2015 Edmund N. Bacon Awards Ceremony + Talk

By Center / Architecture + Design (other events)

Wednesday, February 18 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM EST

Join us in honoring Dr. Judith Rodin, winner of the 2015 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for her continuing contributions to the built environment. Dr. Rodin is currently president of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York and was formerly president of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Daily News Editorial Page Editor, Sandra Shea, will engage Dr. Rodin in an engaging conversation on stage about designing resilient structures, systems, and cities.

Also honored at this ceremony will be the student winners of the 2015 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year's urban design challenge focused on Petty Island and how it might be developed to support its surrounding communities while taking into consideration the realities of climate change in the tidal Delaware River.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception featuring a book signing with Dr. Rodin. Her new book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong, explores how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges.

Join us before the ceremony at 5:30pm for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Dr. Rodin, the student winners, local dignitaries, and our invaluable sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

* No part of the admission charge is a charitable donation to The Rockefeller Foundation.

KEYNOTE:   Domus

                    Wallace Roberts & Todd

GOLD:         Brandywine Realty Trust
                    Moore College of Art + Design

                    Philadelphia Phillies
                    U3 Advisors

SILVER:       Duane Morris
                    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

                    O'Donnell & Naccarato
                    Penn Institute for Urban Research
                    Pennoni Associates Inc.

                    Robert A.M. Stern Architects
                    Scott Killinger China Center for Urban Studies
                    University of Pennsylvania

BRONZE:     John Bower
                    BLT Architects

                    Interface Carpet Tiles
                    Langan Engineering
                    L.F. Driscoll
                    Scout LLC

                    Commercial Real Estate Women, Philadelphia Chapter
                    Global Philadelphia


Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to third parties.

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