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Weitzman School Awards

The 2018 Weitzman School Awards

On Monday, October 18, 2018, the Weitzman School Awards (formerly known as the PennDesign Awards) took place at the IAC Building in New York. Penn President Amy Gutmann welcomed guests and Reed Kroloff acted as the Master of Ceremonies. The event presented the awards in architecture and was the official kick-off for the School’s Lead by Design Campaign. All proceeds from the event supported student scholarships in architecture.  


PennDesign Awards Co-Chairs

  • William P. Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch
  • Kevin and Erica Penn

PennDesign Awards Host Committee

  • Boston Properties/BXP
  • David and Romy Cohen
  • Barry Diller
  • George E. Doty, Jr. and Lee Spelman Doty
  • Cathy Franklin and Jeffrey Baker
  • Jay and Luciane Goldman
  • Scott and Wendy Kleinman
  • A. Eugene Kohn, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Leonard A. Lauder
  • Daryl and Steven Roth
  • Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group


  • Erika and Jay Abramson
  • Gensler
  • Mason and Geri Haupt
  • Harvey and Barbara Kroiz
  • Pier, Fine Associates
  • Matt Nord and Erika Weinberg
  • Gary and Bonnie Stone Sellers
  • Barbara Van Beuren and Stephen Glascock


  • Danielle Mandelbaum Anderman
  • James and Lisa Cohen
  • James Corner
  • Roberta and Carl Dranoff
  • Mark Gardner
  • Laurence and Carrie Goldberg
  • Jay and Ellen Hass
  • Andrew Jacobson and Marina Kunis Jacobson
  • Manda and Albert Kalimian
  • Robin and Jeffrey Kaplan
  • George Ledes and Christine Schott Ledes
  • Richard Linhart and Leora Mogilner
  • James Robinson
  • Samuel Rosenblatt and Mario D'Andrea
  • Joe and Jennifer Rudick
  • Beth Wilf

PennDesign Board of Overseers

  • Kevin S. Penn, Chair
  • Jay Brian Abramson
  • John Carrafiell
  • Roberta Fine Dranoff
  • Jeffrey Fine
  • Mark Gardner
  • Laurence A. Goldberg
  • Jay Goldman
  • Alexander B. Hurst
  • Jeffrey Kaplan
  • Albert Kalimian
  • Scott M. Kleinman
  • A. Eugene Kohn
  • Lawrence M. Korman
  • Steven Lefkowitz
  • Nathan Leight
  • Richard Linhart
  • Matthew H. Nord
  • Timothy F. Rub, ex officio
  • Bonnie Stone Sellers
  • Amrita Sen
  • Gary Siegler
  • Lori Kanter Tritsch
  • Patricia Pickman Udell
  • Michelle Kroiz Winn
  • William A. Witte