2016 PennDesign Career Connection Day Employers in Attendance

Career Connection Day 2016 was a big success with over 65 employers and 300+ students in attendance! 
See below for a complete list of employers who attended the fair and check out this video of the event:


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ABHA Architects

ABHA Architects is a full service architectural firm in Wilmington, Delaware.  With an emphasis on reaching a clear understanding of each client's needs and design criteria, our firm of 14 people has an excellent reputation for continually developing and refining the design and management skills necessary to produce high quality buildings. The parent firm was founded in 1949 by architects who had formerly worked with the DuPont Company. Our history of low employee turnover has produced a staff with long experience in working together effectively. Our focus includes a wide range of projects including new construction, renovations, sustainable design, historic restoration and adaptive re-use. ABHA Architects has recently been commissioned to design a $50 million renovation of the historic restoration and adaptive re-use. ABHA Architects has recently been commissioned to design a $50 million renovation of the historic Howard High School in Wilmington. ABHA is also working with Robert A. M. Stern Associates on a new residence hall for the University of Delaware.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

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.


AECOM

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had
revenue of approximately US$18 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

AECOM (Historic Presevation)

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had
revenue of approximately US$18 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Allegheny West Foundation

CANCELLED

The Allegheny West Foundation is a not for profit community development organization located in North West Philadelphia. AWF provides comprehensive community services in the ares of housing, economic development, education and community programs.

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.

Ayers Saint Gross

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized, employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, visual communication, master planning, landscape architecture, and space analytics. At over 165 professionals, our firm is organized into a series of studios specialized by practice area, each supported by expertise in various disciplines. The majority of our work is for academic and cultural institutions, and we are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington DC and Tempe, Arizona.
Azavea

Azavea specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making.

We are committed to working on projects with strong social value in order to promote the emergence of more vibrant and sustainable communities.

Azavea is pleased to invite students to apply to the Summer of Maps program. Summer of Maps is a three-month long fellowship giving student GIS analysts the opportunity to perform geospatial data analysis for local and national non-profit organizations.

Ballinger

Ballinger was one of the first firms in the country to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice. The single office in Philadelphia houses a staff of over 220 people, comprising three architectural studios, two engineering studios and an interiors studio. Ballinger has made interdisciplinary design excellence the centerpiece of its firm culture, and is recognized nationally as a leader in academic, research, healthcare, and corporate planning and design. Building on a strong legacy of innovation, Ballinger is committed to come see us the thoughtful integration of technology, a deep knowledge of our building types, and exceptional client service.

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

The Bicycle Coaltion of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) seeks to make bicycling a safe and fun way for anyone to get around in Greater Philadelphia.  BCGP does this through education and advocacy, working closely with city agencies and other institutions. Our work includes Safe Routes to School training for elementary age children, Cadence Youth Cycling, a bicycle training and mentoring program for high-schoolers, Better Bike Share which promotes Indego bike share in Mantua and Point Breeze neighborhoods, and Vision Zero advocacy to eliminate serious road crashes in Philadelphia that kill 95+ people each year.

BLT Architects

BLT Architects is an integrated architecture and interior design firm. Since its founding in 1961, BLTa has developed into a diverse and respected design practice with offices in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. We create environments that serve the diverse needs of clients and users, that respond to their context, and that advance the goal of a sustainable world. We are collaborative leaders, skilled in the organization of complex programs and complicated projects, and have an abiding respect for people and the settings they require to realize the lives of their come see us dreams.

Cannon Design

CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team by a singular goal - to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.

From architects and engineers to doctors, researchers, builders, digital technologists, economists, teachers, designers, workplace strategists and beyond, CannonDesign's people offer a powerful diversity of talent. We strategically build collaborative teams best suited to help each individual client address their challenges, achieve their goals and reach new heights.

Our people are the driving force behind our dynamic, inspirational culture. We are creative, smart, fun loving, humble, and enjoy a good challenge. Our passion lies in a genuine interest and care for those we partner with and for each other. We thoroughly respect diversity of thought and encourage enthusiastic, creative, insightful design sessions and discussions. Everything we do is geared toward becoming better �" we challenge each other to reach higher no matter the situation. We bring that same sense of spirit, energy, and desire to succeed to our clients and put a high sense of value on developing long term, trusted relationships.

We also take pride in being a positive force in our communities on local, regional and national levels. Through donating time, resources and design work, CannonDesign is focused on doing whatever it takes to help foster hope for those in need and a better future for our profession at large.

City of Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Infrastructure

Our office 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, our office makes sure that the investments and ploans that affect the city's infrastructure and the people who use it are done with a shared vision of increased mobility and sustainability.  The Mayor's Office of Transportation does not directly provide city services, instead it makes sure that those departments that fix the City's pot holes, the authorities that run its subways, and maintain its runways work together for a brighter, greener future.

Cooper, Robertson & Partners

Our firm's approach to design is drawn from a deep exploration of sites and their inherent possibilities. It is from such a base that resonant and resilient designs emerge, ones that endure over time. In all of our work we seek to wed practicality and professional rigor with art and design, to combine reason and passion. We think regionally with an eye on the uniqueness of a place. We focus on connectivity to ensure the continuity of the community; we are technically grounded so that aspiration can become fruition. There are core values that signify the approach for every assignment at Cooper Robertson. Each of our designs must be:

An extension of place and the public realm. We are good listeners. We learn from the place and the people who will inhabit our work. We do not approach any project with preconceived notions of style. We think beyond the project site to connections with the greater context both physically and culturally.

Environmentally integrated. We aim to eliminate waste and create singularity with natural systems through design. Driven by context, local conditions, and resources, we integrate approaches to energy use, stormwater management, public health, form generation, and material selection to create sustainable environments that perform well.

Resilient. Because the impacts of climate change are already upon us, design needs to be smarter to understand the particular threats in a place and create thoughtful systems that allow for fast recovery when a disaster occurs.

Uniquely beautiful. The results must inspire and bring joy through form, operation, and/or performance. We strive for innovation in every aspect within a project's constraints. To be uniquely beautiful it must be realized, be memorable, and create lasting value.

A contribution of value. The value of a place is both cultural and economic. We create places that bolster community pride, enable new traditions, and elevate the value of a project's context, as well as its address.

Delaware County Planning Department

Delaware County Planning Department is a multi-disciplinary county planning department. We provide expertise in planning topics including transportation, historic and community preservation, environmental, community and regional planning, subdivision and land development, and information services. We are a twenty person office, with predominantly an advisory role, serving County Council, the Planning Commission, our 49 municipalities, and the general public.

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.

Serving the Greater Philadelphia, Camden, Trenton, Chester area for more than 40 years, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is an interstate, intercounty and intercity agency that provides continuing, comprehensive and coordinated planning to shape a vision for the future growth of the Delaware Valley region.

Denham Wolf Real Estate Services

CANCELLED

Denham Wolf is an integrated real estate firm that provides planning, transaction, and project management services to the nonprofit community. We believe an organization's mission and programs should drive real estate projects, and this principle guides everything we do. Since 1998, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects, encompassing millions of square feet of space. Denham Wolf's unique strength is our nuanced understanding of the multiple facets of both the nonprofit and real estate worlds. Combining experience, commitment, and creativity, we help nonprofit clients navigate complex real estate markets, advance organizational missions and capture development opportunities. Our goal is to help each of our clients pursue their mission from a position of strength and stability.

Design Collective, Inc.

Design Collective is an award winning multi-disciplinary design firm with a diverse portfolio of successful projects throughout the United States and abroad. The firm offers expertise and national leadership in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design and sustainability, ensuring comprehensive design solutions.

Dever Architects

Dever Architects, located in Glen Mills, PA, invites graduates with a professional degree, one to five years of experience, and a strong work ethic to join our team. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of architectural practice while working with our award winning ten person staff. This is a career opportunity with exciting opportunities for learning. We are especially well known as hotel architects and for our residential and mixed-use projects, office, retail and supermarket projects, automobile dealerships, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Please visit www.deverarchitects.com for more information. Candidates must have good written and verbal communication skills and be proficient with AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop and MS Office software.

Doyle Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Doyle Real Estate Advisors is a commercial valuation and appraisal consulting firm providing a range of specialized services designed to meet the needs of housing finance agencies, contract administrators, developers, and landlords. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey, and assignments across the country, Doyle Advisors prides itself on offering national experience and local expertise across a wide variety of engagements.

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

EwingCole is a fully integrated design firm headquartered in Philadelphia. We have offices in Irvine, CA and New York City, NY. 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.

EYP Inc.

EYP Architecture & Engineering is the expertise-driven design firm nationally recognized for high-performance projects in the Corporate, Government, Higher Education, and Science & Technology sectors.

We are a team of over 400 professionals, including architects, engineers, and interior designers dedicated to helping clients realize their vision and goals through memorable, intelligent building design. Our knowledge-based lifecycle approach to high-performance design leverages proprietary research and close collaboration with clients �" from predesign through building occupancy �" to inform innovation. You'll find our projects throughout the United States and in more than 100 countries.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The Community Development Studies & Education Department supports the Federal Reserve System's economic growth objectives by promoting 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. The department assists financial institutions to understand their come see us responsibilities under the federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

FOX Architects

FOX Architects (www.fox-architects.com) is a fully integrated, award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in downtown Washington DC. Founded in 2003, our firm delivers exceptional corporate commercial design solutions. We partner with our clients to design smarter environments that are intelligent and influential. To this end, we incorporate our architecture and interior design disciplines seamlessly for a dynamic inside out, outside in approach to the built environment. Our architecture studio was awarded the AIA DC Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design for 440 First Street NW and Washington Gas SOC last year, and we anticipate many years of award winning successes ahead in transforming DC's skyline.

FXFOYLE ARCHITECTS

The practice of FXFOWLE Architects encompasses architecture, interior design, planning and urban development. With offices in New York and Washington DC, the firm is committed to innovative design inspired by urbanism, technology and sustainable strategies. FXFOWLE's award-winning portfolio of projects spans the globe and addresses a range of scales and typologies.

Gensler

As architects, designers, planners and consultants, we partner with our clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as large as a new urban district. With more than 5,000 professionals networked across 35 locations, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise.

Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.

GF55

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 Unite States.  For further information, please visit the firm's website at www.gf55.com

Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners is a Chicago-based architecture firm providing innovative architectural, interior, planning and bulding enclosure design services to clients worldwide.  The firm's portfolio includes the planning and design of high-rise office buldigns, hotels, residential complexes, large-scale mixed-use developments, institutional facilities, and renovation and respoitioning 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.

Granum A/I

Granum A/I, an architecture and interior design practice founded by Design Principal, Patrick McGranaghan, AIA, LEED AP and Managing Principal, Mark Duckett, is strongly focused on design excellence, client service and sustainable relationships with our clients, colleagues, and consultants. The transformational process of photosynthesis exemplifies the core principles of Granum A/I. In our architecture and interior design practice we work with clients to understand their unique requirements and ambitions. Our team responds with solutions that translate those thoughts and aspirations into environments that support business goals now and in the future.
© 2012-2016  granum a/i. All Rights Reserve

Hart Howerton

Hart Howerton is a team of strategists, planners, architects, landscape architects and designers with a global practice headquartered in New York and San Francisco.

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.

Our firm's practice is inter-disciplinary. We think in terms of designing complete environments that respond to market, environmental and client objectives. We are committed to the professional growth of our staff and promote collaboration, a team environment and sharing knowledge firm-wide and with our clients.

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 -- arhictects, 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 Inc

Heritage Consulting Inc. is an award-winning consulting firm that provides highly valued training, workshops, research, coaching, and consulting services. We provide services for historic preservation, audience development, volunteer management, heritage tourism, program planning, preservation planning, and organizational development issues for historic sites, downtowns and other heritage destinations. We are a certified woman-owned business.

HKS, Inc.

HKS operates from 26 worldwide offices.  Our projects experience includes corporate headquarters, office buildings, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, hotels and resorts, banks, justice and aviation facilities, religious, public buildings, multi-family housing, educational facilities, retail and industrial projects located in 1,648 cities throughout 84 foreign countries.

HOK

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

We use design to enrich people's lives and help organziations succeed.  Our 1,800 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents.  

HOK's mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients throug the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.  

Our design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.

Jacobs

Full Service Construction/Engineering /Architecture Firm

JacobsWyper Architects

We are architects, planners and designers. We believe that what we do matters to people's lives, to the places they live and work, to the places they are educated and to the culture they have created and support. We contribute to the growth and security of our economy, and to the research, manufacturing and workplaces that drive it. In all of our work, we are responsible parties for effecting positive change.

Knowledge informs creativity. Our workflow is information-based, technologically-enabled, and committed to sustainability as the foundation for high-performance design. Listening well, communicating effectively and understanding how design enhances our client's business has built long-term relationships that go beyond individual projects. Our projects around the globe inform those around the region, each adding to a knowledge base that is the source for new ideas and positive change in building design. Since 1981, JacobsWyper has helped clients in the pharmaceutical, higher education, mission critical, industrial and corporate sectors stay competitive and succeed in rapidly-changing environments.

JKRP Architects

JKRP Architects is a full-service Center City architectural firm founded on the belief that the needs of the client come first. We provide programming, site selection, project design, construction documentation and construction administration services to companies and individuals in the New England, Middle Atlantic and Southeast regions.

This commitment to quality and service has helped JKRP grow from a two-person firm started in 1984, to the diverse team of 42 design professionals currently employed in our Philadelphia office. Although the company has grown, our design team continues to emphasize responsive service and client satisfaction, resulting in well-designed, cost-effective buildings in an ever-increasing range of markets.

JKRP Architects primary focus areas are Residential, Entertainment, Mixed-Use, Retail and Healthcare projects ranging from $500,000 to $150 Million.

JMT

Founded in 1971, JMT is a 100% employee-owned firm that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architectural, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. Our staff of more than 1,300 professionals -- engineers, architects, planners, environmental scientists, architectural historians, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, construction and program managers, inspectors, designers, CADD technicians, and GIS and information technology specialists -- is dedicated to the highest-quality project performance.

JMT has grown considerably during the past four decades. The company was founded primarily to perform engineering services in support of land development projects. In 1979, JMT entered the public works market by focusing on transportation engineering for Federal, state and local public agencies. Over time, JMT extensively diversified both our service offerings and our client base.

Today, JMT provides consulting services to a wide variety of public and private entities. This diversification of markets and services has resulted in considerable geographic expansion from our original office in Silver Spring, Maryland, to strategically located offices across the United States.

Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc.

Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. is a design practice located in Wayne, Pennsylvania and focused passionately on innovative approaches to shaping land. Founded by Jonathan Alderson in 1998, our firm's aim is to create environments that are indicative of client needs and goals, while providing attractive places to live, work and visit. We are committed to protecting the environment and are striving to produce the best of sustainable designs through storm water management, resource conservation, and habitat creation. We believe that the use of sustainable plantings and appropriate materials combined with a strong regard for site and ecology can lead to the creation of places that inspire exploration. As a firm, we prefer to see each project through from concept to completion in order to capitalize on our relationships with nurseries, craftspeople, and suppliers. Many of our designs develop out of an interpretation of local vernacular which comes from an intimate understanding of the region, its landscape, and its history.

As a small firm, we are able to work intimately with one another, capitalizing on each other's experience, to develop designs from conception to completion. Because we work so closely together, we have a deeper understanding of the time required by our team to produce concepts and details. Our communal approach allows us to develop more accurate budgets and to control costs more effectively.

Having worked on projects at a variety of scales, from large public gardens to small residential projects, Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. embraces a multi-disciplinary design process. We work to develop meaningful designs and are excited to work with clients, other design professionals, and contractors in the process. Through the process of collaboration with experts, we are able to ensure quality in our designs.

Kruhly Architects

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

CANCELLED

KSS Architects is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton. 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 founded our practice on the strength of a collegial approach to problem solving. Since then, an expanding circle of clients in a variety of markets has relied on our dedication, creativity, and ability to bring a project to successful, timely completion. The proof is in our growing body of acclaimed designs, ranging from research laboratories to inner-city revitalization to large-scale industrial complexes.

Our work environment is collaborative, sometimes hectic, but always positive. We're an award-winning firm whose team members are fun, family-oriented, and good at what they do. Our projects have been featured in a variety of publications from ARCHITECT magazine to The Wall Street Journal.

Laguarda Low Architects

Laguarda.Low Architects is an award-winning, international practice with the essential mandate of seeking a pure methodology toward the process of design. With over 80 design professionals in New York and Dallas, as well as abroad in Beijing, China and through the affiliate office of Laguarda.Low + Tanamachi in Tokyo, Japan, LLA shares an extensive knowledge of a diverse range of project types through a proven degree of experience. Ranging from Master Plans to Mixed-Use projects of varying scale and program, the work and experience of Laguarda.Low spans across four continents and continues to evolve. With the central idea of placing emphasis of design first through an inclusive process of developing ideas and possibilities, LLA is void of the undermining tendencies and bureaucracy that occur within the traditional practice. As such, the body of work that has been developed since the firm's inception contains a strong lineage of high-level design that is not defined through the eyes of a single aesthetic but rather a clear viewpoint that is rich with contextual, cultural, and programmatic understanding.

LimeWorks.us

LimeWorks.us is a manufacturer, educator and mentor in the use of breathable lime mortars, stuccos, plasters and paints which are used for historic masonry restoration and in sustainable building systems. We also offer mineral based masonry coatings which work harmoniously with nature. The combination of our product lines help to process water away from building interiors which results in extending the service life of buildings worldwide. LimeWorks.us bridges the gap between architects, engineers, owners and practitioners.

Our mission is to appropriately serve the Historic Preservation and Sustainable Building Communities by supplying proper mortar, stucco, plaster and paints that are healthy for the building and for the environment, in both their production and use. Our products provide an optimal service life, keeping cultural and natural resources in a better state of conservation while lowering the world's carbon footprint. Those who work with us on this worthy goal aid in creating American jobs while caring for the legacy of our architectural future and its past by planning for a more eco-friendly and sustainable future"

Martinez + Johnson Architecture

With a professional working relationship spanning three decades, Gary F Martinez FAIA and Thomas E Johnson FAIA founded Martinez+Johnson Architecture in 1994 to bring their design sensitivities to institutional and cultural projects in urban locations. The 25-architect firm has since established an expertise in three main architectural areas �" the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures, institutional buildings in urban areas and community settings, and the design and planning of performing arts venues.

Known for a thoughtful design approach toward performing arts facilities, M+J always seeks to develop an understanding of the experience for the patron, the performer, and the operator. The firm looks to the future in their designs, even when the context may be firmly rooted in the past. M+J has had the challenge of designing both new facilities as well as ones for existing performance venues, where flexibility, ease of operation, and high but versatile performance characteristics must be present. Theatrical venues may need to accommodate opera, symphony, chamber music, and a single public speaker in successive performance slots.

Over the past 20 years, M+J has executed more than eighty commissions involving theatres and cultural arts facilities, reopening some of the most significant venues in the country for a varied client base that includes universities, not-for-profits, municipalities, and the largest promoters and presenters of live entertainment in the world. M+J's theatre efforts range from larger venues such as the 3300-seat Kings Theatre in New York, the 6500-seat Sugar Land Performing Arts Center in Texas, and the 3300-seat Peabody Opera House in St Louis, MO to smaller stages for non-for-profit groups and institutions such as the 1000-seat Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA, the 800 seat Howard Theatre in Washington DC, and the 1000-seat Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

Mississippi State University hired M+J to design the Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts in Meridian, MS, a project that included the rehabilitation and modernization of the 1000-seat Grand Opera House. The firm was awarded the 2007 Society of College & University Planners national excellence in rehabilitation award for the work completed there. In New Orleans, M+J's worked to restore the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and the Saenger Theatre after Hurricane Katrina devastated both facilities.

Ongoing projects include the designs for the new Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts, a 1000 seat facility in Annapolis; the refurbishment of the 1392-seat Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA and the planning for historic preservation efforts at the historic Wayzia Cinema in Yangon, Myanmar. This endeavor is through the Fulbright Scholar Program, an international scholarship with an ambitious goal to promote the exchange of information.

With the addition of its New York office in 2010, now under the direction of Stewart Jones AIA, M+J advances its philosophy of a balanced approach between exemplary design, practical solutions, and sound project management in the execution of performing arts buildings. Projects such as the Paper Mill Playhouse Study in Millburn, NJ and the renovation of the Charles Playhouse Theatre in Boston, MA attest to the success of the firms' operational model in which every project receives the attention of at least one Principal as it undertakes and addresses the concerns and needs of its clients and the communities in which its practice occurs.
Metcalfe Architecture & Design, LLC

There are two sides to our architecture and exhibit design practice.  They operate independently, and in combination.

On the architecture side, we focus on social spaces -- residential, commercial and institutional settings that invite interaction and engender happiness in the people who occupy them.

On the exhibit design side, we create environments that provide an immersive experience, working to blur the lines that separate culture and adventure, learning and play.  

In all of our work, these two ways of seeing converge, to inform and engage one another.  So clients on both sides enjoy the benefit of both disciplines.

MG2

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.

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.

O2 Planning + Design Inc.

We are creative partners for changing and preserving urban and natural landscapes. We are an interdisciplinary planning and design practice of landscape architects, regional and environmental planners, urban designers and urban planners. Our clients are leaders in their industries and seek to push the boundaries of informed, innovative landscape and urban design solutions.

OLIN

OLIN is internationally recognized for design excellence in landscape architecture, urban design and planning. For over 30 years they have demonstrated a commitment to creating timeless spaces that promote social interaction. The
studio's holistic approach incorporates the intrinsic qualities of each site to form designs that are appropriate, contextual and embraced. Integrating sustainability throughout the design process, OLIN establishes a foundation of longevity and vitality for each project. OLIN's award-winning projects range in scale from master plans, to the design of public parks and plazas, to intimate garden spaces and residences. From a single studio in Philadelphia, they create places that enhance life.

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.

Pennrose Management Company

A premier real estate development and residential property management company, Pennrose's custom approach and commitment to its residents, investors, owners and personnel distinguishes us within the industry. Pennrose has achieved an outstanding reputation for excellence, both in the quality of residential units produced and the manner in which they are maintained. As an innovator in building design and operational management efficiency, Pennrose has delivered lasting value for our customers and for the multifamily housing market for more than 40 years.

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.  PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.  PEC's four focus areas, Energy & Climate, Trails & Recreation, Watersheds, and Policy, are used as tools to carry out our mission.

Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 900 employees in 14 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. In 2015 Perkins Eastman merged with Lee, Burkhart, Liu (LBL) Architects, adding significant value to firm's healthcare design practice.

From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm's portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm's portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities.

Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Urban planning.  Municipal agency.

Philadelphia Contemporary

Philadelphia Contemporary is in start-up mode. It will be a vibrant contemporary art and performance art venue focusing on world class art and performance art created in collaboration with local and national not-for-profits, foundations, and individuals. Current activities include site location; creation of a first season of pop-up events. installations, and performances; development of business plan, market analysis, and economic impact; fund-raising; partnership development, social media outreach, etc.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

PIDC is Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. We offer flexible financing products, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge, to help our clients invest, develop and grow through the city of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Water - Office of Watersheds

Philadelphia Water's Office of Watersheds is responsible for implementing the City's Green City Clean Waters Plan, the City's Green Stormwater Infrastructure master plan. The Green Infrastructure Partnerships & Policy team develops programmatic policies and processes for the implementation of this 25-year green program. This group also coordinates a variety of green infrastructure partnerships, addresses legal issues and funding issues necessary to implementation and creates internal work plans relevant come see us to meeting the Water Department's goals.

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 2009-2012, attesting to our emphasis on an employee-focused studio culture. 

Raymond Jungles, Inc.

Raymond Jungles, Inc. has maintained a South Florida and an International presence in the exclusive practice of landscape architecture since 1982, undertaking a variety of award-winning projects in the intervening twenty-eight years.

The Firm is composed of a staff of 25+ landscape architects, architects and administrative support personnel with a combined professional experience of over 100 years in design, production, management and observation of a range of landscape architectural endeavors, including urban design, commercial, institutional, master planning and residential projects.

Raymond Jungles, Inc.'s passion lies in the exploration of a set of ideas by which we aim to better understand the relationship between the natural and built environment. We address each project as a unique opportunity to fulfill the specific history, ecology and spirit of the place. Each individual project, whether large or small, becomes a research tool that allows us to further investigate and shape our approach and attitude towards the profession of Landscape Architecture.  

A Jungles landscape is recognizable for its botanical richness and naturalism. Colleagues have praised the firm for its inherent compassion for the natural landscape, in both its aesthetic context and horticultural integrity. Through the use of native plant species in combination with the subtropical aesthetic, we create projects, places, and spaces that comfort the human psyche and raise the human spirit.  

Major projects include the design and transformation of the 1100 block of Miami Beach's iconic Lincoln Road Mall into an Everglades-inspired ‘urban glad'; the design of the bold and botanically-rich Garden in Naples, Florida; the rooftop of the Soho Beach House; the gardens of the Faena District Miami Beach �" a   new enclave that will be an iconic international and cultural nexus.

Sasaki Associates, Inc.

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Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords�"but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new discoveries. We are diverse, curious, strategic, and inspired.

Our practice comprises architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as software development.

Among these disciplines, we collaborate in equilibrium. No one practice area is dominant over the others�"and each is recognized nationally and internationally for professional excellence. On our project teams, practitioners from diverse backgrounds come together to create unique, contextual, enduring solutions.  Our integrated approach yields rich ideas, surprising insights, unique partnerships, and a broad range of resources for our clients. This approach enables us to work seamlessly and successfully from planning to implementation.

While our disciplines offer depth of expertise, our studio structure engenders breadth, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Campus Studio focuses on institutional work and the Urban Studio focuses on civic and commercial work.

From our headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts, we work in a variety of settings�"locally, nationally, and globally. Our Shanghai office offers focused support and business development for our work in China. Our offices are vibrant and dynamic, featuring open workspaces that reflect our dedication to collaboration and facilitate a synergistic process.

Sikora Wells, Appel

Sikora Wells Appel specializes in landscape architectural design. We are committed to the synthesis of design, ecology, and economy. Our approach to design is rooted in an understanding of a community's history and culture, a site's context and ecology, and our interest in art in the landscape.  We seek to emulate the timeless and innovative qualities of our firm's history as we explore new approaches to design. Each project is an opportunity, each site an inspiration, and each solution a reward.

Our services include land planning, landscape architecture, and urban design. Our objective is to work on projects that are unusually challenging and require creative problem solving. We are committed to meeting the special needs of each individual client. We endeavor to reach beyond the traditional boundaries of our field and act as the client's advocate. Our philosophy mandates that we approach each project as if it were our own.

While the majority of our projects come from repeat clients and direct referrals, we actively seek new challenges and relationships. Our substantial portfolio of institutional, educational, healthcare, corporate, and public work reflects the diversity of our practice and interests.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with a reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, processes, and ideas, many of which have had a lasting impact on the built environment. The firm has been honored with more than 1700 awards. The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and Mumbai.

 SOM's multifaceted practice includes: Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Structural and Civil Engineering, MEP/Building Services, Interior Design, Environmental Graphics, Digital Design, and Sustainable Design.

Streetsense

We are an uncommon collective of designers, brokers, architects, developers, planners, researchers, and creative thinkers.  We are inspired by the desire to create distinctive places and meaningful brands.  Whatever the challenge, our team of experts is ready to take it on with you - our collaborative ideology is our greatest differentiator.

Stromberg Garrigan & Assicates, Inc

Stromberg Garrigan & Associates, Inc., (SGA) (www.s-ga.com) is a multi-disciplinary landscape architecture and urban planning/design firm. Our firm is a national leader in urban and community revitalization specializing in brownfields redevelopment planning. SGA projects are geographically diverse ranging from major urban centers including the Cities of New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, to smaller cities and towns located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Market sectors include mixed-use development, waterfront planning, public spaces, parks, recreation, greenways and trails. Current project work is located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Connecticut, Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma.
We are seeking interns and full-time candidates in the fields of landscape architecture, urban planning/urban design and architecture in our Pennsylvania and Virginia offices.

STV

STV Group is a private, employee-owned corporation offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients.

From locations throughout the United States, STV's 1,800 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. 2012 marked the firm's 100th anniversary since its oldest predecessor opened its doors.


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 conditions of the commercial corridor of the Tacony community.

Transportation Resource Associates (TRA)

Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. provides management and technical consulting services to the transportation industry, especially in public transit operations, safety, security, and maintenance. TRA's work includes safety program development, federal and state regulatory compliance assessments, and transportation agency systems analyses. TRA provides its clients with detailed written findings and recommendations through detailed reports, data, and qualitative analyses. For more information on TRA, the employees, and projects, please visit come see us http://www.traonline.com/.

VSBA, LLC Architects and Planners

VSBA Architects and Planners serve academic, cultural, and institutional clients, offering a full range of services from planning and programming through design, construction, and occupancy. We design new buildings that fit sensitively within their contexts and creatively reuse, adapt, or expand existing facilities.

VSBA grew out of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and we expand on their philosophies -- designing with a deep respect for context and appreciation for our clients' goals and traditions. Our approach is collaborative and engaging. We think broadly, weaving together concerns for institutional strategies, cultural diversity, economic impacts, environmental effects, and many other perspectives. We get to know our clients and their diverse communities, from users, administrators, and operators to neighbors and community members, and we help to understand and balance their sometimes competing needs. And we understand that change is certain, so we design environments that can adapt with technologies, users, and missions.

VSBA's office is an open studio where partners, experienced architects, and interns work side by side in a highly collaborative atmosphere. Information and ideas flow freely as concepts are conceived, developed, and documented. Principals are fully engaged with each project and project teams stay together for the duration of the project.

Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC

WRT is a dynamic cross disciplinary firm offering services in planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture. For more than 50 years, WRT has been dedicated to improving the quality of the natural and built environments by applying principles of sustainability to the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, cities, and regions. The firm has been the recipient of more than 400 planning and design awards both nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.wrtdesign.com.

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