The 31st Annual Wyck-Strickland Award goes to Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | at the Science History Institute in Old City, Philadelphia
Award Chair – Alan Greenberger
Dinner Committee – Linda Bantel & David Hollenberg; Ann Blair & David Brownlee; Jennifer Crawford & John Fox Hayes; Susan & Robert Fleming; Nancy Goldenberg; Greta Greenberger; David Haas; Gary Hack; Dominique Hawkins & George Skarmeas; Janet & Lew Klein; John Landis & Bonnie Berch; Shawn & Karla McCaney; Paul Meyer; Marsha & Jim Moss; Diane Newbury; Caroline & Peter Piven; Diana Post & Elizabeth Milroy; Joan Reilly & Michael DiBerardinis; Rosalind Remer & James Green; Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer; Ellen Ryan & Randall Mason; Lucinda Sanders; Allyson & David Schwartz; Lesley Seitchik; Sandra Shea; Victoria M. Steiger & Laurie D. Olin; William Whittaker; Stephanie G. & Ted Wolf
A born and bred Philadelphian, Harris Steinberg has dedicated his career to understanding and enriching Philadelphia’s celebrated urbanism. An architect, Harris engages citizens in solving some of the city’s greatest urban design challenges. His leadership of the award-winning 2006-2007 Civic Vision for the Central Delaware upended 30-years of failed waterfront development and altered Philadelphia’s planning history. Harris directs Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation – an urban problem-solving think tank with global reach that recently launched the country’s first master’s degree program in urban strategy. Prior to being at Drexel, Harris helped found and lead PennPraxis – the clinical arm of PennDesign. Harris currently chairs the Philadelphia Task Force on Historic Preservation and he and his wife, Jane, who raised two now-grown sons in Mt. Airy, recently built a house on the edge of Wissahickon Valley Park – his favorite place in the city.
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