2017 PennDesign Career Connection Day Employers in Attendance

Career Connection Day 2017 was a success with a record number of employers attending as well as 400+ students.  The new location in Houston Hall allowed for excellent interaction between students and employers.  See below for a complete list of employers who attended the fair and check out this video of the event:

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 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


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 $17.4 billion during fiscal year 2016. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

AECOM Historic Preservation

AECOM Burlington's current staff of 140 employees is comprised of professionally trained preservtion planners, historic architects, architectural historians, historians, prehistoric and historic archaeologists, and material culture specialists, as well as field and laboratory technicians, graphics specialists, and  production support staff. AECOM's team has the expertise to respond effectively to the continuously changing challenges involved in documenting and preserving our nation's heritage

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

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 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. We are also hiring for a Junior Data Analyst to do analytical work with descriptive statistics and other tools, as well as produce data visualizations.


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.


CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, futurists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal �" to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.

Our defining strength is our ability to harness creative intelligence�"both ours and our clients�"to develop solutions informed by a prism of perspectives, experiences, technologies and cultures. Our firm is purposely built to foster this high-level of multidisciplinary thinking, allowing our teams to assess situations from all angles and identify opportunities to improve rather than conform. This synergistic method allows us to identify and connect the best ideas across industries and geographies.

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

Cooper Robertson practices award-winning architecture and urban design with both disciplines working together at a range of scales. Our New York City-based staff skillfully addresses large-scale urban design challenges, shapes major cultural and educational buildings, and crafts exceptional private residences and resorts. As waterfront design experts, we have worked at the local, state, and national levels to plan for resilient place-making in the advent of climate change.

In founding the firm in 1979, Alexander Cooper, FAIA, ventured to provide the best service to clients and communities by pursuing excellence in design at both the urban and human scales. The underlying and unifying theme of our work continues to attest that architecture and urban design are critically interconnected disciplines that must be taken together to achieve lasting quality and value.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

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

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.

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 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.

Foursquare ITP

Founded in 2006, Foursquare ITP provides innovative transportation solutions that are practical, focused, and implementable. Our work is data-driven and informed by meaningful public and stakeholder engagement. We are an award-winning woman-owned small buisness headquartered in Rockville, Maryland with a satellite office in Boston.


Foursquare means "marked by boldness or conviction." We uphold values of forthrightness and integrity in our interactions with our clients, colleagues, and the communities we serve. Integrated Transportation Planning refers to our collaborative process, driven by a systems perspective recongnizing the multi-modal, regional, and coordinated nature of our practice areas.

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.


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.


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 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

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.
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Well known for our design of public buildings and urban spaces, Hacker's work includes libraries, university buildings, museums, and theaters; more recently our portfolio has expanded to include single and multifamily housing, and commercial office buildings. We have received numerous national, regional, and local design awards; we were named the AIA NW & Pacific Region Firm of the Year award for 2013 and raked 8th overall in ARCHITECT magazine's "Architect 50" list of best architecture firms. Hacker received recent national recognitions for excellence in sustainable design and for our collaborations with the construction industry

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.

HMR Architects

HMR ARCHITECTS is a firm committed to providing clients with the highest quality architectural services for projects that range from civic and institutional buildings to custom homes. Originally founded in 1965 as Holt & Morgan Architects, HMR is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Architectural and planning projects for institutions, museums, libraries, and residences make up a large part of HMR's practice. Additionally, the firm's notable expertise in historic preservation has garnered a wide-ranging reputation for excellence in preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures and landscapes. The firm's team shares a passion for individual and social needs, is sensitive to existing natural surroundings, and insists on clear and thorough understanding of the context to which each project contributes.


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.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design.

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc.

Jablonski Building Conservation Inc. (JBC) is a full-service architectural conservation firm specializing in  the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and other cultural resources. The firm was formed in 1995 to provide a full range of conservation services to a varied client base, including: architects, engineers, governmental agencies, cultural institutions, religious properties, contractors, and private homeowners. JBC currently employs eight full-time conservators. All principles and employees of JBC have graduated from programs in historic preservation.


Fully-integrated A/E firm specializing in the design of large-scale projects across the globe, with offices both domestic and abroad.


JacobsWyper Architects provides a full range of design expertise for many of the largest pharmaceutical and biotech corporations in the US and internationally. From labs to greenfield and legacy facilities for research and manufacturing from OSD to liquid, sterile and potent, the firm's regulatory and LEED certified designs continue to
keep pharmaceutical clients competitive and successful in a rapidly changing world.

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.


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.

Klein and Hoffman, Inc.

Klein and Hoffman delivers creative solutions for the investigation, design, renewal and preservation of the built environment. We are a recognized leader in all facets of structural and building envelope engineering. We have 60 years of experience seeing projects through our clients' eyes. K&H offers an interdisciplinary portfolio of high quality services: assessment, evaluation & planning, building envelope, existing structures and new structures We partner with public and private clients and collaborate with design firms and other facilities engineering firms in the following market sectors: civil structures, commercial, multi-unit residential, healthcare, education, government, utilities, parking structures, religious and institutional facilities.

Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF)

KPF is a unified architectural practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, in all geographic regions.

The aspirations that shape our design include optimizing programmatic functions, strengthening the urban context, promoting sustainable environments, advancing the commercial success of development strategies, and creating beautiful buildings that reflect and inspire the communities they serve. We work closely with our clients to balance these forces and to capitalize on the benefits of multidisciplinary thinking.

KSS Architects

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 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"

Little Diversified Architecture Consulting

Little, recognized as a "Best Firm to Work For", is dedicated to enhancing client performance by orchestrating the right mix of expertise, creativity and innovation to deliver results beyond architecture. Over 350 employees internationally specialize in a variety of market types, we deliver results beyond architecture
through a complete array of diversified Consulting Services:
• Architecture
• Engineering
• Interior Architecture
• Land Development Services
• Branded Environments

LRK is a nationally recognized full-service urban design, architecture, and interior design firm. LRK's expertise is in creating places that engage people, nurture community, enhance urban life and will stand the test of time for future generations. LRK's sophisticated multidisciplionary approach, responsibility to clients and commitment to design quality have resulted in a portfolio of accomplished and award-winning homes, corporate headquarters, civic buildings, sports facilities, traditional neighborhoods and downtown revitalizations. LRK creates memorable places to live, work, and play.

LSM undertakes ambitious architectural projects around the world, consistently delivering innovative design solutions using strategic thinking, analysis and investigation. Established in 1991, our studio today has 50 practitioners. We respond to global and local projects alike with a strong knowledge base and a fluid allocation of talent. The senior leadership team, guied by Debra Lehman Smith and James McLeish, provides consistent direction and support for every effort. This established group, with a longstanding history of working together, ensures clear communication and effective collaboration.

M. Cohen and Sons

M. Cohen and Sons began in 1931 when Russian blacksmith, Max Cohen, came to America and opened the first M. Cohen shop in Philadelphia, PA. Over 80 years later, we continue Max's legacy with over 200 employees operating out of a 130,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art technology. Ironwork is in our blood. In all that we do, we strive to honor our clients as well as our driven predecessors that paved the way for our success.

Our team is committed to doing things right. We work tirelessly to assure that only the highest quality and finest work leave this facility. With pleasure and pride, we fill our responsibility to our past, our clients and our industry to provide stunning work and attentive service now, and for generations to come.

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.


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.

MGA Partners

MGA is a collaborative design studio composed of 25 professionals with diverse backgrounds. With building and planning commissions including universities, perfomring arts institutions, independent schools, museums, and the federal government, our work is nationally recognized through awards and publications. We realize our work through a balanced attention to design, technology, and management, with an emphasis on building craft. We seek a collaborative approach, drawing fresh ideas from the unique conditions of each project.

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.

Nikken Sekkei LTD

Nikken Sekkei is a professional services firm engaging im architectural design, supervision and urban design, as well as related research, planning, and consulting activities. Under our corporate vision of "more than creative" through the collaborative efforts of our in-house architects, designers, engineers, planners, and consultants, we provide designs and solutions that are both creative and feasible. For over 110 years since the foundation of our company in 1900, we have responded to the demans of society and the various requests of our clients with the aim of contributing to the creation of better buildings and social environments.

Northeast Corridor Commision

Congress established the Northeast Corridor Commission to develop coordinated strategies for improving the Northeast's core rail network in recognition of the inherent challenges of planning, financing, and implementing major infrastructure improvements that cross multiple jurisdictions. The expectation is that by coming together to take collective responsibility for the NEC, these disparate stakeholders will achieve a level of success that far exceeds the potential reach of any individual organization.

The Commission is governed by a board comprised of one member from each of the NEC states (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland) and the District of Columbia; four members from Amtrak; and five members from the U.S Department of Transportation.


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.

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).


Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, we collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. More than 2,000 professionals across over 20 Perkins+Will offices include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Clients consistently turn to us for our leadership and expertise in areas like sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Additionally, our 10 Research Labs catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, more competitive built environments. The recipient of hundreds of design awards each year, and a progressive leader in corporate social responsibility, Perkins+Will is consistently ranked among the world's top design firms. Our family of partner companies includes retail strategy and design consultancy Portland; sustainable transportation planning consultancy NelsonNygaard; healthcare technology planning firm Genesis Planning; and luxury hospitality design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR).

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.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

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.

Pickard Chilton

Pickard Chilton has distinguished itself as one of the most highly regarded international architecture studios. Applying a potent mix of idealism and pragmatism, creativity and rigor, the principals and their talented teams work closely with clients to meet aspirations that are both deeply felt and objectively measurable.

The New Haven, Connecticut-based, 50-person studio, founded in 1997, provides design services to public and private sector clients in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  The studio is large enough to be entrusted with highly competitive projects of landmark scale yet small enough to offer visionary clients the gratifying experience of shared engagement in the realization of their ambitious goals.

Quinn Evans Architects

The heart of QEA is collaboration, and the conviction that our success depends on it.

We bring all of our ideas and unique strengths to the studio. Using our interdisciplinary expertise, we consistently break new ground in finding innovative solutions that incorporate the smartest technology. 

Team members share a respect for the significance and function that buildings provide to individuals and communities. We are committed to preserving a sense of history and place while delivering design services of the highest quality.

Skidmore, OWings & Merrill LLP

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 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management.

South Street Headhouse District

The South Street Headhouse District is the second oldest Business Improvement District in Philadelphia. We work to market and promote this unique and historic commercial corridor, undertake beautification and capital improvements, and attract and support businesses to increase the economic vitaility of the area. We also:

- Oversee all zoning issues within our district to ensure a safe, enjoyable community

- Provide several key programs to make sure that our streets and sidewalks are safe and clean

- Work with businesses and residents to make the South Street area an enjoyable area to live, work, and play!


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.

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/.

Urban Manufacturing Alliance

UMA is a coalition of 450 members across 125 cities who are sustaining and growing manufacturing in urban centers. Through conferences, original research, policy development, and our newly launched Communities of Practice, UMA is working to ensure that cities continue to be places where we can make things. Manufacturing matters, and it matters deeply to the health and vitality of cities. A strong urban manufacturing base supports innovation, sustains living wage jobs that provide a crucial pathway to the middle class, promotes workforce inclusion, and increasingly advances environmental sustainability. We are building a capacity to grow maker-manufacturing ecosystems in cities and, above all, to give vice to urban manufacturing.

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 (WRT)

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


wHY is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to serving the arts, communities, culture, and the environment

The firm's 25-person team, led by founder and creative director Kulapat Yantrasast and managing principal Misa Lund, encompasses architects, landscape designers, makers and strategic thinkers, who work as four independent yet interconnected workshops �" 1) ideas, 2) buildings, 3) grounds and 4) objects. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, wHY's team members and network of experts share a commitment to collaboration and approaching projects from many different angles to deliver holistic, sustainable solutions across scales. The firm's projects convey clarity of thought and attention to detail with an openness and flexibility for the making of a dynamic experience.

WSA | Modern Ruins

WSA|Modern Ruins is an award-winning architectural firm dedicated to sustainable preservation. Deeply engaged in the formation and dissemination of innovations in technology, philosophy, codes, and guidelines relating to the marriage of sustainability and heritage buildings. No matter the size of complexity, project goals integrate community and culture, education and training, regionalism and local economy, artisanship and authenticity.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff


Together we provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment. Our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources.

We have approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. We are based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.

Our unique combination of specialist skills backed by global reach enables us to offer the latest thinking and best client service, whatever and wherever the challenge.

ZGF Architect LLP

ZGF Architects LLP is a design firm with a focus on architecture, interior design, and urban design. Founded in Portland, Oregon, with a mission to strive for design excellence, stewardship of our natural and built environment, and exceptional client service, the firm has grown to include offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and ZGF Cotter Architects Inc. in Vancouver, BC. ZGF's design philosophy is centered on the premise that design excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building�"its fit with the community, its function and relationship to its users, its building systems, and its cost. The firm's design portfolio is intentionally diverse, ranging from transportation terminals, commercial office and mixed-use developments to corporate campuses, healthcare and research buildings, academic facilities, libraries, and museums. In addition to receiving more than 770 local, regional, and national design awards, ZGF was honored with the American Institute of Architects' highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award, recognized for "creatively transforming client needs and aspirations into elegant, inventive architectural form, and establishing a standard of excellence and expectation of quality to which other firms aspire."

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