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Stuart Weitzman School of Design Awards, 2019

Stuart Weitzman School of Design Awards, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
IAC Building
555 West 18th Street
New York City
 

Join Dean and Paley Professor Frederick Steiner and Event Co-Chairs for a cocktail reception and seated dinner to celebrate the design leaders of today and tomorrow.

Event Co-Chairs
William P. Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch
Kevin and Erica Penn
Bill Witte and Keiko Sakamoto

Host Committee 
as of September 4, 2019
Jay and Luciane Goldman
Scott and Wendy Kleinman
Leonard A. Lauder
Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group
 

This year's event will celebrate the recipients of the following awards:

The Kanter Tritsch Prize and Medal in Energy and Architectural Innovation
Patrick William Danahy, MArch'20
A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA RIBA JIA, Founder and Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Established in 2017 by a generous gift from Weitzman School of Design alumna Lori Kanter Tritsch and Penn Trustee and Wharton alumnus William P. Lauder, the Kanter Tritsch Prize is awarded annually to a second-year Master of Architecture student in the form of a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the bulk of tuition and fees in the final year of study. Every year, the Weitzman School of Design also awards a Medal to a practicing architect or architects for leadership in energy and architectural innovation. This year’s Medal is awarded to New York-based architect A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA RIBA JIA, Founder and Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

The Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize and Medal in City and Regional Planning
Amie Patel, MCP'20
Regional Plan Association's (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan

Established in 2018 by a generous gift from Weitzman School of Design alumnus  
Bill Witte and his wife Keiko Sakamoto, the Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize provides a
$50,000 scholarship, awarded annually to a student entering their final year in the Master of City and Regional Planning program, which covers the bulk of tuition and fees in the final year of study. In conjunction with the Prize, the School presents an annual Medal to a firm, team, or professional for an exemplary plan that advances plan-making in at least four of the following areas: social equity, environmental quality, design, public health, mobility, housing affordability, and economic development. This year’s inaugural Medal is awarded to Regional Plan Association for its Fourth Regional Plan.

All proceeds from the event will support student scholarships.

IAC Building 555 West 18th Street New York City