healthcare;
Religious institutions;
Botanical gardens and arboreta

Our approach to design is informed by a site's context and ecology, a community's history and culture, and regional connections and impacts.  Specific to a site, we create functional and realistic landscapes and leverage opportunities to transform them into artistic and sometimes narrative ones when appropriate to the client's program.
ZGF Architects

ZGF Architects LLP (Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects) is a nationally recognized, award winning architecture firm that transforms the needs and aspirations of our clients into inventive, engaging built environments. We listen; we are collaborative and passionate about our work. We are focused on design quality. Design based on rigorous analytic processes and human understanding. Design that honors the unique qualities of its purpose and place, and that is environmentally responsible. Design that enriches and inspires people's lives. Together with our clients, ZGF builds community.