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Join alumni, faculty, prospective students, and friends of the Weitzman School of Design for a casual alumni panel and reception as part of Weitzman Around the World: Washington, DC. 

Join us for a lively discussion at Quinn Evans, winner of the 2024 AIA Firm Award. This event will provide an opportunity for guests to connect and learn from alumni practitioners working in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region. During this special gathering, participants will hear insights from: 

  • Rachel Aland (MCP’13), Transportation Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  
  • Tom Jester (MSHP’91), Principal, Quinn Evans 
  • Catherine Seavitt, Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture, The Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Weitzman School of Design 
  • Elliot Rhodeside (MLA’69) and Faye Harwell (MLA’75), Directors and Co-founders, Rhodeside Harwell 

Connect with your fellow alumni and delve into the impactful work of design within the field! Refreshments and light fare will be provided.   

Questions? Please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office at weitzman-alumni@design.upenn.edu or call 215.746.3167. 

About Quinn Evans: 

The AIA stated that Quinn Evans “was among the first firms to demonstrate that sustainable design can and must be incorporated into existing and historic buildings, and it continues to advance preservation as a method of social empowerment.” 

Quinn Evans provides services in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, urban revitalization, and historic preservation, including sustainable preservation and stewardship. Established in 1984, Quinn Evans specializes in cultural, institutional, commercial, and educational projects, including museums, historic parks, theaters, mixed-use buildings, government buildings, schools and campus facilities, libraries, and major civic landmarks and infrastructure.  

Quinn Evans has accomplished significant projects within the iconic National Mall in Washington, DC, including the construction of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian. Presently, Quinn Evans is actively engaged in the extensive renovation of the National Air and Space Museum. They are also involved in designing an immersive museum beneath the Lincoln Memorial and rejuvenating the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Moreover, Quinn Evans has played a pivotal role in renewing the four largest theaters at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.