Join us on Monday, March 18, 2024, and hear from the recipients of the 2023 Kanter Tritsch Prize and Medal in Architecture.
The 2023 Weitzman School Awards: Philadelphia will take place as two separate lectures, on Monday, February 26, 2024, and Monday, March 18, 2024, celebrating this year’s awardees in City Planning and Architecture. These complementary events will be held at the Kleinman Energy Forum in the Fisher Fine Arts Library on Penn’s campus from 6:00-7:30 PM, followed by a reception.
2023 Kanter Tritsch Medalist
Featuring Julie Eizenberg
Monday, March 18, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Kleinman Energy Forum
About KoningEizenberg Architecture:
KoningEizenberg is an architecture firm interested in the power of social interaction to elevate the quality of life in buildings of daily use. Their work combines environmental strategies to create places of meaning and connection and the firm has been published worldwide and recognized with over 200 awards for design, preservation, and sustainability. Established in 1981 by Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg, the Santa Monica-based practice started with embracing then-overlooked affordable housing and community projects. A rethinking of these marginalized typologies highlighted the untapped potential of architecture to serve the public good. Principals Brian Lane and Nathan Bishop joined the effort expanding the firm’s ambition for environmentally and socially sustainable design.
Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, FRAIA, founding partner of KoningEizenberg Architecture, has given visibility to the design value and potential of community projects and people-oriented practice. Under her leadership, KoningEizenberg has earned over 200 design and sustainability awards and been widely published in the US and abroad. Together with Hank Koning, she was recognized with the AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, an American Academy of Arts and Letters award and, in 2022, inducted into the National Academy of Design. Eizenberg teaches and lectures around the world and has shared the practice’s interests in influential monographs including Architecture isn’t just for special occasions, which highlights the value of social engagement, and Urban Hallucinations, which examines how the idyll of local shapes neighborhoods.
Learn more about the 2023 Weitzman School Awards: Philadelphia by visiting awards.design.upenn.edu.