2014 PennDesign Career Connection Day Employers

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2014 PennDesign Career Connection Day Registered Employers

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STUDENTS: See more information about the 2014 Career Connection Day. All registered employers will be provided in advance with Resume Books containing the resumes of students seeking jobs and internships, so submit your resume today!

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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 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 collaborative technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and has an annual revenue in excess of $8 billion.

Array Architects
We are a team of architects and designers with unique backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common we share a strong desire to use our expertise and knowledge to design solutions that will help people in moments that matter most.

This focus makes us leaders in our field. We are the highest ranking healthcare-only practice in Architectural Record's 2012 "Top 250 Architecture Firms."

Together, we discover optimal solutions with our clients. It is our three decades of specialization that allows for effective communication, collaboration, and precision in the complex, changing world of healthcare.
Founded in 1878, Ballinger was one of the first firms in the United States to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a single professional practice. In its early years Ballinger was recognized for its pioneering designs for a manufacturing-based economy. Today, Ballinger has achieved national recognition for a creative approach to technologically complex assignments, specifically focused on college and university buildings, corporate headquarters and research facilities, and healthcare facilities. In a world of ever more valuable and constrained resources, design of building systems demands careful attention and wise choices. The firm's current size of over 250 professionals is intentional, allowing the ten principals who own and manage the firm to not only lead the projects, but also practice their profession in actively planning and creating design solutions.
Cooper's Ferry Partnership
Cooper's Ferry Partnership is facilitating the revival of the City of Camden creating an environment where people choose to live, work, and invest. We develop visionary, long-range plans for the redevelopment of Camden's waterfronts and work with private sector, government and community partners to make these plans a reality.
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Cooper, Robertson & Partners is an architecture and urban design firm based in New York City which provides design, programming, and development services to institutions, public agencies, private landowners, and development clients.  Rather than being guided by abstract theories or a predetermined style, we tailor each project to its individual site, the immediate and regional surroundings, its cultural roots, and to its program and implementation requirements. We have found this approach to be as appropriate to the single-family house as to the largest urban design projects. No building or design component is seen as separate from its immediate landscape and overall environment. This approach naturally ensures that sustainability is an organic and fundamental aspect of all our work.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the economy.

We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey.
Doyle Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Doyle Real Estate Advisors is a full-service research, appraisal, and legal consultancy in Philadelphia.
Econsult Solutions Inc.

Econsult Solutions Inc. provides insights into economic problems, policy questions, and strategic thinking. Our work focuses on providing customized economic expert services in Real Estate, Transportation, Economic Development, and Public Policy and Finance. In addition, we provide Litigation Support services in over 40 industries, as well as customized Solutions to a variety of clients.

Our staff members have outstanding professional and academic credentials, including active positions at the university level, wide experience at the highest levels of the public policy process and extensive consulting experience.

EwingCole is a fully integrated design firm headquartered in Philadelphia. We have offices in Washington, DC, Irvine, CA, and New York City. We are organized into practice groups concentrating on healthcare, sports and entertainment, cultural, higher education, corporate, government, and science and technology. Our multi-discipline practice is built on the core values of professional excellence, design quality and collaboration. Our goal is to provide the best total solution for our clients, the community and the environment.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- Community Development Studies

The Community Development Studies and Education Department promotes community development in low- and moderate-income communities and fair and impartial access to credit in underserved markets. The department works closely with financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on public-private partnerships that result in increased affordable housing and community and economic development.  We are hoping to fill two full-time research positions in the summer of 2014.

Fleisher Art Memorial
Fleisher is a source of inspiration, creativity and community. Every year, more than 17,000 people experience the transformative power of art by participating in our studio classes, exhibitions, and community-based programming. Founded in 1898, we are a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the vision of our founder, Samuel S. Fleisher, who believed that art is one of society's greatest assets and equalizers, and from the doorway of his Graphic Sketch Club, "invited the world to come and learn art."
FXFOWLE is an established architectural, interior design, planning, and urban design firm.  Noted for its commitment to sustainable design the firm has been recognized through local, national, and international design excellence awards and feature articles in the most prestigious design publications.  The practice encompasses corporate, civic, cultural, educational, transportation, residential, hospitality, office, retail, and mixed-use projects on a variety of scales, from single story to high-rise.
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 design. 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.
Hart Howerton
Hart Howerton is a team of strategists, planners, architects, landscape architects and designers with a global practice headquartered in New York, San Francisco and London. Our clients are successful, visionary landowners, developers, investors, public agencies and families. Together we create places that have a competitive edge in their markets and enduring value for their owners and their communities.
HDR Inc.
HDR is a global design firm that is world-renowned for award-winning designs of urban environments, campuses and buildings in the healthcare, civic, justice, higher education, corporate and science + technology fields. HDR advocates integrated and multidisciplinary design, with projects that respond to the important cultural, contextual and functional influences of more than 60 countries. HDR professionals -  architects, engineers, planners, consultants and interior designers who are located in more than 40 offices worldwide - are also HDR owners. Their leadership and HDR's entrepreneurial corporate culture fuel success for both our clients and individual employees.
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 part time work during the school year and part (and possibly full) time summer interns for 2013.
HLW International

HLW is an integrated design consultancy with strategic planners, interior designers, architects, engineers, and sustainability experts. Sustaining a successful practice for over 125 years, HLW remains a strong, innovative and progressive organization with offices strategically placed around the world to support our clients. The firm designs buildings and interior spaces for a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from organizations focused on technology and the creative sectors, broadcast and media companies, financial corporations, academic institutions, and multi-family and mixed-use developers.
JKR Partners

We want our clients to feel good about both the finished space and the process involved in working together. JKR Partners approaches each project with open ears and minds, listening to what the clients envision and developing an understanding of the needs, issues and challenges of a project. We are there at every point in the process. Supporting, Encouraging. Answering. Our mission is all part of building relationships that brings back repeat business from satisfied clients.
KlingStubbins / Jacobs

As a design firm for some of the world's largest entities, KlingStubbins recognizes the global reach and ultimate impact we possess to change the circumstances of our environment. We fulfill this obligation by encouraging clients to view sustainability as an inherent and pervasive component of the design process. This philosophy is realized through our integrated approach to sustainable design; as an A/E/I firm, leaders from each discipline collaborate to resolve high performance building issues, addressing the interrelationships between building siting, exterior envelope, system design, and energy and resource consumption. KlingStubbins has instituted several levels of action to promote, advance, and achieve a comprehensive understanding of sustainable design practice throughout the firm.
Kruhly Architects
Kruhly Architects has received national recognition for designing architectural works of originality, subtlety and quiet excellence within difficult constraints imposed by the context.
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. One of our six partners leads each project, but consults regularly with other partners and team members to give everyone the opportunity to contribute their specialized knowledge and to find the ideal solution for any design, technical, or management problem. 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.
Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (City of Philadelphia)The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) works with several operating and planning agencies in Philadelphia and across the region to make sure Philadelphians can get where they are going, by foot, bike, car or transit. The Office works with organizations such as the Philadelphia Parking Authority to ensure that parking policy makes it easy for shoppers to come down town, and it works with the Streets Department and SEPTA to make sure that it is easy for commuters to travel along our city's commercial corridors. To do this, the Office of Transportation and Utilities works with a variety of City come see us Departments and regional partners to coordinate investment and planning.
Mills + Schnoering Architects LLC
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC is a full service architectural firm with broad experience in design, planning, and historic preservation. Founded in 2011 by former principals of the award-winning Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC, the firm offers expertise in the fields of cultural facilities; courthouses; campus planning and design; and the preservation, restoration, and adaptive use of historic buildings and sites.
MulvannyG2 Architecture
MulvannyG2 Architecture is a hardworking global firm creating renowned retail, commercial, civic, and mixed-use buildings for clients in 19 zones.
Northeast Corridor Commission

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Commission was established by Congress to foster the creation and implementation of a regional, visionary, long-term investment strategy for the rail corridor; to recommend and help advance near-term projects that will improve NEC performance; to coordinate regional communication; and to educate stakeholders and the public about the importance of this critical infrastructure asset. The Commission is comprised of representatives from each of the NEC states, Amtrak, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, and includes non-voting representatives from freight railroads and states with connecting corridors. Summer opportunities would support the Commission's planning and policy staff in Washington, DC advancing the work of the Commission and its committees.
OLIN is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that is dedicated to creating timeless and robust landscapes of social purpose and environmental responsibility. We have been a pioneer in sustainable design and are committed to environmental, economic and social sustainability. OLIN's award-winning projects range from master plans for entire urban districts to the design of public parks and plazas to intimate garden spaces and residences. Our mission is to create places that enhance life.
Partners for Sacred Places
Partners for Sacred Places is the nation's only national, non-sectarian, nonprofit doing community development and historic preservation work with historic congregations. Through space sharing agreements, fundraising classes, and capital campaign consulting, we help congregations become better stewards of their buildings, and the buildings become resources for their communities.
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Founded in 1885, PB Americas, Inc. (PB) is one of the oldest and largest continually operating planning, engineering, architectural, and engineering management firms in the country.  PB provides a full range of engineering and planning services; however our focus remains on transportation and infrastructure projects.  For the past twenty years, PB has consistently been ranked as one of the top engineering firms in the nation.  We draw on the multidisciplinary skills of over 14,000 professionals in 150 offices worldwide to provide a full spectrum of infrastructure services.  Our team offers over 200 professionals in Pennsylvania alone.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is an environmental action non-profit that protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.

At the intersection between planning and implementation, PEC is currently engaged in coordinating and building segments of the East Coast Greenway, developing a strategy for increasing outdoor recreation opportunities on the Delaware River, and enhancing the natural environment through an eco-systems services market approach to wetlands restoration.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1827. PHS operates the nation's most comprehensive community greening program. Since 1974, PHS has supported the design, construction, and care of community gardens, parks, and high-profile public green spaces; the cleanup, stabilization, and upkeep of approximately 8,000 vacant parcels in Philadelphia, and the planting and care of trees throughout the region. PHS has also been involved in the design and construction of green infrastructure projects throughout the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Working in partnership with neighborhood residents, community organizations and city agencies, PHS uses greening as a community building tool. It educates and empowers people to make the city a more attractive and livable place through design and horticulture. PHS's program staff includes a robust team of landscape architects, urban planners, GIS specialists, gardeners, horticulturists, arborists, educators and community outreach professionals.

Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. The firm prides itself on inventive and compassionate design that enhances the quality of the human experience. Because of its depth and range, Perkins Eastman takes on assignments from niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. The firm's practice areas include education, housing, healthcare, senior living, corporate interiors, cultural institutions, public sector facilities, retail, office buildings, and urban design. In 2010, Perkins Eastman announced it would merge with Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K), significantly strengthening both practices with an international total of over 600 employees.


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 City Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission is responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia. The PCPC'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 disposition of City real estate.

While these duties have remained constant for many years, the agency's responsibilities also encompass economic, community development, environmental planning/sustainability, and urban design issues.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

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 Water Department

The Philadelphia Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau serve the Greater Philadelphia region by providing integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services. The utility's primary mission is to plan for, operate, and maintain both the infrastructure and the organization necessary to purvey high quality drinking water, to provide an adequate and reliable water supply for all household, commercial, and community needs, and to sustain and enhance the region's watersheds and quality of life by managing wastewater and stormwater effectively.

Pickard Chilton

Pickard Chilton is a growing international architectural practice delivering recognized design excellence from our studio near Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Our dynamic design studio of 45 talented professionals collaborates on projects diverse in scale, program and geographic location--ranging from office towers in Chicago to luxury residential in Kuala Lumpur.  Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by over 22 million square feet of projects designed to achieve LEED Gold or equivalent status. In addition to a number of design awards, Pickard Chilton is one of only three practices nationally to receive the AIA IDP Outstanding Firm Award for 20092012, attesting to our emphasis on an employee-focused studio culture.

Sikora Wells Appel

Sikora Wells Appel specializes in helping our clients develop and implement land use, master planning and landscape architectural design strategies. We are committed to the synthesis of design, ecology and economy. We are dedicated to being responsive, creative, practical and quality-driven.  Our substantial portfolio of institutional, education, healthcare, corporate, and public work reflects the diversity of our practice and interests. As landscape architects, we reference a site's context and ecology, a community's history and culture, and the regional connections and impacts that inform design direction. On a daily basis, our staff pursues the creation of functional, sustainable and realistic landscapes, while seeking opportunities to transform them into artistic and narrative places.  Every site, like every person, has a story to tell.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP's commitment to design excellence--coupled with our sophistication in building technology--has resulted in some of the most important contributions to the built environment of this century. As an interdisciplinary practice, we have award-winning studios in architecture, structural engineering, urban design and master planning, interior design, and graphic design.

Our far-reaching portfolio includes higher education buildings; health care facilities; civic buildings; residential developments; corporate offices; financial institutions; commercial and retail facilities; religious buildings; airports; and recreational and sports facilities.

SOM is an international practice, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
South Street Headhouse District

The 1945 Municipality Act legislation made possible the creation of Special Services Districts. The South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) continues to be a proud example of this City Service by providing several fundamental services for its neighbors and businesses. Our work is dedicated to:

  • Overseeing all zoning issues within our district to ensure a safe, enjoyable community.
  • Providing several key programs to make sure that our streets and sidewalks are safe and clean.
  • Working with businesses and residents to make the South Street area an enjoyable area to live, work, and play!
spg3 Architects
We bring thirty years of carefully built relationships to each of our projects. We bring our clients and friends together so we can all benefit from a shared body of knowledge and experiences.
STV Incorporated
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
For over five decades, SWA Group has been recognized as a world design leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. Our projects have received over 600 awards and have been showcased in over 60 countries. Our principals are among the industry's most talented and experienced designers and planners. SWA is organized into studio-based offices with locations in California, Texas and Shanghai. We often collaborate within our studios to enhance creativity. At the core of our work is a passion for imaginative, solution-oriented design that adds value to land, buildings, cities, regions, and to people's lives.
Tacony Community Development Corporation
The Tacony Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia. Founded in the year 2000, the Tacony CDC uses a volunteer-driven approach to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue commercial corridor. The Tacony CDC's mission is to combat blight, lower vacancy and improve the physical condition of the commercial corridor of the Tacony community.
Transportation Resource Associates (TRA)
Transportation Resource Associates, Inc., (TRA) is a well-respected, niche consulting firm that provides operations, management, and technical consulting services to the transportation industry. TRA specializes in transit and railway operations, transit safety and security, maintenance, and related areas. TRA consults with transit systems of all sizes, government agencies, private firms, and industry advocacy groups throughout North America. TRA has been in engaged in assignments for nearly every major transit system in the United States.
University of Pennsylvania Facilities & 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.
VSBA Architects and Planners

VSBA, LLC, is an architectural planning and design firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Our work ranges from programming, design, renovation, and expansion to campus and urban planning.  We specialize in innovative, highly contextual work for academic, cultural, and institutional clients.

VSBA is directed by president and principal Daniel McCoubrey.  Dan and fellow principal Nancy Rogo Trainer are supported by a talented team of project managers, architects, and planners.
Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT)
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.

Our market sectors include Sustainable Communities Planning, Education, Civic and Cultural, Housing and Neighborhoods, Parks and Open Space, and Urban Places.

WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is at the forefront of architectural design practices that are redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure, and art. The firm's projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation. Named one of North America's "Emerging Voices" by the Architectural League of New York, WEISS/MANFREDI's distinct vision was recognized with the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Additional honors include the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal and the New York AIA Gold Medal.
ZGF Architects LLP

ZGF Architects LLP 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.

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